ext_159263 ([identity profile] geekygecko.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] sick_wilson2011-08-28 01:47 pm
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HTML for Newbies!

After a few setbacks and lots of good intentions that kept going awry, we've finally finished our HTML tutorial.

So if you've been using the Rich Text tab, and those weird formatting glitches are getting on your last nerve, we hope this will give you the confidence to give HTML a try.

We're certainly not experts, or even play ones on TV.  But we're more than happy to share what we know, and try to help you out as best we can.

Many thanks to our awesome betas, [livejournal.com profile] flywoman and [livejournal.com profile] menolly_au, for their totally awesome work on this project. *hugs y'all*


  1. Why Use HTML?

  2. The Very Basics

  3. Formatting Tags

    Basic Info
    Using Multiple Formatting Tags

  4. Font Tags

    Basic Info
    Font Face (Typeface)
    Font Size
    Font Color
    Using Multiple Font Attributes
    Nesting Font Tags

  5. Using Formatting & Font Tags

  6. Special Characters

    General Info
    Non-Breaking Spaces
    Line Breaks

  7. Other Formatting

    Highlighting Text
    Spoiler Bars
    LJ Spoiler Tags

  8. Lists

    Ordered and Unordered Lists
    Nesting Lists
    Fake Unordered Lists

  9. Paragraphs

    Centering Text
    Right-Aligning or Justifying Text
    Text Boxes
    Horizontal Lines

  10. Links

    Basic Link
    Formatting a Link
    Don't Want Your Link Underlined?
    LJ User/Community Names
    Basic LJ-Cut
    Customizing Text for an LJ-Cut
    Multiple LJ-Cuts
    Fake LJ-Cuts

  11. Images

    How to Add an Image
    How to Resize an Image
    How to Use a Resized Preview Image to Link to Original
    How to Use an Image Instead of Text for a Link
    How to Remove Line Around Image Links

  12. Embedding Videos

  13. Tables

    Creating a Basic Table

    Before You Get Started...
    Basic Table Structure
    Table Tag
    Table Width

    Optional Features

    Cell Width
    Row Height
    Background Colors
    Background Images
    Merging Columns
    Merging Rows
    Nesting Tables

  14. Posting a Word Document in HTML

    Side-by-Side Comparison of HTML and Rich Text (RTF) Code
    Adding HTML Tags to Word Documents

  15. HTML Code "Cheat Sheet"


[identity profile] barefootpuddles.livejournal.com 2011-08-28 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
What a great idea. Thanks! :)

[identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com 2011-08-28 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks again for doing this, it's an enormous help :) Will be bookmarking for handy reference. Goodbye Rich Text tab - I don't need you any more:)

[identity profile] damigella-314.livejournal.com 2011-09-02 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it very bad if I mem this? Either way, mem'ed it is. I think I am seriously considering kicking my husband out and asking you to marry me. [the Nile is always in my heart]