Reference Manual




You can now put a picture in the background! With this option, just include the URL of a picture file, and there it will be! Example:
       <body background=>
Instead of a picture, you can put a color as a background. This is good for pages like this, since white often looks so much nicer. Yuo have to be carefull though, the colors are specified with an RGB triple. What that means is that there are 3 numbers, each representing either Red, Green, or Blue. These values are between 0 and 255, and are represented in hex notaion. (00 - FF) So, this is white: FFFFFF. This is bright red: FF0000. You need to put a '#' sign in front of the number. So, the template is: #rrggbb. Example:
       <body bgcolor=#ffffff>
This specfies the color of normal text. It uses the same RGB triple as bgcolor. Example:
       <body text=#ffff00>
This specifies the color of a link that hasn't been visited yet. It uses the same RGB triple as bgcolor. Example:
       <body link=#00ff00>
This specifies the color of a link that has been visited already. It uses the same RGB triple as bgcolor. Example:
       <body vlink=#00dd00>
This specifies the color of a link as you are clicking on it. It uses the same RGB triple as bgcolor. Example:
       <body alink=#ff0000>


You can use this option to make your text centered. Example:
       <h1 align=center>

<B, I, U, or TT>



You can use this option to make your paragraph centered. Example:
       <p align=center>


You can use this option to make the horizontal rule be on the left, the center, or the right. It usually is in the center. Example:
       <hr align=center>
You can use this option is you know how thick you want your rule to be. Example:
       <hr size=5>
Will make a line 5 pixels thick.
You can make your rule any width you want. Example:
       <hr width=100>
Will make it 100 pixels wide You can also use percents. Example:
       <hr width=50%>
Will make the rule half of the document size.
This will make your rule completely the color that your normal text is. (Black, usually.) Example:
       <hr noshade>


You can change the shape of the bullet if you want with this option. The available shapes are: disc, circle, square. Example:
       <ul type=circle>


This will change the way the numbers are shown. The types you can pick for the ordered list are: A, a, I, i, 1. Example:
       <ol type=I>
This will put the numbers as roman numerals.
This new option lets you specify what number the list should start from. If you're not using numbers, the number you specify will be converted to the symbol that you picked. (For example, if you're using letters, it'll be converted from '5' to 'e.') Example:
       <ol start=5>


This will change the way the bullet of the list will be shown. The valid options change depending on which type of list you're using. The options are: Ordered list: A, a, I, i, 1 and Unordered list: disc, circle, square. Example:
       <li type=disc>List item
Change the number of the item in the list. This numbering will continue from this value. This only works for ordered lists. Example:
       <li value=9>This is now the ninth element.


This specifies where the image will be placed on the screen, and how text will react to it. (Will it wrap around it? Will it start at the bottom of the image?) The values you can use for this are: left, right, top, texttop, middle, absmiddle, baseline, bottom, or absbottom. With the left or the right values, text will wrap. Others do different things; experiment! Example:
       <img src=picture.gif align=left>
Specifies how wide the image should be. This speeds up the apperent loading speed of your document. You can either use an absolute size in pixels, or you can specify how big it should be relative to the width of the document. Exmaple:
       <img src=picture.gif width=90%>
Specifies the height of the image. It's exactly the same as width.
       <img src=picture.gif height=100>
This lets you ask for a specific border size. It will be the color of the text. This is useful if you have a loud background, and want to seperate your pictures visually. Also, when a picture is a hyperlink, HTML usually puts a blue border around it. Making the border equal to zero will eliminate that often unwanted blue border. Example:
       <img src=picture.gif border=0>
vspace 'n hspace
These tags let you specify how far away (in pixels) the text should stay from the image. Example:
       <img src=picture.gif vspace=5 hspace=7>


This is for images that have text wrapping around them. You might want it to stop wrapping around a certain image. This is a frequent need. The values for this option are: all, left, right. If you specify left or right, the text will be moved down until it is clear on the left of the right side of the screen. All will make sure that it is clear on both sides. Example:
       <br clear=all>