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luv
07-30-2006, 01:15 AM
WTF is it, and how do I use it? I've been talked into doing more with my myspace profile, but I have no clue how to add the color and graphics. I have to use HTML, but I'm clueless as to what that is.

DaFace
07-30-2006, 01:56 AM
In the MySpace sense, HTML is a basic set of codes that you can use to change how your text looks. You can also use it to insert graphics.

It's a bit complicated, but you might check out this site to get you started:
http://personalweb.about.com/cs/beginninghtml/a/basic_html.htm

EDIT: This one seems to be a bit simpler and more geared toward MySpace users.
http://help.nuclearcentury.com/showthread.php?t=4680

luv
07-30-2006, 02:00 AM
A friend of mine went to some special page where you can design the look you want. It creates the HTML, and you just copy and paste that into your About Me section. Whadduya think of mine? Too "busy"?

www.myspace.com/luv_2_rite

DaFace
07-30-2006, 02:02 AM
Eh, I'm no one to offer much of an opinion when it comes to the acutal design. I would say, though, that you'll want to find a font color that sticks out more if you want to keep that background. It's kinda hard to read. :D

luv
07-30-2006, 02:19 AM
Eh, I'm no one to offer much of an opinion when it comes to the acutal design. I would say, though, that you'll want to find a font color that sticks out more if you want to keep that background. It's kinda hard to read. :D
I'm still playing...

I don't want to go pink, and yellow would be too hard on the eyes. Purple maybe? I really like the background picture. I just wish i could find it in a scale to gray type of thing. I could save the pic and do it, but it's got to be a url.

ZepSinger
07-30-2006, 08:43 AM
I'm still playing...

I don't want to go pink, and yellow would be too hard on the eyes. Purple maybe? I really like the background picture. I just wish i could find it in a scale to gray type of thing. I could save the pic and do it, but it's got to be a url.

Above all, TEXT READABILITY. Busy backgrounds are sooo 1995, not to mention will only piss off the viewer trying to decipher the words. I've been doing this for a living for years now. Really, the best results are either Arial or Times-New Roman text against a plain white background, with a few tasteful images and graphics. If you must use animated gifs (grrr!), make it only one very small one per page.

There are sites on the web that can give you simple HTML tutorials. Just learning some basic tags would help tremendously.

Hope this helps-

Z

DaFace
07-30-2006, 10:20 AM
I'm still playing...

I don't want to go pink, and yellow would be too hard on the eyes. Purple maybe? I really like the background picture. I just wish i could find it in a scale to gray type of thing. I could save the pic and do it, but it's got to be a url.

Not sure if this is what you meant by "scale to gray," but I lowered the contrast and brightened it up quite a bit. You should be able to use fairly dark colors over this:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9131/rosesii8.jpg

luv
07-30-2006, 12:45 PM
Not sure if this is what you meant by "scale to gray," but I lowered the contrast and brightened it up quite a bit. You should be able to use fairly dark colors over this:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9131/rosesii8.jpg
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Rep!

DaFace
07-30-2006, 02:01 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Rep!

You're welcome, and it looks MUCH better. :thumb:

Bearcat
07-30-2006, 02:37 PM
A friend of mine went to some special page where you can design the look you want. It creates the HTML, and you just copy and paste that into your About Me section. Whadduya think of mine? Too "busy"?

www.myspace.com/luv_2_rite (http://www.myspace.com/luv_2_rite)

Can't see it since I'm at work, but in myspace, there's no such thing as too busy. Heck, if you can read the text with your current background, some might say you need to change your background :p

luv
07-30-2006, 02:42 PM
Can't see it since I'm at work, but in myspace, there's no such thing as too busy. Heck, if you can read the text with your current background, some might say you need to change your background :p
I did.

Now I just need to find some friends. That's the hard part...lol.

Moooo
07-30-2006, 02:45 PM
So you're a scorpio huh?

That explains a lot... :)

Moooo

luv
07-30-2006, 02:49 PM
So you're a scorpio huh?

That explains a lot... :)

Moooo
Some, but not everything.

Or you think I'm vengeful and vendictive? I'll get back at you...when you least expect it. No, wait...

Moooo
07-30-2006, 02:53 PM
Some, but not everything.

Or you think I'm vengeful and vendictive? I'll get back at you...when you least expect it. No, wait...

It's okay, I'm a virgo... :)

Moooo

Bearcat
07-30-2006, 03:00 PM
I did.

Now I just need to find some friends. That's the hard part...lol.

Search for famous people, send requests and tell them how much you love them... and you'll have lots of friends in no time :)

Moooo
07-30-2006, 03:08 PM
Search for famous people, send requests and tell them how much you love them... and you'll have lots of friends in no time :)

I have Jon Lovitz as a friend.

Some ask me why I would. My answer, "The Critic."

Moooo