Almost a year ago I registered a domain name, mostly because it was on special for $3.29. I’ve been wanting to build another quotes website for a long time now ever since my old website got domain-jacked and I decided to just let it stagnate.

I’ve been dragging my feet on the project somewhat. Things have been pretty busy over the past year, but mainly it’s been because I couldn’t get a vision clear in my mind of what I wanted this site to be. Would it be a showcase? Would it be just a repository? It kept changing from one thing to another, like some kind of chameleon shape-shifter.

Anyway it’s about time I shipped something else. Introducing Quoke, a collaborative (hopefully) curated collection of famous quotations showcasing different design styles in html and css (and maybe a bit of JavaScript).

Quoke featured

It will be updated whenever I get the chance. I’ll add new quotes and designs. I’ll also be calling on submissions from friends.

So if you have a quotation in mind simply design it up as a standalone .html. file and make a pull request to the GitHub repository with it in the _quotations directory.

Your HTML should look a bit like this:

---
layout: quote
title: Every book is a quotation
date: 2018-05-19
text: Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
size: short
tags: featured
---
<style>
  div.every-book-is-a-quotation {
    font-weight: bold;
    font-size: 22px;
    background-color: aquamarine;
    color: crimson;
    padding: 5em 15px 5.2em;
    text-align: center;
  }

  div.every-book-is-a-quotation div.inner-text {
    max-width: 960px;
    margin: auto;
  }

  @media (min-width: 992px) {
    div.every-book-is-a-quotation {
      font-size: 48px;
    }
  }
</style>

<div class="every-book-is-a-quotation">
  <div class="inner-text">
    "Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man
    is a quotation from all his ancestors."
    <small>&mdash;Ralph Waldo Emerson</small>
  </div>
</div>

It’s hosted directly on GitHub (just like this blog) using Jekyll. So if you want to help out with content or even with developing the site into something special, please just shout out.

I’m looking forward to seeing the designs people come up with!