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HTML and phpBB Code Guide

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Here's a guide for those of you that are going to be making posts to the Newsboard and/or the brand-new Front Page. This guide should help you make your posts look as professional and awesome as humanly possible. I'm also writing this because I've never specified exactly what HTML code I've allowed here on the forum, so now you can know! Feel the power of knowledge!

1. HTML Code

These are all of the HTML tags that you can use in posts, and what each one does.
<b> makes text <b>bold</b>
<i> makes text <i>italics</i>
<u> makes text <u>underlined</u>
<strike> draws a <strike>line</strike> through your text
<tt> makes text <tt>fixed-width</tt>
<center><center> centers your text</center>
These are pretty self-explanatory. Yes, there are BBCode alternatives for b, i, and u, but I'm providing these as an option here for those of you that prefer HTML. <strike>, <tt>, and <center> are not provided as options in BBCode, so that's why I've added them here. Oh, and if you want <blink>, you can get bent.

<big> makes text <big>bigger</big>
<small> makes text </small>smaller</small>
Again, there are BBCode alternatives to these tags. They're just here for your convenience. <small> might not be too noticeable there in quotes, but it does work.

<a> creates a <a href="http://www.nathantsui.com">link</a>
<img> shows an image
You should know how to use these. If not, use the BBCode alternatives.



2. phpBB Code

I'm not going to list every single BBCode tag here, because you should know how to use almost all of them. I'm only listing ones that aren't so intuitive or aren't listed as an option.
makes text spoilered (mouse over to reveal)
My very own spoiler tags, modeled after Something Awful's. These will work on the Newsboard and Front Page, so if you feel the need to use them, go right ahead.

quotes text (duh)

Code: Select all

 shows text in a code box[/quote]
These also work on the Newsboard and Front Page. Again, if you need them, use them.


[u][b][size=150]2.1 Lists[/size][/b][/u]
Lists are kind of stupid in BBCode, which is why I'm writing this up. Plus I know that GG! likes to use lists in his site updates, so here's the BBCode for them. I didn't even know how to use them properly until I looked it up myself. Yes, these will work properly on the Newsboard and the Front Page.

[color=red]NOTE![/color] Be careful with the amount of line breaks you put before and after lists because BBCode likes to add some automatically, meaning you might end up with a lot of empty space after your list if you're not careful. If it comes out looking dumb, just edit your post and delete some line breaks.

[u][b]2.1.a Unordered Lists[/b][/u]
These are pretty stupid.
[quote][list] starts your list
[*] indicates a list item (use as many of these as you need)
[/list] ends your list[/quote]
The result looks like this:
[list][*]Item 1
[*]Item 2
[*]Item 3[/list]
[u][b]2.1.b Ordered Lists[/b][/u]
These are even stupider.
[quote][list=1] starts a numbered ordered list
[list=a] starts an alphabetical ordered list
[*] indicates a list item (use as many of these as you need)
[/list] ends your list[/quote]

[u][b][size=150]2.2 Emoticons[/size][/b][/u]
Some people forget about these sometimes. They're here for your convenience. I added :FJ:, :FUS:, and :FUK: specifically to save big_smile time since he likes to use them so much in his posts. If you think they'd be cool to use in news posts, go right ahead. They'll work on the Newsboard and the Front Page.


I guess that's about it. If I think of anything else I need to add, I'll edit it in.

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Post by Segaholic2 »

To those posting images in their news threads:

<big>DON'T BREAK THE FUCKING TABLES.</big>

Thumbnail your images if they are too wide! I'm going to generalize here and say that if your image is more than 720 pixels wide then it is TOO BIG and you need to thumbnail it with a link to the original image, because it makes the Newsboard look retarded when it has to resize the tables.

Use a free image host if necessary, or contact me about The GHZ's own image hosting script if you wish to make use of it. (You know you do!)

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