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6/22/2011 12:41 PM
I'm fairly new to DNN and I'm having trouble with css (DNN version 5.00.01).  Right now, the site loads the default skin.css file as well as the .css file with the same name as the skin file (ie HomePage.ascx and HomePage.css) as well as various other css files.  That's fine, that works.  However on one of my skins I want to add custom css file.  And here's where I'm having trouble.  I'm starting with a test scenerio and can't get any results.  Here's what I have:

<link href="css/test.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" />
<label class="MYtest">TEST</label>

.MYtest {
 font-size: 150px;
 color: Red;

Once the css is linked, I can see the "MYtest" class in intellisense (in Visual Studio 2008) so to me that means it's linked properly.  But when I view the page, the content displays in a default black with a standard font size.  I look at the source and see that css/test.css is linked in there.  The next thing I check is my Web Developer plugin in Firefox.  I pull up the "View Style Information" feature and click on my text but it says "No style information".  How can I get the browser to display the custom css formatting with DNN?

I even tried creating a simple html file with the test label and linked it to my test.css just to make sure I wasn't screwing something up on the html or css and got the expected results...big and red.

Any ideas?
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6/22/2011 1:51 PM
You will have to stick with the default stylesheet naming or the stylesheet will not be loaded.
Skin.css & Skinname.css are the files to use.
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6/22/2011 2:06 PM
Is this a new "feature"? We have another site here that uses DNN 4.09.00 and the original developer (who's no longer at the company) was able to add custom css files to his skins. I figured because it's not working the same way on my project that it was because of a setting I'm missing or some such.
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6/22/2011 2:27 PM
No it's not new, but it might be he added them directly in the body of the skin. That's not allowed according to HTML standards, but it does work.
BTW, why would you need another style sheet then the default ones, do you have a special use case?
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6/22/2011 2:34 PM

You can add additional CSS files using the [STYLES] skin object. on the page linked below scroll down to the "Adding the link" title for an example.


Hope this helps,


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