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How to Use Variables to Set Colors Across Your Site

Why This Is Important

You can easily set colors for every element of your site on RebelMouse, including the color of your text, links, and headlines. Usually there's a set of 2–3 colors used across a site. But instead of hardcoding the color on every element, you can use variables to make it so that if a color needs to change, you can update it in one place instead of everywhere — making future maintenance easy.


How to Use Color Variables

To set a variable, you need to navigate to Global Settings in our Layout & Design tool. This is the first page you land on after you choose Layout & Design from the hamburger menu (☰) as a logged-in user.

Next, click on the Code view in Global Settings:

Then, add in a variable like this:

<variable caption="AnyName " name="name_you_will_use_in_code" type="color" value="hex_value" />

Once added, it will look like this:

You can then use it in the Style tab of the Properties card for any element:

You can also use color variables in Custom HTML elements:

Then, you can add a <style></style> tag as follows to set up color overrides:

However, do not use color variables in the Header Code element because it will not render any results.

If you have any questions about this, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

RebelMouse CEO: Reimagining Diversity “Starts in the Office”

Why women, minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community will restructure workplace norms

Entering a new decade means a new opportunity to change how we approach diversity. In a joint interview alongside Leanne Pittsford of Lesbians Who Tech, RebelMouse founder and CEO Andrea Breanna said that the only way to fight patriarchal dominance is to encourage and nurture more women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, particularly in tech.

Over half of RebelMouse's employees are women or identify as LGBTQ. Read our full diversity and inclusion report here.

Check out the full video below.

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