By: KubKacKubKac
Published on 20 Jan 2023 21:12

rating: +5+x

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; }


SCP-PL-302 seen through visualizer.

Item №: SCP-PL-302

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: Due to information in Addendum PL-302/2, vessel KENNEDY-3848-XK is forbidden to answer to any radio transmissions.

Description: SCP-PL-302 is a radio transmission received in return during numerous attempts made by crew members of KENNEDY-3848-XK to establish communication in deep space in search of extraterrestrial, intelligent life forms.

SCP-PL-302 is encoded in an unknown language, therefore attempts are currently being made to translate the message, as well as tracking the origin of the exact planetary system from which it was sent. No characteristic features that could be used to indicate the sender are heard during the recorded message.

The anomalous effects of the object manifest after it is heard by a human being. At that point, the listener will not be able to vocalize for a short period of time; testers' vocal cords were not damaged in any way.

Addendum PL-302/1: Reception

SCP-PL-302 was discovered during the exploration-colonization of planets capable of supporting life beyond Solar System by Foundation's Colonization Vessel KENNEDY-3848-XK. With time, an attempt was made to establish communication with any alien civilization to restock food supplies. The message was anomalously modified to instantly translate it to a listener's native language. The following is a transcription of the message sent by the crew of KENNEDY-3848-XK.


To whomever this message will reach. My name is George Mallory and I am in charge of Colonization Vessel KENNEDY-3848-XK. Please respond promptly once you receive it. We are running out of food and water supplies. There are women and children onboard. We beg for help and an immediate response message.

— George Mallory
Captain of KENNEDY-3848-XK

After 24-hour transmission, personnel of KENNEDY-3848-XK reported that they received a response message of an unknown origin with anomalous properties.

Addendum PL-302/2: Completed translation

On 28/11/2045, Department of Liguistics completed the translation of SCP-PL-302's content. Due to the alarming context of the message, research command of KENNEDY-3848-XK decided to change the course of the route and not to respond to the message. The following is the content of SCP-PL-302.

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