Topic: Blog Editor
I am going to introduce you to something called a "blockquote". The use of this feature makes your blog look better - and it ensures that you don't tread on anyone's toes.
What is a blockquote?
The blockquote element is used to indicate the quotation a large section of text from another source. Using the default HTML styling of most web browsers, it will indent both margins both on the display and in printed form. Source: Wikipedia
So, that is the technical definition and I showed you it in use, as well.
A blockquote is basically some code that you use when you are quoting someone - a book, another blog, or anything else. It tells your readers that you did not write that section. They are just like using quote marks in essays.
Why would you use it?
- It tells your readers you are quoting someone
- It visually breaks up the page (see example below), which keeps your readers interested
- It respects the author of the quote (also note I linked to the source)
This is me writing something and I've found someone who I think says a great thing. "This is the quote of that person talking about something interesting"
This is me writing something and I've found someone who I think says a great thing.
This is the quote of that person talking about something interesting
Notice how that just draws your eye down the page?
How to use a blockquote
Using the Lycos-Qumana Blog Editor, you don't need to worry about coding the blockquote. All you have to do is highlight the text you want to indent and press this button in your toolbar:
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