By: NebulousStarNebulousStar
Published on 07 Oct 2021 20:35

rating: +82+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; }

rating: +82+x

State your name for the record.

A birthday party. Fifth, maybe? Seventh?

A kid sat alone. It was her birthday, yet no one cared. She listened to the laughter around her.

She knew they were just here for the cake.

Jayden Carver.

How did you find out about the Foundation?

I just… know.

The ball flew by. She turned her head, but she stayed where she was. She never really liked sports.

They screamed at her to go. It didn't matter.

You just know?

I just know. What more is there to say?

Alright, moving on. What made you come here?


The kids around her snickered. She rubbed her eyes. "Huh?"

I think… I was supposed to.


It has to do with the knowledge. I…

A loud bang.

She had dropped her textbook.

You what?

Screaming. Disappointment.

Bad grades.

A promise.

I don't know.

Can't go.


I don't… know what I was saying.


A friend.

Someone who wouldn't leave.

Okay, what's going on?

A job offer.


Your, uh, your memories…

A secret.

A horrible secret.

My memories?

A ritual.

A sickness.

A gun.

It's not right, though. I've been seeing…

A gun.

You mentioned my memories yesterday. What'd you mean?

I don't… I don't remember what I said.

Cheering. Congratulations.

She could barely hear them over the static. They were happy for her, but…

Is this a branch?

After I asked what was going on?


An argument right as she tried to speak. She sat at the table, but it didn't mean anything.


She opened her mouth, but no words came out.

A secret left forever untold.

Are you always this… spacey?

Not before. My condition's been getting worse.

Your condition?

I see memories. Not voluntarily.

The animal froze, eyes wide.

She slammed on the brakes.

Glass flying through the air.

A sharp pain.

It was too late to make amends.

Shit. How much did you see?

You won't like the answer no matter what I say.

Just- let's keep this between us.

How well do you remember the memories you see?

Depends. Some really stick with me, but others… I forget.

Alright, uh, do you know anything about this?

Item #: SCP-6982

Object Class: Uncontained

Special Containment Procedures: N/A

Description: SCP-6982 is a silver bowl. Human subjects observing SCP-6982 from above will perceive a series of images reflected inside of it.

Images are as follows:

  1. A bottle of beer.
  2. A black car.
  3. A small child, approximated to be 4-6 years of age.
  4. A forest.
  5. A shovel.

This is…

Your, uh… I don't… think so.

Fair enough.

More time.

As she disappeared under the surface, she wished for more time.

Look, I've seen your timelines.


I've seen your futures, and you never tell anyone. You always die wishing you could've said something.

Said something…

She grabbed her shovel.

It was time to dig up the past.

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