Exploring Dropcaps with CSS

Jason Santa Maria’s October 2006 theme has had some impressive dropcaps, and got me thinking about the various ways of making them. I explored some of those options.

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Jason Santa Maria said:
Nice write-up! I’ve since switched back from the October Edition, but you can still see it here and any entry from October 2006.
I decided to start using dropcaps in my normal design as well, but since I’m not using the decorative caps anymore (which have the luxury of all being the same dimensions), I had to create a separate class for each one. No real big deal, it’s a marginal bit of work, and only needs to be once, but it certainly is a little more involved.