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  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>

    This site allows HTML content. While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy. This table provides examples for each tag that is enabled on this site.

    For more information see W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

    Tag DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Anchors are used to make links to other pages.<a href=""></a>
    Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
    Unordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>
    • First item
    • Second item
    Ordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ol> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ol>
    1. First item
    2. Second item
    Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. <dl> begins the definition list, <dt> begins the definition term and <dd> begins the definition description.<dl> <dt>First term</dt> <dd>First definition</dd> <dt>Second term</dt> <dd>Second definition</dd> </dl>
    First term
    First definition
    Second term
    Second definition

    Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.

    If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp; for an ampersand & character. For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page. Some of the available characters include:

    Character DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Greater than&gt;>
    Less than&lt;<
    Quotation mark&quot;"
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.


  • @sowrey the GMaps licensing terms go back to 2007. The new idiotic lawsuits have nothing to do with this.
    6 years 11 weeks ago
  • @sowrey so Apple had no choice but to ditch GMaps and use their own mapping DB if they wanted to provide turn-by-turn. Hardly a "hissy fit"
    6 years 11 weeks ago
  • @sowrey Apple wrote the original Google Maps app too.. they just used Google's data. The license of which forbid turn-by-turn navigation
    6 years 11 weeks ago
  • @sowrey @webdevmorgan AFAIK, Google's terms forbid Apple from improving the Google Maps app with features such as turn-by-turn. Blame Google
    6 years 11 weeks ago
  • The Ship is closed this afternoon!? Whaaaaat is this madness???
    6 years 11 weeks ago
  • @scottrking I've always loved this article comparing Jobs vs Gates presentation styles:
    6 years 12 weeks ago
  • Russia reveals vast diamond field kept secret since 70's, 10x larger than all known global reserves combined:
    6 years 12 weeks ago
  • @sowrey very good turnout. EH sponsored 73 drinks :)
    6 years 12 weeks ago
  • There's a surprising amount of lasso work in this presentation
    6 years 12 weeks ago
  • @januarylark @heardsy is that with or without Betty White segueing into Toto's "Africa"?
    6 years 12 weeks ago