As promised, this month I will finish up my previous article on creating your profile. However, I am getting very low on ideas for articles, and I really need your suggestions. Also, I would like to now if you think my articles are too difficult to understand - this is a Tips for Newbies column, and not a Tips for Power Users column. Please email me, my address is at the bottom of this page.
There are 3 kinds of lists: numbered lists or ordered lists, unnumbered lists, and definition lists. Numbered lists are simply lists that are numbered, such as the one below:
Unnumbered lists are lists that are not numbered, like this one:
Definition lists are lists of definitions, such as:
Lists can have many purposes. The most practical reason to put a list in your profile would be for a list of links to other places on the web that you found. The inside of your bookmark file is actually a list as well.
These two lists are so similar, so I'll save some time by explaining the two of them together. First start with either the tag <OL> or <UL> OL stands for ordered list, UL stands for unnumbered list. Then put the tag <LI>, and type in your first list item. Put another <LI> in and type in your second item. Keep doing this until done, and then put in either </OL> or </UL>. Note that </LI> is not needed, and that you can put links inside a list by using something like this:
<OL> <LI><A HREF="http://some.place.com/">Some link</A> <LI><A HREF="http://some.other.place.com/">Some other link</A> </OL>
Definition lists are created by starting with <DL>. Then put <DT> (definition term) and type in the term. Follow that by <DD> (definition) and type in the definition. Continue like this, alternating <DT> and <DD>, and when finished put in </DL>. No </DD>s or </DT>s are needed. Below is an example:
<DL> <DT>HTML<DD>HyperText Markup Language <DT>WWW<DD>World Wide Web <DT>CCN<DD>Chebucto Community Net <DT>'Net<DD>Short for Internet </DL>
And here is how that list would look:
To do this you need to set up two things: the link and the place where the link takes you. To set up the link, use <A HREF="#fred">A bit about my brother Fred</A>. Substitute Fred for whatever you like. Then, to set up the place where the link takes you, use <A NAME="fred">My brother Fred</A>. Substitute Fred for whatever you like, but remember that it must be the same as the one you used for the first tag.
To put a horizontal line in your document, use <HR> (horizontal rule). There is no </HR>. Below is what it looks like:
The last line of many HTML documents is the address line which usually contains your name, email address, and perhaps your company or something else. To use this, type <ADDRESS>Name - email - etc</ADDRESS>. Below is an example:James Schofield - email@example.com
If you got this far, I guess you must understand what I'm talking about. Please remember to email me any suggestions you have. Thanks in advance!
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