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aceb22bro
08-10-2007, 12:29 AM
Have you ever wondered what to type when you want to edit your quick posts like you do in advanced posts? Then this thread will help you.

Webpages are written in HTML - a simple scripting language.

HTML is short for HyperText Markup Language.
Hypertext is simply a piece of text that works as a link.

Markup Language is a way of writing layout information within documents.
Basically an HTML document is a plain text file that contains text and nothing else.

When a browser opens an HTML file, the browser will look for HTML codes in the text and use them to change the layout, insert images, or create links to other pages.
Since HTML documents are just text files they can be written by typing.

There are some very good reasons to create your own edits - or parts of them - by hand

When a browser opens an HTML file, the browser will look for HTML codes in the text and use them to change the layout, insert images, or create links to other pages.
Since HTML documents are just text files they can be written without even the easiest text editor.
If you want to make it above average in webdesign, it is strongly recommended that you understand this

"You can read the code of other people's pages, and "borrow" the cool effects."

"You can write your HTML by hand with almost any available text editor, including notepad that comes as a standard program with Windows."

All you need to do is type in the code, then save the document, making sure to put an .html extension or an .htm extension to the file (for instance "mypage.html").

Basically, a computer sees an "A" as simply an "A".

To tell the browser that an "A" should be bold, italic, or underlined. we need to put a markup around of the A.

Such a markup is called a Tag.

All HTML tags are enclosed in "[" and "]".

To begin any edited text, type ""
to end it, type "

the character you type is either an I(italic), B(bold) and U(underlined)
don't forget to make them uppercase

(on here, "[" and"]" are replacements for "<" and ">" in real paging)

To enter text on your pages - all you have to do is simply enter the text.

If you do not specify any attributes for text it will use the default size, font etc. of the visitor's browser.


Browsers can only show fonts available on the visitor's PC.

Therefore you are limited to using the fonts that are available on almost any computer.

If you need to use a fancy font, you should use your graphics program to make an image with the text. This will assure that the visitor will see it - even if he doesn't have the fancy font you're using.

Since images take up much more space than plain text, thus increasing download time, you should use this option with care.


On the following pages you will learn how to customize the font settings - both on normal text and text that works as a link.

Furthermore, you will learn to control how the text aligns on your pages.

this is how to make links

first type

[ (yes, in that order) you type the link name

/URL]

if you want to put an image on the page then type

to start the image

then post the image url

(the url must [U]ONLY have the image)

then end by typing

create colored text by typing

then end by typing

go and EDIT AWAY MY CHILDREN

Stardy
08-10-2007, 11:24 AM
yay!
Newbs/n00bs should not complain and ask about this stuff now.
Should get a sticky.

Kayden Javlaíakín
08-10-2007, 06:38 PM
Um. . . no. >.>
HTML tags are written in this fashion:
<a href="http://blahblah.com">Linky Here!</a>
<div id="cheese">Blah blah.</div>
<img src="cheesy-butt.png">

What you use to edit posts is called VBScript, more commonly known as BBCode. There's a huge difference.

aceb22bro
08-10-2007, 11:07 PM
...no to YOU. replace all the "<"s or ">"s are replaced by "[" and "]"
besides, it is still html on the post editing, except the post editor employed by the website only allows VBScript.

Kayden Javlaíakín
08-11-2007, 02:02 AM
...no to YOU. replace all the "<"s or ">"s are replaced by "[" and "]"
besides, it is still html on the post editing, except the post editor employed by the website only allows VBScript.
The only thing that HTML has in common with VBScript is that VBScript is parsed into HTML, meaning that if you used VBScript in an HTML document, it should still render.

And many HTML tags are completely different form their VB counterparts. I.e., in an HTML document, you wouldn't see the markup <url=http://blahblah.com>Click here!</url>, you'd see it as <a href="http://blahblah.com">Click here!</a>. The same with images. You wouldn't see <img>Image URL here.</img> in an HTML document, you'd see <img src="URL here.">. That's a pretty big point you missed.

And it's Ryan's choice to not allow HTML editing, as it could cause potential damage if you used the right markup.

And there's already a stickied thread on this here. (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28)

aceb22bro
08-11-2007, 06:22 AM
what i meant was that on here it is [] not <> and the wording is kinda different.
But i know that they are different, and that the html code is different from vbcode
that is why i didn't put

<a href="www.com">name!!!</a>

instead i put what it should be

url="www.com"]name!!![/url]

(i skipped the first [ so you could see it:tongue:)

i know this and the name escaped me, so i put html, not vbc

Kayden Javlaíakín
08-15-2007, 05:57 PM
url="www.com"]name!!![/url]
You know, you could have just used the [*code] tags. :wink:

Anyway, I'm just going to leave this thread. I'm starting to feel like I'm intruding.