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This section was written in response to questions that I've been asked about HTML and JavaScript. Some are replies to questions asked in the various forums that I frequent, others are simply the result of my curiosity.

I am not an authority on HTML, Scripting or CSS. The information provided here is not a complete guide to site design, using HTML, script, CSS or anything else, there are plenty of other sites that provide far more authoritive information than I can hope to. What is provided here are practical examples in plain English - something that some other sites don't always provide.

To use the code from these pages you will need to copy and paste them to a text only editor before using them on your pages. The reason for this is that you'll find they won't work properly as the HTML formatting codes will be copied across as well. Notepad or something similar will ignore the codes and leave the plain text.

One nice thing about webpages is that if you find an effect or function that you like you can take a look at the source code, see how it works and adapt it for for your pages. It is good courtesy to email the owner of the page and ask if you can copy bits from it.

Audio

Play background audio
Stop audio from playing
Console sizes
Play a background audio file uninterrupted
Audio file formats
What file types are supported?
Reducing audio file size
Playlists
Downloading audio files
Audio file sources
Links

Basics

Editors
Design
Technology
Compatibility
Organization
File & Folder Names
Conventions & Defaults
Hosts
FTP & Uploading

Browser

How do I add an icon to the address bar? (HTML)
How can I add my page to the Favorites menu? (JavaScript)
How can I make my page the start page? (JavaScript)
How do I make an image follow the cursor? (JavaScript)
Another interesting cursor effect (JavaScript)
Shake the browser window (JavaScript)

Code Tips

How do I stop the adverts my host puts on my site?
Reusing code on multiple pages

Design

Fonts

Display specific fonts (HTML)

Forms

Using styles in forms

Frames

Bookmarks
Hosts
URL in address bar
Browser navigation buttons
Browser refresh button
Adding to favourites
Links
Site appears in someone else's frames
Printing problems
Pages appear outside of frames
Passing URLs
Search Engines
Scrolling & Sizing
Matching frame contents

Images

Why won't my images display? (HTML)
Optimizing images
What file types are supported?
Image borders
How do I create a slideshow? (JavaScript)
How do I stop people copying my images? (JavaScript)
Creating and using thumbnails
Images as page backgrounds
Background images without tiling

Links

Text links to another page
Image links to another page
How can a link open a new page?
How can all links open a new page?
Links to specific part of a page
Links using form elements
Links in a table cell
Link back to the last page visited
How do I link to an non-HTML file?
Absolute and Relative URLs
Why don't my links work? - HTML
How do I check all my links are working?
"Hot Linking" - what is it?
Hot-Linking - How to stop it
What is the difference between URIs, URLs, URCs and URNs?

Random

Random numbers
Random quotes
Random images
Random background image
Random background colour
Random links

Redirection

Automatic timed redirection between web pages

Sound

Play background music on a webpage (HTML)
Play background music uninterrupted on a web site (HTML)
How to reduce audio file download times
What file types are supported?

Video

Play a video file on a webpage (HTML)

Search engines

Lycos UK specific

404 Page
Adverts
Bandwidth
Bug Reports
Deleting Sites
Disabled Sites
Downloads
Downtime
FavIcons
File Names
File Storage
FTP
Hot-Linking
Passwords
PHP
RedSheriff
Site Usage
Technologies
Under-Construction
URLs
WebBuilder & WebFTP

Home Server - Setting up a home web server

(Page 1) - installation and setup, router
(Page 2) - IP address, firewall, logs
(Page 3) - remote control, FTP, dynamic DNS, other sites

This page created 17th October 2002, last modified 28th December 2004