24 November 2006

The New Blogger

As some might have noticed, Larval Subjects has been undergoing some changes in its format as a result of my ill conceived experimentations with the new blogger beta. I like some of these changes, such as the ability to list labels in the sidebar and to list diaries by title for easier reference. Yet, for some reason I'm finding that the font spacing and characters change after I block quote. Is this appearing on other people's monitors as well? I'm trying to figure out why this is the case, though I'm unable to find any additional code being introduced in the Html section of my diaries. I apologize for the eye strain.

4 Comments:

Anonymous N. Pepperell said...

I'm not familiar with blogger, so I don't know what it lets you modify, etc. Issues relating to the appearance of the site would normally be covered in something called the style sheet - it would be a css file. This file lets you define, among other things, the style that should apply when particular kinds of html tags are used - like the blockquote tag. My guess would be that the style laid out in your css file is causing your style shift when you block quote. Don't know if this helps at all...

November 24, 2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

I think the issue is the lack of the p tag on the paragraphs following blockquotes. If you change your default line-height to the same value as your p tag the problem should go away. For your blog you would need to add the following line at .post:

line-height:1.6em;

That is the same value you have for .post p .

Alternatively you could always use the p tag after blockquotes.

November 24, 2006 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Rufo said...

Actually if I was going to place money on it and having looked at your css, I think that if you simply added a carriage return after your closed blockquote tag, you'd be fine. Right now, it's just not transferring back up the chain of definitions, which I'm assuming is because the browsers don't see a format break.

So make sure it reads

text and text and text:

[blockquote]text, text text
text, text, text [/blockquote]

text and text and text

As it is, .post p covers all the text that isn't blockquoted, so you don't need to add anything to .post.

And actually, I just looked a bit at your source code, and here's what we see at the end of the blockquote from Why Can't I enjoy:

[/blockquote][/p]So I suppose

See, no new [p] tag, which should mean a carriage return will fix it and send it back up to the .post p settings, line-height variations and all.

November 24, 2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger Sinthome said...

Thanks for all your help folks. I've decided the new blogger template causes more problems than it solves, and that I'm too ignorant of html and css to easily solve these problems, so I've reverted back to the old format.

November 25, 2006 11:34 AM  

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