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How to change Askbot Look and Feel

I want to change the look and feel of askbot, starting with CSS. I see that askbot is using twitter based css framework Bootstrap. It would be great if I could get some instructions on changing css and templates. I remember seeing a question which indicate that askbot is moving away from current template system.

SocialQA's avatar
asked 2013-05-24 10:45:38 -0500
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The best advise on customizing the look and feel is in the documentation pages.

Despite that we have bootstrap.css in the paths we are not relying on bootstrap entirely. We are planning to use Zurb Foundation in the future.

Bootstrap is currently used for some things like modal menues and dropdowns and that's it. We will probably end up removing unused css from the bootstrap file.

I think the steps to convert to Foundation will be to convert our stylesheet sources in the .less to .scss organize the stylesheet file and then replace the layout css with that from Foundation.

Maybe you (and/or others) could contribute to cleaning up the style.less file - in a sense of organizing it - without actual changes to the looks. When we have pieces in that file more or less sorted so that you know where to say change styles of borders, buttons, specific pages etc?

If you make changes like those - please just make a pull request on github.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2013-05-25 00:21:03 -0500, updated 2013-05-25 00:29:37 -0500
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Maybe you also want to look at which has an awesome UI kit.

Felix Schwarz's avatar Felix Schwarz (2013-05-28 03:30:24 -0500) edit

Can I integrate gumbyframework with askbot.

SocialQA's avatar SocialQA (2013-05-30 13:36:01 -0500) edit
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