Author: Dana Kilroy

After 21 years of being together, how does a band pump up their exposure and reconnect with fans? They invest in social media efforts. The Pale, an Irish band based in Dublin, Ireland, recently teamed up with app developer Declan O’Brien to design a Facebook app using ShortStack to kick off a social media campaign they call “21...

You've spent months -- maybe even years -- working on your business's new product(s). You're excited and can't wait to take the product(s) to market. The challenge, however, is launching your product in such a way that your customers and fans share in your excitement. It's a challenge lots of companies face. Adidas is doing it right,...

Have a Submit Button image you'd like to use? Follow these directions to change out our default Submit Button styling for your custom Submit Button image: 1) Add the following bit of CSS to your CSS Editor: /*Submit Button Image*/ .form_submit{ background: url(https://d2xcq4qphg1ge9.cloudfront.net/assets/49/1134846/original_submit-reg.png)no-repeat; width:95px; height:56px; font-size:0px; display: inline-block; text-align:center; margin: 0px; border: 0px; padding: 0px; } 2) Upload the image you want to use as the button to ShortStack's Media...

Could your Promotions and Custom Forms use a bit of a face-lift? Use the following CSS to give the field input text and dropdowns a bit more oomph: /*Customize Form Input Field Text and Dropdowns*/ select, .horizontal_container .field_block input, .horizontal_container .field_block textarea{  color:#f00f00;  font-size:16px;  font-weight:bold;  font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;  } As always, here are a few resources to help you customize the CSS and...

Looking to add a little pizazz to the submit button for your Promotion or Custom Form on ShortStack?  Pop the CSS below into your CSS Editor in ShortStack to customize your submit button, and make it stand out on your app. .ss_box .form_submit{ border: solid 1px #000000; /* border color, size, and line style */ background:#dd0000; /* background color of...

Are people not seeing the Login with Facebook button in your Promotion form? Use some CSS to draw more attention to it! Customizing the appearance of this button is much like styling the Share and Invite Friends buttons, with just some tiny tweaks. /*Facebook Connect Button*/ .ss_box .facebook_id_field_block a{ color:#ff00ff; /*font color*/ background:#ffff00; /*button color*/ border: solid 1px #000000; /* border color, size, and...

Just because the Facebook disclaimer text is required for every contest, that doesn't mean it can't look good! Style it with the following CSS: /*Style Promotion Disclaimer Text*/ .ss_promotion_disclaimer{ color: #CCCCCC; /*Color of Disclaimer Text*/ font-size:10px; /*Font Size of Disclaimer Text*/ font-family:  Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; /*Web Safe Font Family of Disclaimer Text*/ } You can use the following guides to help you choose a great...

We receive a number of requests from users every day asking for help customizing the Share link on their ShortStack apps.  The process is much like the Links Widget, but there are a few differences to keep in mind. .ss_box .share_link{ border: solid 1px #000000; /* border color, size, and line style */ background:#dd0000; /* background color of the Share link...