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Posted on 2011-09-06
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Hi Experts,

I'd like to use a custom image for the quotation marks around text in a website.  I've never used blockquote before and who knows.. maybe it's the wrong way to do it.  But in the end I'd like to have custom quotation marks (png files) around the text.

I can make seperate divs around the text an place the custom quotation marks manually but I wonder if there is an easier way.  Anybody done this before?

Thanks,

HNM
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yesthatbob earned 2000 total points
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You can define the style of the blockquote tag in CSS:

 
blockquote { 
	background-image: url('myquotes.png');
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	background-position: 10 10;
}

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This will only allow for a single image, though. If you want separate starting and ending quotes, you'll have to use a separate div or image element strategically placed.
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by:HelpNearMe
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Great thanks!

HNM
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by:Jen0910
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Ive done exactly what you are looking to do before. I didn't use the blockquote tag though because i was looking to have 2 separate quote images like yesthatbob mentioned. I used the 1st quote as a background image in my div, and set the 2nd quote as an <img src...> element in my HTML to ensure it moved dynamically with the content i was quoting. It looks something like this:
#left-col {
	width:267px;
	padding-top:22px;
	float:left;
	text-align:left;
	background:url(images/quotes.png);
	background-repeat:no-repeat;
	background-position:0 0;
	}

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And the HTML:
<div id="left-col">Content Quote.<br><img src="images/quotes2.png" align="right"></div>

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Of course you can change the position/text styling to fit your needs.
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