Fun with HTML (tutoral)

I apologize in advance if some of this stuff doesn’t work.
I did this only in Notepad.

Here’s a reference to do all the neat things you can do with HTML.
Just copy how the code is done and that’s all.

Part I - The Basics


<b>words in bold</b>

words in bold


<i>words in italics</i>

words in italics


<u>words underlined</u>

words underlined


<strike>words crossed off</strike>

<strike>words crossed off</strike>

Centering text:

<p align=“center”>centered text</p>

<p align=“center”>centered text</p>

Marquee (only works in Internet Explorer):

<marquee>scrolling words</marquee>

<marquee>scrolling words</marquee>

Bouncing Marquee (only works in Internet Explorer):

<marquee behavior=“alternate”>bouncing words</marquee>

<marquee behavior=“alternate”>bouncing words</marquee>

Part II - Images and Hyperlinks

To display an image:

<img src=“web address of image goes here” alt=“alt tag goes here”>

So to display my “thumbs up” picture with the tag “cool”, I would type down-

<img src=“” alt=“cool”>

<img src=“http:/” alt=“cool”>

To make a hyperlink:

<a href=“web address goes here”>words to click on</a>

So if you wanted to link to The Onion, you would type down-

<a href=“”>click here to read The Onion</a>

<a href=“”>click here to read The Onion</a>

Part III - Fun with Fonts

To change font type:

<font face=“©”>a bunch of words</font>

Replace © with the name of the font you want to use.
So if you wanted to change the font to a typewriter style (Courier New),
you would type down-

<font face=“Courier New”>a bunch of words</font>

<font face=“Courier New”>a bunch of words</font>

To change font size:

<font size=©>words to make bigger or smaller</font>

Replace © with size numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 or 7.

<font size=1>size 1</font>
<font size=2>size 2</font>
<font size=3>size 3</font>
<font size=4>size 4</font>
<font size=5>size 5</font>
<font size=6>size 6</font>
<font size=7>size 7</font>

To change font color:

<font color=“©”>words in color</font>

Replace © with Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple

<font color=“red”>Red</font>
<font color=“orange”>Orange</font>
<font color=“yellow”>Yellow</font>
<font color=“green”>Green</font>
<font color=“blue”>Blue</font>
<font color=“purple”>Purple</font>

Part IV - Symbols!

These symbols can be found under the font names “Wingdings” and “Webdings”.
To use them, use the “To change font type” trick shown above.

<font face=“Courier New”>`1234567890-=

Wingdings Symbols:


Webdings Symbols:

<font face=“Webdings” size=6>`1234567890-=

Hope this helps out. :slight_smile:

Yes! It all worked, except for the

picture. Oh well. Hope I helped you all.


<marquee behavior=“alternate”>Does it work?</marquee>

<font size=6>Hey Louie! Thanks!</font>

<marquee behavior=“alternate”>This could be fun!</marquee>

‘They couldn’t hit an Elephant from this dist…!’

Last words of General John Sedgwick

<marquee behavior=“alternate”>I hate ping-pong! :o</marquee>

I have to try this


Greek Symbols?

<font face=“Symbol”>abgdezhq</font>

<marquee><font color=“Blue”>Cool!</font></marquee>

<marquee behavior=“alternate”> <font color=Red>Louie Rocks!</font>

Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine

Does it work in a sig?

<marquee behavior=“alternate”> <font color=Green>J E T S JetsJetsJets!</font>

What about just the color?

<font color=Green>J E T S JetsJetsJets!</font>

Manhattan, try removing the spaces between codes. Also remember to put “quotes” around the name of your font color.

Like this?

<marquee behavior=“alternate”><font color=“Green”>J E T S JetsJetsJets!</font></marquee>

Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine

And now lets try the sig.

<marquee behavior=“alternate”><font color=“Green”>J E T S JetsJetsJets!</font></marquee>

OK, no scrolling for me. How 'bout the color?

BTW, TubaDiva: Louie created a remarkable tutorial here. Can it be moved to the FAQ. In the alternative, can you delete all the “I’m gonna try this” posts (including mine)?

<font color=“Green”>J E T S JetsJetsJets!</font>

I think the create-your-sig-screen specifically states that html and images are turned off for sigs.


What I’m wondering is why UBB created its own code for bold and italics when it’s not a whole lot different from the HTML code. To relieve us from having to use the shift key so much, maybe?

I’m also wondering how Louie was able to list the syntax for the HTML commands without the code being executed. Additional HTML code?

BTW, thanks very much for the tutorial, Louie!!

I think this is a keeper. :slight_smile:

Thank you very much, Louie.

Some boards have html coding turned off; we allow both html and UBB.

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