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November 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm #1519901Josef
This is a meta question that may save you from answering many other questions:
Do you folks at GeneratePress have favorite books and web sites on CSS that you can recommend?
Thanks you all.November 5, 2020 at 8:32 pm #1519930ElvinStaffCustomer Support
Not exactly sure about the rest of the team but personally I like reading documentations and article tidbits from these sites.
CSS Documentation & Article sites:
Note: CSS-tricks even has a article about your question here – https://css-tricks.com/where-do-you-learn-html-css-in-2020/
If you find video courses effective, try the CSS courses from Lynda and Udemy.
These are mostly for general CSS things but for specific problems/workarounds, I check github pages and stackoverflow results.
For practice, I use Codepen, JSfiddle, Local by flywheel (locally hosted site) or an actually WordPress sandbox/dev/staging site.
A wise man once said:
"Have you cleared your cache?"November 5, 2020 at 9:13 pm #1519939Josef
Thanks, Elvin! Much appreciated. I’ll leave this open for 24 hours, if that’s okay with you, in case any of your coworkers want to chime in.
JosefNovember 6, 2020 at 4:35 am #1520248DavidStaffCustomer Support
their all good resources that Elvin has provided. Of course theres a mega-tonne more tutorials and sites out there.
The hard part with learning CSS is most of the resources are specific to you writing HTML and CSS. When it comes to WordPress Themes and Plugins, someone else has already created the HTML and CSS – so understanding what CSS Selectors you use to add or change the styles of an element is really important.
This is good low to high level explanation of using Chrome Dev tools for debugging and prototyping:
Dev tools are your best friend and will help a lot in styling theme / plugin elements.November 6, 2020 at 10:04 am #1520872Josef
Thanks you for the tips, David!
I already know a bit of CSS, enough to know that it would be best if I try to use it in a way that didn’t conflict with the way, the idioms, of how WordPress and GeneratePress use it.
I have avoided the Chrome devtools until now because it seemed daunting to figure out. But I’ll make the effort with the documentation you linked.
JosefNovember 6, 2020 at 3:04 pm #1521141DavidStaffCustomer SupportNovember 7, 2020 at 11:12 am #1521957Josef
Thanks for all your good tips, GP folks.
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