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Your font styles look like this....




normal italic
normal bold
normal bold italic

I have added these custom styles to make it easier to edit the site and also keep your site styles consistent. A consistent look and feel throughout your site keeps your site looking fresh and organized, and makes your clients feel more comfortable in their surroundings.

Your basic text styles have bold, italic attributes. Titles and special sizes do not. Should you ever need any additional styles, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be glad to add them.

Your site’s normal font size is 14pixels. You have different styles for the same font size. If you need a smaller font, the smaller size is 2 pixels smaller than the body size. If you need a larger font, you have several to choose from. Search engines look for headers (h1, h2, and h3). I have included styles for these in under the format dropdown. You should not use h1 headers in your regular text content. This is usually reserved for page headers and are automatically generated by Joomla. The search engines look for those as your page title. If you use it indiscriminately everywhere you will confuse the robots.

Remember that, regardless of your site’s font size, people are able to change the size to whatever they like within their browsers, so you don’t need to have very large fonts. If you make fonts too large on the site, it may make the layout fall out of whack since it pushes on the structure of the site. Think of your pages built out of blocks that have content within them. This is specially true in most modules. And in the Web, as well as in Texting and Emails, large text and Caps equals screaming! Not a nice way to talk to your clients.

Play with it and see what happens.

To find out what style is being used in a particular title or paragraph, select a word and look up at the styles pulldown menu. It will display the style.

To apply a style, select the text that you want to edit and pull down the Styles Menu to choose the style. Automatically, the text will have the right font family, font size, color, weight, alignment, decoration etc. Every time you use the style it will be consistent through out your site. It saves you a lot of edit time not having to do all those steps individually every time you are going to edit your site.

If you play with a bogus article (one that isn't linked from anywhere), you can save it as long as it isn’t associated with any category it will not display in the site. You can use it to experiment on. This is a good way to get accustomed to the editor without causing some serious harm to your content.

Page Titles

The largest page title at the top of your page is an H1 title and the style has already been predetermined. You cannot change the style. To make changes to the content in the title, you must do it in the menu for the page. Click here for the location of your page title.

Blog Page Titles

If the page title you need to edit is in a Blog page, the name of the article is being used as the Page Title. You cannot edit the style, as it is preset, but you can change the name. This is an example of a Blog page. Notice where it says more article, those are the article titles.

Good Management Practices

It is a good idea to plan your content before you build it. Having a good outline of what you want to achieve is always going to have the best results.

Naming conventions

Naming your articles exactly what they are is a good thing.  Think of how you will find them later, or even better, if several people are editing the site, make it easier for others to find the articles. This is true unless the articles are being automatically displayed in pages in Blog styles.

Earlier versions of Joomla allowed you to add the same title to many files. Unfortunately, this would create a conflict and the page headers would not display.  Since 2.5 it doesn't allow you to have the same alias. Same titles are fine.