Decorating Blockquotes

Now I have one of those pretty quote decorations in my quotes on this wiki.

  1. The decoration is an image.
  2. I used mspaint to capture a large quote mark. I used Engravers MT.
  3. I then used paint.net to rotate and flip it, crop it, and then make the white background transparent. As advised in the paint.net forums, I used the magic want tool, capture the background and then “cut” it out.  The file needs to be a transparency supporting format for this to work.

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  4. I uploaded the file to my web server.
  5. I then used the WordPress CSS editor to add the following code,
.entry blockquote { background: #EEE url("http://davelevy.info/TOKENS/OQuote_GreyTransparent.png") no-repeat; }

As you can see, the background rule takes two arguments, a base colour and the image, the rune required is the no-repeat key word. It also benefits from the definition of some padding rules. In my case,

     padding-left: 16px; padding-top: 16px;

and now onto fixing the code tag.

XSLT

As the discussion on Snipsnap to WordPress implies, I am having another look at using XSLT to convert my old snipsnap dump to WRX.

Links

and an article at stackoverflow, which includes a book list.

Making from source

I decided to remake my copy of xslt on davelevy.info. I got instructions from http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/InstallingAProcessor.html

I got the sources from http://xmlsoft.org/sources/

Currently,

  1. http://xmlsoft.org/sources/libxml2-2.7.2.tar.gz
  2. http://xmlsoft.org/sources/libxslt-1.1.20.tar.gz

Then run configure && make, see below because I I do not have root privilidge

$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME/xslt