|· How can I add images to the forums?|
There are several ways to add images to the forums. All of them require the image to be "hosted" somewhere on the Internet. See the previous question for more about this. For those who have images hosted and would like to display them, here are the options:
1.) BBCODE - This is the simplest way to show images in the forum. You can use the buttons provided to insert the tags for your image into your post. Clicking on the IMG button you will see this:
Now all you need do is insert your image location where the text says "put.url.here/image.file". So as an example if you have images on your space at AOL then it would read:
Note that ".file" will be one of the typical image file extensions for most browsers. That being .gif, .jpg, .bmp, .png, etc.
Some of the disadvantages of BBCODE are that you cannot control the size of the image. For that we would use HTML.
2.) HTML/IMAGE - For HTML image calls you must be a little more careful in typing out the full HTML code. For the above example it would look something like this:
If you want to control the width of the image (so it doesn't spill off the screen you can add this:
<img src="http://members.aol.com/your_screen_name/image_name.file" width="600">
3.) HTML/LINK - For those who may want to conserve on the bandwidth of their site by not displaying the image, but rather just showing a link to the image, here is the HTML code for that:
<a href="http://members.aol.com/your_screen_name/image_name.file" target="_blank">
Note we have added a function (target=) to open a new window so the user will still remain on Armorama. Useful if you want to get feedback later and not get the user lost.Top