Little quote box

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  • #21285

    maximilion
    Member

    Is there some way, in the Quentin scheme, to add one of those nice little boxes with a defining quote ripped out from a blog text, inside the blog text so that the blog text flows around it?

    Maybe I’m asking for too much… but I thought I’d ask because it would be such a nice little embellishment ;)

    Edit: Block quotes does something like it, I know, but I’d like something with more style, like magazines. Maybe it’s my scheme, don’t know.

    #21416

    drmike
    Member

    Best bet would be to send in a feedback and suggest this to staff. I don’t know if it would happen as they seem to make as few changes to themes as possible. Maybe an attempt to keep the original theme designer’s design maybe?

    You might even want to suggest such a feature to the theme designer themself. (I don’t know if they would be open to such suggestions though.)

    #21417

    maximilion
    Member

    Thanks! I think the best bet is contacting the theme designer then. Here’s hoping… :)

    #21420

    drmike
    Member

    Do note though that you would be making a suggestion for his or her theme in general, not for the installed version here at WP.com.

    #21453

    sulz
    Member

    maximilion: if you like quote boxes, regulus has a fantastic one – but you have to use that theme from quentin.

    #21475

    maximilion
    Member

    sulz: My blog is here on WordPress.com. Can I still use that quote box, and how? I thought you selected a theme and had to comply with what that theme offers?

    #21496

    sulz
    Member

    yes it’s all theme dependent that’s what i meant, you can’t use quentin if you want a cool-looking quote box like the regulus theme has. try it for yourself and see!

    #21576

    maximilion
    Member

    THIS blog has a very nice quote box:

    http://writenow.wordpress.com/2006/07/11/a-new-mother-at-62/

    How is it done? She has block quotes as well, does the quote box option appear as a new icon when editing posts? How is it placed?

    #21582

    engtech
    Member

    THIS blog has a very nice quote box:

    writenow.wordpress.com/2006/07/11/a-new-mother-at-62/

    How is it done? She has block quotes as well, does the quote box option appear as a new icon when editing posts? How is it placed?

    I don’t think she uses a blockquote. If you use the View->Page Source option to look at the raw HTML you can see that she’s using a table with embedded images.

    If you look at the web address the images come from, I’m guessing she got that table from cut-n-pasting the BBC news article into the WYSIWYG editor and it preserved the HTML code.

    If you look at the rest of her blog, she uses standard blockquotes and it is only that article that has that kind of quotation box, because it was copied from another website.

    #21636

    drmike
    Member

    I’m guessing she got that table from cut-n-pasting the BBC news article into the WYSIWYG editor and it preserved the HTML code.

    And removing the JavaScripts. :)

    #21663

    How do you make sure to remove “javaScripts” recognize them, etc. when you cut and paste. I’m getting errors on occassion and don’t know how to resolve them. I just keep deleting stuff until it goes away.

    (And on a tangent, this post box for replies is so wacky. Text runs off the right hand side. I use IE 6.)

    #21667

    timethief
    Member

    (1)The WordPress programming will automatically strip all javascript but this won’t always be instantly noticeable to you. If you see the word “script” or the phrase “java script” in a code string you are looking at java script.

    (2) If having an IE browser is not a requirement of the owner of the computer you are using, for example, if it’s your own computer then download a firefox browser and you will see the post box as it truly is. IMO it’s your tacky IE that is wacking it out and causing you to see text running off to the right hand side.

    (3) Be aware that your blog will also display best to people who are using a firefox browser.

    (4) All browsers have issues but firefox is the best of the lot for most applications if you have a pc. You can download one from the net for free and you can switch between them easily.

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