By: Dr VulpesDr Vulpes
Published on 30 Jan 2022 20:56
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What this is

A bunch of miscellaneous CSS 'improvements' that I, CroquemboucheCroquembouche, use on a bunch of pages because I think it makes them easier to deal with.

The changes this component makes are bunch of really trivial modifications to ease the writing experience and to make documenting components/themes a bit easier (which I do a lot). It doesn't change anything about the page visually for the reader — the changes are for the writer.

I wouldn't expect translations of articles that use this component to also use this component, unless the translator likes it and would want to use it anyway.

This component probably won't conflict with other components or themes, and even if it does, it probably won't matter too much.


On any wiki:

[[include :scp-wiki:component:croqstyle]]

This component is designed to be used on other components. When using on another component, be sure to add this inside the component's [[iftags]] block, so that users of your component are not forced into also using Croqstyle.

Related components

Other personal styling components (which change just a couple things):

Personal styling themes (which are visual overhauls):

CSS changes

Reasonably-sized footnotes

Stops footnotes from being a million miles wide, so that you can actually read them.

.hovertip { max-width: 400px; }

Monospace edit/code

Makes the edit textbox monospace, and also changes all monospace text to Fira Code, the obviously superior monospace font.

@import url(';700&display=swap');
:root { --mono-font: "Fira Code", Cousine, monospace; }
#edit-page-textarea, .code pre, .code p, .code, tt, .page-source { font-family: var(--mono-font); }
.code pre * { white-space: pre; }
.code *, .pre * { font-feature-settings: unset; }

Teletype backgrounds

Adds a light grey background to <tt> elements ({{text}}), so code snippets stand out more.

tt {
  background-color: var(--swatch-something-bhl-idk-will-fix-later, #f4f4f4);
  font-size: 85%;
  padding: 0.2em 0.4em;
  margin: 0;
  border-radius: 6px;

No more bigfaces

Stops big pictures from appearing when you hover over someone's avatar image, because they're stupid and really annoying and you can just click on them if you want to see the big version.

.avatar-hover { display: none !important; }

Breaky breaky

Any text inside a div with class nobreak has line-wrapping happen between every letter.

.nobreak { word-break: break-all; }

Code colours

Add my terminal's code colours as variables. Maybe I'll change this to a more common terminal theme like Monokai or something at some point, but for now it's just my personal theme, which is derived from Tomorrow Night Eighties.

Also, adding the .terminal class to a fake code block as [[div class="code terminal"]] gives it a sort of pseudo-terminal look with a dark background. Doesn't work with [[code]], because Wikidot inserts a bunch of syntax highlighting that you can't change yourself without a bunch of CSS. Use it for non-[[code]] code snippets only.

Quick tool to colourise a 'standard' Wikidot component usage example with the above vars: link

:root {
  --c-bg: #393939;
  --c-syntax: #e0e0e0;
  --c-comment: #999999;
  --c-error: #f2777a;
  --c-value: #f99157;
  --c-symbol: #ffcc66;
  --c-string: #99cc99;
  --c-operator: #66cccc;
  --c-builtin: #70a7df;
  --c-keyword: #cc99cc;
.terminal, .terminal > .code {
  color: var(--c-syntax);
  background: var(--c-bg);
  border: 0.4rem solid var(--c-comment);
  border-radius: 1rem;

Debug mode

Draw lines around anything inside .debug-mode. The colour of the lines is red but defers to CSS variable --debug-colour.

You can also add div.debug-info.over and div.debug-info.under inside an element to annotate the debug boxes — though you'll need to make sure to leave enough vertical space that the annotation doesn't overlap the thing above or below it.

…like this!

.debug-mode, .debug-mode *, .debug-mode *::before, .debug-mode *::after {
  outline: 1px solid var(--debug-colour, red);
  position: relative;
.debug-info {
  position: absolute;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translateX(-50%);
  font-family: 'Fira Code', monospace;
  font-size: 1rem;
  white-space: nowrap;
.debug-info.over { top: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info.under { bottom: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info p { margin: 0; }

rating: +6+x


SCP-071-IT-1-A on SCP-071-IT during the first recording log

Element #: SCP-071-IT

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-071-IT must be contained within a standard containment room at Vesta Site.
The room must be well-lit at all times and surveillance cameras must record the front and back of SCP-071-IT 24/7, audio included.
To allow easier filming, SCP-071-IT must be lifted vertically into the air by steel cables passed through the four holes in the corners of the object.
Personnel have free access to the containment room of SCP-071-IT, and a polarized glass window was inserted for free observation.

Note from Dr. Simone Cortesi: Please, for all junior researchers assigned to viewing SCP-071-IT recordings, I ask you not to save recordings of your colleagues/peers visiting the aforementioned containment room for personal purposes. The Server only has a certain capacity, and if there are any problems you will receive a disciplinary notice and we will deduct the cost of the technical maintenance from your paycheck. You have been warned.

Description: SCP-071-IT is a deer hide later identified as that of a Cervus elaphus from the Bronze Age1, measuring 250x150 centimeters and in perfect condition, with a variegated brown and gray fur.
SCP-071-IT previously belonged to the clothing found with the Similaun Mummy "Ötzi", and it is assumed that the skin must have served as a cold weather cloak.

The anomalous properties of SCP-071-IT are randomly activated (even months or years apart), always followed by a very rough tribal rhythm that are usually audible within a 50-meter radius from the containment room.
On rare occasions, the voice of an unidentified woman may also be heard along with the background sound.
At the end of the music, the anomalous properties of SCP-071-IT will manifest, creating Bronze-colored incisions on the grain of the skin; these incisions will create "scenes" such as an animation consisting in 5 events2, which will occur at random dates and times, repeating continuously from first to last.

On ██/██/2015, the scenes began to play back in a distance of months, rather than years like during the beginning of the containment.

Recovery: Several reports of "disturbing noises" heard by some passers-by, who claimed they were coming from inside the Bolzano museum, alerted the SIR-I, which immediately got in action to conduct an inspection of the museum offices and to recover the surveillance tapes.

A cover-up process was then initiated, informations regarding the coat were removed from museum records and online databases. On ██/██/20██ SCP-071-IT was removed from the museum via a fictitious Foundation artifact restoration agency, and was replaced with an accurate reproduction plant fiber cloak.


The following documents are transcripts of SCP-071-IT recordings in its active state.

Supplementary Section

The following note was left in the office next to the SCP-071-IT containment room.

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