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RisingWar
06-05-2006, 05:12 PM
Ok first off my name is sigose and I am sorry that ill be bothering you on this question.

Ok I use free webs for advance coding to build an website. Now I need to know away of adding in a picture as in a coding in the body so the color of the background will change.


Can anyone tell me the code I need to put in to make this work?

thanks for reading and hope to hear from you soon.

--> Sigose a.k.a risingwar

djr33
06-05-2006, 05:40 PM
Ok I use free webs for advance coding to build an website.Heh. Freewebs is anything but advanced. If you can, I'd suggest switching hosts, if it gives you problems.

It does allow you to modify the html, correct?

If so...

I'm not really sure what you are asking.

If you want an image on your page, put this anywhere within <body>HERE</body>:
<img src="image.jpg" width="10" height="10" alt="description">
All of the things above can be customized.

If you want the background of your page to be a color:
<body bgcolor="#xxxxxx">
where xxxxxx can be 000000 for black, FFFFFF for white, and many other options. (red, green, blue: RRGGBB, where, for example, 0000FF is pure blue)

If you want an image as the background of your page:
<body background="image.jpg">
Where image.jpg is the location of your image.


I'd assume that freewebs has options to do this from its editor, though. As above, I can't even remember if it lets you modify the code.

RisingWar
06-05-2006, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the code and if there is a better webbuilder out there let me know for ill check back here.

Till than.

> Sigose

djr33
06-05-2006, 05:50 PM
Just try to learn html. Really, it's worth it.

I hate freewebs because it's so limited. It is, however, free, so that's nice.

If you have the money, look into buying a hosting account somewhere. It's a lot nicer to have a real account... if you can/want to afford it.

Aside from that... maybe look into dreamweaver or some other desktop based web builder (called wysiwyg editors..... what-you-see-is-what-you-get) because web-based ones are always pretty limited.

In the end, use whatever works for you, so look into other options, and see if you're up for learning html. it's nice to work with code; sure, it's complex, but you get a LOT more control and options.

RisingWar
06-05-2006, 05:58 PM
What I would ask than is if you can teach me a bit of hmtl for ill gladlly give this piece of crap up that I am working with and sit down and listen to someone that atlest knows of this stuff lol.

Do you or would you teach me this coding?

Plus yes I will be spending money anyways for a doman and other things to run my site later on.

djr33
06-05-2006, 06:02 PM
Well... html is something that should be hands on to learn.

What I'd suggest is getting a wysiwyg editor of your choice, then playing with the code it makes. It takes some getting used to.

(Note: the professor title is based on post count... slightly misleading... just means I have a lot of posts, not that i'm actually a "professor".. sounds cool though ;) )

Not sure about lessons... just go and do it. html is very simple... just based on tags. But getting used to it, making it standard and memorizing all the commands takes time. Just dive in and see where you get :)

If you get stuck at something, feel free to post here and we'll see what we can do.

RisingWar
06-05-2006, 06:05 PM
Than ill goahead and find this wysiwyg that you speak of. and begin to do things with it. (note: I knew that it was just a title but people that know more than useing tags defentlly know more than me. lol..)

Ill besure to post for help if I cant figure out what code to use with what.

Plus ill be searching in this fourm for any usefull codes to keep lol.

on the side note I sent a friend request on yahoo to you.

djr33
06-05-2006, 10:38 PM
wysiwyg means "what you see as what you get"... as opposed to working with code. It's not a program, but a type of program-- dreamweaver, what you've been using on freewebs, etc.
My suggestion is to use that to make a site, then be able to see what it creates.
Then you'll get used to html to where you can use that alone.

Twey
06-05-2006, 11:01 PM
My suggestion is to use that to make a site, then be able to see what it creates.My suggestion is to not. :)
I didn't even know WYSIWYG editors existed until I was proficient with HTML.

djr33
06-05-2006, 11:27 PM
Twey, I think it's a good idea for someone who knows preview-style editing to use that to begin to understand html. For some, it's not quite as straightforward... code works for some... but not all.
Using wysiwyg is a good way to start; But only if you learn to use the code as well.... it'll trap you if you don't get used to working with html.

Use it as a tool, not a crutch.

dansien
06-08-2006, 05:08 PM
Hello all,

I am definitely a newbie to creating websites and all so please bare with me ok? Anyways ... I'm trying to create a simple webpage. I have an account with freewebs, and I created a domain name for myself with them because as I understand you DO need one of those right?? I then created a simple webpage using microsoft word. What I want to do is take that webpage and merge it with my domain name ... I think ... Is there anyone that is very familiar with freewebs that can help me out? I'm not sure if I'm doing anything right! LOL