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Adding Inline Images to Your PCC Messages

By Sunni Bergeron
Step 7: First - a really short lesson in HTML. These are the characters you're going to look for when you need to do some editing:
  • <p> means a new paragraph and will give you a space between lines like the line Step 7 above and this list
  • <img src="..."> is where you put your path to your single picture or your little picture (thumbnail)
  • <a href=...> is where you put your path to your big picture on the web
  • alternate is where you put the text you want to show up when someone holds their cursor over the picture.

Step 8: If you have more than one paragraph in your message, place <p> in the space between each one or they'll all run together when you post it.

Step 9: To Edit the following HTML, simply highlight, copy and paste it into your word editor.

Step 10: Edit out my paths and remarks, which are written in bold type, and replace them with yours. Be very careful to be absolutely exact in your typing. Do not type over or eliminate any of the characters not in bold type. Make sure your path is letter perfect.

Step 11:  Highlight and copy the edited HTML, then go back to the page in your browser and paste it into the text box of the message you are creating.

Step 12: Select the Preview button to see if it works as advertised.

Step 13: If it does, then post it! If it doesn't, go over the HTML again. You only need to have one character typed, added, missed, or overwritten to break the link to your picture. You may need to paste the HTML over your work and start over again if you don't understand what you're looking at.

Example 1 - Single picture inline without a link: 

YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE.

If you want just the picture in the message use this HTML:
<p><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/regpicture.jpg"></p>

If you want a comment added to the picture (hold your cursor over the unicorn to see), use this HTML:
<p><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/regpicture.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE."></p>

Example 2 - Two pictures inline without a link: 

YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE.

YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE.

If you want just the picture in the message use this HTML:
<p><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/firstpicture.jpg">
<p>
<img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/secondpicture.jpg"></p>

If you want a comment added to the picture (hold your cursor over either unicorn to see), use this HTML:
<p><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/firstpicture.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE.">
<p>
<img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/secondpicture.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE."></p>

Example 3 - A single thumbnail with a link to a larger picture:

YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE. (Click on this thumbnail to view the bigger picture it's linked to.)

If you want just the picture in the message use this HTML:
<p><a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/thumbnail.jpg"></a></p>

If you want a comment added to the picture (hold your cursor over the thumbnail to see), use this HTML:
<p><a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/thumbnail.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE."></a></p>

Example 4 - Two thumbnails side by side with links to larger pictures:

YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE. YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE.(Click on either thumbnail to view the bigger picture it's linked to.)

If you want just the picture in the message use this HTML:
<p><a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture1.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/firstthumbnail.jpg"></a> <a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture2.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/secondthumbnail.jpg"></a>
</p>

If you want a comment added to the picture (hold your cursor over either thumbnail to see), use this HTML:
<p><a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture1.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/firstthumbnail.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE."></a> <a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicturew.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/secondthumbnail.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE."></a>
</p>

Example 5 - Two thumbnails with a link to a larger picture:

YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE. (Click on this thumbnail to view the bigger picture it's linked to.)

 YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE. (Click on this thumbnail to view the bigger picture it's linked to.)

If you want just the picture in the message use this HTML:
<p><a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/thumbnail.jpg"></a>
<p>
<a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/thumbnail.jpg"></a>
</p>

If you want a comment added to the picture (hold your cursor over either thumbnail to see), use this HTML:
<p><a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/thumbnail.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE."></a>
<p>
<a href="http://yourhost.com/sunni/bigpicture.jpg"><img src="http://yourhost.com/sunni/thumbnail.jpg" alt="YOUR COMMENT WHEN THE VIEWER HOLDS THE CURSOR OVER THE PICTURE."></a>
</p>

Do you see the pattern above when you add another picture? To add more pictures, simply paste another <p><img scr=... or <p><a href=... just before the </p> in the HTML above.

©2001-Sunni Bergeron

Thank you, Sunni! You can Email Sunni at sunnisan@hotmail.com or visit her Website at http://members.spree.com/sip/sunnidaze

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