Comments: 8
SilverThistle 6 years ago
This is so interesting, I just wish I knew how to get the blockquote thingy to work like you have it. I'm a rank amateur and knew zero about CSS last week so it's a steep learning curve for me. I've managed to get a basic blockquote workaround but yours looks so much prettier. How, or rather where did you enter that code? Just in the html section? Does it show up for everyone in their dashboard too or just when the post is opened? I take it that your way doesn't need any custom CSS added?Soooo many questions, sorry, lol.

Oh, and I probably should mention that I can't tell (don't know) the difference between a p style and a span style. They look like they give the same effect but obviously they differ somewhere.
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia 6 years ago
No difference in appearance for a p style and a span style, just that p is the normal paragraphs that are created all over your posts, and span you can stick just about anywhere you like. I'll copy the code for the blockquote as well in a sec, so you can see how I did that, it's just a variation on the same idea.

This is also just css, it's just inline so it only applies directly where you put it, not to every post you ever made (although, you could probably make all the blockquotes look like this with custom css too)
SilverThistle 6 years ago
Oh, I get it now with the p and span, thanks :)

So the css code there I'd put in my html editor? or in my main post as I'm typing it? If it's in the main post will that mean that it shows in the dashboard too, the way I do it now it only shows on the main post, not the dashboard.
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia 6 years ago
I added how to ┬┤do the blockquotes, both ways. And yes, this shows in the dash (and even in your editor) as you go.
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia 6 years ago
Bah, stupid hit enter key. I usually type up the post, then tweak in the html view. Typing it directly into the editor in normal view sort of works, but it's unpredictable, html view works fine (but still sometimes does some odd things if you edit the post too many times afterwards, like this one :)
SilverThistle 6 years ago
You are my hero! I shall go and stare at that code until it sinks in. Yours looks so much prettier than my way! I'm a total noob with all this coding stuff but with all the clever people like yourself around here I'm learning fast! thanks for sharing :)
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia 6 years ago
CSS really isn't anywhere near as difficult as it sounds or looks, in fact once you get the hang of it , it's quite intuitive: Instructions are named quite sensibly, and as long as you're only looking for a bit of visual styling, it mostly just makes sense.

BTW: I use ems as a measure of length, because em is related to the font: so if you (or your reader) has their font set huge for accessbility purposes, it scales with it. It's simply the width of a capital M in the current font. Ingrained habit from having to make government sites comply with accessibility rules. I mention this, because if you're quite new to CSS, you might not have seen that before.
SilverThistle 6 years ago
I hadn't seen any of it before this week, ehehe