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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Customizing Through the Stylesheet

The quickest way to overhaul the look of a forum is to change its colors, fonts, and other visual (but non-graphical) decorations. When we looked at the basic elements of a style earlier, we learned that a theme defines and controls these concepts through the formatting rules of a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). CSS formatting rules add stylistic data, such as specifications for fonts, colors, sizes, borders, and spacing to a document structured with a markup language like HTML. Since phpBB creates documents of this kind to display a forum, the preferred method for changing these parts of the outward appearance of the forum is CSS.

CSS rules can be stored in three different places: in an external CSS file such as ...

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