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Do forms work here?
  • No. Not in the traditional sense of the forms function anyway. Unfortunately.

Can you have bullets other than circle, square, and open?
  • If you do it the traditional way with the <ul>... </ul> yes, if you want to use an image. But if you wish to use some character other than the ones granted to us by the almighty W3C, you are out of luck… if you want to do it the traditional way. But there is a way to fake it. Warning! This way does work but I found it has its issues.
  • <dt style=”display:inline;”> your symbol or text here</dt><dd style=”display:inline;”> your body text goes here </dd><br>
  • The <br> is important!! Otherwise all of the text will be on a single line.
  • If you decide to have text that is extremely long and it goes to the second line, it will not indent that second line or any line after it (until you get to the next dt that is). So it is up to you if you wish to use this method.

How do you justify text?
  • style=”text-align:justify;”
  • If you wish to align right just replace justify with right . If for some ungodly reason the text is some alignment other than left and you want it to be left, replace justify with left .

How do you link from the top of a page to something on the same page?
  • Around the text that is going to become the link you type
  • <a href=”#XXXXXX”> your text goes here </a>
  • The hash mark is important!!!!! Do not forget it or it won’t work!!!
  • Next decide what you will call the link (Replacing the XXXXXX with it). Anything will do. Just remember what it is, don’t use spaces, and remember that at the other end it is case sensitive.
  • At the chosen destination write
  • <a name=”XXXXXXX”></a> your text here
  • Notice there is NO hash mark and there is nothing inside of the desination code? That is intentional. If not followed exactly or you forget to put a </a> you will have problems with your code. One forgotten quote will make whole sections of text disappear or code to go unrecognized, so use with caution and remember your grammer.
  • One final note, this is NOT a search. Searches need a lot of programming code. This is a simple link, like two cups and a string. It is not that complicated of a creature.

How do you change the color of the text and background within the row of a table?
  • In the tr code give it these write—
  • style=”background:XXXXX;color:XXXXX;”
  • Replace XXXXX with the desired colors.(Name or hex number using the format #XXXXXX)
  • The official W3C colors are: Black (#000000), Silver (#c0c0c0), Gray (#808080), White (#ffffff), Maroon (#800000), Red (#ff0000), Purple (#800080), Fuchsia (#ff00ff), Green (#008000), Lime (#00ff00), Olive (#808000), Yellow (#ffff00), Navy (#000080), Blue (#0000ff), Teal (#008080), and Aqua (#00ffff)
  • This will work for any HTML code that can be styled. It will work on Bold, Italic, Paragraph and others… experiment and have fun!

How do I figure out the Hex number for a color?
  • You could always use a fancy program that gives you the Hex values for the RGB. I always just use Paint. I go into the “Edit Colors” function, then “Define Custom Colors”. This brings up a RGB display. I have to mess with the slide bar on the right to get it to display RGB I want sometimes. Once I get the Red / Green / Blue values (in that order), I open up the calculator. I open up the view function and turn it to scientific. From there I make sure it is on DEC. I input first the Red value from paint into the calculator then hit the button that says HEX. There is your Red Hex value. I return the calculator to DEC, clear it, and enter the next value, and so on. Once done I have the six digit code which is the Hex value of the color.

How do you create an inside border within a cell of a table?
  • Every element in HTML according to the almighty W3C may be stylized to have a border. In practice the table and td traits are able to have a border, but not the tr trait inside of a table. However, do not confine yourself to tables. Try putting borders on headings, paragraphs, and other elements. Have fun!
  • You start out with -
  • style=”border:(width) (type) (color);”
  • (width) Is how wide your border is going to be. Make sure you include what your measurements are (px, em, and so on). The width can also be the words—thin, medium, thick.
  • (type) Is the type of border you want. According to the almighty W3C, you have several options—none, solid, dotted, dashed, double, groove, ridge, inset, outset.
  • (color)This is the color you want your border. It is handled just like any other HTML color (that is either by name or hash/hex value).
  • Note—Yes, those are spaces between the attributes. Do not forget the semi-colon or the quote after the last attribute, the browser will ignore your border. You may have more than one of each attribute at once (one to four values). One value is the whole border. Two, the values go Horizontal then Vertical. With the four values, they start from the top and go clockwise. (With three values, one of them will be whatever the default is.)

But I only wanted a border on the ( insert side here). How do I do that?
  • Replace border from above with the border function that meets your needs—
  • border-top, border-right, border-left, border-bottom
  • Everything else remains the same.

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