So I can manually do this – http://codepen.io/iknowdavehouse/pen/vpfxz
Using – p:nth-of-type(1):first-letter for the drop cap and a span for small caps but how would I deal with this within a CMS?
Ideally I’d need to detect the length of the first word and apply the styling of the span from character 2 until the end of the first word. Possible?
Could you not wrap the whole first word in a span and then use `first-letter` on the span?
Found this on Stack Overflow
Dunno if it will help.
Fake small caps using Georgia with Arial as a drop cap? Please, no.
But as a side note, you know you can use `column-count` to get that paragraph separated effect, right?
Definitely a solution in there somewhere yes – got the first word sorted from that but it doesn’t like the drop cap. Very helpful though, thanks…
Hey Chris, don’t worry – that was just for a quick mockup, looks nice with the web fonts I’m using (that I can’t link to in code pen)
Paragraph effect was also just a quick visual to show that I need it to only apply to the first letter / word of the first paragraph without the user having to add any spans in manually.
Thanks though, I haven’t actually used column-count before…
Which webfonts? I’m having a hard time thinking that a sans-serif drop cap with a serif as the main text type would have any sort of typographic appeal.
It was actually inspired by the drop caps in “Type Matters”. I quite like it…
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…and nothing wrong with doing so. Funny thing is, design is subject, and different people prefer different styles.
That’s clearly what matters.
Good luck, Dave.
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