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Centering[edit]

The code currently used here is no longer displaying the QOTD in properly centered fashion. I have noticed this for the last two days now, but an admin will need to make any necessary revisions. ~ Kalki·· 13:44, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Sample 1[edit]

Quote of the day
Cowpens Flag.svg
John F Kennedy Official Portrait.jpg
Flag of the USA.svg
 
Monad.svg
Coat of arms of the United States of America.svg

Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the ideals of honor and faith we inherit from our forefathers — for the decency of purpose, steadfastness of resolve and strength of will, for the courage and the humility, which they possessed and which we must seek every day to emulate. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
Let us therefore proclaim our gratitude to Providence for manifold blessings — let us be humbly thankful for inherited ideals — and let us resolve to share those blessings and those ideals with our fellow human beings throughout the world.

~ John F. Kennedy ~
Forefathers Monument.JPG
  Flag of the United Nations.svg
Statue of Liberty, Silhouette.jpg
BlueMarble-2001-2002.jpg
There is a page for each month where previous "Quotes of the Day" for each date are listed, and where registered users can make suggestions or rank suggestions for upcoming dates. The Quotes of the Year page and other archives contain more extensive listings of quotes that have already been used. See also the QOTD by month and email options.

I am not seeing the problem. Heading, quote, and author all appear centered as usual. Is there a specific code tweak that works better for you? ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:52, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I do see the problem when I look at the Main Page - although I have no idea how to fix it. :-) ~ UDScott (talk) 20:06, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I'm seeing the same problem; what are everyone's browsers? (Safari 6/Mac 10.8) I took a look at the code and couldn't immediately find where the problem was. Odd. EVula // talk // // 20:10, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I am using Firefox on a PC. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:12, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I have a theory about what is happening. The MediaWiki programmers have been experimenting with upgrading from HTML 4.01 to HTML 5. The Align and Valign attributes of the <td> element were supported but deprecated in HTML 4.01, and may not be supported any more. (I am using IE7 which tends to center table cell contents even without the attribute, by default – which has always been wrong.) Therefore, I tried moving the Center attribute from the <td> element to a <div>. Does the following "Sample 2" look any better in your browsers? ~ Ningauble (talk) 21:30, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I think you're on to something, as I just noticed that {{quotation limit}} was no longer centering (as the template's author, I know for a fact that I wouldn't have had it left-aligned). Sure enough, the centering code was for the table itself; deleting that didn't make a difference, and adding a bit of CSS to achieve the centering [if an element has a defined width, you can just set the left and right margins to auto] got it to work again. EVula // talk // // 22:59, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Independently of Ningauble's edits, I added a bit of code to {{Quote of the day}} to force the width; I noticed that long quotes worked just fine, but the shorter quotes didn't. That seems to have done the trick. (though I think Ningauble's would have as well) EVula // talk // // 22:50, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Works for me. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:19, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Sample 2[edit]

Quote of the day
Cowpens Flag.svg
John F Kennedy Official Portrait.jpg
Flag of the USA.svg
 
Monad.svg
Coat of arms of the United States of America.svg

Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the ideals of honor and faith we inherit from our forefathers — for the decency of purpose, steadfastness of resolve and strength of will, for the courage and the humility, which they possessed and which we must seek every day to emulate. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
Let us therefore proclaim our gratitude to Providence for manifold blessings — let us be humbly thankful for inherited ideals — and let us resolve to share those blessings and those ideals with our fellow human beings throughout the world.

~ John F. Kennedy ~
Forefathers Monument.JPG
  Flag of the United Nations.svg
Statue of Liberty, Silhouette.jpg
BlueMarble-2001-2002.jpg
There is a page for each month where previous "Quotes of the Day" for each date are listed, and where registered users can make suggestions or rank suggestions for upcoming dates. The Quotes of the Year page and other archives contain more extensive listings of quotes that have already been used. See also the QOTD by month and email options.