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Hi friends I am posting this in response to @lecoupdefoudre's awesome blog post with most of the basics of URSTYLE coding covered. However, there were a few things she mentioned that I'm happy to clarify a little bit on so consider this....supplemental reading? If you want? IDK? It's 2 AM and I have an exam in 12 hours but I hate studying?
Highkey just ctrl + F'ing my username in the doc Raegen made so bear with me here lmao (@ Raegen, feel free to add these to your doc or link this post or whatever!!!)
If you want fancy colored text "banners", I recommend all fontmeme generators (I'm partial to brush fonts, which is the one I've linked, but there's a menu on the right that leads to you all kinds of fancy generators). 1001 fonts also has a ton of options; I personally prefer fontmeme just because they give you the hex code for the colors. Honestly, though, if you just Google " ___ text generator" something's bound to pop up.
Important: If you're using fontmeme, you must hit the "embed" button to get the direct image link, otherwise the banner disappears after a few hours! You would copy paste the link in the highlighted portion in the screenshot below
I love love love the spoiler function. Maybe it's because there's a very similar function on the RP forum I've been on for 5? 6? years, but it's SO USEFUL oh my god. As Raegen said in her doc, the coding for a spoiler is
||text||, but you can also click the little eye icon at the toolbar that appears at the top of your forum post thingy to make it appear.
As for general usage, I like to have them contain pictures (so that the page doesn't get too cluttered) or supplemental information, long lists, coding, whatever you want. If you want to see an example of them in use, I have a ton of them here. Think of it as like, stuff you'd normally link to a Free Text Host doc or whatever can be put into spoilers.
A word of warning: the only formatting options that work within spoilers are text colors, italic/bold/strikethrough, pictures, and hyperlinks (let me know if I missed anything accidentally!). The *** to get that light gray line also works. We currently don't have the ability to align spoilers :/. You can change the size of the text within a spoiler, but only if the first line within the spoiler is the default size + there's nothing on the line immediately following. Example:
||I would like
Will create this:
||I would like
To give someone a copy-pasteable version of the code you've used in the forum post (instead of having it, you know, actually format the text), you would put a ` at the start and end of each line.
This is what it looks like:
|- center text -|etc
As Raegen mentioned in her doc, sometimes you get these weird black text box things, like this:
I'm a box, yeet
The code for that is as follows:
You can bold/italicize/strikethrough + hyperlink text in those boxes, and that's about it. Also, there's no way to change the alignment of the boxes, either, but such is life
Also, if you press the space bar a couple times and then start typing, it creates another box, like this:
This is another function that can be used to create raw code:
|- center text -|
Typing " ```java ", inserting the code right underneath, and then typing another 3 of ` will also make the box:
another way to create the box
I'm sure everyone else is annoyed by how, no matter HOW MANY TIMES we press enter, there's a set amount of space between lines. Now, I don't know if I'm just stupid, but if anyone has a better idea than the one I'm about to list, feel free to comment on this post lol
What I normally do is literally just
%(white)[.]to make extra space between lines. It's dumb, but it's the only solution I've got so far. You'll notice if you scroll up and highlight the area that between the spoiler at the end of section 1 and the header for section 2 I've done the same thing. The color code for the gray background of text within spoilers is #dedede (confirmed through extremely advanced snipping tool and MS Paint technology :^))))))))))) ).
Anyway, that's all for now! Again, it's 2 am and I should be studying, so if I fucked something up just @ me. If you want an easy guide to color codes/symbols, here. I've also got a bunch of the coding for my character sheet templates compiled here (the Application-Style template makes use of the lil box thingies).Comments (2)
YAS A LINE-SPACING WORKAROUND !! why tf do we deal w this site is2g
@virgotrash LOL right??? it's the dumbest method possible but I've got nothing else to offer rip