Wednesday, July 12, 2006

In London Town

I really want to go and see this exhibition, but as usual I'm...what's the word? Skint? Potless? Financially challenged?

I wonder if I could sweet talk R into letting me kip on her floor...

Edited to alter link - thanks IM.


At 12:02 AM, Blogger Inspector Monkfish said...

Sorry, what fancy links?

At 12:05 AM, Blogger Suz said...

Oh, I mean when it just says 'blog' or 'here' and you click on it and it's a link! I don't know how you do that!

At 12:55 AM, Blogger Inspector Monkfish said...

Ahh, well, I don't know whether you realised, but what you had there did turn into one :)

Right, there are two options, depending upon how you write your blog entries. When writing the blog entry, look at the top-right of the bit you are typing into. Option 1 applies to the "Compose" tab and Option 2 applies to the "Edit Html" tab.

Option 1 (Compose)
- Type the text you to be visible as the "name" of the link, for example, "Suzie's blog"
- Highlight the text you have just typed
- Along the top of the section you are typing into is a toolbar with such things as: "Font", "Normal Size", "B"old, "i"talic, "T"ext colour, and Link. The "Link" button is the one with what looks vaguely like a chain link with a green blobby thing behind it.
- Click the Link button
- A message will pop up asking for the web address ("URL") that should be linked to. For example, "http://misadventuresofsuzie.blogspot.com/". Note that the link address should start with "http://".
- That's it for option 1!

Option 2 (Edit Html) (This method also works in comments sections such as this one)

- Type <a href="http://misadventuresofsuzie.blogspot.com/">Suzie's blog</a>
(Sorry, I can't actually type it as if I did it would actually create the link rather than display the code, so I've had to use code to get the > and < symbols in there - I might have got them back to front :)

Now, the <a href="URL GOES HERE"> bit means "I want to embed a link". The bit after the href= (which should be enclosed in double quotes) is the URL to link to (again, include the http:// bit).
Once you have put in that bit, all of the text you then type will be what becomes the link text (i.e. the underlined bit that people will see).
To finish "labelling" the link, you use the </a> which indicates the end of the link.

So, if I take my earlier example, I should hopefully have a link to your blog here:
Suzie's blog

Simple as that. ;)

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Inspector Monkfish said...

No problem :)

At 10:28 AM, Blogger SandDancer said...

I went to that exhibition a few weeks ago. It was quite good, but there wasn't really that much of it. Great paper dresses though! The 60s Graphics exhibition also in the V&A is really interesting too.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Suz said...

Hm, well if there isn't that much, it probably isn't worth the vast train fair! Although the Graphics exhibition sounds good too...


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