DEFAULT SETTINGS with BODY
Default setting are including in the BODY statement and can include
background color done with BGCOLOR and text color done with TEXT. You can
also change the color of links - LINK changes the color of the link, VLINK
changes the color of the visited links - ALINK changes the color of the
active link. We will see more on these when we have looked at links more.
Let's talk about color - there is 6 digit hexadecimal code
that is used to express color. Remember hex is the numbering
system that goes from 0 to F. The first two digits stand for
red, the next two green and the last two blue.
of red, yellow, and blue.
THIS IS RED
THIS IS GREEN
THIS IS BLUE
THIS IS WHITE
THIS IS BLACK
Mixing and matching these results in different colors. For example
if I lower the amount of red, but still use no green or blue, I get this:
THIS IS REDish
If I lower the amount of blue, but still use no red or green, I get this:
THIS IS BLUEish
Play with the combinations and see what you get!
Other things you can do with FONT include SIZE and FACE (which means font
FONT 2, 99AA00, HELV
FONT 3, 99AA00,
FONT 4, 99AA00,
Now lets look at Horizontal lines
It is interesting - like the BR for break, the horizontal line does not have
a closing /HR. Note that even though it is not always used, the P for
paragraph does have a closing /P.
If I don't want the line to go all the way across the page, I can do a width
on my horizontal line. And if I want it to be wider I can change the thickness
by using the SIZE clause. To make the size a solid line, I also need
the noshade clause. Notice that the line is centered. However to be safe
in a variety of browsers, it is probably better to use ALIGN=CENTER.
If I want the line to start at the LEFT, I need to align it to the left.
If I want the line to always go across 25% of the screen without worrying
about the number of characters, I can use percent to set the width.