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Advanced Features
What are advanced features?
Advanced Features use HTML code that you type or paste into a text, caption, or HTML element. Click on the Add HTML element button to add an HTML element to your page.

Website2Go supports four kinds of HTML features:

  • inline links,
  • text enhancements
  • tables, and
  • hit counters
Inline Links
One way to add a link to your page is the Add Link element button. This places the link on its own line of text, though, and sometimes you might want to embed a link in a paragraph.

To do that, you must type or paste the link code into the text or caption element. The HTML code for a link looks like this:

<A HREF="URL">link text</A>
where "URL" is any valid Internet address, such as "," and link text is the word or phrase that you want to be clickable. The URL is always enclosed by double quotes, but the link text is not.

However, if you want the URL itself to appear as the link, no HTML is necessary. Simply enter the URL, and webstite2Go will convert it to a link automatically.

Text Enhancements
Website2Go supports bold and italic type in normal text and caption elements; HTML elements are not required. Simply surround the text with <B> and </B> to make it bold, or <I> and </I> to make it italic.

You can also add color to your text and change its font. For these enhancements, you'll need to enter your text in an HTML element, not a text or caption element. Text entered in an HTML element will be in the user's default browser font (usually black Times at Size 3) unless you also add some HTML to change it.

Here's an example showing how to match the text in an HTML element to the standard website2Go font:

<FONT FACE="arial,helvetica" SIZE="2">some text</FONT>
Note that two fonts - Arial and Helvetica - are specified; the browser will use the first font if it's available, and if not it will try to use the second font. If you specify a font that isn't on your site visitor's computer, the text will appear in his/her default font (usually Times). Nearly all computers have Times installed, as well as Helvetica and/or Arial, but using other fonts is risky. Remember that not everyone has a computer identical to yours!

Font size ranges from 1 (very small) to 7 (very large).

You may combine FACE, SIZE, and COLOR attributes in the same <FONT> statement. Color is specified in two ways:

<FONT COLOR="red">some text</FONT>, or

<FONT COLOR="#FF0000">some text</FONT>

Here are 15 of the 16 colors that you can specify by name (white is also available but doesn't show up against the white background):
maroon red yellow olive lime
green cyan teal blue navy
fuchsia purple black silver gray
The second method specifies color by its hexadecimal RGB code, a feature too complex for treatment here, but available for the adventuresome.
Website2Go supports simple two-column tables, like this example, constructed using three HTML elements and two text elements in the Content area (the center column).
In the sample code below, the colored text goes into HTML elements. More complex tables may have unpredictable results, so please copy the following HTML code exactly:
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Enter this into the first HTML element (you may specify a different font name and size if you wish):

<TABLE><TR><TD WIDTH="140" VALIGN="TOP"><FONT FACE="arial,helvetica" SIZE="2">

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Enter this into a text element:

[text for the left column]

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Enter this into the second HTML element:

</FONT></TD><TD WIDTH="140" VALIGN="TOP"><FONT FACE="arial,helvetica" SIZE="2">

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Enter this into a text element:

[text for the right column]

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Enter this into the third HTML element:


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Hit Counters
A hit counter displays the number of times a page has been visited. It's really just a link to an external program that does the work.

Copy and paste this HTML code into an HTML element on the page you want to count:

<IMG SRC="/cgi-bin/newcount?netimp&width=5&font=digital" ALIGN=bottom><BR>
And here's what it will look like:

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Feature Overview
Advanced Features are HTML code that you type or paste into text, caption, or HTML elements.