Sunday, November 07, 2004

Hello Out There

How am I going to do this without knowing HTML?

13 comments:

elswhere said...

Hi Mom! Welcome to the blogosphere, where you don't need HTML to have a website. Enjoy ;-)

Savtadotty said...

Hi Elswhere! Thanks for the welcome, and the big big compliment of sharing your blog with me. Now that I have my on, does it mean the whole blogosphere watches our online conversations as well as our monologues? Well, everyone has/had a mom (even me), so what's the big deal?

Savtadotty said...

I meant "now that I have my own..." (could the BlogMasters please supply a spellchecker for comments?)

The Lioness said...

Brucha habaah. If you need help creating links to other blogs and such drop me a note and I'll help you. Ein bayah. Out of necessity I've become a bit of a nerd - which I love. (Elswhere, I don't how much of a nerd YOU are and I can't even check bcs yoru whole profile + sidebar etc have DISAPPEARED, hence the offer.) I do advise you to first write your posts in Word bcs Blogger does tend to eat them up at times and it's very frustrating. Also, copy your template, there's a bug currently creating problems for some blogs, they can't be opened because the code/template gets eaten up. It's v easy, on the tool bar open View and then View Source Code. A window opens. Select the WHOLE text, copy, paste onto a .doc and save. This way you'll have backups. I hope i didn't scare you, blogging IS loads of fun but machines and programs sometimes fail us.

Savtadotty said...

Dear Lioness:
Thanks for your timely offer. Before you posted your comment to me I had just written a lengthy post about my former life as a nerd, saved it as a draft, tried to insert a link, and the whole thing disappeared.

I don't know whether I have the patience to go through blogosphere entry shock. My programming career started on main frames in 1957(!), I finally burned out on computer languages in 1979, and I'm now burning out on Hebrew.

Machines and programs have not exactly failed me, since they did put food on the table for me and my two kids, but I am now likely to fail them. Is enough enough?

Udge said...

Hello Savtadotty, you don't need HTML unless you want clever stuff like italics or bold or a link. Everything else, Blogger does for you.

If you have Windows XP, then you can (allegedly) even put italics and bold etc in your messages without HTML, since I use Macs this is not available. If you want a quick tutorial, send me an e-mail and I'll write back.

Savtadotty said...

Udge, I tried to send you an e-mail, but your link seems to be to the Yahoo home page. Do you have Yahoo Instant Messenger?

I just want to do links...not learn HTML codes. If that's not technically available just yet, I'll type out the URLs. It seems to me there should be a teensy weensy wizard for laypersons, not a code-based thing. Am I asking too much? It's my former usability persona coming through.

The Lioness said...

This is what you do for a link: when you're creating a new post or editing an existing one, there is a tool bar above the space for the text. From left to right you have the font, the font size, bold, italics, colour and a greenish sphere with something I can't fathom on top of it. This is what you want. First open the post/blog you want and copy the URL. Make sure it's the actual post on its own and not the general URL for the blog (unless you want to link the blog in general, that is). Then come back to the post you're creating (editing), select the word/words you want to link to and, while they're still selected/highlighted, click on the green sphere; a small window opens, paste the site address onto URL, click OK, well done! It should work. Blogger has tutorials but it takes me ages to understand what they're talking about, if I ever do. But I was able to personalise my blog. I was at such a loss re linking other blogs from mine I actually had to figure out how to do some coding on my own, which turned out to be brilliant, but that about sums up my knowledge. Be'hatzlachah!

Udge said...
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Ofer said...

Welcome, Savta. Can I plug my own website here as well? www.oferhalevi.com

Savtadotty said...

Hi Ofer!
Your site is Absolutely Fabulous! I hope lots of people see it. (And it's a good thing you put in your own link to it, because I would likely never be able to, what with that pesky HTML - you may think it means HyperText Markup Language, but to me it means Hateful...Too Much Learningcurve.)

Udge said...

Hello Savtadotty, I have an AIM chat account which I'm not going to name here as I use it in my professional life. Send me an e-mail at "nospam@yahoo.de" (replace nospam with "udgewink") and I'll get back to you. I live in Germany so our timezones should coincide.

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