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Customize basic Layouts for Child Theme. How? Where?

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  • Started 3 years ago by aidanodr
  • Latest reply from helgatheviking
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  1. aidanodr
    Member

    Hi Guys,

    Just checking here before I do anything.

    I have a child theme folder developed. The STYLE.CSS file is pointing to a basic layout:

    /* Apply a basic layout */
    @import url('../thematic/library/layouts/2c-r-fixed.css');

    HOWEVER - I do not want to use the 2c-r-fixed.css as it is. I want to slightly adjust it, should I:

    1. edit the ../thematic/library/layouts/2c-r-fixed.css directly?
    2. Create a new LAYOUT file and store it in ../thematic/library/layouts/ also?
    3. Create a new Layouts sub folder under my child theme, duplicate the basic layouts into that folder and edit there?

    Whats best practise for this?
    Aidan

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. #3

    then your import will look like

    @import url('layouts/2c-r-fixed.css');

    if you are only bringing one over you don't need, perforce, to put it in a special folder.

    @import url('2c-r-fixed.css');

    you don't need to even put it in a separate file. i've read there are performance benefits to reducing the number of stylesheets your site loads. i copy the layout into my style.css and hack away.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. aidanodr
    Member

    Thank You helgatheviking

    Thats what I actually ended up doing in the end and works fine. Just wanted to make sure their was no specific way of doing it,

    Aidan

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. well #1 and #2 are frowned upon b/c we don't like to touch the thematic files and generally think it is better to keep all your changes in your child's folder. cheers! and don't forget to mark as resolved.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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