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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:22 PM
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What does this HTML instruction mean?
From DU:

Text

I know my text, and how to pick color, but what the hell is code for size or face? What the heck is "face"?
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:24 PM
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1. K
it's a css tag. 'font-family'
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:33 PM
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2. Huh?
Please explain that to me in blonde.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:39 PM
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3. I'll try
it's a css tag. 'font-family'
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:41 PM
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5. Bad joke, try
< font size = xx > where xx = the number, from 1 to 7.

Replace grater/less than symbols with square brackets
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:59 PM
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9. "in blonde"
:rofl:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:41 PM
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4. HTML
is a computer language that tells the computer what you want it to do.

That's about all this 'blonde' can explain at this point in time and wine.

:D
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:42 PM
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6. Size is 1 to 7, 1 being the smallest for font point. Face
is the font name, such as Times New Roman.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:46 PM
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7. The only alternate font face DU accepts that I'm aware of
is Courier. To create it, you'd type "font face=courier" in brackets and without the quotes, o' course.

It'd look like this.

Sizes go from 1 to 10. Same tag, but use "size" instead of "face" and put a number from 1 to 10 after the = in quotes.





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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:25 PM
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11. I found out it accepts Centaur
:D

for example: This is not the DU member formerly known as Kentauros.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:58 PM
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8. Now wait
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:01 PM by Lil Missy
"font color="color" size="size" face="face"]Text


That's what the DU HTML instructions said. I took out the front and back bracket.

Edit: I don't know why it won't all copy/paste.

The last part is "[/font"
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:30 PM
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12. Something no one else has mentioned
is that "Text" is simply a place holder and an example of where your text goes. Everything else is the opening and closing tags to create the effect on your "text" that you desire.

Do you understand the way to change the effects in the code now? :D
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:48 PM
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13. Yes, I do understand "text" is my message. I just can't make the rest of it work.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:35 AM
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17. One of the best ways to edit html
is to use the simple Notepad program. That way you can add the tags, check over your text-message and make sure everything is just right before you copy and paste.

As for the tags, basically, you have to tell the software on the site what it is you want to do with your text, or nothing new will happen. Everything in those opening brackets is telling the messageboard software what it needs to know to make your message change fonts, color and size. Just put a space between each set of tags.

If you just copy (or write in) everything exactly as it is in the html example, you can then just replace the given bits in quotes wiht what you want. For example:

{bracket} font {space} Must start out the first string of tags.
font color="color" will change to font="red" for red text.
size="size" will change to size="1" for the smallest text.
font="face" will change to font="courier" to change your font to Courier.


You have it right for using the brackets, so just plug the rest of this into that first set of brackets and it should work. The last set with /font in brackets is just to "close" the tags set up at the beginning, so they don't spill over and change following text (I've done that some and it's always embarrassingly obvious in Preview ;))

Let us know if it still won't work, and I'll make an example you can copy from an image of the code that will work :D


This is not the DU member formerly known as Kentauros.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:51 AM
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18. Okay
Formerly known as Lil Miss Mr Pierre Prissy.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:42 AM
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21. YaY!!11!!!!
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keroro gunsou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:20 PM
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10. font tags
are sort of falling by the side of the road with the advent of dhtml style sheets.

but everyone else on the thread has been correct.

god, i learned html when mosaic was the browser of choice and out of html for dummies, first printing... god am i old.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:50 PM
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14. It's short for typeface.
In other words, it is the name of the font.
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Optical.Catalyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:48 AM
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22. What happens if face is wingdings
wingdings:

Today is the day for all good men to come to the aid of their country.


symbol:

Today is the day for all good men to come to the aid of their country.


webdings:

Today is the day for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:32 AM
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23. Now, 'scuse me, butthole!
Kidding! Welcome!

Please explain things to me in blonde. :)

If you don't mind my asking, why do you put a dot, (.) between your first and last name? Just curious.
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Optical.Catalyst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:21 PM
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24. I haven't spent enough time around blonde's to learn how to speak their language

In the circle of computer literate (I hate the term 'geek') people I pal around with, we think that having a period between the words of your handle comes in handy if part of it breaks off. You still have the other half to use until you find a replacement.

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:51 PM
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15. In your FACE!
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:14 AM
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16. New Orbit Raspberry Mint cleans another dirty mouth!
Who are you calling a cootie queen? You lint-licker!
Pickle you Font Face!



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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:58 AM
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20. Well, you're obviously not my type.
Freeper.

:eyes:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:54 AM
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19. I know! That's the problem!
:)
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