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  • # June 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    This is a long post, and likely to be vague to most people but I’m hoping I’ll get some kind of direction. I’ve been working on a project that has 19 domains , and I have completed about 7. Each domain is part of a huge domain – after the pages are coded and the designs approved on our server, the codes are pasted inside a container within the main domain and the style sheet paths are also attached. After about 6 domains were coded, I was told to start moving(pasting) the codes on the main domain – I noticed that some universal styles were being applied from the main domain that was completely messing up my design(that too descendant styles have been used, as opposed to child styles – to add to my woes) – using the !important attribute to override styles would be a complete waste of time. When I brought this up ( All I requested was a container that did not have any default styles applied – instead I’m having to paste my code inside an empty carousel that has a ton of other styles), this is what they(the client’s development team) had to say

    “we cannot change the css and the structure..so if krish can use the bootstrap structure we all will be good.,otherwise their always be a css or js conflict in some or other usecases..”

    “other way is to use inline css which will be more timeconsuming thing. i can suggest that we both should use bootstrap…. its a standard library of js and ui functionality…”

    So basically, all the custom built work has gone to waste (or has it?). My Questions.

    a) What would you do if you were in my position – how would you orchestrate the workflow from here?

    b) I’ve never used bootstrap – are there any limitations for this kind of a project ? I mean, even if I create something from Bootstrap, wouldn’t I have to overcome the default styles? Or Does Bootstrap have a lot of default styles that can be used?

    c) Can I create new styles or would I have to be stuck with B(oot)S’s styles from their style sheet? If I can, how would it differ from using my own style sheet?

    d) What clarifications should I seek before I start my work? What should the workflow be like?

    >>>>> I may have to remove this question after I get some direction as I believe the tech team too might be using this site. I’m not sure if this could be done as a special request.

    # June 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Without seeing the code and really understanding what’s going on and how things relate, can’t really offer sound advice as to what you should do. Maybe if I could understand your limitations better and how you/they have things set up currently, however if the dev team is saying they can’t change the CSS then whatever you do it’s going to be tedious work.

    Bootstrap is just a framework, it comes with default (very basic) styles for common things, you will still have to write more specific CSS to get your design to look right. There are no limitations, it’s just used as a resource when building websites.

    # June 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    >Bootstrap is just a framework, it comes with default (very basic) styles for common things, you will still have to write more specific CSS to get your design to look right.

    Bootstrap is HUGE…and includes a whole bunch of styles that may or may not be used. If the existing site uses the whole framework then there may be a great deal of specificity to overcome.

    # June 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    > Bootstrap is HUGE

    It is, but any good developer should only use what they need, and I hope that’s the case here, because this could be a nightmare to maintain

    # June 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Yeah but it sounds like the dev team hasn’t done that…hence the OPs problem.

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