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Steven's grand unified CSS (yeah, right)

I don't really have a one style fits all mentality and I don't think I ever would. How a work is styled should fit with the content of the work. For example a Shakespearean comedy such as "As You Like It" would be styled differently from William Gibson's "Neuromancer".

Having said that. I am finding myself attracted to the included CSS for generic fiction works. I would remove the poem sections or the letter sections for those docs that don't have verse or letters.

Each xhtml file that I use with this has <body id="content"> except the title-page which has <body id="content-title">. I do this in case in the future I need to have other # sections (say for sidebars or menus or ???).

With this and other CSS sheets I use <p> only for the bulk of my paragraphs unless I want to specifically override it with a class such as noindent. Use classes as necessary not unnecessarily.

There are probably things that could be trimmed but not right now.

Code:
/* Base CSS file */

@font-face {
  font-family: "Liberation Sans";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style:  normal;
  font-variant: normal;
  src: url(../Fonts/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Liberation Sans";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style:  italic;
  font-variant: normal;
  src: url(../Fonts/LiberationSans-Italic.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Liberation Serif";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style:  normal;
  font-variant: normal;
  src: url(../Fonts/LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Liberation Serif";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style:  italic;
  font-variant: normal;
  src: url(../Fonts/LiberationSerif-Italic.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Liberation Serif";
  font-weight: bold;
  font-style:  normal;
  font-variant: normal;
  src: url(../Fonts/LiberationSerif-Bold.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Liberation Serif";
  font-weight: bold;
  font-style:  italic;
  font-variant: normal;
  src: url(../Fonts/LiberationSerif-BoldItalic.ttf);
}

body {
	font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif;
	margin: 0.5em 3%  0.6em 3%;
}

#content
{
	background-color: white;
	color: black;
	font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif;
	text-align: justify;
}

#content h1, #content h2
{
	color: navy;
}

#content h1 /* Book */
{
	font-variant: small-caps;
	font-family: "Liberation Sans", sans-serif;
	text-align: right;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #88F;
	margin-bottom: 2.5em;
}

#content h2 /* Part */
{
	font-variant: small-caps;
	font-family: "Liberation Sans", sans-serif;
	text-align: center;
	font-size: 2em;
}

#content h3 /* Chapter */
{
	/* font-variant: small-caps; */
	font-family: "Liberation Sans", sans-serif;
	font-size: 1.5em;
	text-align: right;
	margin-top: 1em;
	margin-bottom: 1em;
	margin-right: 1%;
	color: navy;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #88F;
}

/* h4 would be for Section */
/* h5 would be for Subsection */

#content blockquote
{
	margin-left: 35px;
	margin-right: 20px;
}

#content .italics
{
	margin-left: 20px;
	margin-right: 20px;
	font-style: italic;
}

#content .smallcaps
{
	font-variant: small-caps;
}

#content blockquote .attribution /* where did the quote come from */
{
	display: block;
	text-align: right;
	font-family: "Liberation Sans", sans-serif;
	font-style: italic;
	font-size: smaller;
}

#content blockquote .attribution-name /* who said it */
{
	display: block;
	text-align: right;
	font-family: "Liberation Sans", sans-serif;
	font-style: normal;
	font-size: smaller;
}

#content sup { /* great for exponent such as in <i>e=mc<sup>2</sup></i> */
  font-size: 80%;
  vertical-align: top;
  line-height: 0.8
}

#content p
{
	text-align: justify;
	margin: 0px;
	line-height: 1.35em;
}

#content p+p
{
	text-indent: 20px;
}

#content p.noindent, blockquote p, p.first
{
	text-indent: 0px;
	margin-top: 1em;
}

#content p.notab
{
	text-indent: 0px;
	font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif;
}

#content .firstletter {
	display: block;
	font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif;
	font-size: 3em;
	float: left;
	padding-top: .2em;
	line-height: .5em;
	margin: 0 .1em 0 0;
}

#content p.salutation {
	margin-top: 1em;
}

#content p.letter {
	width:86%;
	margin-left: 35px;
}

#content p.closing {
	width:88%;
	text-align: right;
	margin-bottom: 1em;
}

#content blockquote.poem {
	text-align: left;
	font-style: normal;
	font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif;
}

#content .stanza
{
	text-indent: 0;
	line-height: 1.2em;
}

#content .stanza-fl /* first line of a stanza */
{
	letter-spacing: 1px;
             font-style: italic;
	font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif;
}

/* Outside of the content area you can address the style of the running
   book and author headings. */

#content-title
{
	font-family: "Liberation Sans", sans-serif;
	text-align: center;
}

#content-title p
{
	font-size: 0.80em;
	line-height: 1.35em;
}


#content-title .title {
    	text-align: left;
	/* font-variant: small-caps; */
	font-size: 2.5em;
	border-bottom: 2px solid #88F;
}

#content-title .sub-title
{
    	text-align: left;
	font-size: 1.35em;
}

#content-title .author {
	text-align: left;
	font-size: 1.5em;
	margin-bottom: 1.25em;
	color: navy;
}

#content-title i, em
{
	font-style: italic;
	font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif;
}
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