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manton
manton

Rolled out some fixes to the new Marfa theme on Micro.blog, updating the page headers and footer.

manton
manton

@chet Cool! It's possible to change the colors via custom CSS but I don't have an example right now. Requires overriding a few of the colors.

antonzuiker
antonzuiker

@manton Using the Marfa theme, and liking it. Reminds me of my visit to Marfa, Texas, and rafting the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park.

manton
manton

@antonzuiker Thanks! We've been rafting there too and love west Texas, but have never made it to Marfa. Just about everywhere else nearby: Balmorhea, Alpine, Fort Davis, etc.

willfanguy
willfanguy

@manton @antonzuiker No way! I’m between Alpine and Terlingua right now. Headed up through Marfa tomorrow. Small world.

manton
manton

@willfanguy Nice! Enjoy the trip.

antonzuiker
antonzuiker

@willfanguy Beautiful part of the country. My brother-in-law started Marfa Public Radio, my sister-in-law has great airbnb outside Alpine. Wish I could go back.

willfanguy
willfanguy

@antonzuiker We’re at an Airbnb south of Alpine! Tin Valley Ranch! It’s amazing here.

roelwillems
roelwillems

@chet @manton I stumbled upon your conversation about changing the link color in the Marfa theme. I wanted to add a personal touch to Marfa myself and wrote a small how-to. Maybe it is of help to you: roelwillems.com/2018/04/1...

manton
manton

@roelwillems Thanks for writing this up! That's going to be very helpful for people. I can link to it from our help site too.

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roelwillems
roelwillems

@chet That's not possible without hiding the element with CSS (you can not alter the HTML). If you really would like to hide it you could use .p-role {display: none;}. Although this is just a hack and not very clean.

roelwillems
roelwillems

@manton That's great, feel free. If it would help others I can also write some additional Microguides for the other themes (just so people can add a small personal touch with a hint of color).

roelwillems
roelwillems

@chet Changing the fonts is certainly possible with the CSS overwrite. Google fonts (or any other third party font) needs to be imported using HTML, so this won't be possible. If you would like a lot of personalisation you could always use Wordpress and cross-posting.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@roelwillems This is why I love this community - people willing to help others out :)

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@manton will take a look ... did we ever resolve the page order in menus ?

kitt
kitt

@chet @roelwillems use an @import CSS directive to include google fonts. developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc...

@import url("fonts.googleapis.com/css");

Add to the top of the custom CSS

manton
manton

@JohnPhilpin Yes, the order should be working well now.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@kitt was just about to call you out on this one - who pointed me towards codepen.io

i have been using one of the other templates and had my style all working - but I do like the clean Marfa - so back to codepen to nuance it.

// @chet @roelwillems

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@manton thanks - also thankyou @roelwillems - just moved my world to Marsa and with your tips embedded in codepen.io (thankyou @kitts ) - my new look is beginning to emerge - even making me take out a lot of the pages I had. Still not there - but as the boys from Liverpool had ... It’s getting better all the time

jeff
jeff

@manton just switched to Marfa, and I’m seeing a flood of build failures on github: Your SCSS file assets/stylesheets/global.scss has an error on line 1: File to import not found or unreadable: base/reset. Load path: /hoosegow/.bundle/ruby/2.4.0/gems/jekyll-theme-primer-0.5.3/sass

manton
manton

@jeff Some of the themes aren't compatible with GitHub Pages. I'm investigating why, but in the meantime if the errors are annoying I'd suggest disabling the GitHub mirroring.

jeff
jeff

@manton thanks! I’ll just switch back to the old theme. Thanks!