1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 19, 2013 6:50 AM by Andras Fejer

    Purpose of the static.css file?

    Andras Fejer Level 1



      I'm trying to get to know how designs work in CQ5.

      I've noticed that if I have CSS files in the clientlibs folder which has a categories property set in a design then I can include these CSS files by calling <cq:includeClientLib categories="category_name" /> in the head.jsp of my page component.






                     /clientlibs     (categories = "demo")




      Now if I copy the design and change some CSS settings then both clientlibs folders are included, because both have "demo" as the value of the categories property.


      Generated HTML-code:

      <link rel="stylesheet" href="/etc/designs/demo 2/clientlibs.css" type="text/css">

      <link rel="stylesheet" href="/etc/designs/demo/clientlibs.css" type="text/css">


      This is a problem if I want a website where the author can choose a design over the page properties.

      While examining the Geometrixx project I noticed that "static.css" is being used for designs.

      Unfortunately I was not able to find a description about what purpose "static.css" is supposed to have in CQ5.

      What I would like to know:

      What's the puprose of static.css?

      Is the static.css file used in CQ5 for other things than just page styling?

      Are there any 'best practices' I should look into?

        • 1. Re: Purpose of the static.css file?
          Andras Fejer Level 1

          Here's a small update for those who want to keep their CSS files in the 'clientlibs' folder:


          If there are different designes available for a website, then you can use the design's name as the 'categories' value and in your head.jsp retrieve the current design and use the name (ID) in the <cq:includeClientLib > line.



          <cq:includeClientLib categories="<%= currentDesign.getId() %>" />