• Plurk Styling Plurk

Plurk can be styled with CSS. This basically means that any element on a Plurk profile can be customized. Colors can be changed, background can be altered etc.

The basic structure

There are three elements that are important to notice:

  • body:
    The element decides background of the page besides top bar, font size and text colors
  • #timeline_holder:
    The element where the timeline is stored
  • #dashboard_holder:
    The element where the dashboard is stored

Here is an example of how to create a very simple white theme:

/* USE_DARK_ICONS */
body {
    background: none;
    color: black;
}

#timeline_holder {
    background: none;
}

#top_bar a, #top_login a, #dashboard_holder a, #footer a {
    color: black !important;
}


USE_DARK_ICONS is a special comment that will make Plurk use darker icons.

Other than this, we recommend installing and exploring Plurk DOM via Firebug. It makes styling much easier.

Example theme (Infected mushroom)

A greenish theme that uses backgrounds hosted on tinypic.com.

The code:

._lc_ {
    background-image: url(http://i37.tinypic.com/24fb3f6.gif);
    background-repeat: repeat;
    color: white;
}

#timeline_holder {
    background-image: url(http://i34.tinypic.com/6hs5d1.gif);
    background-repeat: repeat;
}

#top_bar a, #top_login a, #dashboard_holder a, #footer a {
    color: white;
}


Styling page title

You can paste in this code to pimp the profile title (red background with white text):

#page_title {
    background-color: #ff4e4e;
    padding: 1px;
    color: white;
}


Styling the dashboard

Paste in this code to make the dashboard red, with white text and a white border:

#plurk-dashboard {
    background-color: #ff4e4e;
    color: white;
    border: 2px solid white;
}


Resources

Learn CSS from these sites: