Author Topic: Styling Blockquotes  (Read 697 times)

dubsartur

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Styling Blockquotes
« on: March 05, 2024, 04:33:22 AM »
Right now, blockquotes appear in smaller lighter text than the body.  So if the main text is readable, often the quoted text is not.  Could we change styling so that the blockquotes are in at least the same size and weight as the body text?
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Re: Styling Blockquotes
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2024, 11:25:23 PM »
I've put this on the list, I need to take a day to do Exilian-tech stuff sometime soon. If anyone else wants to weigh in please do: otherwise, I'll take as a general principle that I'll try to equalise the weight of blockquote text with body text. Which hopefully is one CSS tweak away, but I've not looked at it yet so may be more complex if we're unlucky.
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Re: Styling Blockquotes
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2024, 05:25:07 PM »
And here's a block quote just so folk can see what happens:
Quote
Look, I'm a quote! See how quotey I am!

Inspecting the HTML and CSS, it looks like it's coming from class="bbc_standard_quote", which has font-size: x-small. I don't know how easy it is to change this without breaking anything else.

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Re: Styling Blockquotes
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2024, 06:09:55 PM »
OK, just took a look and that should now be fixed on the standard Exilian theme, you might need a cntrl+f5 refresh to reload the style sheet :)
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Re: Styling Blockquotes
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2024, 07:20:18 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to fix this!  I did not know that there was a shortcut to refresh the stylesheet for a page.

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Re: Styling Blockquotes
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2024, 08:04:24 PM »
Yeah, ctrl+f5 is a useful one to know, it's the "hard refresh" in most browsers. The regular f5 refresh reloads the page but not any cached items associated with it like images or the stylesheet whereas ctrl-f5 reloads all associated files as well :)
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