Friday, September 26, 2008

instructions on how to imbed a link

Thanks to Erin for these instructions! I've had them stashed away as a draft and have found them very useful. It's only recently occurred to me that I may as well post them, and let others benefit from her instructions as well!

The html tags for imbedding are "a" with the usual carats, so

  1. [a href="URL"] text [/a]
  2. So if I wanted to imbed a link for my homepage in a comment box it would be
  3. [a href="] Coffee Randoms [/a]
  4. Except, of course that instead of using [square brackets], proper html code takes right and left carets (the "greater than" and "less than" signs above your comma and period on your keyboard . . . .<>. . . blogger doesn't have any way for me to type out instructions on how to imbed the link without actually then imbedding it. :P
  5. My husband notes that if you're ever commenting on board that uses UBB (Universal Bulletin Board) coding, it actually is done with the square brackets instead of the carets

Happy commenting, everyone!


Erin said...

Actually you can post HTML as text. Use this:

& lt ; for <
& gt ; for >
(except no spaces after the & and before the ; I had to do that so it wouldn't convert here.

So you could post your link like this:

& lt ;a href=""& gt ;Sara's Coffee Randoms & lt ;/a& gt ;

(Again with no spaces in the 4 character code, so it would actually all run together.)

and it would look like this:

<a href="">Sara's Coffee Random's</a>

Sara said...

Ah, better instructions from someone who knows a lot more about this than I do! Thank you . . . now we have it all written down for handy reference . . . maybe I should go buy "HTML for Dummies." :)

Erin said...

I don't know that much, really. It's all self taught by searching google for what I need to know. That's just one tidbit I've learned.

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