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> Late start to my HTML editing project, old newbie needs help in building a small site
TonyH
post Nov 20 2019, 06:11 AM
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Hi, TonyH here.
I've been in the building trade most of my life, doing lots of standing up work but now I need to sit down.
While I'm at it, I'd like to produce some wee web pages, just to prove it's never too late to learn.

Luckily, I found some understandable Brad Traversy tutorials on YouTube, which have got me off to a good start.
One of Brad's tutorials recommends adapting his instructions to personalize the outcome, rather than copying his material verbatim.
This I'm setting out to do, by modifying his example "Web Development" site to become Graphic Design Portfolio pages for my daughter.

Brad's tutorials are clear and concise but in straying somewhat from details described, I'm inevitably running into some HTML5 and CSS3 problems.
I'm hoping that I'll be able to discuss and resolve some of these problems on the forum here.

Please can someone give me a link to an example post that shows how to add html code to message bodies? Does this have to be done using a special method, or do I just place the code in with the rest of the text?

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TonyH

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post Nov 20 2019, 06:52 AM
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Hi and welcome! smile.gif

There are some icons above the textarea you type your message in. The rightmost, with the hash sign, inserts code tags.

CODE
[code][/code]


You have to click twice to get the above. Then you paste your HTML between the tags. Or you paste your html first, highlight it and then click the hash icon. What you pasted will then be circumscribed with code tags.

If you want syntax highlighting you have to type the tags manually.
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[html]...[/html]



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post Nov 20 2019, 06:58 AM
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That's a big help, thanks very much.
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post Nov 20 2019, 07:45 AM
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You are welcome. happy.gif

I forgot to say, if you have the page on the web it's a better choice to link to it. Or do both. Link and post the stuff you think is the problem.

Also, syntax highlighting is only available for HTML. For CSS and JS you need to use the standard code tags.

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post Nov 20 2019, 08:37 AM
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You are welcome. happy.gif

I forgot to say, if you have the page on the web it's a better choice to link to it. Or do both. Link and post the stuff you think is the problem.

Also, syntax highlighting is only available for HTML. For CSS and JS you need to use the standard code tags.

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Sorry, I missed seeing this second reply before I went off and started another related topic.
I can't link to the page on the web because it hasn't made it that far yet.

The only other associated thing I can link to ATM is the YouTube tutorial itself but I'm not sure that's specific enough for this particular purpose.

Thanks,

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post Nov 20 2019, 12:46 PM
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That's OK. It's just when it's a more complex page, the person who asks are sort of biased and often very sure about what the problem is, it's just that he can't solve it. So he posts a snip of HTML and a snip of CSS. More often than not the problem lies elsewhere, at least partly.
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