This is a collection of HTML Hints; we thought these might be helpful to diarists. EncourageEducation did not originally write these. They are a re-worked production and will likely be revised as time goes on. However, for now, as an introduction, we hope these will be of great assistance.
This listing will be greatly expanded over time. We offer only the shortest introduction for "scripting" your diary and comments.
Please notice a space is placed after the < or before the > so that the script is visible.
However, in use, you must delete the space separation before and after the symbols.
- To Bold text use these symbols on either side of your verbiage. Open with < b > and close with < b >.<li>
< b >Bold Text< /b >
- To Italicize text use these symbols on either side of your verbiage. Open with < i > and close with < i >.<li>
< i >Italic Text< /i >
- To Underline text use these symbols on either side of your verbiage. Open with < u > and close with < u >.<li>
< u >Underlined Text< /u >
- Eliminate the spaces you are seeing in these examples and you will see . . .
You may also use these in combination. The tag that makes text bold, italic, and underlined would look like this:
< b >< i >< u >Bold Italic Underlined Text< u >< i >< /u>
Again, removing the spaces after the '<' and before the '>' will yield text that looks like this:
Bold Italic Underlined Text
To form Block quotes, the "pretty boxes" around text, use the code
< blockquote >the text < /blockquote >
Typically, these are used when you are quoting a reference.
In order for the script to function, remember you must eliminate the spaces before the > and after the <.
In practice . . .
the block-quoted text
Hyperlinking is a term you hear often. It is a powerful tool and allows the diarist to link to references,
The tag structure for the hyperlink is as follows:
< a href="http://www.website.com" >The text you want hyperlinked< /a >.
If you prefer that the linked page open in a new window, then, please use this script . . .
< a target=new href="http://www.website.com" >The text you want hyperlinked< /a >
The structure of this is very important.
Quotation marks surrounding the full website address are advised, though depending these may not be necessary.
After removing the spaces after the '<' and before the '>', a successfully hyperlinked piece of text will be displayed. The results appear the same and yet, yield very different results.
Click on each and, or either separately and you will see the distinction. The first will require you to use the back button on your browser. That later will allow for a view the this page and the Fish Philosophy website simultaneously.
Fish! Philosophy will take you away from EncourageEducation.org entirely,
If you chose to see the linked page as a second site, while the appearance may be identical, the outcome will not be.
Please click on the term Fish! Philosophy and you will experience what you do not in the first example.
We will include more scripting techniques in time. Your suggestion and questions will help us to discern your needs. The terms we offer here, we hope will help you to begin.
To learn more, you may wish to travel to "source codes" under "View" in your browser. When visiting a site you enjoy, a look at how they created the visuals you see might help you to learn.
If you look to the main menu bar on your Internet application, you will see the word "View."
Hold your mouse down to lower the drop-down menu. Look for "View Source." Mark this option. A dialogue book will reveal all the code.
Copy and "play" as you will.
May you enjoy the exploration.