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The Outside-In Principle: Time Saving Tips for Setting Up Pages and Posts

You know that feeling when someone gives you the tiniest bit of information, and suddenly everything makes so much sense?

For example, how do you usually crack your eggs? Many people have a habit of cracking their eggs on the rim of a mixing bowl, which produces small eggshell fragments that fall into your food.


But, if you crack an egg on a flat surface such as a countertop, the shell cracks cleanly and without any fine particles. No more egg shell bits in your food!

Yes! Where has this tip been all my life?

The same thing can be said for the Outside-In Principle. You could get by without it... but once you know how to use it, you’ll never build websites the same way again!

The Outside-In Principle + Global Colors: The Ultimate Color Customization Combo

WordPress themes have come a long way, haven’t they? Back in the day, you couldn’t choose your theme color or your font — you were stuck with what the theme developer gave you. 

Today, Thrive Theme Builder allows you to choose any color you want for any element on your entire website

It’s jaw-droppingly customizable.

But with great customizability can come great confusion. What’s a global color? Why didn’t this update like I thought it would?

In a past article, we covered how to use the Outside-In Principle to customize your website’s typography. In this article, we'll explore how using this exact same principle will allow you to take complete control over your website's colors and create gorgeous pages more quickly than ever.

Once you start using this method, you’ll wonder what you ever did without it. 

The Outside-In Principle: Time Saving Tips for Setting Up Headings and Fonts

Do you ever wonder how people build websites so quickly?

Does it ever seem like other people can build entire websites in mere hours, while you’re sitting there taking days — or even weeks — to accomplish the exact same thing? 

Here's a little secret: It’s not that other people are web design geniuses (well, most people aren’t). It's much more likely that other people are just hip to a web styling methodology that saves tons of time and makes their workflow much, much easier. 

It’s called the Outside-In Principle, and this post is here to teach you how...