The Global styles menu in the Homepage editor allows to incorporate your council's or organisation's Brand colors, Fonts and styling aspects to the Homepage containers.
To go to the Global styles tab, click on Appearance in the left menu. This will open the Homepage editor where you will see the tab on the left menu.
Brand colors have the ability to increase your brand recognition. It is recommended to integrate your brand’s colors across your site. Setting the brand color will reflect on your home and project page elements like headers, buttons, links, icons and tools; that are frequently seen by participants.
You can enter your brand colors hex code in the given tab and click save to apply the same to the home and project page elements.
The Font tab allows you to choose from traditional to modern font sets that match your brand.
Global Font Family
You can select the font family you want to use on your site for titles and content (including descriptions) from the drop down.
One can adjust font sizes of Section titles, Project and Widget titles. You can also change the font size of buttons, paragraphs and descriptions across the site. To maintain consistency, font sizes will remain the same across all projects.
The size can be adjusted by dragging the cursor in the relevant tabs as seen in the image below and the changes can be viewed simultaneously in the right tab, so that one has an immediate view of the change.
Section Title: Changes the font size of section titles (ideal size 32px)
Project & widget titles: Changes the font size of project and widget titles (ideal font-size 24px)
Content and Buttons: Changes the font size of buttons, paragraphs and descriptions across the site (ideal size 16px)
Shadows & Corner Styles
You can change the style of the Project cards or any container that has content by adding shadows and rounded corners. The tabs are self explanatory. Please see the image below to view the different style options and their effect.
All the changes made, once saved, can be previewed by clicking the "View live preview" button. If you do not want to apply the changes immediately, you may "Save as Draft" and then decide to apply the changes to the Homepage anytime later by clicking "Publish".