Using More Than One Template on a Site

Using More Than One Template on a Site

It is possible to use more than one template on the same site. This is commonly used to keep the same design theme between the home page and internal pages but allow different modules for content on internal pages. It may also be that you have different divisions for your company, and you want a different design for each division.

Templates are assigned to pages by way of their association with a menu. (Joomla creates a unique URL for content in the process of linking the content to a menu. See Step E in Chapter 4 on page 53.) The default template is used for all pages that aren’t assigned a different template.

To assign a template, other than the default template, to a menu item or series of menu items:

01Login to your Joomla administrator backend.

02Open the Template Manager

Click on Extensions and then click on Template Manager.

03Assign templates to menu items

Click on the name of the template that you want to assign to specific menu items.

  1. Click on the radio button titled “Select from List” in the menu assignment area. This will activate the pick list underneath.
    b. You can use the Control key in combination with your mouse to select multiple menu items for the template selection.
    c. Click Save when you are finished.

04Assign to non-default pages

If you want the default template to apply to the menus you did not select, there is nothing else you need to do.

05Assign other templates

If you have multiple templates to apply, repeat this process until you are finished. The default template will apply in all other situations.…

3 Tips for Building Links with Content Marketing Strategies

3 Tips for Building Links with Content Marketing Strategies

There is a lot of buzz going around the world regarding content marketing and how it can help various businesses on the internet to get more traffic. Many online business owners around the world believe that they need better marketing strategies that can allow them to improve their opportunities and get better results that can boost their business in the future.

Content marketing is usually important in online marketing because it builds brand awareness, brings lot of traffic to the site and generates natural link popularity for SEO. Hence, it is very important that online business owners look out for building links through their content marketing.

Always Aim for Brand Awareness

When you are planning to build links with content marketing you need to make sure that you are providing more information about the brand that you want to promote. This is very important because that is one way to engage more customers and get better online traffic in a short period of time.

Every blog or article that you write on the site should be focused on your brand and that will be a right way to reach your target audience as that will allow them to make their decisions and follow your brand in the future to stay updated about the new products and services that you introduce in the market. While you are writing more blogs and articles and even commenting on various sites make sure that you also provide your audience with visual content like small video files where they can find more information about your brand and everything related to it.

Flow with the Traffic

It is really hard to chase the traffic all the time and even harder to make it pull towards you in a short period. The trends that are set online are not set by single website all the time. Hence, when you are blogging or writing articles or even uploading your backlinks to the social bookmarking sites you need to see the trends and the flow of traffic. You need to write content that is very much with the flow of the traffic and then you can divert it towards your brand which is the best way to build links with content marketing.

Do not force the target audience to buy your products and services just tell them about what you offer and that will do the magic for you. When you write better content add some high quality site links that will redirect the traffic to your site.

Go for Link Bait Options

When you are trying to build links with content marketing you can also try out the link bait strategy that allows users to provide more information about the company and the brand along with the content that has gone viral or has become popular.

If the content that you have provided through blogs, pictures and videos has become popular you can definitely add another link on your site that speaks a lot about your brand and the company and attract more visitors to your site making your site a high authority site gradually.…

4 Tips to make your eCommerce Website a Winner

4 Tips to make your eCommerce Website a Winner

There are a number of eCommerce websites in the market, which are highly successful. The success of such websites can be attributed to some novel methods, which helps them increase the potential customer base and conversion ratio. Let us take a look at four unique tips the use of which can make your eCommerce website a clear winner like other successful websites.

Persuade them subtly to buy your product

A lot of eCommerce websites indirectly persuade their users to make a purchase by convincing them that they have a need for the products being sold on these sites. They do this with the help of various videos, which are related to the products sold on the site.

Suppose your site is about household gadgets like vacuum cleaners. So, what you can do is upload a video tutorial related to the gadget such as a ‘How to’ video, which shows users how they can assemble the vacuum cleaner and use it in different corners of their house. Or if your site is about kitchen appliances, you can upload videos of easy-to-make recipes, which can be made by using these appliances. In this way, the users will be able to relate to your products and feel the need to buy them from your site.

Give them a detailed product description

Always give a detailed description about the products on your website. Suppose you have an eCommerce website, which sells books. In this case, you can give a detailed description of the books.

For instance, you can mention whether a particular book is hardbound/paperback, the edition of the book, a brief introduction about the book, the number of copies sold till date and ratings. I would like to give you another example here (although it is not from an eCommerce website); I recently visited this website of a renowned car company. It had an option wherein I could take a virtual tour of the car’s interior. Each part of the interior of the car was well-labeled with a description in text box, which gave me a fair idea about it.

You can think of doing something similar in your site as well; this will help your customers take an informed decision in favor of your website.

Get rid of clutter on your web pages

You must have heard the adage ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’; similarly, too many options on your site confuse online shoppers. Don’t go overboard and give your users a hundred options (thinking that this will impress them), when you can do with only four or five options. Instead, make it a point to use a clutter-free, clean layout on your web pages and give your users limited but well-researched options, taking into account their needs. This will help them take a decision quickly without getting confused.

Personalize their shopping experience

Give your customers a personalized shopping experience, when they visit your site. For e.g. I know of a leading sports shoe brand, which gives its users the option to walk-in to their stores and order custom-made shoes. All that the users have to do is choose each and every part that makes up the whole shoe be it- the sole, laces, pattern or the color of the shoe, and place their order.

You can follow this approach on your website i.e. let your customers decide what they want. For instance, if your website sells furniture, give them an option to assemble their own furniture. Or if the site is about wallpapers, give them a virtual room, and let them apply various wallpapers on the walls, to help them decide, which ones they want for their homes. This method helps engage the users and makes your website popular amongst them.

Summing it up

These are four tips, using which you can make your website different from numerous run-of-the-mill eCommerce website and emerge as a clear winner on the market.…

What are Components?

What are Components?

Components are like mini-programs that can be added to Joomla to do something specific on your website.

For example, perhaps you want:

  • a calendar to track upcoming events
  • an image gallery to organize and share photos
  • an online document management system
  • a way to organize and display FAQs
  • a shopping cart for an e-commerce site

Who creates components?

There are standards for developing Joomla extensions, which gives developers guidelines for creating these mini-programs. Some components are very robust and trouble-free, and some may be problematic. This is why it’s important to review all extensions in the Joomla Extension Directory when deciding whether to install on your site.

The most popular shopping cart component is VirtueMart. It is an example of a robust component. It is an “industrial strength” “killer app” in its own right, and has many supporting extensions that extend its functionality. It has a licensing fee and is developed and supported well.

Other types of components don’t require as much technical time to develop and are usually done by people as a hobby.…

Adding Text to Joomla Articles

Adding Text to Joomla Articles

When you place content into your article, you need to consider how it will be displayed on the current site.Unfortunately the editor for articles does not present the text as it will really display on the site. This takes some adjusting for people because it’s not a real WYSIWYG editor (what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor).

When building your articles, click the Preview link to open a tab that displays your site so you can view the pages as you put them together.

Add text to an article:

  1. Go to the Content menu and select Article Manager 
  2. Select an article to edit

From within the Article Manager, click on the name of the article you wish to edit. You can use the drop-down menus or filter box to narrow your search for a specific article. Choose one of the articles that you linked to in your dummy framework. Clicking on the name of the article opens it up so you can edit it.

  1. Add article content
  2. Either type directly into the article editing panel, or copy and paste the text from a document on your computer.
  3. If you copy and paste the text, especially from Word, it may retain some of the formatting from the originating program. In order to erase the formatting, first click the paste as plain text icon and paste your text into the pop-up window. This will paste the copy into your article and and assign it the paragraph format, and it won’t bring in any of the styling from your editing program.
  4. When you’re adding content, if you’re not comfortable with the small window size, you can drag the bottom right corner to make the window bigger. You can also click the toggle full screen button for editing, then click the same button again to bring back all the article parameters.
  5. Remember to periodically click Apply when working on your articles. This will save the work done so far, but not close the article screen.
  6. Click Save when you are done. This will save all your work, close the article and take you back to the Article Manager.
  7. Create a Style Guide for formatting text

Your template will come with some built-in styles which allow you to format and space your text without having to utilize the additional formatting buttons. It’s important to use these styles in order to retain consistent design across the site. We suggest creating a style sheet so you can see the styles that are available in your template.

  1. Open one of your dummy articles that you created in 3: Create the Framework, and input the text shown.
  2. Then highlight each line of text and use the Format drop-down menus to select different styles for the text.
  3. Now save your article, and click preview to view the page on your site (you may have to navigate to the page since the preview button automatically takes you to the home page).
  4. Now take a screen shot of this page. On a Mac, click command+3 and a screenshote will be saved on your desktop. On a PC, press the Print Screen button, then open up Word or similar program and select Paste. Your screenshot will be pasted into your document.
  5. Now you have a visual style guide to use when formatting the rest of your articles.
  6. Using the tools to format text

You can use the following tools to format text in your articles. Just remember to always start with a style from the Style drop-down menu, and then customize from there. That way if you bring in a new template, the type will adopt the new styles from the new template.

  • Emphasis
    To bold, italic or underline, highlight text and click the appropriate button.
  • Headlines
    To create headlines and subheadlines, select the type you want to turn into a headline, then choose the appropriate style from the format menu (see “Using Styles to Format Text”). For usability purposes it is better to break your content up into headlines, subheadlines and short paragraphs since this allows the user to scan the page.
  • Bulleted Lists
    Highlight the copy you want to bullet, then click the bullet icon at the top of the screen.
  • Font Style, Size and Color
    Do not use these drop-downs if you want your content to conform to your template styling. Once in a while when you need to add emphasis they are okay, but if you use them throughout your site, it will be very laborious to make sure everything matches. Much better to use the format drop-down and use the pre-defined styles so that everything across your site will match.
  • Alignment
    If you want to center or right justify your content, highlight the text and click the appropriate button. Note that the justify button does not work well on the browser side, and it can create some pretty odd layout issues, so avoid using the justified alignment.
Joomla Article Parameter Definitions

Joomla Article Parameter Definitions

Global Parameters and Menu Link Parameters

Parameter Name description default
Show
Unauthorized Links
If you article is set to only be viewed by registered users, then this parameter can overide this. In other words, if Show Unauthorized Links is set to yes, then all links that are suppose to be viewable by registered users only, will be viewable by anybody who visits your site. No
Show Article Title If set to yes, the title that you put into the Title field will show at the top of the article page. Yes
Title
Linkable
This parameter applies when you link to a group of articles. If set to yes, all articles listed on the page will have linkable titles which lead to the full article. No
how Intro Text This option has to do with setting up a “Read more…” link. You are able to indicate the introductory text that should appear on the page with the “Read more…” link. The link would then take you to the full article. If “Show Intro Text” is set to show, then when the user gets to the page with the full article, the introductory text will show on this page. If set to hide, it will not show.

The advantage here is that you can have an introductory article that is not necessarity the leading paragraph in your article, and then you can hide it on the full article page.

Show
Section Name This parameter lets you determine if the section name should show at the top of the screen. Hide
Section Title Linkable If you set the above Section Name to Show, this parameter lets you determine if you want the Section Name title to be a link to all the articles in that section. No
Category Title This parameter lets you determine if the category name should show at the top of the screen. Hide
Category Title Linkable If you set the above Category Name to Show, this parameter lets you determine if you want the Category Name title to be a link to all the articles in that category. No
Author Name This parameter lets you indicate if you want the author’s name to show below the article title. Show
Created Date and Time This parameter lets you indicate if you want the created time and date to show below the article title. Show
Modified Date and Time This parameter lets you indicate if you want the modified time and date to show below the article title. Show
Show
Navigation
When the user is viewing a group of articles, the Show Navigation feature allows you to turn on forward and back links between the articles. Hide
Read More… Link When linking to a group of articles using the Read More feature, this parameter lets you determine if the Read More link should show. Show
Article
Rating/
Voting
Joomla has a built-in rating system for articles. If you set this to Show, users will be able to vote on articles using a 5-start system. Login is not required to vote unless the article is set to be viewed only by registered users. Hide
Icons In the top right corner of your article (near the title), the system can show image icons for print, PDF and email-to-a-friend features. The Icon parameters lets you indicate if you want these icons to show or be hidden. Show
Print Icon The print icon allows the user to easily print the page. You can decide if you want this to show or hide. It will not show if the Icons parameter is set to hide. Show
PDF Icon The PDF icon allows the user to generate a PDF of the screen. You can decide if you want this to show or hide. It will not show if the Icons parameter is set to hide. Show
Email Icon The Email icon allows the user to email the page to a friend. You can decide if you want this to show or hide. It will not show if the Icons parameter is set to hide. Show
Hits Joomla tracks how many people have visited articles and pages. If set to show, the Hits parameter will show the number of visits that have made to that particular article. Note that if you are working on your site, and previewing pages, your visits to specific pages will be counted as well. Show

Article Parameters

The following parameters are found in the Edit Article Parameters section of the article window.

Parameter Name description default
Author The name of the person who authored this file. If you are creating the file but did not author the content, you can switch the name in the drop-down menu. This information only shows up if you have Author Name set to show. Name of user who created the file.
Author Alias If the name in the system for the author is not what you want to show, you can put in an Author Alias. If the Author Name is set to show, the Author Alias will show instead of the Author’s system name. blank
Access Level This determines if the article is:
  • Public (anybody can view it)
  • Registered (only registered users can view it after they log in)
  • Special (anybody with editing capabilities in the system)
Public
Created Date The system automatically inputs the date you created the article, but you can edit the creation date to any date in the past. Date article is created in the system.
Start
Publishing
By putting in a future date, you can control when an article will appear in the system. Created Date
Finish
Publishing
By putting in a Finish date, you can allow the system to turn off your article when it has expired. Never
Content
Language
When using the multi-language feature in Joomla, this parameter allows you to indicate which article this article is. English
Key
Reference
This parameter only comes into play if you have set up a help documentation system on a remote server. By putting in a key reference, you are telling Joomla which help file to pull from that remote server. blank
Alternative Read More Text If you are setting up articles with read more text, the default button link will say “Read more…”. If you want it to say something different, such as “continue >”, you can enter that alternate text here.
Create Dummy Pages

Create Dummy Pages

Dummy Pages are articles that serve as placeholders in order for you to create your menu structure. It is our opinion that it is best to create dummy pages with temporary content so that you can put together your framework quickly, and then come back and input the real content after your framework is complete.

If you have an item in your information architecture that will be linked to a component, create a dummy page for that as well. This way we can create the full menu, and we can change it to the component once that is installed and set up.

Dummy pages are also excellent if you have more than one person working on your site. You can use the content portion of your dummy pages to put in notes about what content will be there, or even who is suppose to put it there.

  1. From the Content menu select “Article Manager”
  2. Create a new article

In the Article Manager Joomla will display a list of all the articles that have been defined for the system (if you haven’t created any, then the list will be blank). To create an Article, click the New button in the top right corner.

  1. Define Article Details

Joomla will display the Article window and it will be blank.

  1. Start by putting in a Title for your article. Use your information as a guide to choose the titles. In this case, we’ll create the About page.
  2. The Alias operates the same as the sections and category alias. If you leave this field blank, Joomla will auto-generate an alias from your title. Otherwise you could fill in the alias. So for example, your title might be About Our Company, while the alias may simple be ‘about’.
  3. Choose a section and a category for your article. It is important to choose the section and category that this article will really belong in so you don’t have to recategorize them later.
  4. If this will be content you wish to appear on the home page, you would mark the Front Page radio button as yes.
  5. Enter some content into the body area. Joomla will not let you save the article without having entered the content. You can simply put “content goes here…”, or if you have notes about the content (i.e. pull from bio page on old site or John is writing this article), you can put those notes here.
  6. Click the Save button in the top right corner.

Repeat steps 1 to 9 until all your dummy pages have been created.

  1. Review Article List

Once you have created all your articles, you can view them in the Article Manager to make certain none have been left out.

Dummy Pages are articles that serve as placeholders in order for you to create your menu structure. It is our opinion that it is best to create dummy pages with temporary content so that you can put together your framework quickly, and then come back and input the real content after your framework is complete.

If you have an item in your information architecture that will be linked to a component, create a dummy page for that as well. This way we can create the full menu, and we can change it to the component once that is installed and set up.

Dummy pages are also excellent if you have more than one person working on your site. You can use the content portion of your dummy pages to put in notes about what content will be there, or even who is suppose to put it there.

  1. From the Content menu select “Article Manager”
  2. Create a new article

In the Article Manager Joomla will display a list of all the articles that have been defined for the system (if you haven’t created any, then the list will be blank). To create an Article, click the New button in the top right corner.

  1. Define Article Details

Joomla will display the Article window and it will be blank.

  1. Start by putting in a Title for your article. Use your information as a guide to choose the titles. In this case, we’ll create the About page.
  2. The Alias operates the same as the sections and category alias. If you leave this field blank, Joomla will auto-generate an alias from your title. Otherwise you could fill in the alias. So for example, your title might be About Our Company, while the alias may simple be ‘about’.
  3. Choose a section and a category for your article. It is important to choose the section and category that this article will really belong in so you don’t have to recategorize them later.
  4. If this will be content you wish to appear on the home page, you would mark the Front Page radio button as yes.
  5. Enter some content into the body area. Joomla will not let you save the article without having entered the content. You can simply put “content goes here…”, or if you have notes about the content (i.e. pull from bio page on old site or John is writing this article), you can put those notes here.
  6. Click the Save button in the top right corner.

Repeat steps 1 to 9 until all your dummy pages have been created.

 

  1. Review Article List

Once you have created all your articles, you can view them in the Article Manager to make certain none have been left out.…

How Joomla Organizes Your Information

How Joomla Organizes Your Information

The specific tools are discussed in the Joomla 1.5 Tutorials section. Before we tackle the specifics, let’s consider some basic design ideas so that you understand how Joomla addresses them.

What goes where?

Think of a home page you like. Imagine the person who created this staring at a blank screen and just beginning to create a website. What would be their first decisions in creating the website? In non-technical terms, they would decide:

  • What words should go on the home page?
  • What graphics should be part of the design?
  • What should be the balance between graphics, text, & functionalit?
  • Do I need to use searches or can I organize the information effectively without relying on searches?
  • What navigation should the site have?

These are some of the questions that are key to what developers call user interface design. It involves thinking about how much to communicate in words (information architecture) and how much in graphics (graphic design). To do this well, you need to think as your website visitor thinks. What will communicate your message most effectively?

Why is User Interface Design important?

These questions are important regardless of whether you are using Joomla, of course, but for Joomla, it is important to have the user interface design completed so that you can define the other pieces of the site effectively.

Joomla allows you to dynamically change the menus and content but if you “create things on the fly” or make too many changes later, it will affect how your graphics and other style elements display in relation to the text and menus. In addition, by pre-planning you can determine what added extensions you might need to manage your content.

This doesn’t mean that you must have all the content done. One of the easy workarounds for pages is to create placeholders and populate them later (See chapter 4). However if you don’t have your user interface design documented, you can’t work efficiently or effectively.

Notice we didn’t say “thought about” or considered” these question. Effective developers put this down on paper so that they can work with it in an organized manner.

Planning for additional functionality

When you know your interface design, you will also know what pieces to add to the basic Joomla system. As an example, if you want to have a large number of frequently asked questions, you might choose to add Joomla components and modules that allows Joomla to manage this content efficiently. By establishing your user interface design early, you will work with the best tools from the start and not waste time building your site more than once to get the desired functionality.

Content is separate from style in Joomla

Another important benefit of Joomla, like any true CMS, is that it handles content separately from formatting. If you have used another web authoring tool or hand coded web pages, you may be familiar with cascading style sheets (CSS) as a way of standardizing format of text and graphics. Joomla uses CSS, but instead of storing this information in the content files, it is stored with the template files. On the other hand, the content (text, images, etc) is stored in the MySQL database that runs Joomla. For all practical purposes, this means:

  • There are fewer opportunities for simple coding errors within each html file.
  • The html files don’t need to be hand coded but can be edited through an WYSIWIG interface that has standard word processing icons. As an example, to bold text, highlight the text and click on the B icon. There are exceptions but very few.
  • The css files are standard css files and can be edited by anyone who knows css. As a result, even if you don’t know css yourself, there are many people who do, which makes it likely that you can keep your development costs low.
  • If you are building your own website, you can use templates made for Joomla and avoid editing the css files. However if you need something that a template does not have, you will need to hire someone to adapt the template to your needs. See page for more information on template structure and strategy.
  • If you are used to building sites in Dreamweaver, Frontpage or any of the other popular web authoring programs, you will find a short learning curve with the Joomla interface. In addition, your code will be free of any extra code often added by these programs.
Adding Links into Joomla Articles

Adding Links into Joomla Articles

Joomla Article - how to create? - Joomla-Monster

Creating a Link to text or an image

Any text or image in an article can be made into a link.

  1. Select the content you want to make into a link. If it’s text, highlight the text. If it’s an image, click on the image to select it.
  2. Click the add link icon  . It’s suppose to look like a chain link. The icon is grayed out until you have selected something to make into a link. Once you click on this icon, a pop-up box comes up that allows you to enter the link.

Enter a link to an external site

  1. Paste the link into the URL box at the top ).
  2. At the bottom of the window, select an option from the Target drop-down box. For usability purposes, the best option to choose is “Open in new window.” When a person clicks on your link, this option will open the other site in a new window so your site will still be open in their browser.
  3. For SEO purposes, put a title in the title field. This should describe your link.
  4. Once you have put in your parameters, click Insert and your link has been created.

Link to another part of your Joomla site

  1. Just below the URL box in the Add Link pop up window is the Link Browser. This area shows places within your site you can link to.
  2. Contacts: If you have defined contacts in the Contacts component (which we cover in Chapter 6), you can link directly to a specific contact.
  3. Content: This shows a navigation tree through your sections, categories and articles, so you can link directly to an item within your Joomla site.
  4. Menu: If you want to link to a page that you have already defined in your menu, you would find those links here. If you have linked to a page within your menus, it is preferable that you link to the same article through the menu tree rather than the Content tree. That way the system will format the page the same as you have defined for that menu link.
  5. Weblinks: If you have defined any links in the Weblinks component (covered in Chapter 6), you can link to the same sites using the Weblinks navigation tree.
  6. At the bottom of the pop-up window put a title for your link. This is for SEO purposes and should describe the link you have created.
  7. Once you have put in your parameters, click Insert and your link has been created.

Link within the same article (anchor link)

If you have a long article that you have created, you may want to put links within your article that link to further down on the page. A good example of this might be an FAQ page where you have each question listed at the top of the article, but then a link to the answer further down the page. These types of links are called Anchor links. To create an anchor link:

  1. Click your cursor at the spot in the article that you want the user to end up AFTER they click the link . For example, if you have an long article, you might create a link for a term within the article where the term is defined at the end of the article.
  2. Click on the anchor icon in the icon bar
  3. A small pop-up comes up that asks you to name your anchor. Put in a name. For ease of use, name it something relevant to what you’re linking to.
  4. Once you’ve put in a name, click insert
  5. You will see a little yellow square with an anchor appear where you put your cursor in your article.
  6. Now go back to the place where you want to create the link. Highlight the text you want to link from. If you want to create a link from an image, click once on the image.
  7. Now click the add link icon .
  8. The link pop-up box will come up.
  1. At the bottom of the pop-up screen, in the Attributes sections, you will notice one of the drop-downs is labeled Anchors. Select the name of the anchor you just created. You’ll see Joomla will put the URL of the link in the URL box at the top of this pop-up.
  2. Put a title into the title field.
  3. Click insert and the pop-up box will close.
  4. You have now created a link to an item within your article.
Firebug Helping CSS Customization

Firebug Helping CSS Customization

What do you understand by CSS?

CSS files have CSS codes in it which helps in designing the style and appearance and theme of your web page. Typically CSS is the abbreviation for Cascading Style Sheets. It is used to make your web page more attractive and eye-catching with the support of Wild Apricot, a product of CSS. It is however used to define a certain level of heading or giving the site a new look or style.

Meaning of Firebug

Firefox is a vital tool for Firefox which is used to edit a WordPress theme. With the help of this you will be able to customize according to your need and requirement on a particular issue. It works in real time basis so any changes made to the site can be viewed in real time., However it can not support permanent changes. In order to make any changes you have to code the program in the notepad or in any text file.

Firebug is supported by Mozila’s Firefox which assist you in adding up the required element to your WordPress theme style sheet. It can be otherwise termed as a secret weapon in the hands of the web designer. Firebug measure and illustrate everything that you want for your web page such as offsets, padding, margins, and sizes etc. With the help of a Firebug You can debug, edit, monitor and regulate HTML, CSS, and JavaScript live documents in web pages.

Firebug Helps CSS Customization

In Firefox you will find a Firebug’s CSS tabs which guide you in changing your site on your web page as per your requirement. Apart from the changes listed down there if you need any other changes also, it will enable you to do so by implementing the same that you need to be in your page, known as customized changes.

The cascade gives you a standard set format or guideline to manage changes to your designed page. You can take Firebug as a rule book supported by Firefox that cascade to effect the element of style. It knows better whether a link should show a black or blue color. Firebug gives you a lot of suggested options as well as assist you in picking the best option to customize the design of your page. It is equipped with many back links. For each element of style a design it has certain rules and stored properties to be followed. The rules are however attached to the application through backlinks therefore it lessens your worry. You do not have to wander here and there for making any changes. What exactly you have to do is that just simply go to the link and give an easy click. It will take you to the source and apply the changes to your document.

The below are some important aspects as how Firebug assists CSS customization.

Showing images, colors, and fonts:

As we all know the CSS tab have a wide range of selection suggestion to give your web page a new attractive look. So when you drag your mouse near to gradients, colors, font or images it will give you a small tool-tip previewing a detail sheet for example the font preview will give you a list of different styles of text and many more.

Everything at a click:

Editing CSS is now just like a child’s play. By Clicking the CSS property you will be immediately encountered with a little text editor box which will help you to apply changes in no time to your web page. To go to the next property you can use the tab button while to cancel any changes made to the document the escape key can be used.

Managing text and numeric:

It is a good time saving technique as we all know because it supports Autocomplete which takes text automatically without being typed in the page but what in case of numeric ? Yes, it also supports numbers to line up perfectly just by increasing or decreasing the number by one. Always use up and down arrow keys to edit the numbers. You will be landing up with minimal mistakes.

Sharpen your vocabulary

CSS will also help you in learning and managing your vocabulary. It has a CSS keyword complete dictionary with a wide selection range of vocabulary in its memory to refer to. Always make sure to use the up and down arrow key to make changes or to get select a word from the alphabetical order suggestion list.

Effective for all style sheets

No doubt styles and changes can be updated using HTML code but that is for a single web page document only. If you need to give the same effect to all the pages in your web document then you have to do it times and again, however with the help of CSS tab you will be able to make changes to all the pages of the web page simultaneously.

Source Live edits

Firebug support realtime processing so it works on live objects, for editing also it can do directly without disturbing the source code but in CSS the user has to edit the source code first in order to make the changes in the main document.…