How Do I Make The Fugly Go Away?
August 12, 2005 7:51 AM Subscribe
Making a personal stylesheet to override a forum?
posted by Karmakaze to computers & internet (4 answers total)
A group I am a member of is trying to transfer from an email list communication to a web forum. Their web forum design, is, quite frankly, fugly. It's neon pink, yellow and orange on black, with tons of spinning gifs all over the place. They like their branding so much, they've turned off the alternate template option in the forum software. Nobody so far has been able to get "the colorful and flashy design is not work-friendly and makes it hard to post" to parse as anything other than "you have no taste and everything you do is ugly". We'd like to stay friends with the owners, so we're letting it drop.
I'd also like to be able to use the boards without being blinded, and AdBlock can only do so much. They're using SMF 1.0.5., and I am using Firefox. I have some vague idea that I can do a stylesheet override from my personal system, but I've never been clear on how to do that in a site-specific setup. A quick google search turned up how for an administrator to change the style, but not a user. I suspect I'd also need a forum software specific css sheet as a starting point?
Is there a reasonably straightforward way of doing a user override, or do I just have to suck it up?