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HTML posting basics
WUFYS uses HTML where formatting is enclosed in “less than” and “greater than” signs like this <bold> </bold>unlike many boards that use brackets like this [bold] [/bold].
The first one starts the command and the second one (with the divided by sign) ends the formatting like this <bold> Text </bold>
EVERY POST ON WUFYS NEEDS TO BEGIN WITH THE <br> COMMAND. That is a line break and if you don't include it, QRS tells me that she has to edit it into the post. SO begin every post with a <br> command!
As soon as you select the FULL HTML option in your post the WUFYS editor assumes you are doing all the formatting except for lines and breaks and blank lines. You can use the <br> command once for a line break, or twice (like this <br><br>) for one blank line, three times for two blank lines and so on, but you can also just put in the hard breaks and the editor will interpret them for you.
The method for posting a HTML link is fairly simple. The following format is used:
<a HREF="URL">Link Description</a>
where "URL" is the URL address you want to link to (and you gotta use the double quotes), and Link Description is whatever you want to call your link. For example:
<a HREF="http://www.WAKEUPFROMYOURSLUMBER.com">Link to WUFYS</a>
becomes Link to WUFYS
To insert a picture <img src=”www.linkadress.com/picturename.jpg”>
The command <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/myratsareintune/ILbarcode.gif">
gives you the WUFYS side bar .gif file
To host photos for free and get the HTML generated for you www.photobucket.com This site doesn't allow porn so its less likely to be blocked at work.
Best resource page I've found http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/
OK here is a little more if you are curious.
You may use <b> to begin bolding and <center>
to center text, but please remember to end these items where appropriate
with </b> and/or </center>, etc. If you post links or other
advanced coding, be sure to test before posting.
A lengthy article or reply can be very tedious to read if it does not contain some very simple HTML formating. Inserting either of the following codes will make your post much more readable:
Simple special effects may be created using Character Formatting Codes. These codes are used in pairs in the format: <?>words to be formatted</?>, where <?> turns the formatting "ON" and </?> turns the formating "OFF".
Please: ALWAYS turn "OFF" the formatting when you use it.
Some commonly used codes of this type are:
- <b> and </b> -- BOLD
- <i> and </i> -- Italic
- <u> and </u> -- Underline
- <blink> and </blink> --
- <strike> and </strike> --
- <sub> and </sub> -- Subscript
- <sup> and </sup> -- Superscript
- <big> and </big> -- Big text
- <small> and </small> -- Small text
These codes can be "nested" to produce multiple effects at the same time. For instance:
<b><i>Bold and Italic</i></b> produces Bold and Italic
A popular one on WUFYS is <blockquote> which is used to emphasize quotes from other articles or posts.
I will add to this post as need arises.
I know it can be confusing at first, but keep after it.