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January 22, 2013 at 9:51 am #2556
I decided to make an Archive Page titled Site Map using the Genesis Archive widget. Place the widget in the Sidebar and add other widgets into it and supposedly it works. It did work except for one thing. The font color is a medium grey and I’d like to change it. I thought that it would change when I changed the Sidebar Text, but it didn’t. So,
thinking it was a Genesis issue, I posted on the Studio Press forum about 4-5 days ago, but no response. I was wondering if you had a suggestion where I can change the code in the css stylesheet.
See Site Map: tomjdolan.com
TomJanuary 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm #2589
Widgets like that usually don’t have a particular font style since they display whatever your default font is in your child theme.
January 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm #2594
Well that brings me back to a question I have yet to resolve. When I look at the css code for Legacy, I see something like this for fonts: ‘Oswald’, ariel, helvetica, san serif. (maybe not exactly) This is listed at the top of the style sheet. So what I’ve tried to figure out, is how I work with that information.
In this case, Wes provided some code to change the font & color of the Sidebar widget text. It worked, but it didn’t affect the Archive widget which I’d like to change. More importantly, I’d like to choose the font, and it’s size, color for the site. The control seems to be global but I don’t see clearly where it is.
Can you point me in the right direction?
TomJanuary 24, 2013 at 9:30 am #2603
Where is your archive widget exactly?
January 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm #2613
Morning from Tokyo Eric,
Well as I wrote in my original post: I’m using the Genesis Archive Widget in the Sidebar and then adding other Genesis Widgets into it to make the Archive Page, which I have named Site Map… this did work. It did produce the Archive and I have some control over it’s layout & appearance. But I don’t like the grey color of the Page font which I believe is coming from the Legacy css…I just can’t locate it. Can you point me to it?
TomJanuary 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm #2627
“But I don’t like the grey color of the Page font which I believe is coming from the Legacy css”
As mentioned earlier the archive widget uses the default font/color/size of the theme you are using (the body text). In other words, there isn’t anything in your css to point to for the archives because its not defined in your stylesheet. It references the default font in the body. If you switched themes it would use the default font of the body of that theme as well. You would have to create a style in your css specifically for the archive section.
January 25, 2013 at 6:18 pm #2635
Thanx, and although I don’t pretend to be a knowledgeable ‘coder’ I understand you when you say: “In other words, there isn’t anything in your css to point to for the archives because its not defined in your stylesheet. It references the default font in the body.”
So, can you point me to the location in the css stylesheet where the default font for Legacy can be changed for size and color.
Clearly, I want to get away from the Grey font color, it doesn’t suit my taste nor the image I want to project. If you can assist me in locating that point in the css stylesheet that allows me to achieve that one goal, we can close this support request.
Thanx for your time,
Tom DolanJanuary 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm #2639
When I refer to “default” or “body” I’m referring your main css at the top of your style.css page. Once you change that you change the default font style for your entire site. Just look for “body” at the very top of your css where the styles begin. It’s located under – /* Defaults
January 26, 2013 at 1:21 am #2647
Great! I looked at that area for weeks and I thought it referred to the background not the text color…why? because when I input #333 into a Hex color chart, it always brings up #ffffff, white. So I never changed it. But you did point me to the solution, and it not only gave me the color change in the Archive page, but it corrected the appearance of the Comment/Question form at the page bottom. Great, Great, Great.
I know it’s a simple item, but it’s the little things that keep me at this keyboard all nite.
Thanx for your patience Eric,
TomJanuary 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm #2649
You’re Welcome Tom!
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