03 April 2008

HTML Basics (Works For Multiply)

You can use HTML anywhere on Multiply: comments, posts (click on 'Edit HTML' first if it's a blog post) and even in your Page Title. Here are the basic commands, be sure to check the links for more info.

If you don't like to use the codes but you want to use HTML somewhere, you can do this: create a blog entry and change the fonts, colors, etc, then click on 'Edit HTML' to reveal the code so you can copy it and paste wherever you want.

The Very Basic Basics

Don’t worry, HTML is incredibly easy to learn. All you have to do is surround whatever text you want to change with tags. Like this:


What You Type What You Get
<B>Men</B> Men
<I>Are</I> Are
<U>from</U> from
<S>Men are from Mars</S> Men are from Mars
You can even combine tags (just remember to next each pair of tags)
<B><I><U>Mars Needs Women</U></I></B> Mars Needs Women
And That’s Not All
<CENTER></CENTER> Centers text or image.
<A HREF="URL HERE"></a> Makes whatever text/image it surrounds into a link.
<IMG SRC="IMAGE URL HERE" WIDTH="100" HEIGHT="100" /> Add an image, using optional WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes to control the sizing. Note: IMG code is stand-alone (no seperate close tag necessary).
<FONT FACE="verdana" SIZE="6" COLOR="green">Little Green Men</font> Alter the size, style, and color of text.

Cross-browser friendly fonts: Arial, Arial Black, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Times New Roman, Trebuchet, Webdings.
Cross-browser friendly colors: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow. (Want more colors? Use a HEX code)
That should be enough to get you started! If you're at all interested in learning more (how to build TABLES, for instance), here are some other resources to help you push your HTML skills even further:
 

Additional HTML Resources

Source: Friendster.com help page.
(info in public domain).

Source: http://multiplydesign.multiply.com/journal/item/92

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