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DrivingMissLazy
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« on: May 23, 2006, 08:24:00 AM »

This tip will be moved to the Tips board in a few days.


When posting links you should not use any HTML preceding the links to highlight it, either color or size or any other feature. It will destroy the link as far as making it clickable.

For example the following link:
http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101
has been highlighted, using ther Change Color  selection to make it blue in color. As you can see it is not clickable. You must cut and paste to use it.

The same link:
http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101
has not been modified and it is clickable and is automatically blue in color. At least it had better be!!

Richard

Well, it's not blue, but it is clickabe. At least I was half right. LOL
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Dallas
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006, 08:41:43 AM »

]http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101

Richard You can change colours by using the insert URL link that's the third icon from the left then adding the color change.

]http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101

]http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101

Dallas
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006, 09:05:42 AM »

]http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101

Richard You can change colours by using the insert URL link that's the third icon from the left then adding the color change.

]http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101

]http://community.webshots.com/user/converter101

Dallas


Thanks. There is so much to learn about this new board.
In your example, I can not yet understand what the first [/color], just prior to statement is for.
Will have to do some more experimenting and then re-write the tip, or maybe you could do that for me?
Richard

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Dallas
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2006, 09:41:58 AM »

Richard,
the [/color] statement is there to indicate that the entire statement prior to the color change to red is to be invisible.

I think your doing a great job.

So I'll let you keep doing it.

And you probably know more about it than I do anyway.

Dallas
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El-Sonador
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006, 09:44:59 AM »

I don't think you need the HTTP either... though it dosen't hurt to have it there.

Starting your link off with just WWW will work also

www.busconversions.com


Steve
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006, 10:02:26 AM »

I don't think you need the HTTP either... though it dosen't hurt to have it there.

Starting your link off with just WWW will work also

www.busconversions.com


Steve



Mostly you don't, but Gary's link is going directly to the "public_html" folder and www takes you to the "www" folder on the website.
Usually they contain the same things, but sometimes not.
You could also just enter the http:// with the dns address. such as:

http://216.239.124.149/

Clear as mud I'll bet.
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El-Sonador
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006, 10:18:58 AM »


Clear as mud I'll bet.


Very THICK mud Dallas... lol

WWW is not usually a "Folder" on someone's website and items that end in "html" are usually files not folders.

Can you explain what you mean a littler better...

I must be slow this morning...
 

Steve






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Dallas
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2006, 12:25:55 PM »


Clear as mud I'll bet.



Very THICK mud Dallas... lol

WWW is not usually a "Folder" on someone's website and items that end in "html" are usually files not folders.

Can you explain what you mean a littler better...

I must be slow this morning...
 
Steve



Hmmm,
I'll try. But I'm not really good at explaining things.
Consider that a website is nothing more than a folder on a computer. Just like using Windows or Linux. In the case of one you can see, look up at the address bar of your browser.
First you should see:  http://
That stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocal, a kind of language computers use to talk to each other across distances. the 2 forward slashes, (//),  mean that the computer that you are working with should look outside itself for the request you made.
Then comes the WWW. This tells the computer that what it looking for is on the worldwide web as opposed to a LAN or local area network.
Then there is the actual name of the folder you are looking for: busconversions.com
The name speaks for itself, but the 'com' is a desigation by the powers that rule the internet that the place you are looking for is a commercial website as opposed to an orginization (.org) or network (.net) or learning institution (.edu), etcetera.
Then a forward slash bbs (/bbs) to indicate what folder on the server busconversios is on.
then index.php which is the file you are looking for in that folder.

I'm not familiar with all control panels, but the one I use is cPanel X, which is just the interface that I can use to access the controls and functions of my website.
If I click on 'file manager' it takes me to the same place on my server that windows explorer takes me on my computer.
From there, there is a list of all folders and subfolders and files.
Two of these folders are public_html and www. (***Note*** I did not type "public.html" the period would indicate a file named 'public' with an html extension).
The two folders, public_html and www usually contain the same things in a redundant fashion. Sometimes they aren't exactly alike, but usually they are.

The folder index on my website looks like this:


Click on a folder icon to navigate.


Click on a name to view its properties.

   / (Current Folder)    
   
   Create New Folder   
   
   Upload file(s)      

        .cpanel-datastore      700
   .entropybanner             755
   .fantasticodata               755
   .gnupg                        700
   .htmltemplates             755
   .htpasswds              755
   .neomail                700
   .neomail-admin             700
   .neomail-kittyboy-kittyboy.busconversionstuff.com      700
   .spamassassin              700
   .sqmaildata               700
   .trash                         700
   etc                         755
   mail                         770
   public_ftp              750
   public_html             750
   tmp                       755
   www                     750

   Create New File      

   .addon-installlog      0 k                      0644
   .addonscgi-phpBB   0 k                  0600
   .bash_logout   0 k                             0644
   .bash_profile   0 k                               0644
   .bashrc   0 k                                        0644
   .contactemail   0 k                              0644
   .cpanel-ducache   186 k                          0600
   .filter   0 k                                           0644
   .lastlogin   0 k                                 0600
   .mailboxlist   0 k                                0644
   .searchblurb   29 k                             0644
   .searchindex   77 k                             0644
   .spamassassinboxenable   0 k                 0644
   .spamassassinenable   0 k                   0644
   .spamkey   0 k                               0600
   .zshrc   0 k                                          0644

OK,
Now that I've thoroughly confused everyone, did I help at all?
Oh, and another piece of information to make it even more complicated, there don't even have to be words to the web address. Computers don't use words, they use numbers such as:
http://64.202.166.214/ which is the IP (internet protocol) address of www.busconversions.com.

http://64.202.166.214/

www.busconversions.com

http://busconversions.com

http://www.busconversions.com

Are all exactly the same place in different formats.

Now I'm going to drink a beer and get all these big thoughts out of my pointy little noggin. I've thunked to much for one day.

Dallas

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El-Sonador
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2006, 01:23:04 PM »

Thanks Dallas...

It sounds like a "mask" to me for dividing up a domain into multiple sub-domains such as...

http://www.busconversionstuff.com
into
http://kittyboy.busconversionstuff.com

I don't think you would see that if you were using an exclusive domain with no subs...




Anyways...

For Richards purpose on his POSTING LINK TIP here and to keep it simple for others...
It still remains that a member can use any one of the following formats...

www.busconversions.com

http://busconversions.com

http://www.busconversions.com


YES - NO ?


Steve


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Dallas
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2006, 01:46:19 PM »

Steve,
The short answer is yes.
I won't go into the whys and wherefores any deeper because I'll end up getting myself confused! Huh
I've used all of it and studied until it made me blue in the face with frustration trying to explain it to someone else.
There are a lot of things about IP and IT I don't understand mainly because I taught myself and skipped over lots of stuff that is very important.
But, Hey, It got me a job as the network admin in an electric company. LOL, kind of tells you where their priorities were.

Dallas
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El-Sonador
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2006, 01:55:34 PM »


Steve,

The short answer is yes.

I won't go into the whys and wherefores any deeper because I'll end up getting myself confused! Huh

I've used all of it and studied until it made me blue in the face with frustration trying to explain it to someone else. There are a lot of things about IP and IT I don't understand mainly because I taught myself and skipped over lots of stuff that is very important. But, Hey, It got me a job as the network admin in an electric company. LOL, kind of tells you where their priorities were.

Dallas


Don't sell yourself short Dallas...

I and others can tell that you DO know your stuff and you are a great asset here too.

Sorry I missed your get-together in SC - I heard it was a great success!
Maybe next time...

Steve
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Dallas
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2006, 02:03:59 PM »


Steve,

The short answer is yes.

I won't go into the whys and wherefores any deeper because I'll end up getting myself confused! Huh

I've used all of it and studied until it made me blue in the face with frustration trying to explain it to someone else. There are a lot of things about IP and IT I don't understand mainly because I taught myself and skipped over lots of stuff that is very important. But, Hey, It got me a job as the network admin in an electric company. LOL, kind of tells you where their priorities were.

Dallas


Don't sell yourself short Dallas...

I and others can tell that you DO know your stuff and you are a great asset here too.

Sorry I missed your get-together in SC - I heard it was a great success!
Maybe next time...

Steve


Steve, don't worry too much about missing this one.... they're trying to get me to set up another one in October.
Plus, in about 2 years We'll be heading to Chatamel MX to live. Maybe we can Get together for the "Great MexiBusCon".

Dallas
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