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Customizing Your Ditty Fonts


Adjusting fonts, font sizes, and font colors in your Ditty can significantly enhance the visual appeal and readability of your content. This tutorial will guide you through the process, highlighting various methods and levels of hierarchy or overriding to tailor your Ditty exactly to your needs.

Understanding the Basics: Default Layouts and CSS

When you start with Ditty, you’ll notice that each item type renders with a default layout. These defaults are a great starting point, but you have many options to customize to your needs, including adjusting the font styling.

Method 1: Adjusting Display Styles for Global Font Changes

To change the font styles for all your items consistently, you’ll want to start with the global settings.

  1. Access Display Styles: Navigate to your display styles in Ditty. This is where you can set the base font styling for your entire Ditty.
  2. Choose a Font: Select a font that suits your style. For example, you could choose ‘PT Sans’ from the Google Fonts library.
  3. Customize Font Attributes: Set the font size, line height, letter spacing, and text color. You can also specify colors for links here.

* Keep in mind that font styles contained in Layouts will override the display’s settings.

Method 2: Customization Layouts Using CSS

For more specific adjustments, you’ll need to delve into the CSS for item Layouts.

  1. Access Layout CSS: This is where you can override global settings for specific items.
  2. Fine-Tune Settings: Adjust font size, font family, and other attributes for specific elements like titles and times.
  3. Use Relative Units: Consider using ’em’ units for font sizes to maintain relative sizing based on the global font size.

Advanced Customization: Item Styles, Container Styles, and More

Beyond basic font adjustments, Ditty allows for deeper customization:

  • Item Styles: Customize individual item appearances.
  • Container Styles: Adjust the styling of item containers.
  • Content and Page Styles: Play around with these settings to set background colors, padding, borders, etc.

Implementing Your Changes

Once you’ve made your adjustments:

  1. Preview Your Changes: Observe how the changes look in the preview section.
  2. Adjust As Necessary: If the fonts don’t look as expected, tweak the settings until you achieve the desired look.

Recap and Tips for Effective Customization

  • Start with Global Settings: Initially set your font styling in the display styles.
  • Customize Further: Go into item layouts and set custom CSS for more specific styling.
  • Check Existing CSS: Some item types might have pre-applied CSS. If your changes don’t reflect, check and modify these styles.

Conclusion

Customizing fonts in your Ditty is a straightforward process that can significantly impact the presentation of your content. Start with global display settings for a uniform look, and then dive into individual item layout customizations for more detailed styling. Remember, experimentation is key to achieving the perfect look for your Ditty!