The standard Blockquote on Blogger is very boring, just a slightly shaded background in most cases.Also many bloggers don't use blockquotes which is a shame as they can be an eye catching feature in your posts.Blockquotes can be stylish and informative when used correctly and styled as you might see in newspapers and magazines.
So when recently working on a blog the owner wanted the blockquote to be a real feature.They used a lot of quotes in posts and wanted these quotes to stand out.Using just some simple CSS I styled a blockquote that readers would love and I will share it with you in this post.
OK so this style places the quote within a box with the text large and colored, we use quotation marks at the top and bottom and finally you can add the quote authors name if required.You can see a screenshot of the blockquote or check out a Live Demo Here.
Add Stylish CSS Blockquote To Blogger
OK first we have to add the CSS as shown in the steps below.
Step 1. - In Your (New Design) Blogger Dashboard Click The Drop Down Menu For Your Blog > Choose Customize > Advanced > Add Css, as shown in the video below.
Step 2. Copy and Paste the following code into the Css Section then click Apply To Blog.
/* CSS Style Blockquote By Spice Up Your Blog */
border:solid 1px rgb(220,220,220);
Note : You can of course change the colors to suit your blog.
Now when writing your posts and you want to use this blockquote you can use the blockquote button but this wont allow you add the author part.So in HTML mode of the post editor add this to your post :
There are no strangers here, only friends that have not yet met.
<span class="author">~ William Butler Yeats</span>
Note : You can see the quote is highlighted in yellow and the author in green, simply change these to your quote and author.
That's it I will look to share some more cool blockquotes with you in the future, if you have any requests for blockquote styles let us know in the comments.Make sure to check out some more of our Blogger Tutorials.
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