I’ve been hobbling along the internet for about a year now, and I think it’s high time I learned how to do this.
I’ve known for awhile that if I just cut the address of a web page and paste it on a vBulletin or UBB message board post, it will (usually) make a link… like… say, this one… that shows Kimmi from ‘Survivor 2’ flashing her suspiciously underdeveloped boobies:
Okay. But I increasingly see, here and on other message boards, how some people will type a sentence like, “You can see Kimmi’s breasts here…” and the words ‘Kimmi’s breasts’ will be highlighted and underlined in blue as a link that you can click on.
That’s sooooo cool. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do it, too, but I’ve been failing miserably. I’ve tried right-clicking my mouse to study the source code, but, try as I might, I haven’t quite gotten it yet. Maybe it’s because I don’t really understand HTML and don’t know what some of the symbols, like < and > are for. So will somebody PUH-leeze help me out, show me step-by-step how it’s done? Assume I’m too much of a dummy to buy a “Dummies” book on the topic. Assume I barely mastered UBB code and making smilies.
And while we’re on the subject, how do you type the letter ‘e’ so that it has an accent mark over it, like in the word cafe’? Some word processing programs I use do it automatically, but I notice some people here on the boards do it in their posts, too, when referring to irregular words.