blog design: basic html & comments

July 8, 2010

html:
html is made up of a whole bunch of tags.
  
is what a tag looks like.
You start a tag with < then enter your command, in the case "b" for "bold" and end your tag with >

Everytime you use a tag you must have a "start" tag and a "stop" tag.
Basically you have to tell the computer were you want to start bold,
and where you want it to end.

Let me show you an example. Let's make this sentence bold.

I love summer!

 
I would type this....


 
To make a "stop" tag you just add a / right after the <

Make sense???


Are you thinking "when am I ever going to use this?" Trust me you will later when we get to the fun part of blog designing!

But, there is another way for you to use this RIGHT NOW....Have you ever noticed when you are making a comment on someones blog it says:
"You can use some html tags"
That means the you can make your comment
bold
italic
or hyperlink something {another post another day}

I bet you always wanted to make your comment bold huh? :)

Here is what it would look like.
Then after you  post it will look like....
here is you assignment:
leave me a comment using an html tag!
Go! You can do it!!

36 Comments:

The Bell Family said...

Hi Kendra!!
You ROCK!!
HA!

Lesa said...

Am I one of the special blogs?

Lesa said...

You can read my mind, right?



(hint: cupcakes)

Lesa said...

I'm overachieving on this assignment!


(love your how-to post!)

Kendra said...

cupcakes!!! Count me in!

Clean Mama said...

Great tips!

The Millers said...

I love that your teaching us this!
Thanks!

Jessica Warrick said...

Your awesome for teaching us this stuff

Jessica Warrick said...

Ps.. im following your blog from the blog hop

Made.By.Jess said...

New follower from friday follow..
I am also learning how to design blogs (self-learner)
just starting out though
<--Have a great day-->

scrapcraft said...

Hi Kendra
I am brand new to your blog. wow this is so cool, i have always wanted to know how to do this.
Courtney

Christine said...

Hi!

I am totally following you! Thanks for the information!

Shalyce & Jordan said...

Kendra! I'm glad you're sharing your blog know how. you should next show us how you've added such cute fonts for your post titles

Beeshebags said...

Hi Kendra
Great tips....can't wait to see more, especially how to do hyperlinks in comments. Html has always daunted me, but maybe if I become a regular I won't be so scared by it!

Hugs Naomi

P.S. I was trying to write Hi Kendra with bold and italic and it wouldn't allow the code, said it wasn't closed...how do I work out which it's referring to? lol Never mind, I'd forgotten to type a / in the ending parenthesis!

Kathryn said...

Hey Kendra,
Thanks for the lesson! I look forward to learning more.

Jackie H. said...

Hi Kendra I am stoked about learning this. I know nothing about html. Let's see if I pass this assignment!

Camille said...

Kendra, I'm so excited to learn some new stuff to make my blog cuter. THANKS!

the cape on the corner said...

oh boy . ha! now if i can only remember this!

Cluff Family said...

This is AWESOME!
I am dying to learn this. Thanks for your genrousity in showing us!

Lindsay said...

I am totally going to follow your blog to see these tips!! I want to redo mine but think I could do it myself! :)

KasiaJ said...

I've been wanting to learn about html, but I hadn't found a good source that takes it from the beginning...until you!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

How cool are you for teaching us this?

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

This is so cool!
Thanks for the lesson

Little Treasures said...

Never actually tried to do this, BUT now I can't stop it!!
THANK YOU

Pearlin J said...

Hi Kendra
thanks for teaching all these wonderful things
Never knew of them before :)

Cecilia said...

Okay, here goes. this is very useful info!

Cecilia said...

Try, try again!

Kim said...

Thanks for the tip, always wanted to know how to do this!

Kim said...

Second time around...

thanks for the tip always wanted to know how to do this!

Roxx said...

Wow! Love how simple you explain how to use html codes What does a do?
We shall see ..when I hit post comment.
Thanks for explaining...

Mommie Onassis said...

This is very helpful
Thanks!

Teaching with a Fashion said...

Thank you!

nicole said...

I'm just learning how to blog and it has been a great help to know all the things you've been teaching, THank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kendra!
I also love comments!

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