efficacious wrote:The styles are kept in the database by default. However you can either refresh the databse with the changes to the hard files via the "Style" tab in the ACP or you can check the "Recompile Stale Style components" option. Which is also located in the ACP. Something I like to do when modding styles is I create my own CSS file and then simply add it to the bottom of the css file list. The JS is simply overkill and is not needed.
what are you talking about?
the styles are kept in the stylesheets, the css files that are in the theme folder.
yes, they do get put in the database when you edit them from the admin panel but that goes away each time you refresh the style/template/theme/imageset or purge the cache.
that is why, it is always suggested to download the actual files, edit them and upload them back.
then refresh whatever it was to get rid of what might be in the database and the cache so that you can see the changes.
yes, you can set the "recompile stale style componets" to yes so that you do not have to go through the refresh mess, but it doesn't work if you are going to edit from the admin panel anyway. that is not why you would change the style componets setting in the first place.