Changing Andreas04 text area default font ONLY

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  • #248533

    vivianpaige
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    we can’t see any changes to your blog because you can’t save them until after you purchase the CSS upgrade.

    As for H3 – you should be able to make the text italic. You type in the text and then highlight it and click on the I icon (2nd one from the left on the top row).

    #248539

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Remember what boblets and I have both said about fonts. The reason you list more than one is because each person’s computer that reads your site may not have the specific font installed. That individual’s computer goes thru the list until they reach the font installed on their computer. In your case, first it looked to cambria. When you removed that, it looked to tahoma. And so on.

    Again, those are the series of fonts used throughout your blog so if you want to be consistent with the rest of the blog, you want to keep those fonts.

    #248544

    padronel
    Member

    You are right on both, Vivian. You cannot see the results I mentioned but what I wanted you to know is that this piece of code

    #content p{
    font:125% cambria,tahoma,verdana,sans-serif;
    }

    seems to work acceptably.

    Regarding H3 it’s true I can make italic and even underline any word; what I cannot do is highlighting because H3 text is already highlighted. I still prefer to use the ‘Paste from Word’ procedure even though I’ll have to correct the double interline space manually.

    Is there anything else you consider I should try before buying CSS?

    #248553

    vivianpaige
    Member

    When you say “highlighting” you must mean bold. And yes, that text is already bold.

    As for that bit of code – if I understand CSS, the “p” after the #content (which I believe is the element) is for paragraph, which is what the post entry content is. That’s why I thought it should work.

    I think boblet’s example should have worked, too. And I think I know why it didn’t – the code left off the period before the word entry. It should have been
    .entry
    You may want to give that another shot, with that modification.

    As long as you use the paste from Word icon, and don’t paste directly from Word, you should be ok. That double space between paragraphs that you mentioned is typical of extraneous HTML coding from Word. The other thing (and I see an awful lot of this on your blog) is the MsoNormal code. (I see it 10 times in your About section between your photo and your name.)

    #248555

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Let me retype that first line, since I left off the open bracket
    .entry{

    #248560

    padronel
    Member

    Sorry, It’s bold what I meant.

    The second Boblets example starts with the same code line you propose now, that is,

    .entry{

    I tried it once and it’s no good: it alters the title area with huge letters and no color at all.

    How can you see that code in my about column between my photo and my name? I see nothing extrange there and hope my visitors neither.

    #248562

    vivianpaige
    Member

    No, it’s not the same. boblets entry left off the period before the word entry. And that omission is critical. Did you try it with the period in there?

    I can see the code because I have the developers toolbar installed in Firefox. I can see it in nearly every post on your front page, with the exception of the first two that you used the “Paste From Word” icon. If you edit your 3rd post – [*HG}– Gazapo del día: “…su hijo en Tortosa” – and look at it in the HTML editor, you should see MsoNormal listed twice between the lines “Titular en La Vanguardia (España) del 19/06/08:” and “Dos hombres matan a una mujer y a su hijo en Tortosa por una disputa en una compraventa de drogas.” (And twice again after that line.)

    #248563

    padronel
    Member

    Sorry, I meant I tried once MORE with that code:

    .entry{
    position:relative;
    margin:0 0 20px 0;
    border:2px solid #fff;
    font:130% tahoma,verdana,sans-serif;
    background:#eee url(images/entrybg.png) repeat-x;
    color:#333;
    padding:10px 10px 0 10px;
    }

    Without a period before Entry, there’s no noticeable change. With a period there text letters are all like bold, and title letter are huge and the color there is lost.

    #248566

    vivianpaige
    Member

    OK. FYI – without the period, it wouldn’t affect anything because there is no element for it to effect. And it makes sense that the entry title would be affected, since that is part of the entry.

    Changing the paragraph as I gave you earlier makes the most sense.

    #248568

    vivianpaige
    Member

    (And the background would change, too, because relative urls don’t work with custom CSS. You would need the absolute address of the background image (the 6th line above)

    #248570

    teck07
    Member

    There is a easier method and its called [Windows Live Writer] [Off Line Blog Editor] If your familiar with outlook or word then WLW shouldn’t be hard for you to
    figure out you can chose the front and size for your post and preview as it would
    look like on your site with out even opening your site… :)

    Link » 1: Getting Started – Windows Live Writer

    #248572

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Good point, teck07. I sometimes forget about WLW, even though I use it at least once a week myself.

    #248575

    padronel
    Member

    Vivian, I’m confused again now since I don’t know what paragraph you refer to with “Changing the paragraph as I gave you earlier makes the most sense”. You has given me several paragraphs.

    I don’t understand either what you said about background: “(And the background would change, too, because relative urls don’t work with custom CSS. You would need the absolute address of the background image (the 6th line above)”.

    To take the discussion from the point till I understtod it, the line code that in my opinion has prodeced better results is,

    #content p{
    font:130% cambria,tahoma,verdana,sans-serif;

    Regarding WLW I’d need more detailed info than the one I got in the video. I’ll search Internet.

    #248578

    teck07
    Member

    Hello padronel,
    There is no need to go the CSS route if you don’t understand CSS
    I posted a more simple solution that I posted in my previous comment… :)

    #248579

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Carlos – when I mentioned the word paragraph, I was referring to my earlier statement
    As for that bit of code - if I understand CSS, the "p" after the #content (which I believe is the element) is for paragraph
    where I talked about what the p meant in #content p

    In my comment about background, I was referring to what you said here:

    With a period there text letters are all like bold, and title letter are huge and the color there is lost.

    You said the color was lost and I was explaining why it was lost. You’re not using that code, anyway, so don’t worry about it. (I put it in parenthesis because somebody may look back through this thread and wonder why the background color didn’t work.)

    WLW is a great tool for off-line blog writing. And there is no copying and pasting. Once it is configured, you just type away, like you would in Word, and the content is posted to your blog with all of the formatting in place. Plus, it’s free. You may want to see if that works for you before you spend the money on CSS.

    #248580

    padronel
    Member

    Thanks Teck07. I’m just downloading the WLW. However, according to Vivian there’s a lot of garbage code in my blog, due to the fact I’ve been using Word to post, and a way to rid out of it is using CSS,… if I understood well.

    #248582

    vivianpaige
    Member

    No, you don’t need CSS to clean up the code! If you edit your posts and use the eraser icon, you can get all that messy code out of there, but you will lose all of your formatting. I wouldn’t go thru the hassle of doing that if I were you. Everything we talked about is what you’re going to use going forward.

    Yes try WLW. If it works the way you want, then you’ve saved yourself some money ;)

    #248583

    teck07
    Member

    Oh ok sorry
    there’s a option in your editor the button looks like a eraser
    click that and it will clean up all the bad HTML tags
    [you’ll have to edit each post with the bad HTML tags]
    you’ll have to highlight the wording before clicking the button….

    Link » What do all the icons mean?
    The icon I’m speaking about is #7

    #248585

    teck07
    Member

    Sorry for the echo post vivianpaige,
    I was writing my post so I didn’t know
    you posted this great information…

    #248586

    padronel
    Member

    Well, as already said I’m downloading WLW (it’s taking longer than expected by me) and I’ll try to understand how to use it. However I’m worried about the garbage code in my blog and I’d like to delete it just in case my visitors can see it; I, by the way, don’t.

    My worry caame fron that you wrote:

    “I see all kinds of stuff in your blog that are extraneous HTML codes added by it”.
    “Your post has a lot of garbage HTML in it from Word”.
    “You have a lot of formatting in separate posts, as you said, because sometimes the formatting you wanted worked, and sometimes it didn’t. “This you will have to clean up manually, if you want your blog to be consistent. We’ll get back to that when we’ve got the css happening, but keep that in mind”.

    So, if you can help me to clean up my blog and giving it consistency but CSS is necessary, I’ll buy it. You let me know, please.

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