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Creating or Editing a Type Style in BaseKit

As of June 19, 2013, BaseKit is not available on new Shared accounts; however, HostGator Website Builder is offered as a replacement.

In BaseKit you can create a new type style to define the appearance of one or more text blocks.

Adding a New Type Style

It's very simple to add a new style in Basekit. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Select any text widget.
  2. Click the gear icon to begin editing.
  3. From the toolbar that appears, select the Styles dropdown.
  4. At the top of the dropdown list, select Add new type style.
  5. Fill in the dialog box that appears:
    • Title - the name of your new style as it will appear in the styles menu
    • Clone Class - the basis for the class you will be creating
    • Element - the type of HTML element that will be inserted
    • Class Name - the name of the class as it will appear in the HTML code
Element and Class name should not normally need to be changed. Unless you understand enough about CSS to know what these terms mean, you should leave them alone.
  1. Click Add Style to create the new style.

Editing a Type Style

To edit a type style in BaseKit:

  1. Select any text widget.
  2. Click on the gear icon to begin editing.
  3. Click Styles to access the styles drop-down list.
  4. Hover over the style you wish to edit.
  5. Click the Edit button to bring up the style editor at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Here you can define various different styles for your text.
    • Font type
      • Theme-based styles
      • Custom created font styles (custom tab)
    • Background for your text
    • Text spacing
    • Borders
    • Shadows
    • Visual FX
If you use the Shadows and Visual FX options, your type style may not display correctly in older browsers like Internet Explorer 6 & 7. This is an inherent limitation of obsolete browser technology and is not a fault with BaseKit.
  1. When you have finished editing your text style, click Save Changes to finalize your edits.

You may now use your new style anywhere in the web site by selecting it from the styles drop-down menu.

Deleting a Type Style

You can also remove a style if you do not intend to use it in your document again. To do so, simply edit the style and click the Delete button to the right of the options in the drawer at the bottom of the screen.

To learn more about how to work with text in BaseKit, please read: