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51649d3b4cdb759392000d3e_193280166
Submitted by
Linda Liukas
about 4 years ago

Tips and tricks to HTML Basics

  • Did you spell all your tags correctly?
  • Did you include <body>,<head> and <html> tags?
  • Make sure you remember to close the tags in the right order. They should nest, so the most recent one opened should be the first one closed: {()} rather than {(}).
  • Make sure your image titles have the correct name and extension (.jpg, .png). The proper format is this: <a href = "the URL goes here"> <img src = "the URL of the image goes here"/> </a>

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Are the ' " ' and closing ' / ' necessary to render the img and url tags? Or is it just people-friendly formatting?

571 points
513c5a5eb30e3ba63f005fa5_120471070
Submitted by
Christopher
about 4 years ago

6 Comments

51649d3b4cdb759392000d3e_193280166 Linda Liukas about 4 years ago

Yup, they are necessary :)

54e1100895e378b4e60072dd_948028441 Wrytam about 4 years ago

I tried running a small code without /, except that the closing tag requires one.... what is the reason for this?

B991bfea775ee34abc262fbf62c3744e?s=140&d=retro niche989 about 4 years ago

Thank You !

Picture Makgotso Mokiti about 4 years ago

Awesome! That is good advice! Thank so much! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

522dd2b880ff33133300a876_452648582 naldy sanggalang almost 4 years ago

your website really help us thank you for helping us to encode

52cb10b27c82cabe0b00b35b_416566150 Jacob Gadea over 1 year ago

Thank you


3 votes

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Ok guys try this:

<a href="your link here"><img src="Your local/html link here"/></a>

191 points
51c547f99c4e9d8028008f16_680577081
Submitted by
Asim Poptani
almost 4 years ago


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329 points
516d6e1bafa3ed07510002b5_247374750
Submitted by
RH
about 4 years ago

7 Comments

C70bc3c15dbed020b1cd35c272c293f8?s=140&d=retro eugeneharmon4gmail.com almost 4 years ago

thanks..........

0ffd4c3021636c652a3efa4835d2c060?s=140&d=retro Safoku over 3 years ago

No offense, but I personally like x10hosting.

0b0a2da949819b85a2e0b362cbd70e90?s=140&d=retro niggyyy over 3 years ago

whTS the difference between a pic url and web url

Picture Ahmad imran over 2 years ago

what is wrong here??/ im stuck

Picture Ahmad imran over 2 years ago

it says to add description

516d6e1bafa3ed07510002b5_247374750 RH over 2 years ago

x10Hosting is good too lol 1 year later

Picture Ritwik Bajaj almost 2 years ago


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I'm stuck here:

<!DOCTYPE html>




<img src="http://p.globalsources.com/IMAGES/PDT/B1049026720/Soccer-Ball.jpg"/>

<a href="http://http://www.dreamstime.com/"><img src="http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/basketball-ball-24490843.jpg" /></a>


</body>

133 points
20afaea5fc1fd02517ddb66e98ab5224?s=140&d=retro
Submitted by
carlos94587
almost 4 years ago

4 Comments

363412cabdc7773e2690c62e4f4090fc?s=140&d=retro cepaov92xx over 1 year ago

me too

363412cabdc7773e2690c62e4f4090fc?s=140&d=retro cepaov92xx over 1 year ago

I put that but it ask me to close the tag

363412cabdc7773e2690c62e4f4090fc?s=140&d=retro cepaov92xx over 1 year ago

Maybe I used wrongly the syntax

B9378cabc2d58864fef66a04797f988b?s=140&d=retro SuperFireW4ll over 1 year ago

From what I have tested, it should work as normal but I did delete the space from <image src= " and ran <image src=" which shows both pictures.

So it could be a bug or there might be something weird with both lines of code.


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<!DOCTYPE html>






</body>

What am I doing wrong? It doesn't let me move onto the next stage?

Shaz

23 points
B623cdb546af194ef41d39274478bd04?s=140&d=retro
Submitted by
khansq
over 3 years ago


0 votes

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<!DOCTYPE html>


Ninja's and Ducks




331 points
54f7373895e3783d9d002536_37095792
Submitted by
Hill Dong
about 2 years ago

2 Comments

54f7373895e3783d9d002536_37095792 Hill Dong about 2 years ago

<!DOCTYPE html>


Ninja's and Ducks




Picture Antonio Lima almost 2 years ago

valeu!


0 votes

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I cant do it... it wont even let me check anymore if I'm right or wrong, it has the little settings symbol...

26 points
9c5a4206192b0142924ba32a39be8e2f?s=140&d=retro
Submitted by
NellyNell
over 1 year ago


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where is the URL image thing on a website?????!?!?

30 points
51be61b452f863593e024fd8_692808463
Submitted by
Andrew0616
almost 4 years ago

4 Comments

Picture Joakim Nygård Skjellerud over 3 years ago

Right click and copy URL image :)

51be61b452f863593e024fd8_692808463 Andrew0616 over 3 years ago

oh now I get it thx!

Picture Erlan Seisembai over 1 year ago

what am i doing wrong here?

Picture Erlan Seisembai over 1 year ago

is it correct?


-2 votes

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not working

24 points
Fab6d0a8584e96267e7b81f3b9f6c411?s=140&d=retro
Submitted by
virus316
about 4 years ago


-2 votes

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I fixed already... Thanks guys...

133 points
20afaea5fc1fd02517ddb66e98ab5224?s=140&d=retro
Submitted by
carlos94587
almost 4 years ago

1 Comment

A041326ef3843b206023192c9ecba55c?s=140&d=retro Miguel Ramirez almost 2 years ago

i dont under stand it


-3 votes

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<!DOCTYPE html>




<img src="http://www.urbandead.com/im/dead.gif"/>
<a href="http://www.urbandead.com/im/dead.gif">Click here</a>






</body>

//It is still telling me this is wrong? Am I missing something? The first image pops up fine but I think the problem is with Click here It shows up as a link that says Click Here and it opens properly. But the Lesson still says I have an error. I have no clue what I'm doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated.

311 points
Picture
Submitted by
Michael Owens
about 4 years ago

14 Comments

5139a7badede5e22a20013bb_686401821 मिल्टन नीहोरा about 4 years ago

I am facing the same issue. Please let us know what we are doing wrong

Fa0ee9406011b4f0dad1614ea7139193?s=140&d=retro N/A about 4 years ago

Go back to the assignment that you already did this in, copy and paste.

513e5d6b27de02beae000b17_869736427 Nazrul about 4 years ago

this should work...

4fad361039b4440003015392_654630594 Kim about 4 years ago

well this is my code but they keep telling me that its wrong

<img src=" http://s3.amazonaws.com/codecademy-production/profile_thumbnail/4fd2c0e23b6fcb0003000209_567678169.jpg" />
I've tried many times but still its not working

08182c620c06614bd33c361f7bc147ac?s=140&d=retro Thomas Gundelund Jensen about 4 years ago

Thx for that one

54bada5551b887c6ef0021a3_967752727 Tim Saunders about 4 years ago

@IGN--Naz_lamp - your first tag shouldn't have a slash "/" in it, a slash indicates that the tag is closed eg code here

54bada5551b887c6ef0021a3_967752727 Tim Saunders about 4 years ago

@Michael Owens, it looks like you're missing some of your html tags. Reset the code in the lesson and try again, most of the tags you need are there when you start.

5191e91d470736f68e0019d1_857584848 Seongmin Hong about 4 years ago

I have the same issue.

Fab6d0a8584e96267e7b81f3b9f6c411?s=140&d=retro virus316 about 4 years ago

do an example dode

51f78d179c4e9d6d7c0025ee_985617656 A yee sha sha about 4 years ago

yes plz

Picture Jeremy Law almost 4 years ago

Hi. The problem is that you are supposed to have 2 images (1 that is normal, and one that links) and then AFTER that, you also have to have one link that is text. Hope this helps :)

079aba1f58359926e40711b0ba75a5ac?s=140&d=retro Lorenzo Dela Rama almost 4 years ago

whats the text

Picture Michael Owens almost 4 years ago

Thanks for the replies everyone but I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.

51d35ec7282ae3f1150043d6_394602701 ManjuRD almost 4 years ago

Guys try this it will help you to execute