Realm of Aesthetic Souls

Well Lady Jamie, all I really need to do now is teach you how to do all of this yourself... first off, the usual < will be replaced by [ for writing on here, otherwise this webpage would look really really strange... remember, the primary codes for setting up any webpage are [html] [head] [title] with your title here [/title] [/head] [body] everything inside your page goes here [/body] [/html] bing, bang -- you're done ;) of course, you'll want a little more than some text inside your body... so the rest of this will focus on those commands...

first we'll review the BODY commands that you'll want to use to adjust color and backgrounds... inside the body tag, you can use bgcolor="#------" to make a background color... when inserting a picture as the background, it will tile, not stretch... so be careful... the code for that is background="imagename.jpg"... you'll also want to make a readable text color (or perhaps just coordinate it with the background) using text="#------" inside the body tag, just like the background.. you can do the same with links and an already-clicked-link with the codes link="#------" and vlink="#------"...

images are placed by the command [img src="imagename.jpg"] and are centered (just like text) by surrounding that code with

... to wrap text (as i've done at the top of this page -- use this additional command in the image code [img src="imagename.jpg" align="direction"]...

i'm going to let my sister have this for a while... before i go though, the spaces between the lines of text are made by the command [p] -- a paragraph break... you can avoid having the full space and just start something on the very next line with a [br] or break command... when i get back we'll talk about text manipulation...

alright... it's almost 8:00 now and *sighs* leah wont be able to talk to me tonight until her mom goes to bed... so i suppose i've got a lot of free time... anyway... text commands: you can make big text or even little text... you can make italic text and bold text... you can color text and even change fonts! :) ... now you're probably asking: okay, that's great, but how do I do this? here are the codes in order of presentations... for size, [font size="+#"] of [font size="-#"]... for italics, a simple [i] text here [/i] and it's just as simple for bold with [b] [/b]... to change the color of a word or series of words, the code is [font color="#------"] and to change the font, use [font face="nameoffonthere"]... as you see, each command that begins with FONT should end with [/font] while the individual ones such as italics and bold have their own stylized endings... (the fonts i know that work for Internet Explorer are ARIAL,COPPERPLATE GOTHIC LIGHT, GEORGIA REF and COURIER... i think all of these work on the new version of netscape also... you can just mess around with them if you want...)...

well, it would seem that the only truly significant thing left is the hyperlink... with a link you can direct someone to any other address on the web with just a click, but i'm sure you already knew that... the code to make a link is as follows: [a href="http://www.theaddressoftheplacetogo.com"]This is a Link![/a]... with an actually entered link code, that would look like this -----> A Site That Probably Doesn't Exist... another common type of link is the "email me" link... that is done different with the following code [a href="mailto:youraddress@yourdomain.com"]your name, email, or whatever would tell them this is the link to you email addy here [/a]... this link would look (and function) like this ----> Drop Me a Line Sometime ;-) the most recent browsers actually allow this to be used in hotmail/ yahoo accounts, but older browsers only support it for pop-mail, so be sure to list your email somewhere in addition to giving the link option ;)...

well, that looks like that's about it... if you have any questions, just click the link above and email me... ;) have fun creating...

love,
jon