INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPLOADING PICTURES AND HTML FORMATTING
Here are some basic instructions for using HTML in the "Comments"
area of the Heaven's Gate form.
This will enable you to do some neat things in your Comments
textarea box when you fill out the form;
one such trick is to insert a pic of your dog into your entry, like this...
The generic code to type for inserting such an image is as follows:
Note: Please do not insert an image that has a width in excess of 400 pixels, or is greater
than 25KB in size. If you do, then we are likely to remove the image from your entry because
it has a huge negative speed impact for other visitors!
If you wish to include a link to a larger picture, please use the following code instead:-
<a href="http://image_url/image_file" target="_blank">
Please click here to see a picture (new window)
where the image_url and image_file are the same as before. Thus for Jack
Flash above, it will look like this:-
url is the URL of the page required (e.g. mzjf.com/memorial.htm)
Clickable word(s) here are the words that are "clickable" to take
you to the page given by url (e.g. "Memorial page here" without the quotes).
Thus the code to use to link to the Memorial Page above is:
<a href="http://mzjf.com/memorial.htm" target="_blank">
Memorial page here
Important: When referencing by creating any link, either to a page or an image, you MUST
include the code target="_blank". That will cause a new browser window to
open for that link. If you fail to do this, the new link will REPLACE the page the form is on.
Such links are then subject to editing by the site administrator to include the
target="_blank" clause. It will not be removed however, as would an inserted
picture that doesn't conform to the rules that outlined above.
Note: Some servers prohibit "cross-loading" images from websites that are hosted
at those servers. If you know that your server does this, please use the second method of
linking your picture, because use of the first method will fail (the picture will not be
displayed). If one of the site administrators sees that this has happened to you,
they will change it to a link (second method) for you. At this time there are no
facilities to actually host your picture on this site, due to webspace considerations.
Miscellaneous HTML tags you might use...
Pressing your ENTER key in the Comments area of the form will cause a line break to appear in
your Comments when they are displayed on the Heaven's Gate pages.
It is set up to accept HTML - the language of Web pages - and you may use this to link pictures
and websites if you desire. It also allows for the following formatting to be achieved:
To create a new line, simply press Enter or insert a <br> (or <br />) tag
at the place within your Comments where you want the new line to start (has the same effect as
pressing the ENTER key on your keyboard).
The new line will start immediately after the <br> tag.
To create a new paragraph, insert a <p> tag at the place in your Comments where you
want the new paragraph to start. The new paragraph will start immediately after the <p> tag.
At the end of the paragraph, close it by way of </p>.
To center an entire line, paragraph, or image within your Comments, mark the start of
the section to be centered with <center> and the end of the section to be centered
with </center>. For example:
<center>Line, paragraph or image code to be centered</center>
To underline some text, use <u> at the start of the text to be underlined, and
</u> at the end.
To use italics, use <i> at the start of the text to be italicized, and
</i> at the end.
To make certain text bold, use <b> at the start of the text to be marked in bold, and
</b> at the end.
You can use two or more of these together, so (for example) here is how you might
use Bold and Underline together by way of the following:
<u><b>Text to be underlined and made bold</b></u>
<b><u>Text to be underlined and made bold</u></b>
Please note that you must close HTML tags in the reverse order in which
they were opened, or what is displayed may not be exactly what you had in mind. Thus
the following example is invalid and may not work correctly:
<i><u>Incorrect method to italicize and underline some text</i></u>
None of the above HTML codes within <brackets> or "carets" will appear
in the results of your submission once added to the Heaven's Gate page.
You will see them as you type them in the Comments area, but they will
be interpreted correctly in the final result. So please don't worry!
A huge thank you and tons of hugs to Angus Cook for volunteering his time and efforts to
get Heaven's Gate working once again. This could not have been accomplished without
his help. We are most grateful for your help, Angus! :)