When you click on the Prepare > Stylesheet menu option, your liturgical website stylesheet file (app.css) will open in an editor. Use the editor to make modifications. You must manually save the file after making changes.

In your doxa/sites directory, you can have one or more named sites. For each named site, there is an app.css file in the doxa/sites/{sitename}/assets/css directory.

A Cascading StyleSheet (CSS) file is used by a web browser to change the appearance of elements on a webpage, e.g. font size, color, weight, etc.

Do not edit the stylesheet file unless you understand what a cascading stylesheet is and how to create rules for it!

In Doxa, there is a direct relationship between the statements in a template and the format of liturgical text.

For example, consider this statement from a template: sid "actors/Priest"

Doxa will look up actors/Priest in the database library you specify (e.g. en_uk_lash) and generate this HTML:

<p class="actor">PRIEST</p>

In order for this to work, there must be a rule for in the app.css file, e.g.: {
    text-indent: 0px;
    margin-top: 5px;
    margin-bottom: 0px;

Changes you make to the app.css file can affect the autocompletion in the template editor. The autocomplete popup reads the app.css file and extracts all rules for paragraph classes (e.g., span classes (e.g. span.italics), and line break classes (e.g. br.single). If you add a new class to your css file, you must prefix it with the appropriate html tag (one of these three: br, p, or span). Do not use a classname without a tag, e.g. do not do this: .actor { ... }

You can also edit the css.js file using any text editor that is installed on your computer.