Saturday, November 22, 2008

How to display unreadable HTML code?

When I first started creating scroll boxes for html code, my computer would read the html code inside the box and display the image inside the box.


Like this:

I realized my computer was reading the html code inside the scroll box! I researched and found you have to alter the html code so your computer doesn't read the html code but display it instead! It's actually pretty simple to fix the code.

Here's what you do!!


So if a code looks like this unaltered:


<a href="http://jenieshell.blogspot.com">

it will now look like this once altered:

That's all you have to do so your computer won't read the html code in your scroll box! Just change the brackets!!

While researching I also found a really helpful site that will change your code with a click of a button. It's a lot less time consuming and it allows for less errors! All you have to do it paste in your html code and press the convert button. It's that easy!!

Hope this tutorial was helpful! Please give me feedback!! Thanks

Jen

49 comments:

Amy said...

When I went to grab a button like yours I could not get it to post on my blog. I did do the gadget thing but I could not get it to work. I guess sometimes I really do not know what I am doing. What you said was great and helpful but who knows if I could even do it.

Can you do a post about getting you tube on your blog page. I also wanted to do this but had a hard time with it. Not sure why either?

Bonnie said...

Hey you know what's even easier? Saying "Hey Jen can you do this for me?" :)

Jen said...

Yes, Bonnie!! I would be happy to!! Hahahaha!! That made me laugh out loud!!

Amy said...

Hello.
I left something for you on my blog page.

Laura said...

This is awesome!! First I got my blog button up and now visitors can "grab" it! I love it! :) Thanks so much for all of your great help!!

Buckeroomama said...

Thank you so much, Jen. Your tutorials are awesome! For the longest time, I'd wanted to create a button... and now I have one --thanks to you! You rock!

Aly Caff said...

Ok so im only 14 chances are I did not do it right but im pretty techy so... I made my button but it has a little square inside of another square which inside of it has a tiny red square, blue triangle, and green circle. i can still click on it and it will link to my blog so i am just assuming it wont show the picture! when i tried to do the code the same picture came up! i did what you said and put the &tl; things in now it is the whole code that shows no scroll box or anything!

Debbie in Nashville said...

I finally did it!! I'm pretty new to blogging but noticed almost everyone has a cool button with code. So I searched how to do it and found your great site. Thank you so much for all your help! It took me a while but I'm so excited I did it. Thanks!

Shelly said...

Hi Jen! Your tutorial was great; I just couldn't figure out the directions too well as a newbie on html on my own. I went to the link you posted that converted stuff so I didn't make an error, and TADA! It worked! Thanks so much!

http://www.atticgirl.blogspot.com

arhiane said...

hello! i find your blog really great. thank you very much for the help!!!! :D

Mel4Him said...

Thanks so much for the info. It really helped a lot. : )

Traci~ Ordinary Inspirations for the everyday wife, mommy, and homemaker said...

Hey There,

All your info about making a blog button is AWESOME.

I am stuck at the changing the code so it doesn't read the html in my box below my button.

Do I change both the brackets around my website's link and the image link?

HELP HELP! :-)

Traci

bluecottonmemory said...

I'm going to work on it this afternoon. Wordpress is very sensitive to html code words. Thanks for such great tutorials:)

Maddie said...

jen!
help!
if you go to my blog you can see my problem. its hard to explain on here so go check it out! i don't know what's wrong ): could you make my code for me?! i've tried several times and i just end up with issues.

thanks!

Ellie said...

Hey Jen!

Thank you so much for doing the tutorial! I now have a blog button!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Susie Jefferson said...

I just found your blog - a very helpful friend sent me the link.

I design blog backgrounds, buttons, email buttons etc... and couldn't find ANY information on the web. So it took me several months, on and off, of constant experimenting to get the code to work. I ended up downloading an html writing programme - the whole thing!

So I could scream! Here you were, all along, and I could have saved myself all that stress. Thanks so much for a very clear, extremely well-written tutorial - and the other link, which will be very helpful in the future.

Debbie said...

Awesome! Thanks for all the great info. Made my first button and scroll box today!

Raising Z said...

Thank you!!! With your many tutorials, I was able to create my simple button and put the scroll bar in. The button is still a little too big but I am going to wait until my husband the computer programmer comes home to help with that :) He was very proud of all that I was able to accomplish with your help though :) Thanks!!!

Mommy 2 Bears said...

Thank you. I'm so green at this it's pathetic. I'm giving you and Following the Footsteps kudos for my new button and link. Rock on.

Bella's Bowtique said...

Thank you for the help. I had to turn this over to my hubby - but he got it all figured out. You rock.

Laura said...

I absolutely love this blog! I have been able to successfully make a button for my blog called, "Moments of Pause" I put it on my blog at www.dorandays1.blogspot.com and sure enought the button linked to my 'pause' blog- I was able to make the scroll box- but the picture of the button still shows up in the middle... I don't know what I'm doing wrong... I feel like I am sooooo close and I would really love for people to be able to 'grab my button'- do I replace the code for every < and > that I see? or just the ones around my blog address! Thanks so much for EVERYTHING!!!!

Mindy Jo said...

WOW! I'm blown away!
Thank you SO much for ALL of your help! I'm so grateful for people who take the time and KNOW what their doing, to teach others!
Thank you again and again!

Johanna said...

I Can not thank you enough!!! You are so clear! Up untill I found this post I was in despare because It turned out just like you said, with the button in the box!

Thank you so Much! I was able to make my button, and post it withen 45 min!

I would Love it you came and checked it out, at this address!~


http://johanna-an-old-fashioned-girl.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-blog-button.html

Thanks again,

Your Loving Sister in Christ,
Johanna

donkey and the carrot said...

I want to thank you sooooooo much for your helpful posts about buttons! I try to do it on my blog and it took me more than 2 hours!!!! And when my boyfriend came TO HELP the poor me, i just did again whatever i was doing all that time and it worked!!!! AND HE TOOK THE CREDITS!!!! can you imagine that???? i did it in the end but... HE HELPED!! THANK YOU... you can see my button now if you like thanks to you:) www.donkeyandthecarrot.blogspot.com

Heather Binkley said...

Thank you soooo much!

Heather Binkley said...

BTW - I was so excited I forgot to tell you where you can see my button. http://didyourememberyourpilltoday.blogspot.com. I really appreciate the help. Thanks again.

Colleen said...

I can't seem to get it to work for me. :(

Party People said...

Very easy instructions. Thank you.

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

I could not get the html part of the box to work. I managed to get the box and as you did, got a pic in there. I even tried to convert as you said. What am I doing wrong? Would you help please?

Snapshotsofhappiness said...

Thanks a million! I can't tell you how proud I am of myself right now. :) Thanks!

Alli said...

Very very helpful, thank you for sharing :)

Jami said...

Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! What a generous thing for you to do! Here is my post...I give you ALL of the credit!(Actually, I added another post about it as well...thanks again!)http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/07/button-for-my-blog.html
Smiles from TX

alovelylittleworld said...

This was so helpful. I made my blog button and the scroll box easily but I must be converting the codes wrong or something because the code in the scrollbox is still wrong once it shows up on my blog. I have NO IDEA what I'm doing wrong. Could you help me please?

Peggy said...

Thank you so very much!! You made it so easy to follow and I now have a blog button and the scroll box!! Yippee!!
I have to ask one question. My scroll box is not centered ,is there a way I can center it under my blog button?
Thanks for everything ,you are very kind to share!!
Peggy
matternu@gmail.com

Rhonda said...

I Did it!!!! Thanks so much! I can't believe I did it. Your tutorial is the BEST!
I can't thank you enough.

HannahBanana said...

Thanks Jen,
I think I've cracked it [eventually!].
Great tutorials - I followed from the making of my button to altering the code.
x

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Ok, I do need some help. :) Can you check my button out on my side bar and see what I'm doing wrong? http://tanya-alittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/. You can email me at tanya_wol@yahoo.com if need be. I followed your instructions I thought and I'm getting text and my picture in my scroll box.

Irina said...

finally! thanks so much!
now I realised I had to change the brackets in both my link page code and the photograph link code...

quizshowbob said...

I'm so glad that I found this post. I always wondered how people did that. Now I know. I tried it and it works great. Thanks!

Cedoras Beebo said...

Thanks you so much Jen!! I FINALLY got it all on my blog!! Just hope that is works!! Your information helped me so much!!...I would love to add you to my links, so it would be helpful to other people..if that is okay with you!!
Thanks again..
Debra
revmcgahee@hotmail.com
http://couponnano.blogspot.com/

Crystal said...

HELP!! I know you posted this forever ago, but I just found it tonight. I have tried EVERYTHING and can't figure out how to create the scroll box. Every time I think I've done the code right, it just puts the entire code in the widget box instead of creating the scroll box. Can you help me??

Happy Kathy said...

Your posts help me veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy much!!!!!!Thanks A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Meyer said...

Thanks a million! It worked for me!

Chrissy said...

I can not seem to get it to work...can you send me your full html? and i will change it to my info? UGH after 4 hours i am giving up! thanks so much
chrissy@simply-created.net

http://jackieandtina.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I have to admit that I spent hours going over this tutorial until I got it to work. But I did.....thanks!

Lianne said...

I have my button and the scroll bar on my blog...but when I check to see if the html would work for someone trying to use my button and I paste the code on my blog...nothing comes up. Do you think you could help??

:-) Loved your tutorial, though! I understood everything else...I just don't see why it won't work.

Jes said...

yey! thanks! :D

This helped me a lot!

But now, my problem is how to install mr. linky...i am going to start a meme "family time" so i have to put this stuff in my blog right? :D Thanks!

Bunda Rania said...

Hi Jen..thank you for your tutorial..now i have my own button..but i have trouble with scroll box...my code looks different with u..but works when tested..I don't know what's wrong and don't know how to fix it..maybe coz my english is bad...sometimes i still use dictionary to translate ur tutorial..i'm from indonesia..:)

Jennifer said...

Hi Jen.

I was able to get my blog button onto my blog page but cannot for the life of me figure out how to do the scroll box with it. I tried and got the button in the scroll box, which I didn't want and then I converted all the < & > and got only the text, no button and no scroll box. I have spent way too much time on this. Can you help me?
http://icanonlyimagineje.blogspot.com/