Blockquote

Best Practices

Overview

The blockquote consists of quoted text, a prefix for the source/citation, and in italics, the source/citation. You have control over the border colors and styling.  So that you can highlight indirect quotes, the quotation marks are optional. The following example shows the “All Borders” style.  See examples below for partial borders and no borders.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Guidance

  • When using both citation fields, include a comma at the end of the first field.
  • Use blockquotes sparingly.  Overuse can clutter a page and make each quote less noticeable.
  • Use consistent blockquote styling across your site or subsite.

Examples (Partial Borders and No Borders)

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

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    Building in the WCMSCreate a blockquote in Visual Composer or the WYSIWYG editor by using the "Add Element" option.

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    TP4 UX Best Practices ppt icon[PPT - 14 MB]For general guidance on colors, layouts, and overall presentation, see this overview of TP4 best practices.

Page last reviewed: August 12, 2019
Content source: WCMS / Template Team