Give Your Cache Page a Makeover

 

 

See this cache page? It’s pretty snazzy.

While the bright blue tiled image has the potential to disorient a geocacher, the photo in the center column and the color of the text tie the whole thing together.

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Bright blue looks good on Phil Harris…and this cache page.

 

How do you transform your cache page from blah to rah?

Can you say “Hypertext Markup Language” five times fast?

Check out GC57KW3...it literally sparkles.

Check out GC57KW3…it literally sparkles.

 

That’s right, we’re talking about HTML, baby.

And we’re talking about it with as much spice as possible, because we know some of you are about to fall of your chairs at the sheer boringness of it all.

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Even the HQ’ers think so.

 

HTML 101

HTML code is created using tags framed by the greater-than and less-than signs: .  A piece of code usually uses two of these tags to change the text between them.

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You can have colors too. Keep reading.

 

To make a paragraph break

Enter

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on either side of the text in your paragraph.

Give your eyes a rest. Take a (paragraph) break.

Give your eyes a rest. Take a (paragraph) break.

 

To make something bold

Enter and on either side of the text you want to emphasize.

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Be bold. Is there any other way?

 

To add italics to your text

Do basically the same thing as with bold text, only use the and tags.

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Italics add a little spice, I think we can all agree.

 

To add both italics and bold

Use both the and the tags, with their closing tags: and

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To add an image to your page

Make sure your image is saved to your cache page gallery or is available on the internet somewhere. Find the URL of the image.
To find the URL, open the image in your browser, and right-click to get the URL.

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For more information on how to add…

Fonts, hyperlinks, fancy spacing, and more, visit http://www.follow-the-arrow.co.uk/resources/htmlcodes.html

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Soon you’ll be embedding geocaching video games on your cache pages, like this cache of the week.