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Simple Webpage Tricks

Updated on October 21, 2016

Simple Webpage Tricks

Sometimes we need a little bling and baubles to make an unexciting webpage or profile page pop!

These tricks will not work anywhere, and unfortunately they do not work on Squidoo pages, but this lens is meant to help you spice up pages that are somewhat under your control.

Pages they will work on, require you to be able to either have access to at least one page template on your profile, such as I do on a site called Diva Chix, which you will find an example of, further down after the lessons.

Or, have access to the back end (admin panel) of a website, such as WIX, uCoz, and other build a website platforms, and will also work on many forum platforms such as Forumotion, and Blogger. You will find a growing list of links to website platforms, and other resources further down this lens.

Places these codes and scripts will not work, besides our beloved Squid, ( I hope one day we may all have a little more freedom here in that area) are platforms like Facebook where your profile pages are static, or all the same site wide.

Although I no longer use MySpace, these codes used to work in MySpace profile pages, but I suspect that is no longer true. I also have never tried to bling my Twitter page like this, so I do not know if they would work there.

Mostly these codes are meant to help you learn some basics, and enhance your own websites, and blogs, so I hope you find it all useful.

Lower on this lens, you will also find a link Plexo, which is meant for those of you who use some of my tricks and wish to share the results. I am encouraging you to do so, as I would love to see your results.

Simple Links

This is a simple HTML code for you to use on any webpage that allows basic HTML.

The end result will be a clickable link that opens in a new window!

Like this CLICK ME

Creating A Marquee

All you do here is change the text to read anything you want it to. The Shorter the better, because anything longer will be harder to read.

Place the above code anywhere you are allowed to use HTML.

You can change the size if you are so inclined, but I would leave it the way it is, at least until you get more experience with html.

Placing A Background on your Webpage

In the script above replace the IMAGE LINK INSIDE THE PARENTHESIS with YOUR IMAGE LINK

Do NOT move anything else in the script , DO leave the parenthesis intact, and ONLY replace the link inside.

Place the script anyplace that allows HTML and the ability to edit a profile page in this way. Once save, you should have a page background on this webpage now.

(This script can also be placed in the back end of a website for instance, the background will show on all pages if you place it in the proper place, but that is another lesson entirely, for another time and possibly another lens)

Adding An Image - without link

Add an image to a page, just change the url in the example above to the url of the pic.

Hint: You can get a url for a pic, by uploading one from your computer to an image host such as tinyPic, or even Flickr.

Image With Link

Do you want to link the image to go to a web address when clicked, then use the above script, just add the LINK you want to point to where the address is.

Seeing the codes in action

To see what some of these scripts look like running on a page or profile, you can check out my profile page at a fun game I play. On this page you will see 3 examples. The Marquee at the top, The Background, and take notice the link that is actually IN The Marquee script, which if clicked will take you to my Fashion Vixens site.

Visit My DC Profile and see these tricks in action!

Words of Wisdom!

Start simple, and build something Grand!

You never know if you can master something unless you take the first step to learn and try!

— Sojournstar~

Learn HTML

I recommend some really good books for beginners.

I taught myself by reading and experimenting.

Learn By Watching

Here is a small selection of the many videos available to watch on the internet.

Watching one of these, will of course lead you to others, so if reading does not help, then watching could! I know it sometimes help me to understand something that I am having a little trouble seeing in my minds eye!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      I think everybody working on the web should learn at least few html lines, like adding clickable link etc. Thanks for these useful examples.

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      Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

      @ZionAmal: Thank you I appreciate that!

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      ZionAmal 3 years ago

      I just loved to see some Good Old Basics. Great lens idea :)

      Cheers!

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      Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

      @aesta1: Thank you for visiting and liking!

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Start simple is indeed wise.