A Better Block Quote

From time to time, I nick ideas from other sites. I’m a bad boy. This site design was heavily influenced by Subtraction, a blog I read for a brief while before getting bored with it. And today I changed the way block quotes are displayed.

Now block quotes are displayed like this.

Much nicer than the old way that you probably don’t remember anyway. The block quote design was borrowed from A List Apart, but I really doubt that that’s the only site on the interweb that display their block quote in that way. Credit is due to ALA anyway, since that’s where I got the quote graphics. Besides, it’s a great site with some good reads if you’re into web site design and usability.

I’ve found a site today that looks somewhat interesting, jogin.com. The site belongs to Tomas Jogin, a Swedish programmer and designer who also knows how to write entertaining entries.

Yesterday I missed Battlestar Galactica because of work. I really need a PVR, but they are still a tad expensive.

This is just incoherent rambling.

By Vegard Vines Skjefstad

2 replies on “A Better Block Quote”

That’s how we like it ;-)

Come to think of it, I really can’t remember the previous block quote, but this looks pretty damn nice. I think they’re a hassle and most I see really stink. I can imagine it’s hard to come up with a good one that works in all circumstances.

This one should work well, both with small and larger quotes. After reading through the ALA copyright notice, it turns out I actually breach it. Bummer.

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