Custom block styles

In addition to all the block styles defined in section 6 of the admin guide, there are a number of custom blockstyles that Jim specified as part of the design process for the project. I will provide a single paragraph in each of these styles as an example. They are all extended blockstyles - ie they can be applied to an existing style so you can have a floated or centered block in each of these styles as required.

Grey block styles

This is a +dark block style - visited - unvisited

This is a +mid block style - visited - unvisited

This is a +pale block style - visited - unvisited

This is a +tint block style - visited - unvisited

alt coloured block styles

This is an +alt_dark block style - visited - unvisited

This is an +alt_mid block style - visited - unvisited

This is an +alt_pale block style - visited - unvisited

This is an +alt_tint block style - visited - unvisited

Bar style

If you include {+bar} on a block then a thin grey bar is prepended above the bar. For example the following block is {center_2+bar}

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Typographical block styles

This is a +large block style

This is a +small block style

Combining block styles

This block is a combination of right_2 to give it it's position, +alt_pale to give it the colour, +small to define the typography and +justify to say how it formats.

It is fine to combine different block styles together. Try not to specify two things that affect the same thing - ie saying +dark+mid doesn't make any sense because something can only be one colour at a time and the results might be unpredictable, but you can do +dark+small for example.

If it turns out that there is some visual markup that you want to use that isn't possible then let me know and I will see whether it is possible to create a new block style for it.

One word of warning - it is best to use the coloured block styles sparingly for points of impact as otherwise their impact is reduced and the site starts to look like a bit overwhelming.