Missing Tutorials - by akutozo on 2017-05-11 14:25:04
akutozo on 2017-05-11 14:25:04
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Since 7 years ago

I'm noticing that there seems to be a huge absence of actual tutorials with a small group of individuals simply trying to market their services rather than explain how to build a decent looking homepage and header for their site.

Some small recommendations for users looking to customize their DL page.

1. Download an editor. I personally prefer notepad++ for any programming I am doing, but there are a lot of similar applications that fit your needs.

2. Make a permanent copy of your original code and then a test copy. This will help you make sure that if you break something that you can quickly load an untouched backup. Example: http://i.imgur.com/DyP05Wq.png

3. Familiarize yourself with HTML and what DL allows you & doesn't allow you to do. If you're not extremely familiar with HTML, I recommend using https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp to find the html color codes you are looking for.

4. If you aren't sure what to edit, start in small chunks. If you want to change color or lettering for something, you can search within the Header HTML for tags like color, background: rgba, font-family, etc.

5. Minor changes you might want to make:

5a) Stock DL image at the top of your homepage will likely be on line of your Header.

5b) Be very careful if you attempt to change the NFL Navigation links. This will be a very painstaking process to get the links to hover over the right team name should you choose to change this image.

5c) Background image can be found directly below the Mapped image under background-image:url('whateveryouhave');

5d) Any panel can be removed, font changed, color adjusted at your whim. I personally used Google Chrome's inspect feature to find which panels did what before I changed colors, fonts or outright removed them.

For a basic look at rearranged options and tweaks, you can view www.daddyleagues.com/haw.

If you want to get more advanced, take a look over at www.daddyleagues.com/rzl if you want to see drastic changes. This will require a little more work and a deeper knowledge of CSS but could pay off if you want a truly custom experience for your users.

I would encourage talented members of the community to create a more in depth post regarding customization so we can have some real tutorials.

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