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Posted on 2011-09-29
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OK, I'm not very familiar with CSS at all. But I am trying to make a change to a website that uses it. I simply want to add an a href mailto for an email link. But it is pulling the CSS for the link and it is ugly. Is there a way to exclude the line that I want to add from the CSS?

I'm sorry if this is vague, I'm not sure what information I need to give you. Thanks for your help.
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Question by:wiggy353
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you can create a custom class for that specific link.

http://diythemes.com/thesis/css-specificity-thesis/
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by:LZ1
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Can you show us your HTML and CSS code for the elements your talking about? All you really would need to do is add a class to your CSS and then to the mail link, if you want to keep it simple.
/*CSS*/
a.mail{color#36f;}

<!--HTML-->
<a href="mailto:someone@domain.com" class="mail"> Mail me </a>

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by:rknetwork
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Just overwrite a CSS class using style in the tag.

<a href="mailto:user123@domain.com" style="color:#00FF;font-size:12px;">Click here to email</a>
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by:wiggy353
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OK, this may go long, but I will post the code for the CSS and the HTML in question. Here is the CSS:

/* Overall Page */

body {
	margin: 0;
	padding-bottom: 2em;
	background-color: #FFFFFF;
	color: #000000;
	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	border-top: 2px solid #1E2D54;
}
#header {
	border-top: 3px solid #1E2D54;
	border-bottom: 1px dotted #1E2D54;
	height: 5.5em;
}
#header .title {
	font: 190% Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
	color: black;
	background-color: transparent;
	float: left;
	margin-right: 2em;
	margin-top: 1.5em;
	margin-left: .8em;
}

#header a:link, a:visited  {
	color: #336699;
}

/* Logged in user */
.login 
{
    font-size: smaller;
    font-style: oblique;
}

/* Navigation */

#navigation {
	width: 200px;
	top: 7em;
	left: 1em;
	width: 13em;	
	position:absolute;
	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size:90%;
	height: 170px;
}
#navigation ul {
	list-style: none;
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
}
#navigation li {
	border-bottom: 1px solid #3399CC;
}
#navigation li a  {
	display: block;
	padding: 5px 5px 5px 0.5em;
	border-left: 12px solid #1E2D54;
	border-right: 1px solid #1E2D54;
	background-color: #336699;
	color: #FFFFFF;
	text-decoration: none;
}
#navigation li a:hover {
	background-color: #1E2D54;
	color: #FFFFFF;
}
#navigation ul ul {
	margin-left: 12px;
}
#navigation ul ul li {
	border-bottom: 1px solid #1E2D54;
	margin:0;
	background-color: #3399CC;
	color: #1E2D54;
}
#navigation ul ul a:link, #navigation ul ul a:visited {
	background-color: #3399CC;
	color: #2E498F;
}
#navigation ul ul a:hover {
	background-color: #1E2D54;
	color: #FFFFFF;
}

/* Footer */
#header .siteimage 
{
    float: left;
    margin-left: 2em;
    margin-top: 0.2em;
}

#header .breadcrumb {
	font: 90% Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
	color: black;
	background-color: transparent;
	float: right;
	margin-right: 2em;
	margin-top: 3em;
	font-weight:bold;
}

/* Main Content */

#content 
{
	margin-top: 1em;
	margin-left: 15em;
	margin-right: 2em;
	z-index: 1;
	left: -8px;
	top: 101px;
	position: absolute;
	height: 370px;
	width: 854px;
}
h1 {
	font: 150% Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
}

#content p {
	font-size: 80%;
	line-height: 1.6em;
	z-index: 1;
	left: 0px;
	top: 0px;
	position: absolute;
	height: 21px;
	width: 854px;
}

#content .recordsselected {
	font: 90% Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
	color: black;
	background-color: transparent;
	left: 15em;
	top: 7em;
	position: absolute;
	float: left;
	margin-right: 2em;
	margin-top: 0em;
}

#maincontent 
{
	top: 10em;
	left: 15em;
	position:absolute;
	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size:90%;
}

#content ul {
	font-size: 80%;
	line-height: 1.6em; 
}

#content mainimage {
    line-height: 5;
}

.Important
{
    font-size: large;
    color: Red;
}

.ContentText
{
    font-family:Verdana;
    font-size:8pt;
    color: black;
    font-weight: normal;
}

table.formularymaster
{
    font-family:Verdana;
    font-size:8pt;
    color: black;
    font-weight: normal;
}

table.formularymaster th
{
    background-color: #99CC99;
}

table.formularymaster td.d0
{
    text-align: right;
}

table.formularymaster td.d1
{
    text-align: right;
}

table.formularymaster tr.d0
{
    background-color: White;
}

table.formularymaster tr.d1
{
    background-color: #CCFFCC;
}

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Here is the HTML in question:

            <div id="contact" align="left" class="d0">
            <asp:Label ID="lblBuildVersionText" runat="server" Font-Size="X-Small" ForeColor="Gray" Text="Software Build: "></asp:Label>
            <asp:Label ID="lblBuildVersionPbmSite" runat="server" 
            Font-Size="X-Small" ForeColor="Gray" Text="1.0"></asp:Label>
            <br />
            <br />
            <span>To report problems with this website, <a href="mailto:user@dom.com">click here</a></span>
            </div>

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by:Jen0910
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I dont see an ID for "contact" at all. Add this to your css and change colors/text styling as you see fit:

#contact.d0 a, #contact.d0 a:link, #contact.d0 a:visited {color:#A00; text-decoration:none;}
#contact.d0 a:hover {color:#09C; text-decoration:none;}

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Is there something else specific you are trying to achieve with this?
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by:wiggy353
ID: 36816611
It came down to a problem with the <div> that it was is. Not the CSS. Thanks for the help.
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