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Michele Wassell
 

Everything to do with HTML..


I just found out today that the only way to change font color is to add an HTML font code along with the color code to the fonts I want changed on my website. So I started to think that there are a lot of us that don't know anything about HTML codes and maybe we can all share what we learn or know to help eachother out with changing certain areas of our sites that go beyond what BP has to offer on the admin. area of our sites. I understand that where ever we can type in words, we can type in an HTML code.

So here is my HTML stuff I learned today in regards to changing the font color. This is an example of where the code needs to go and how ("History of Western Film making located here" is just what I have in my gallery description.:

History of Western Film making located here.

The 6666CC is the color code that you can change. THe codes can be found here (Color code chart):

http://www.immigration-usa.com/html_colors.html

You can also add bold type and you would put that in after the code and then also at the end. Whatever you do at the beginning you have to do at the end.

Hope that makes sense.

If anyone has a code to list or share with us, please do so.

Thank you and I hope you find this helpful.

Michele Wassell


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3/7/2006 8:00:59 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  There's other ways also.


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3/7/2006 10:00:09 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  You can also use HTML to indent the first line of each paragraph, to give articles and other text on your website a more professional look.

Type in   to create one space. Add several together to create a paragraph indent:

      (5 space indent for paragraph)

         (8 space indent)

Bob


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3/7/2006 10:52:19 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  It looks like what I typed in created a space so I guess it works here too!
The code for a space is:

&-n-b-s-p-;

(without the dashes seperating the letters and symbols.)


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3/7/2006 11:02:58 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  I'm going to see what happens when you try to type white fonts.


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3/7/2006 11:30:17 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Look what I can do


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3/7/2006 11:31:53 PM

 
Autumn Hernandez   This would be really cool, but everytime I try and show an HTML code, I don't know where to put the *s so that the code doesn't actually disappear. lol I know some of the basics, but I'd love to learn some other stuff from anyone else out there!


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3/7/2006 11:36:36 PM

 
Michele Wassell   Thank you Bob for your input. Thank you Autumn for participating as well. I hope someone can help you here.

Gregory.... If there are other ways too, why don't you share some of them so we can all learn??

THank you all... :) Michele


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3/8/2006 6:20:37 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Type <. then font color=. Put your color in ". Then type another >.
Disclaimer-Prior attempt at typing in white font was followed by internet disconnection. More testing before we can announce any conclusions.


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3/8/2006 6:34:07 AM

 
Michele Wassell   Thank you Gregory for your input... :)


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3/8/2006 6:37:04 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Background check


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3/8/2006 6:40:11 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Try again.


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3/8/2006 6:45:14 AM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 

You can make things centered (if this code works!) This code works in your gallery!


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3/8/2006 9:08:22 AM

 
Justin G.
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3/8/2006 9:13:21 AM

 
Justin G.
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  Look what I can do :-)


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3/8/2006 9:14:18 AM

 
Autumn Hernandez   Well aren't we all tricky?


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3/8/2006 10:01:14 AM

 
Michele Wassell   Justin and Autumn,

Thank you for your input. Any detailed codes that you can list here to go with your statements? This is what this forum is here for.

Thank you,
Michele Wassell


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3/8/2006 11:22:07 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Michele,
I'm not sure about other browsers, but in MS Internet Explorer, click the View menu, then click "Source". This will open the source code for the current page in a notepad window. Then use "Find" to search for a word in or near the code you are looking for.

For example, if you search for "tricky", you'll find the code for Autumn's marquee trick.

Here is a test of a LINK.

Chris


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3/8/2006 11:45:48 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  While I'm at it, someone emailed me recently and asked how to post links here in the Q&A, so I'll post the code for it.

In the code below, replace ( and ) with < and >.

(a href="http://www.website.com")LINK(/a)

In this example, the work "LINK" will show up in your post, and clicking on it will take you to www.website.com

Have fun, and remember to always use these geek powers for good and not evil.

Chris


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3/8/2006 11:53:51 AM

 
Michele Wassell   Thank you Chris for your input and directions. :)

Michele


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3/8/2006 11:54:14 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  h


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3/8/2006 3:13:43 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  N


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3/8/2006 3:18:10 PM

 
Michele Wassell   Hey Gregory... Do you have access to something like that but with using a horse say running??? I would love to add that to my website. Or do you know where I can find such a thing? Where do people find little accents like that?

Michele :)


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3/8/2006 3:18:45 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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3/8/2006 3:24:00 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  that's just webdings font, lower case h. I see the bounce didn't work with the eye.


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3/8/2006 3:26:22 PM

 
Autumn Hernandez   Ok, my scrolling one is just the word "marquee" (without the quotes) in between the < > Pretty easy.


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Gregory LaGrange
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3/8/2006 3:51:20 PM

 
Michele Wassell   Im not getting this Gregory...


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3/8/2006 3:54:28 PM

 
Justin G.
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  gregory your forgot your "" on the img src. maybe...



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3/8/2006 4:08:27 PM

 
Justin G.
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  Ok mine didn't work either. let's try one more. michele you can go to View, then to Source and it will show you all the coding we're using.


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3/8/2006 4:10:04 PM

 
Justin G.
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  Google

*If it works, roll your mouse over the link but don't click.


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3/8/2006 4:43:10 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  Hi my name is Justin. I like adding annoying HTML to BetterPhoto's forums.

Hiii Justin

*Justin's nervously sits down as he gets annoyed at this stupid forum jumping to Google while he's typing up this whole big schpeal! lol.


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3/8/2006 5:06:07 PM

 
Justin G.
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  Hi I'm Justin, this is my marquee text with my photo on the right. Hope it works.


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3/8/2006 5:09:46 PM

 
Autumn Hernandez   Hey, here's a great site I found for beginner HTML. Once you figure out the easy stuff, he has other tutorials too.
Page Tutor


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3/8/2006 5:11:45 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Should've known somebody would ruin it.


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3/8/2006 9:58:06 PM

 
Justin G.
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  Yep should've known. Whoever that guy is oughta just leave, what a fool.


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3/8/2006 10:00:42 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  my page is jumping to google now


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3/9/2006 9:39:13 AM

 
Michele Wassell   Would somebody be so kind to undo the automatic to google page? Or we can start this up again on a new forum?

Thank you,

Michele


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3/9/2006 9:53:59 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Contact Sharon
Sharon 's Gallery
  OT - How does one set their email for an automatic response so you don't get spam?


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3/9/2006 10:48:01 AM

 
Samuel Smith
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  well?


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Christopher A. Vedros
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  Okay, that auto jump to Google is what I would call EVIL!! ;-)


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3/9/2006 7:29:24 PM

 
Michele Wassell   Yes, it is Chris.. I am working on getting it removed.. I sent Heather an email asking her if she would remove it from here so we can continue this forum.


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3/9/2006 7:40:35 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
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(clipart credit to Cindy Pierson Dulay)


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3/9/2006 8:25:27 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
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  I hope you can see a racing horse:


The HTML code for the above is as follow.
Note that the horse image is stored at "http://home.swbell.net/nobin/horserace.gif" :

<p><marquee direction="right"><img src="http://home.swbell.net/nobin/horserace.gif"></marquee></p>

<p align="center">(clipart credit to Cindy Pierson Dulay)</p>


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3/9/2006 9:52:45 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
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To test the code,
- open a notepad
- cut & paste above two lines of code that start with <p
- use "save as" and save the file with .html extension,
for example racinghorse.html
- then double click the file name


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3/9/2006 10:03:17 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  ggggggggggg


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3/10/2006 12:22:26 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Snow in March. If she dosen't, just start a new one.


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3/10/2006 12:24:32 AM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  hey all sorry about the google thing. looked like the thread was dying so I was just playing around. if you make a pt. II I promise I won't do anything studid!


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3/10/2006 5:58:56 AM

 
Michele Wassell   Thank you Nobi for your input.... :)

Just to let you all know, the automatic change page to google; Heather was very kind to remove it for us so we can now continue this thread.

Thank you everyone who has contributed so far. Lets keep going... :):):)


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3/10/2006 6:37:52 PM

 
Justin G.
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  lol sorry again for the redirect thing. please be gentle on the whipping please. i'm gonna look for some nifty stuff maybe we all can play around with!


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3/10/2006 6:57:33 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  well justin I am so glad you weren't disarming a bomb.


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3/10/2006 8:03:34 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
 

Comments may be imbeded in the HTML code.

Comments are normally used for documentation purpose in HTML coding and they are ignored by browers and invisible on the web page when they are executed.

Comments may be inserted within a pair of  <!-- and -->
For example,
<!-- this is a comment -->

If you are using a hit counter in your gallery, take a look. Most likely one has a comment line or two.


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3/13/2006 2:55:31 PM

 
Deja Webster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/1/2005
  You guys are having way too much fun. My deluxe site has been up a week and I just figured out bold, break and paragraph.
Gregory I tried to use your HTML code for red font but didn't get it. Could you actually write it out for me for the color red? Once I see it I'll be able to try other colors too.
Is there a way to make a link on the gallery page of ones free site to their deluxe site?
How about adding a image, from ones gallery, into the bio page?
Thanks for any help you can give me in adding a little "pop" to my site.
Deja


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3/18/2006 11:46:46 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  You probably forgot a "
Next to the M key there's a <, and a >. In between that you type font color="red". But you've probably seen me use scarlet.


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3/19/2006 9:38:35 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  I'm sure you could place an image if it has an address you can copy and paste. Just place it in between the < things with img src="address". There's a way to adjust image size but can't remember. Just google html code and check some places.


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3/19/2006 9:49:59 PM

 
Deja Webster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/1/2005
  Thanks Gregory I got the colors changed, next adding a picture.
Deja


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3/19/2006 10:57:51 PM

 
Howie Nordström
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2005
  I just found out today that the only way to change font color is to add an HTML font code

Michele, font tags are not the only way to change text attributes, text and picture location, as well as many other items. In fact, font tags are somewhat old fashion, although rather useful in situations like the BP forum. The recommended way to code your website is with Cascading Style Sheets. To learn CSS I suggest reading a book on the subject and/or take a class.


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3/20/2006 4:45:02 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  I see depending on your browser, not all colors work. And not all fonts. No more wingdings or webdings. And instead of scarlet, it's now crimson.
But there's still brown
and there's maroon
scarlet comes out black


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4/2/2006 10:39:00 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Maybe scarlet does work.


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