Part of Notion’s charm is its block structure and simplicity but sometimes that simplicity gets in the way of your content.
Steps to Create the Box
Step 1: Callout Block
Start with a callout block. This can be before or after you’ve written your copy.
Step 2: Blank Emoji
The next step is to remove the emoji that comes attached to every callout block. There are 2 ways to achieve this.
One way is to upload a totally transparent square png image which effectively hides the area where the emoji was. This works even if your callout block has a background colour.
The other technique, and my preferred method, is to add an image from a URL. We’re not going to actually add an image though. Instead, we’re going to type a space as our URL and hit submit. You’ll notice it shows up as a white square. This means it’s only good for our plain content box.
Step 3: Clear Background
Finally, we set the background colour of the callout block to default and we’re left with a clear, minimalist, content box.
These 3 steps can be applied to single blocks of writing or entire pages. Play around with it and have fun!