Tips and Ideas On CSS For Your Website!

2019-01-31

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¡Hello YCLAS friends! This week we are sharing some tips and good ideas to make your website look better using the CSS code.

It's important for you to know that the appearance of your website will determine if users and customers stay, or leave in search for a better looking site.

First, you have to enable the CSS use, at your website panel; Click Here to see How To Enable And Add Custom CSS on YCLAS.

Let's start!

Background

Nowadays, the best websites use degraded backgrounds, it's a simple and smooth color change, if you use the correct ones your site will take a modern style, here you have 3 different modern backgrounds:

Gradient #1 (Pacific Colors)

#grad 

{background-image: linear-gradient(135deg, #f5f7fa 0%, #c3cfe2 100%);
}


Gradient #2 (Strong Colors)

#grad 

{background-image: linear-gradient(to top, #fdcbf1 0%, #fdcbf1 1%, #e6dee9 100%);
}


Gradient #3 (Smooth Colors)

#grad 

{background-image: linear-gradient(to top, #cfd9df 0%, #e2ebf0 100%);
}

Fonts

The font of your website plays a fundamental role, we recommend you to use Sans-Serif fonts, like:

Arial

p.sansserif {

font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}

Tahoma

p.sansserif {

font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;
}

Trebuchet MS

p.sansserif {

font-family: "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, sans-serif;
}

These are comfortable fonts for the eye.

Element Borders

Another tip, is to use rounded edge for elements, this makes your website look simple and modern, to achieve that, use this code:

p.round {

   border: 2px solid black;
   border-radius: 8px;
}

You can adjust the color (solid black) and radius (8px) of the border.

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is one of the most important things on a website. A well-done navigation bar will help users to navigate properly on your site. Here is a Sticky-Active/Current Navigation Bar; it will make your navigation bar move and sticks on top depending on the scroll position:

ul {

  list-style-type: none;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  overflow: hidden;
  background-color: #4682B4;
  position: sticky;
  top: 0;
}

li {
  float: left;
}

li a {
  display: block;
  color: White;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 14px 16px;
  text-decoration: none;
}

li a:hover:not(.active) {
  background-color: #111;
}

.active {
  background-color: #4169E1;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<ul>
  <li><a class="active" href="#home">Home</a></li>
  <li><a href="#search">Search</a></li>
  <li><a href="#YCLAS">YCLAS</a></li>
  <li><a href="#contact">Contact</a></li>
  <li><a href="#about">About</a></li>
</ul>

You can change the colors (Background, Text and Active/Current Link), and resize (Padding) the navigation bar.

Responsive Images

¡Images! Nowadays images are essential at all websites, and we are used to seeing images everywhere; but, it is not just to put an image in your website, you have to set that image as responsive image to get the better looking on any device. To achieve that, use this code for all the images you want to be responsive:

img {

  max-width: 100%;
  height: auto;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<img src="X" width="IMG width" height="IMG height">

The X represents the image URL, at IMG Width and IMG Height you have to write the original size of the image.

Website Layout

Well, this is the distribution of the principal elements on your website, e.g. the Header, the header is the first element that any user sees when they enter to a website, so, it has to easy to understand and simple. Here is a CSS code for an image header with text:

body {

  margin: 0;
}

.header {
  background:url(X) no-repeat;
  padding: 20px;
  text-align: center;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="header">
  <h1>HEADER TEXT</h1>
</div>

The X represents the image URL, at Padding you can set the size of the image header, and Header Text is where you can write what you want to show above the header image.

Another principal element of your website is the Footer, placed at the bottom of your page, as important as the header. You can use this code for a good looking footer:

.footer {

  background-color: #00FFFF;
  padding: 25px;
  text-align: center;
}

You can change the color and size (padding) of the footer.

Try these tips and let us know if they work for you!

Note: The use of the CSS code requires some skills and experience, if you have never used CSS we recommend you to use some
CSS Tutorials and CSS Guides to achieve what are you looking for. If you don't want to use CSS, you can use our themes, we offer a variety of custom website templates Click Here To See Them.

Regards,
YCLAS team.

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