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Posted on 2014-10-13
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Hello,

I am trying to customize the blockquote so that the quotes appear just in front of the first letter in the text and the end quote just after.  For some reason my code is inserting space instead of having the quote inline.  My code is below.  Any help would be much appreciated.  Cheers!

blockquote {
width:350px;
quotes:"\201C" "\201D";
padding-left:30px;
	font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
	font-style:italic;
	font-size:24px;
	/*line-height:21px;*/
	color:#494949;
	
}

blockquote:before, blockquote:after {
font:bold 60px/1px Times, serif;
color:#359800;
left: -10px;
top: -10px;
color: #7a7a7a;

}

blockquote:before {
content:open-quote;

}

blockquote:after {
content:close-quote;

}

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Question by:1Cougar
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by:Alexandre Simões
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Looks good to me.
Here's a jsfiddle demo of your code: http://jsfiddle.net/AlexCode/kkph37go/

I tried it in Chrome.
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by:Montoya
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when you say "inserting space.... not inline".. are you saying that the text is spreading to the next line, or do you mean that your "quotes" are not staying within the text?
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by:Montoya
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I'd say to stay away from the 'width' setting, since it will limit what fits within the quotes. Just take it off, unless you have some other kind of restriction.
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by:1Cougar
ID: 40377220
Hello and thank you for your responses.

For some reason this code in the style.css of my wordpress site gives me the attached screen shot.  I would like to know if you have any idea why the end quote is always on the line after the last character?  Also, the line height between the text is too big.  And, is it possible to add transparency to the quotes and position them?

Many thanks again,
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by:1Cougar
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screen shot...Screen-Shot-2014-10-13-at-4.42.30-PM.png
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by:Montoya
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delete width:350px;
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by:Montoya
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alternatively, you could reduce your font size :)
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by:1Cougar
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Taking out width gives me this screen shot.....

Screen-Shot-2014-10-13-at-5.05.42-PM.png
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by:Montoya
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that's basically because of the size of your 'container', I believe. You have to make the text smaller, to make it fit within your container.

As far as positioning quotes, and making them transparent, you could do that if you 'faked' blockquotes by creating a div structure and using two different images. If you do that, you could basically put whatever kind of quotes you want, and put them anywhere you want.

Let us know and we can help w/ that.
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by:1Cougar
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I have made the font smaller and taken width out and it is the same thing.  Screen shot attached.

Yes, I would probably prefer having the "fake" quotes with some transparency and be able to position them how I want.  If you could show with a sample fiddle perhaps....

Screen-Shot-2014-10-13-at-5.17.35-PM.png
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Because blockquote is a block element there is a line feed before and after it.  It probably renders the way you want if you add display:inline; to the blockquote rule.

Cd&
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Not sure what you are after, something like this?

http://jsfiddle.net/kkph37go/2/
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Montoya earned 250 total points
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here's a silly example: http://jsfiddle.net/iammontoya/0zjbekvn/

This in no way means that it cannot be done using blockquotes.. this is just a way to do it.
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by:1Cougar
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Hello all,

Thank you for your contributions.  I used a combination of your proposed solutions, so will divide up the points!

Cheers,
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