Mike writes " Hello all,</p> It's raining and my antenna is disconnected and I was trying to find something "hammy" to do. Then I thought, "Why not post something helpful on QRZ'ed?" What to post? Ahhh, why not post a little lesson in HTML? It's not exactly "hammy" but at least it's helpful or at least can be. So...here goes -</p> HyperText Markup Language, HTML is the language of web pages. QRZ'ed allows us to "spiff" up our posts by using some of the HTML commands that are available. That is where this post comes in. Before I start, if you want to see what real code looks like, click on View and then Source (in Explorer) and view the source of QRZ.COM.</p> QRZ'ed lets us use the following characters. You place text that you want to format between the <?> and the </?>. The </?> is used to stop formatting the character and is called the closing tag.</p> <B></B> - Bold Face text <I></I> - Italicize text <P></P> - New Paragraph <A></A> - This is the link tag. There is special consideration due this tag. I'll cover that later in this document. <LI> - This is the list tag. It is used with the <OL> and the <UL> tag. There is no </LI> tag. The stop is covered by the </OL> and the </UL> tags. <OL></OL> - This is the ordered list tag. Time for some details.</p> <P><OL> <LI> List Item 1 <LI> List Item 2 <LI> List Item 3</P></OL></p> Looks like this- List Item 1 List Item 2 List Item 3 <UL></UL> - This is the unordered list tag. </p> <LI> List Item 1 <LI> List Item 2 <LI> List Item 3</P></UL></p> Looks like this- <ul> [*]List Item 1 [*]List Item 2 [*]List Item 3 [/list] <EM></EM> - This is the Emphasis tag. It is used to emphasize text. In Netscape and Explorer this is typically done with italicizing. <BR> - This is the break tag. It is similar to a carriage return. It differs from the <P> tag in that there is no additional line added to the document. <TT></TT> - This is the monospaced typewriter font. <tt>It looks like this.</tt> <STRONG></STRONG> - This is the strong emphasis tag. It causes text to be more strongly emphasized than the <EM> tag. In Netscape and Explorer this is typically done with bold faced text. <BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE> - This tag is used to create a quotation. Instead of typing this -</p> "Now is the time for all good men to learn CW, or not"</p> Do this-</p> <BLOCKQUOTE>"Now is the time for all good men to learn CW, or not"</BLOCKQUOTE> and get this-</p> <blockquote> "Now is the time for all good men to learn CW, or not"</p> </blockquote> and <DIV></DIV> - This is the Division tag and it is used with the alignment attribute to align text. It's a great way to align a block of text. For instance - <DIV ALIGN=RIGHT> I LOVE CW <DIV ALIGN=LEFT> CW IS UNNECESSARY <DIV ALIGN=CENTER> I Like CW but if you don't want to use it, then don't. It's just a mode that you won't be able to use. It's your choice. </DIV></DIV></DIV> </p> Looks like this -</p> <div align="right"> I LOVE CW </p> <div align="left"> CW IS UNNECESSARY </p> <p align="center">I Like CW but if you don't want to use it, then don't. It's just a mode that you won't be able to use. It's your choice. </p> </div></div> Now let's get to that <A> tag. This is handy if you want to put a link to a website or email address in your document.</p> http://www.qrz.om</p> Looks like this in HTML - <a href="http://www.qrz.om"> http://www.qrz.om</a>. This last part could be anything. It is what shows up on the page.</p> WM5LL This is a link to my email address</p> Looks like this in HTML - <p><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">WM5LL</A></p> I hope that this is of some help to you. Like most things about HAM radio, you can choose to use it or not. I'm just making it available to you. Now if someone would just post something about markup. The link to "How to Use Markup" on QRZ'ed is dead.</p> Good luck and Good DX,</p> 73</p> WM5LL, Mike</p>"