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Set Plot Colours with External CSS

We’re working on a set of visualizations using either Dash or D3. We wanted to have 1 CSS stylesheet that would define things like colour-palettes for plots.

How would one go about specifying using these palettes in Dash? I noticed that the styling of e.g. points on a graph seems to be done inline in the html:
<path class="point" transform="translate(77.93,36.27)" d="M3,0A3,3 0 1,1 0,-3A3,3 0 0,1 3,0Z" style="opacity: 1; stroke-width: 0px; fill: rgb(31, 119, 180); fill-opacity: 1;"></path>

Would there be a a way of accessing External CSS variables in the Dash python code?

Plotly.js does not provide a way to customize the CSS through stylesheets (see, all of the styling is done through the charting API itself (e.g. marker.color)

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Gotcha. I’ll look into loading these variables in Python. Thanks Chris!

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This would be a really neat feature if Plotly ever considered adding it!

Allowing to over-ride the style of plots via CSS would be a really clean way for designers to be able to tweak the styling alongside other site style changes, without having to dig into code.