How to Add Underlines and Color Font to your Posts : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

Time for another lesson. Those of you collecting the handy dandy HTML tips -- get out your notebooks!

First we will learn how to underline text. By now you should have the hang of using the brackets < > when doing HTML programing. So underlining is a cakewalk! All you do is type:


To end the underline be sure and type

</U> after you are done with word you want to underline. need a starting tag AND and ending tag.

So if you want to type this sentence to look like this: Add 2 cups of brown sugar before the eggs.

You would type it this way: Add 2 cups of

<U> brown sugar </U> before the eggs.

Next is how to add color fonts. Let's say you would like your text to read like this: Add 2 drops of each, Blue , Green and Red food coloring.

You will use the codes:

<font color=whatever color you want goes here> To close the tag you would type: </font color>

So the type the above sentence you would do it this way:

Add 2 drops of each, <font color=blue> Blue </font color>, <font color=green> Green </font color> and <font color=red> Red </font color> food coloring.

For a list of colors, go to this site ( COLOR CHART) and insert the name of whatever color you are wanting to use. For instance if want to use deep pink. Just type "deep pink" after the font color=.

That's all there is to it. Again be sure and use the closing tags or everything after that will be in whatever you were using before..including everyone else's posts!

Next time: how to make a bullet list!

-- Karen (, February 08, 2002


Thanks again, Karen! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into these lessons! One question: Where I learned to make a hotlink and post an image, the person used lower case letters for the code (a href or img src). I've noticed you used capitals in your examples. So I'm assuming that these codes are NOT case sensitive. Am I correct to assume this?

-- Bren (, February 08, 2002.

This is a test :-}

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (, February 09, 2002.

Yes, you are correct. HTML tags are not case sensitive. Most programers tend to use both uppercase and lowercase letters; however, usually you will see uppercase letters because you have to shift for the quote marks (") and brackets (<>),etc. Just easier to stay shifted sometimes.

In explaining tags I use the uppercase just because it is more distinctive to read in the directions.

Here is another tip: If you see something in a webpage and wonder how it is done or you want to see how the programer types the page, you can go all the way up to the top of your browser window -- where it says, "File" "Edit", "View", "Favorites", etc. Yep, way up there at the top under the blue line. Click "view", then "source" and it will show you the entire page how the programer typed it out!

-- Karen (, February 09, 2002.

That is a pretty slick lesson.

-- charlie (, February 09, 2002.

My favorite color is purple

-- Cindy (SE. IN) (, February 10, 2002.

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