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Base Settings

The Base Settings tab sets the style for container or layout selected in the component styles tab.

If you want to use the parent styles, select the Inherit from parent check box.

Inheriting parent styles disables editing of the base settings. The base settings must be edited on the parent skin when a skin inherits from a parent.

  • Overall font

    Select the font family.

  • Base tag heading styles

    Headings refer to a page or a section of a page, are important to HTML structure, and mandatory for accessibility.

  • Background

    Specify the background style.

  • Layout

    Specify the width of the padding in pixels.

  • Skin rules

    Use the skin to specify the presentation of your content. You can style all presentation elements of your interface in the skin, including typography, borders, backgrounds, layouts, and the placement and alignment of elements.

  • Skin rules - Completing the Create or Save As form

    Create a skin or update an existing one to specify the presentation aspects of your application.

  • More about Skin rules

    To ensure uniform styles throughout your application, create and maintain styles through the Skin rule.

  • Mixins tab of the Skin rules form

    Use the Mixins tab to define mixins (reusable style patterns). Mixins can define a reusable typography, border, or background style, or a style that is a combination of these styles. Using mixins helps ensure consistency across your user interface, maximize re-use, and minimize future maintenance.

  • Inheritance

    The inheritance tab displays the parent styles for the current skin.

  • Component styles (custom style formats)

    Use the Component styles tab to define the presentation of components by creating custom style formats. After you define style formats, reference them on property panes for sections, harnesses, and controls.

  • Skin form - Included Styles tab

    Use this tab to select which style sheets to add to the skin, and select the components to be supported in your application.

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