Customizing Your Back Page Pro Listing With CSS
July 15, 2022
If you’re looking to customize your personal listing on Back Page Pro, you can do so with some custom CSS. In this article, we’ll cover some easy CSS tricks to get your profile looking great so it really stands out!
What is a CSS?
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are used in web pages to control the appearance of elements like text, images and backgrounds. You may already be familiar with using CCS for things like margins and font size — but did you know that they let you change an image’s color, or add shadows and transparency? The possibilities are endless when it comes to styling web pages with CSS.
What is BackPage Pro?
BackPage Pro was launched when the similar site, Back Page was shut down. These services are similar to Craiglist, but are primarily used for finding and listing escort services. While many users are legitimate, there are also plenty of scam artists who list themselves as escorts, call girls, etc., making these types of ads difficult to differentiate from the real thing.
In order to help people find reputable services, Backpage Pro allows registered users to create listings which appear at the top of search results under certain categories such as ‘escort’ and ‘call girl’. Each ad includes several pictures and basic information about what type of service will be provided, along with contact information. Many members choose to use their own photos rather than the stock images provided by the system, giving each listing more visual appeal. This article covers how to give your listing some added style through customizing your Back Page Pro listing.
What Can I Do With My Custom CSS?
There are a number of options available to you when creating your unique CSS code. A quick scan through any major website reveals thousands of styles applied to different elements in the design, all based on individual user preference. In general terms, here is what you can do:
Font Styling – Change the font size and color of most text items (e.g., titles) within the page. For example, if you wanted to make your name stand out more, change the font color to something bold like red or blue, then add some space around it with padding-top/bottom to provide more room between the lines. You could also choose to set everything in caps so that only the first letter of every sentence appears uppercase instead of just the first word. The default font size and colors may not be ideal for your personal ad; you should feel free to adjust them however you see fit!
Background Images & Shadows – Use your own background images for either a solid color or image behind each listing’s main body text. Also, apply box shadows to the images themselves to help draw attention to parts of your ad that need emphasis, such as an eye-catching title line. Or, simply take away any shadows from an image entirely, turning it into an abstract painting, similar to the ‘Blur’ section below.
Gradients & Patterns – Using gradients or patterns is one way to easily spice up ordinary photos, particularly those taken by users who aren’t experts at using a camera. A gradient involves slowly changing the color of an element while keeping its shape consistent. A pattern uses repeating shapes, such as squares or triangles, arranged in specific ways. These two techniques can make a boring picture seem more appealing in no time flat!
How Do I Use My Own CSS Code?
If you’ve ever looked through the source code for any website, then you’re probably familiar with how to find your own unique styles within the site’s page elements. To add your own customization options for your listing, follow these steps:
1) Open up the Style Editor found at the bottom of your personal profile’s listing page. This will open up the box below where you can see all available settings, as well as edit each individual property such as background color and text color. You can also save a copy of this file by clicking on the small download button at the top right hand corner. If there is a particular option you’d rather not change on accident later on down the road, click on the little lock icon on either side so it doesn’t get overwritten!
2) Once you are finished editing your styles, simply click on the Save button in the upper left hand corner to store them in your browser cache. Your changes should now be visible everywhere that you view the Style Editor!
3) After testing out your new looks in other areas of the Back Page Pro site, remember to always keep a backup of both your Style Editor and downloaded files saved somewhere safe just in case something goes wrong along the way!