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Overview

Themeing can be done in Cutestrap by just overridding the various custom properties that get set inside of core.css. By default, all of the theme related variables are set in an html ruleset, but it is also possible to sub-theme by declaring theme styles inside of any ruleset.

Since we’re utilizing custom properties, the values will cascade down from where they are declared down to all their descendants.

Colors

The most common customization for changing a theme is changing the colors. Just about all the colors in Cutestrap utilize shading and tinting to get darker and lighter variations respectively.

All colors are also namespaced with a --color- prefix.

Primary

The primary color has a single tint and a single shade.

html {
    --color-primary-tint: hsl(350, 100%, 80%);
    --color-primary: hsl(350, 80%, 60%);
    --color-primary-shade: hsl(350, 60%, 40%);
}

Accent

Like the primary color, the accent color also comes with a tint and a shade.

html {
    --color-accent-tint: hsl(170, 100%, 80%);
    --color-accent: hsl(170, 80%, 60%);
    --color-accent-shade: hsl(170, 60%, 40%);
}

By default, links are blue and visited links are purple. This follows the web default and also gives readers indication of which links they have already been to.

html {
    --color-link: hsl(230, 60%, 50%);
    --color-link-visited: hsl(290, 60%, 50%);
    --color-link-hover: hsl(230, 80%, 60%);
    --color-link-active: hsl(350, 60%, 50%);
}

Neutral

The neutral colors come with four tints and four shades. --color-neutral is the mid-point, --color-neutral-tinted is basically white, and --color-neutral-shaded is basically black.

In between the mid-point and the two extremes are the other tints and shades. The higher the number, the closer their are to their respective extreme.

html {
    --color-neutral-tinted: hsl(170, 10%, 98%);
    --color-neutral-tint3: hsl(170, 10%, 94%);
    --color-neutral-tint2: hsl(170, 10%, 85%);
    --color-neutral-tint1: hsl(170, 10%, 68%);
    --color-neutral: hsl(170, 10%, 55%);
    --color-neutral-shade1: hsl(170, 10%, 41%);
    --color-neutral-shade2: hsl(170, 10%, 30%);
    --color-neutral-shade3: hsl(170, 10%, 18%);
    --color-neutral-shaded: hsl(170, 10%, 2%);
}

Fonts

The fonts for Cutestrap can be easily swapped out by updating the --font-headeing and --font-body custom properties with new values.

html {
    --font-family: 'Avenir', 'Avenir Next', 'Helvetica Neue', 'Segoe UI', 'Verdana', sans-serif;
    --font-mono: 'Consolas', 'Monaco', 'Courier New', monospace;
    --font-heading: var(--font-family);
    --font-body: var(--font-family);
}

Example

The dark theme used for this site was really just swapping each variable with the respective counter-part (e.g. --color-primary-shade becomes --color-primary-tint and --color-neutral-tint3 becomes --color-neutral-shade3.

html {
    --color-primary-shade: hsl(350, 100%, 80%);
    --color-primary: hsl(350, 80%, 60%);
    --color-primary-tint: hsl(350, 60%, 40%);
    --color-accent-shade: hsl(170, 100%, 80%);
    --color-accent: hsl(170, 80%, 60%);
    --color-accent-tint: hsl(170, 60%, 40%);
    --color-link: hsl(230, 60%, 50%);
    --color-link-visited: hsl(290, 60%, 50%);
    --color-link-hover: hsl(230, 80%, 60%);
    --color-link-active: hsl(350, 60%, 50%);
    --color-neutral-shaded: hsl(170, 10%, 98%);
    --color-neutral-shade3: hsl(170, 10%, 94%);
    --color-neutral-shade2: hsl(170, 10%, 85%);
    --color-neutral-shade1: hsl(170, 10%, 68%);
    --color-neutral: hsl(170, 10%, 55%);
    --color-neutral-tint1: hsl(170, 10%, 41%);
    --color-neutral-tint2: hsl(170, 10%, 30%);
    --color-neutral-tint3: hsl(170, 10%, 18%);
    --color-neutral-tinted: hsl(170, 10%, 2%);

}