28.7.07

More Random Knowledge and Kinda-Useful Information

Warning: This bit is for those of us who come to blogging from a non-technical background. Programmers and know-it-alls will find this utterly laughable. All right now, settle down, stop laughing.

I just realized that, when posting, it is much easier to type some things in html format rather than cut and paste from my word processor. Case in point: the copyright symbol used to drive me nuts. No more: html codes for symbols and accents are pretty intuitive. For most of these, it's the ampersand symbol (&) followed by text, like copy or reg, and ending with a semicolumn.


The html code for copyright © is (type it in) ampersand copy semicolumn.
For registered trademark ® , it's (type it in) ampersand reg semicolumn
For trademark ™, ampersand trade semicolumn
What do shoes have to do with this? Nothing, except that I was thinking of my armchair-ridden sister, viciously felled by her tripping high heels.
Tripping High Heels - © R. Koleilat, 2007

12 comments:

Neda said...

© :)©:)©:)©:)saved me so much frustration! Thanks for the tip and the tidbit abt my trip-ping.

Bobbie said...

Rima, thanks so much for posting this information for me too, even though I am a programmer I haven't used html in years until recently. Very useful. Speaking of copyright, what does watermark do in Photoshop? I can't see anything visibly...

Rima said...

Bobbie, a watermark is usually done on the final "layer", usually by creating a signature, a copyright or other symbol, etc.. and laying it in very lightly (meaning in low opacity). When the image is "flattened", you have your watermark accross the image That way, if someone decides to print/copy it, the watermark will be visible on the printed or copied page. Simple and highly effective.

Rima said...

Naddoud, did you like the shoe?

Frances said...

I would love more about html. I am finding it much easier to deal with the blog in the html section, but I have forgotten the little bits I learnt many years ago. shame on me. so anything you know would be so helpful, o guru (ess) - what is a female guru? any idea? LOL

Rima said...

the female guru is gara, dahling, of course (not).
I'm mostly stabbing in the dark with html, having somewhat learned to do some easy things by watching hubby do it, and reading some things here and there. So whenever I get an a-ha! moment, I try to share... just like photoshop...
Right now, I'm trying to figure out what CCS is. CCS? CSS? cascading something or other... to make my website changes easier.

You there in the back row, please stop laughing right now.

Bobbie said...

css Cascading Style Sheets. Most programmers I know hate them. I think because it is like embedding another pseudo-language into html where html would do. I think I've seen css used inside blogger somewhere.

Neda said...

I wasn't laughing, I was sobbing...I'm gonna fail that class for sure! :)

Rima said...

Thanks, Bobbie! I wasn't too convinced either, but had only read some things, haven't actually tried any of the stuff. Oh, well, back to plain ol' html then. I'll learn how to do properly eventually...

Bobbie said...

Rima, wait don't just take my word for it. Get some other opinions.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i would say get other opinions about CSS before giving up. as best i can tell, it makes designing pretty easy once you learn it. being able to change templates here so flawlessly is CSS based. i have this to be a fairly good resource: http://webdesign.about.com/

and no, I don't know CSS
~Sue

Bobbie said...

Wonder what Debi thinks? She has more experience with it than I...