DropCap ideas wanted...and general markup plugin questions

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Re: DropCap ideas wanted...and general markup plugin questio

Post by garvinhicking » Tue May 17, 2005 2:02 pm

RobA, yes I think a plugin like BBCode would be suited best for this thing, so I agree to put that functionality there.

Does, BTW, CSS not support something like a DropCap attribute? It at least has the support for large caps, so just a thought...

The s9y markup plugin does indeed not offer any extra functionality that is not part in other markups. In fact it is mostly use to enclodes words with "*" or "_" to underline/bold the text. It is very restricted, but some people got used to it.

I for one would rather suggest to enhance the BBCode plugin or provide its own plugin for that effect...

You could also use the content_rewrite stuff, that is true. But many people do not seem to get a hold of configuring that plugin properly; if you work it out for yourself... I must admit I've never tried to use the content_rewrite stuff for anything than to replace hardcoded strings; if you want it to replace generic strings I'm not really sure if it would work out.

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Post by Chindogu » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:36 pm

Hi, I've got a drop cap solution that works great.

In my CSS I have this set up:

.dropcap {
float: left;
width: .8em;
font-size: 4em;
line-height: 83%;
}


And for whichever letter I want affected I put this code around it:

<span class="dropcap"></span>


You can check an example at my site: http://www.chindogu.ca

Chindogu

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