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finsta2
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Here is an idea I thought would be useful for Themeforest Authors.
So when coding your template why not use a simple trick to make it easier for you?

Here is my sample stylesheet:
<?php header('content-type:text/css');
header("Expires: ".gmdate("D, d M Y H:i:s", (time()+900)) . " GMT"); 
/* Company Colours */ 
$blue='#ccc';
$green='#363';
$lgreen='#cfc';
?>

body {
    background: <?php echo $green; ?>;
}

div {
    width:500px;
    height:250px;
    background: <?php echo $blue ?>;
}

Now before you start screaming all the possible problems like browser cache, over processing the server and etc.

Here is the beauty of it just use the generated css. It is an idea & I think it will speed production.

What do you think?

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Pixelworkshop
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hehe can we make a style switcher from that ?

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luckykind
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I’ve been using dynamic CSS with PHP for years… I’m not sure whether it speeds production or not… but I agree it is a useful way to make a style switcher… :)

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MDNW
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How to speed up your coding: Take ritalin Drink more coffee.

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VisualSharing
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There are also other tools to speed up coding like using a text expander or using zen coding. I already use zen and it’s fast+fun. :)

And if we talk about dynamic CSS , php is good but not designed for the purpose, while Compass is, as far as I know.

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Hy-Studio
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Can we use this for Site Templates if we make a good documentation explaining this?

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luckykind
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Can we use this for Site Templates if we make a good documentation explaining this?

I’ve got it in one of mine… I don’t see why not… it’s going to have to include a PHP file and anybody purchasing it would have to know a little PHP … but that’s pretty much the same that goes for all the Wordpress files sold here….

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JollyGoodThemes
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I normally have a main stylesheet and seperate stylesheets for each of the colour variations and then just echo in the stylesheet the user has selected. Less work for me and the server.

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