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February 9, 2011 Update:
Ning just released the new Ning Design Studio in Beta.
Well, it's exciting and pretty nerve-racking, all at the same time. Ning is introducing a new Ning Theming System. They're calling it the Ning Design Studio, and it's loaded with more themes, nicer features, and a lot more.
More About the New Ning Design Studio - -
According to Ning: (Original Discussion)
"The Ning Design Studio gives you an incredibly intuitive way to customize and transform your social experience."
For more screenshots and information about the Ning Design Studio, check out this page.
For new Ning Network Creators, it'll be great. For existing Ning Networks with a lot of CSS customization, it could become a real challenge, and decision making time.
Let me explain. You'll have to choose one or the other: the old way (your current customization), or the new way (new Design Studio Theming System). Fortunately, it sounds like Ning will provide ongoing access to both Appearance Panels.
If you choose the new, then you've got to start over as far as your overall theme. There really was no other way for Ning to handle this, but to make the 2, separate entities. For those of us who have worked on our custom CSS for years, and a lot have paid for customization; you cannot use the new theming system without giving up your current customization. But, don't panic. It'll just take time to decide which way to go, and I'll be offering all kinds of help once I get my feet good and wet in the new theming system.
And as Ning explains it: What if my Ning Network is already perfect?
When the Ning Design Studio rolls out, your current theme and customizations won't change. In order to take advantage of the new features, including 2-column layouts and Developer Mode, you'll need to select one of the 70 new themes.
However, you can always revert back to your old theme at any time — you can find it in the "My Themes" section. And if you want to edit your old theme, you can choose to do so in the old appearance editor as well. This ensures a great experience for every Ning Creator. If you have any questions about this, take a look at our FAQ on the Creators Network.
Well, February 9th is right around the corner. We'll see how it goes. Here's hoping it's a great addition for all Ning Network Creators!
Actually Eric, I'm pleasantly surprised. I just tested this code and it works fine. I added it via:
Design Studio/Advanced/Add Custom CSS
Is that where you added it?
Gosh, I can't remember. Let me go test.
Let me know Eric.