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So I just finished changing the colors on my style to match the new header image, or so I thought. Apparently there's a background image applied to the blockquote which matches the colors of the base style before I did all my color changing, and I originally missed it because the top part of the block quote was under my user icon in the entry I was checking the formatting of the blockquote on.

Applying "background-image: none;" to "blockquote" doesn't clear the background image, nor does it do any good when I apply it to ".asset-body blockquote" either. Any ideas what I should apply the "background-image: none;" to?

I'm doing this to the journal I am posting from, diziara. As this is a css thing, I shouldn't need to make my theme layer public, but I will do so if asked. Thanks in advance!

PS to maintainers: I've noticed some problems with the community style here, what's the best way to inform you of those problems?

Solution: There was one more layer of class nesting, and I needed ".post-asset .asset-body blockquote" to make my fix. Thanks to angryhamster for the help.


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May. 23rd, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
I looked at your lj and I couldn't find and posts with block quotes, so I couldn't try this myself, and I don't know if it will help, but did you try finding the source of the image and then searching for it in the css?
May. 23rd, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
My eyes go cross eyed trying to sort through the multiple style sheets with the multiple layers of haphazard combination of layering tags and using classes and IDs. Also, when I use the editCSS extention in my Firefox, it seems to get clogged up importing the style sheets and usually misses one or two, so I'm not entirely sure if it'd grab the part I'd need to search.

If you're better at slogging through the mess, there are a few syndication feeds with blockquotes in the posts in my syndication filter: http://diziara.livejournal.com/friends/syn and the file name seems to be blockquote.gif
May. 23rd, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
.post-asset .asset-body blockquote {
background: url(blockquote.gif) no-repeat 12px 3px;
margin-left: 0;
padding-left: 29px;

in: http://stat.livejournal.com/voxhtml/firefly-night/screen.css

Try changing that and see if it helps. :)
May. 23rd, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
Woohoo, that fixed it. You are awesome.
May. 23rd, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Hurray! Glad I could help.

I don't have a CSS editor for FF; I use Dreamweaver to edit my css, for in terms of finding things like this, I usually just go through the various css pages one by one in FF and search the image i'm looking for. Anyway, all fixed now and I'm glad it's working for you.
May. 23rd, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Most of the time, I can find what I need using the editCSS and CSSviewer extensions, and supplementing with the view selection source option built into Firefox. Expressive is about the only style I can't dissect that way. :-/
May. 23rd, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
...I've actually switched back to Smooth Sailing because of the crazy amount of nested layers. XD

Drives me nuts, too.
May. 23rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
If I thought I could actually learn s2, I'd probably make my own style from scratch as I seem to get frustrated with trying to figure out other peoples logic in doing anything html/css related.
May. 23rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Ditto. :/

...I'm miles too lazy to learn a whole language just so I can have a pretty LJ, though. XD
May. 23rd, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
I've got other programming languages I should learn first that are helpful places outside of LJ. I suppose if I learned s2, there are probably people out there who'll pay me to make their LJs all pretty and exactly as they want it, but I think php would have a wider audience that I'm more likely to be employed for.
May. 23rd, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Definitely. Can get a career out of that-- don't think you could make a career out of making lj layouts, although it might make you some nice cash on the side as a nixer...
May. 24th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
S2 is basically Perl anyway.
May. 24th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
Well, if I knew more than how to awkwardly hobble together or hack apart perl scripts someone else already got working, I might stand a chance of benefiting from that information. It is useful to know though, so thank you. :)
May. 24th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
My e-mail is in my profile, and I'm on IM a lot. So to what style problem are you referring?
May. 24th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
I hesitate to hit moderator's journals/profiles to contact them, as some people get bothered by that. May I suggest adding something to the community's info page to tell people that it's okay to contact you via the email address in your profile, or other suggestions on how to contact you?

That said, the problem I'm encountering is when viewing certain tags, either the sidebar ends up under all the entries or the page just doesn't load past the header but doesn't give any of those s2 time out error messages I got so familiar with when I used to use Component. If it would help, I'll go through and make note of which tags are having which error for me. I'm using Firefox on a kubuntu system (the current release, Feisty Fawn).
May. 24th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
The only thing I wouldn't like is someone asking for help by leaving a message in my journal. I'm the only maintainer whose contact information is public anyway, so no one should have to do that.

I have occasionally noticed problems with the sidebar, but it could be due to any number of things: a stray <DIV> tag in an entry, server problems, etc. I didn't do much to customize the community, so I doubt it's anything I did.
May. 24th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
The sidebar ending up at the bottom of the page is the smaller of the two problems, as not getting any entries returned, nor the sidebar at all, makes it difficult for people to find help. When I was customizing my journal again yesterday, I had to add ?style=mine to the url in order to see some entries while using the tagged view, and some of the people seeking help in this community might not know that trick.

It just seems like a usability issue, whatever the problem is, and I thought you guys should know so that someone could figure out what the problem is. I also wish I had a better idea what was going on, so I could provide more useful information than "it didn't work, can you fix it?"
May. 24th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
LJ was having some server issues lately, which affected lots of different journals. Maybe that's what you were experiencing. I've not had any kind of consistent problems with this community, and that's on two different machines (both XP, one FF2.something/IE7 and one IE6).
May. 24th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
I just checked, and it's still doing it. Do you want me to make you a list of which tags are having which error for me?
May. 24th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
I just noticed that misc produces that problem. Which other ones have you noticed?

....You must really like River Tam. ;)
May. 24th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
I just went through each of the tag views. The following did the put the sidebar below the entries trick: css, entry divider, images, misc and plus. The only one that plays the don't load anything but the header image and top nav is comments.

Yeah, River's my hero. :) I can identify with crazy women and girls. Before I had all the River icons, I had Radical Edward from Cowboy Bebop. ^_^ One of these days I should make myself a custom mood theme.
May. 24th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Well. I suppose that's what I get for blaming LJ for my problems. ;) The thing all those pages had in common was a post without an icon, which left an unclosed <DIV> in that entry. I had modified the print_entry() function for the community to correct that problem, but didn't do it right. Comments tag worked for me, though. Try it now and see what happens.
May. 24th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
Everything works like a champ now. I'm glad the problem wasn't too hard to track down. :)
May. 24th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for helping! I doubt I would have noticed it on my own.
May. 24th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
More than happy to help. I like improving the internet one tiny fix at a time. ^_^
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