Do I have to use GuideML?
How do I go from plain text to GuideML?
<SMILEY TYPE="SMILEY"/> =
For the smiley library CLICK HERE
<PICTURE EMBED="CENTER" BLOB="B4779218"/> =
For the picture library CLICK HERE
This is basically so I can say Hi! and there's your name, cool hey!!
...and you type it in like this...
This is basically so I can say Hi! <VIEWER/> and there's your name, cool hey!!
*This tag can be used to center anything, not just text.
Now you can put all of these elements together to produce the example below.
<FONT COLOR="purple" size="+3">
As you can see, creates a new paragraph.
This creates a new line of text.
Just use <HR/>, as you can see I have enough examples of it on this page.
<TABLE BORDER="4" ALIGN="center" BGCOLOR="white" WIDTH="100%">
Produces this -
<TABLE BORDER="1" ALIGN="center" BGCOLOR="white" WIDTH="575">
<TD ALIGN="center" WIDTH="60%">
<TD ALIGN="center" WIDTH="40%">
PLEASE NOTE: That digibox users can only link to bbci related pages and other H2G2 pages, you will not be able to access outside internet providers.
Examples Of Links
The first example is for the link used to get to this page, this page is known as a guide entry, each entry has it's very own unique number, usually found at the top right hand side of the page, it is the number beginning with the letter A
The next link, is the one that takes you directly to another researchers home page, each researcher has his or her very own researcher number, again it should be located at the top right hand side of a researchers page.
There is also another example of this link.
As you can see this gives you the researchers chosen name, and should that researcher decide to change their name, the link will automatically change aswell.
Another type of link is to an external internet page or URL's, you use this example to link to either a bbci page or outside URL. Digibox users will only be able to link to BBCi pages.
This particular link takes you to the Cult Buffy pages, but there are many other BBCi pages for you to link to. However, as a digibox user, you may need some help from someone with a computer to find out the addresses.
There are also links that you can use in conversations and plain text pages, these are known as Named Entries, you can find out more about these by clicking HERE
These can be used for many reasons, but they are mainly used if you have quite a large number of links that you would like to keep in a small space, or even as a friends list.
There are also Volunteer group drop-down boxes, this helps to make it easier for people to find Aces, Gurus, community artists and other volunteers on H2G2.
There are many other examples of GuideML tags, but it was never my intention to do all of them, just to help you with, what I consider as the basics to get you started, for a full list of GuideML tags, visit the GuideML Clinic.
I hope that you have found this page helpful and if you need any help with understanding GuideML, either leave me a message or ask your Aces
Good luck, and have fun