Styling text

Simply entering text will work as it does in your e-mail application. If you're interested in adding style and structure to your text, you can use Pocket HTML, a super-simplified form of HTML.

Formatting

Syntax

Result

This is a [b]bold[/b] word.

This is a bold word.

This is written in [i]in italics[/i].

This is written in italics.

Here you see [del]crossed out[/del] text.

Here you see crossed out text.

Note that instead of [b] and [i] you may also use [strong] and [em].

Quoting

Syntax

Result

Thomas wrote:

[cite]
Hello everyone!
How are you?
You're not going to quote me, right?
[/cite]

Oh yes I am!

Thomas wrote:

Hello everyone!
How are you?
You're not going to quote me, right?

Oh yes I am!

Try this code:

[code]
push(@subs, sub { print "hi world" });
&$subs[0];
[/code]

Yell if you run into more problems.

Try this code:

push(@subs, sub { print "hi world" });
	&$subs[0];

Yell if you run into more problems.

Alternatively to using [quote] you can simply select the desired text before hitting Reply to this post, use use the quote-symbol from the post editor.

Note that you cannot nest [cite] or [code] sections.

Linking

Syntax

Result

The address of this site is [a]www.netalive.org[/a].

The address of this site is www.netalive.org.

E-Mail me: [a]somedude@someplace.com[/a].

E-Mail me: somedude@someplace.com.

Linking to the user profile of [user]Jaz[/user].

Linking to the user profile of Jaz.

Or would you prefer [journal] Jaz [/journal]'s journal?

Or would you prefer Jaz's journal?

Here is a link to post # [post] 1488 [/post].

Here is a link to post # 1488.

You can also [a=www.netalive.org]label[/a] your links like this.

You can also label your links like this.

The last example (labelling links) works similarly for [user], [journal] and [post].

Images

Before you can embed an image into your post, you have to upload the image file to a website you have access too. If you don't have a website, take a look at this listing of companies offering free websites.

Syntax

Result

Have a look at this comic strip:

[img]www.netalive.org/strip.gif[/img]

Have a look at this comic strip:

pockethtml_img.gif

Be nice to disabled people and add alternate text ("subtitle") to your images like this:

[img=/images/pockethtml_img.gif]Your alternate text goes here[/img]

Be nice to disabled people and add alternate text ("subtitle") to your images like this:

Your alternate text goes here

Structure

When using structure elements, please make sure to close every single tag or your
post will display unformatted. You can nest structural elements as deeply as you wish.

Syntax

Result

[h]Headline[/h]

Headlines are a good means to break down your text into several sections.

Headline

Headlines are a good means to break down your text into several sections.

Try using headlines of different levels:

[h1]Level 1[/h1]

Some introduction here.

[h2]Level 2[/h2]

Some sub-section here.

[h3]Level 3[/h3]

Some sub-sub-section here.

Try using headlines of different levels:

Level 1 headline

Some introduction here.

Level 2 headline

Some sub-section here.

Level 3 headline

Some sub-sub-section here.

This is an ordered list:

[ol]
[li]First item[/li]
[li]Second item[/li]
[li]Third item[/li]
[/ol]

This is an ordered list:

  1. First item

  2. Second item

  3. Third item

And here an un-ordered list:

[ul]
[li]First item[/li]
[li]Second item[/li]
[li]Third item[/li]
[/ul]

And here an un-ordered list:

  • First item

  • Second item

  • Third item

Sometimes definition lists can be useful:

[dl]

[dt]Memento[/dt]
[dd]Probably the greatest movie in the history of mankind.[/dd]

[dt]Calvin & Hobbes[/dt]
[dd]A comic strip you should know about.[/dd]

[/dl]

Sometimes definition lists can be useful:

Memento

Probably the greatest movie in the history of mankind.

Calvin & Hobbes

A comic strip you should know about.

Try making a table:

[table]

[tr]
[th]Name[strong=][/th][/strong]
[th]Birthday[/th]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Anne[/td]
[td]Oct 05th 1976[/td]
[/tr]

[tr]
[td]Lucas[/td]
[td]Jan 22nd 1980[/td]
[/tr]

[/table]

Try making a table:

Name

Birthday

Annette

Oct 05th 1976

Lucas

Jan 22nd 1980

Paragraphs and line breaks

A blank line automatically indicates the beginning of a new paragraph. Additional blank lines will be ignored unless you use the [br] tag to explicitely insert a line break.

Square brackets and special characters

Syntax

Result

This &lb;strong&rb; will not be interpreted as a Pocket HTML tag.

This [strong] will not be interpreted as a Pocket HTML tag.

Special characters work like in HTML, for instance €, ½ or ©

Special characters work like in HTML, for instance €, ½ or ©


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