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CSS: Styling the first post

edited May 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hey guys,

I've been working on a layout design in Photoshop for the past few days, using the default Vanilla template as a base. Upon getting to the discussion page, I thought of having the first post - that belonging to the discussion starter, styled differently from the rest. For example, every post could have the standard white background with black text, but for the first post to have a blue background with white text. CSS isn't necessarily an issue for me, and I can style very well. It's just a matter of how to get the first post to style differently and not have that style follow on with other posts.

I'd really appreciate it if someone could guide me on whether this can be done or not, and if so, how. Thanks in advance! Oh and if it's not too clear what I've intended just let me know and I'll do a mockup design of what I mean. :)


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    i think there's nothing by default that allows you to do that, but only with a line of code, you can achieve it

    you have to edit /themes/comments.php, so I'd recommend (as suggested in the documentation) to create a new folder in /themes and copy the file into it.

    then add this if ($Comment->CommentID == $this->Discussion->FirstCommentID) $CommentClass .= ' FirstComment';just before this (around line 72)$CommentClass = trim($CommentClass);and now you can do the css styling on the FirstComment class
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    Pure genius! Thank you very much! I'll give it a shot and let you know how it works out. Thanks again, miquel. :)
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