Customize a graphic theme

StreetLib Write provides a selection of professionally designed graphic themes you can apply to your book. Each theme has a unique combination of fonts, title styles, text alignment, etc. built for a specific genre of book. You can look in the theme description to see what it's most appropriate for: biography, thriller, etc..

If you'd like to build a personal style sheet, and already have some knowledge in the field, you'll be able to customize a theme by editing its existing CSS files. Here is how:

In you book page, on StreetLib Write's app, click on "theme":

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You can then either click on "Create Theme" or "Customize" on the theme you activated, you'll give a name to your customized theme and then enter an editor where each part of the different CSS files will be customizable:

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You can then start working on the CSS code, getting the right text block opened on the HTML editor by simply clicking on it (on the left bar).

You'll be able to modify each specification of the said text block (size, font, etc.) with suggestions to help you "talk the right language". If for instance you'd like the section title to be centered instead of aligned right, you'd:

  • click on the block "section title",
  • see the right lines of codes appear on the editor,
  • make them editable by removing /* and */ on top and bottom of the paragraph
  • and change as wished:

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To make sure you create a clean CSS file you should have a minimum knowledge of the language, a bit of research online for each element you wish to change can be enough.

You can remove from the editor the parts you do not wish to change but make sure to keep the full line about your change (e.g. you could keep only "text-align: right;" and change "right" it to "center").

Clicking on the related tabs on the bottom of the left bar, you'll be able to act on the CSS files of the Contents, Title, Table of Content and PDF for print.

Once your personal theme is ready, you'll need to activate it to have it applied to your book:

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