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Old 01-12-2004, 05:22 PM
 
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Hi all,

My client wants each category name to have a different colour, as her logo is also multicoloured.

I've traced the file that generates the list to categories.tpl, but simply taking out the font/class statements doesn't work as the list is generated on the fly rather than being html.

I know I can change this easily in the static html pages, but can anyone come up with a way to make each category heading in the category list have a different colour in the dynamic pages?

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This could be done as follows:

code for categories.tpl:

Code:
{* $Id: categories.tpl,v 1.19 2003/11/11 14:02:32 svowl Exp $ *} {capture name=menu} {if $active_modules.Fancy_Categories ne ""} {include file="`$fancycategories_config.modules_path`/fancy_categories.tpl"} {else} {if $config.General.root_categories eq "Y"} {section name=cat_num loop=$categories} <font class=CategoriesList{ $categories[cat_num].categoryid }>{ $categories[cat_num].category_name|escape }</font> {/section} {else} {section name=cat_num loop=$subcategories} <font class=CategoriesList{ $categories[cat_num].categoryid }>{ $subcategories[cat_num].category_name|escape }</font> {/section} {/if} {/if} {/capture} { include file="menu.tpl" dingbats="dingbats_categorie.gif" menu_title=$lng.lbl_categories menu_content=$smarty.capture.menu }

This will then say for each category item it will look for a style in the style sheet of CategoriesList123 or whatever the category id is.

Then simply create a style sheet class for each category id as follows:

.CategoriesList1{
FONT-SIZE: 12px;
COLOR: #330000;
}
.CategoriesList2{
FONT-SIZE: 12px;
COLOR: #FF9900;
}
.CategoriesList3{
FONT-SIZE: 12px;
COLOR: #FF3300;
}

etc etc etc .............

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Thanks Funkydunk

I'll give it a go later tonight

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Hi Funkydunk

I've done the mods as you suggested, but it doesn't show the colours. I know it is picking up the right details, because if I change the font-size on one of the categories for example it shows the changes.

This is copied from the page source code

Quote:

<font class=CategoriesList>Little Bundles</font>



<font class=CategoriesList>Special Bundles</font>



<font class=CategoriesList>Blankets</font>



<font class=CategoriesList>Little Treasures</font>



<font class=CategoriesList>Photo Albums</font>



<font class=CategoriesList>Aromatherapy Gifts</font>



<font class=CategoriesList>Handmade Shoes</font>




It seems that the link elements in the CSS file are overring the colours, but I've no idea how to stop this happening.

Do you have any further ideas?

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Sorry - I corrected my post because of that problem.
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Perfect!

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Nice one FunkyDunk!

If possible please move to the "Custom Mods" area of the forum. That way it'll be an easy find in the future.

Thanks,

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