I'm new to UNA and I am very unexperienced in matters of web dev.
In attempting to know UNA with the Protean theme, I am trying to make some basic stylistic modifications, such as changing the color of things.
I've created a new style/mix in the "PROTEAN" Una-App, which is my default theme. The new style is always saved after implementing some modifications, but despite this I continue to see no changes in my website. For example, in the new style I created, under "LARGE BUTTONS", changing the value of "On-hover background color" did not show any change in the website preview.
It seems to me that the "System" style/mix continues to be used, regardless of whatever I do. I explored the "DESIGNER" UNA-App, which allowed me to change the cover image, but saw no entry that would allow me to change the colors of the themes.
Could anyone point me to the right direction?
You need to always check two things:
1. That your current template is the one you're testing. If you have more than one template installed, you can choose the default one in the Studio> Designer settings. Also, ensure that as a user you have selected your current template - there's a link in the site footer called "Template". Once you've settled on one template, we recommend deactivating all other templates and this won't be an issue.
2. Cache. Templates changes are all saved in CSS, which is heavily cached by browsers AND on-server by UNA to improve loading speed. Go to Studio > Settings > Cache and disable cache for CSS while you're working on styling, and also make sure to clear browser cache when reloading your frontend to see changes. To avoid getting logged out every time it is best to make changes in one browser (say, Firefox or Safari) and test them in another (say, Chrome, where you can clear cache easily).