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Hello CSS experts,

I have a style that controls blockquotes that I want to override.  One of the issues is it calls for an image.  And I am not sure how to override an image to have no image.

Here is most of the css.  There may be other css scattered throughout the assorted css files on the site (including one in bootstrap.css) but I think if I can override the below style (found via firbug) , it will get me close enough to the results I want.

blockquote:before {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) !important;
    content: url("blockquotes.png") !important;
    margin-right: 15px;
    position: relative !important;
    vertical-align: super;
}
blockquote:after {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) !important;
}
blockquote {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #CCCCCC;
    border-left: 10px solid #8F8F8F;
    border-radius: 0 10px;
    color: #544C4A;
    font: italic 12pt/1.2em Georgia;
    margin: 10px !important;
    padding: 10px !important;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #FFFFFF;
    width: 60%;
}

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I don't want to modify the above, I want a new rule to over ride the above.  I think I have to override each element in the above, right?
I.e.
 vertical-align: super;    -- I assume I change that to
 vertical-align: normal;
padding -- I can change that to whatever.  ie. 0px
etc.

Most I can figure out, however things like:
  content: url("blockquotes.png") !important;
  and
    position: relative !important;

even font-color -- how do I say use default body font OR whatever font may or may not be currently used in a controlling div or style that may already be controlling the overall font color (and size) for this section of a page.  Is this what "inherit" is used for???

So, in summary, what I am asking for is for a blockquote set of rules that will overrule and will, where appropriate, default to a style which may be already controlling the "look" of a div etc.  I would like the blockquote to be as generic as possible.

And how should I deal with !important  ???

But maybe I am over explaining this --  let's keep it simple, first! :)

Thanks!
Rowby
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blockquote:before {
    background: none !important;
    background-color:none;
    content: "" !important;
    margin-right:0;
    position: static !important;
    vertical-align: baseline;
}
blockquote:after {
    background: none !important;
}
blockquote {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #CCCCCC;
    background-color:none;
    border-left: 0;
    border-radius: 0 0;
    color: inherit;
    font: inherit;
    margin: 0 !important;
    padding: 0 !important;
    text-shadow: none;
    width: auto;
}

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that's a start. If something is not working, then please post a link.

make sure your rules come after the other rules, then any !importants will be overridden with your own !importants. And if there is more specificity on those selectors than you posted here, make sure you also include those in your new rules.
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by:Rowby Goren
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Hi

I am uploading a clone of the site and will be able to post a link later today.

(It's a big site to the upload to my temporary development server is going to take some time.

Thanks for helping and we'll resume after the site is uploaded for your reference.

Thanks

Rowby
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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hey Rowby,

I'm going away for 3 weeks, so when you are ready, you should request attention for this question.

Happy holidays,
Koza
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by:Rowby Goren
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Thanks Koza,

That "fixed" it!

Rowby
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