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A useful technique in web design is the use of distinctive background colors to provide visual separation between sections in a page. Squarespace customers can implement the technique using templates such as Bedford and Marquee that allow many individual pages to be concatenated into a single, index page.
My earlier post on Facebooking the Squarespace Flatiron shows how you never really leave your site's index page when viewing the gallery pages in your index collection. How then do you write CSS rules to affect just the index page, or just the gallery page, but not both?
Have you built a site on a Squarespace template such as Flatiron or Marquee supporting the concept of index pages or index collections? Do you post a page or a gallery link to Facebook only to be frustrated that Facebook ignores the metadata for the page you are posting and displays the index page's metadata instead? Keep reading! There's a perfectly logical explanation along with a dead-simple solution.
CSS style rules let you bust into full-on, creative mode when designing websites on the Squarespace platform. The Squarespace promise is one of gorgeous template designs that you build out with drag-and-drop ease. Yet no matter how good the template, there is always just that one little tweak that you want to make, that wasn't accounted for by the template's designer. Knowing how to create and apply CSS rules helps you avoid the cookie-cutter look by customizing your site's design beyond the limited set of choices provided by the template.
Consider social media from the very beginning when creating blog posts and other web content. Here are some tips for Squarespace customers on controlling the appearance of their content when it's linked to from someone's Facebook wall. Learn to control the thumbnail image, as well as the descriptive text and title that are displayed when a URL is pasted into a Facebook status update.