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    How to Steal a CSS Stylesheet

    Now - stealing is wrong. However, there are times when you really like how a certain blog laid out its type, or how a particular menu functions. In that event, I have a solution:

    FIREFOX, IE or SAFARI (Chrome?)

    If you're using a nice browser, you should be able to right-click and "view page source." At the top of the browser, you'll see something should look like this:

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    <link rel="stylesheet" href="thecssfile.css" />
    copy the URL inside the "" of the HREF part, and you've got the URL to that blog's stylesheet. Paste into your address bar and look for the snippet you wanted.

    Incidentally, more "design friendly" websites will have multiple stylesheets. Make sure you find the one you want. This is a great way to see how CSS works in a browser, and learn how to do things yourself.

    However, NEVER steal the exact design of another website. EVER. It's totally wrong so don't do it okay?

    But do take a peak at the stylesheet. The owner won't care.

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    Yes, just want to stress on the fact never steal- Elliiot (Elliot Jay Stocks &#187; Home) recently posted about how people flick his stuff...poor guy who flicked it, it became super embarassing for him)

    Incidentally, more "design friendly" websites will have multiple stylesheets. Make sure you find the one you want. This is a great way to see how CSS works in a browser, and learn how to do things yourself.
    I think they use 960.cs.


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    Why NOT FIREFOX? Just gotta click CTRL + U afaik

    Thanks for this post, I've used this a couple of times, just to check how others did things -- mostly I just download free css templates and watch it from there

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    Also, you can check out the css/html/javascript and make changes live using FF + WebDeveloper Toolbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    Why NOT FIREFOX? Just gotta click CTRL + U afaik
    I think she said for FF or Chrome, you can get it from View Source.
    But if it is not FF...she doesn't knows what can be done.

    IE also has the View Source option.

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    Never steal :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    Why NOT FIREFOX? Just gotta click CTRL + U afaik

    Thanks for this post, I've used this a couple of times, just to check how others did things -- mostly I just download free css templates and watch it from there
    Free CSS templates are cool, but never as high quality (in my personal opinion) as say, a professional designer's portfolio.

    @cheth

    I mentioned not stealing. This is more like taking a look at how your friend did a math problem so you can figure it out.

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    I use to do the same thing x] Copy the css but i've learnt and stopped now however good for new learners

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    Yea I look at what others do as well Then create something myself

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