Matt Gemmell

Style Sample

This page serves as a style sample for this site. It contains many common elements, to show how they’re displayed.


This is an introductory paragraph with an embedded link. The magic of hypertext, eh? This document has no intrinsic value, but it’s useful for tweaking the site’s CSS styles. Here’s a visited link too.

A lengthy paragraph, with an abundance of text. Useful for checking line-length, and how the text wraps. It’s harder to write these sample paragraphs than an actual article, or indeed the HTML and CSS behind all this. Did you ever think about that? Well, now you have. You’re thinking about it right now. Just use lorem ipsum, you say? I think not.

  • The first thing is here
  • A second thing too
  • And this is the third thing

Here are some “quotes”, which I use often. This is just some sample text, for layout purposes. Some of it is emphasised. Plenty of text to go around. Look, here’s even more. Can’t get enough of that lovely text.

An interstitial heading

Further paragraphs of text. And yet more text.

Further paragraphs of text. And yet more text.

Level 3 heading

  1. The first thing is here
  2. A second thing too
  3. And this is the third thing

This is a paragraph with some code text included, which I sometimes use for terminal commands or brief snippets of programming languages.

Here comes a quotation.

This is a blockquote.

It has two paragraphs of text, and the second one is long enough to cause line-wrapping.

Another paragraph of text. Our spoken and written languages are surely the crowning achievement of humanity.

Here’s a lovely full-width banner image:

Moleskine soft cover pocket notebook (orchid purple) back cover

Further paragraphs of text. And yet more text. A bit more text too, for good measure.

Further paragraphs of text. And yet more text. A bit more text too, for good measure.

Here’s a screenshot-type image, with a caption:

The 'Move To Favorite Mailbox' menu in Mail

A caption goes here.

Further paragraphs of text. And yet more text, followed by a horizontal rule.


Another heading

Further paragraphs of text. And yet more text.

Further paragraphs of text. And yet more text.