Blockquotes add variety to the text of any post and are a more permanent and visual way to incorporate information from an external source into your post than a simple hyperlink.
To add blockquotes simply:
- Cut and paste the block of text you wish to use to your HTML document
- Add the HTML tags <blockquote> and </blockquote> to the beginning and end of your block of text
- To further set apart the text add the tags <em> and </em> inside the blockquote tags to italicize your text block
Your blockquote should look like this in it's HTML form:
<blockquote><em>Here is my happy blockquote created especially for this demonstration. I hope you like it!</em></blockquote>
Important Tip: As a best practice include information on the source of your blockquote with a link to it's location on the Web if possible. ALWAYS use citations when quoting someone else's words.
For more on adding blockquotes and other special text blocking, see the the video tutorial below from The New Boston: