Frequently Asked Questions - Advanced

You can put links in your lists, polls, articles, posts and comments using a little simple HTML. This is best described by example. Suppose you want to link to Steven Soderbergh's page in the IMDb. First, you'd navigate there in your browser to see what the link is. In our example, it's:

http://www.imdb.com/Name?Soderbergh,+Steven

Now all you have to do is incorporate this into your link. The HTML looks like this:

I've really enjoyed everything <a href="http://www.imdb.com/Name?Soderbergh,+Steven">Steven Soderbergh</a> has done since "Out of Sight".

This will appear to users like so:

I've really enjoyed everything Steven Soderbergh has done since "Out of Sight".

That's all there is to it!

Like links, this is best illustrated by example. This code . . .

I said "to <strong>boldly</strong> go where no man has gone before", not to <em>italically</em> go there.

. . . will appear like so:

I said "to boldly go where no man has gone before", not to italically go there.

Listology also has a couple built-in styles you can use if you like. If you create a list that looks like this:

Godfather <span class="gray">(arguably Coppola's greatest)</span>
<span class="highlight"> Godfather II </span>
Godfather III <span class="gray">(ugh.)</span>

My new entries are highlighted.

. . . it will appear like so:

  • Godfather (arguably Coppola's greatest)
  • Godfather II
  • Godfather III (ugh.)

My new entries are highlighted.

The idea was to create easy, standard methods of [a] highlighting new entries to lists and [b] visually distinguishing notes from list items.

If you don't want a bullet to appear at the beginning of a given list item, just make the first character on that line an underscore. For example, this suppresses the bullets in front of the month headers:

_APRIL
The Matrix Revolutions
_
_MARCH
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix

. . . and appears like so:

  • APRIL
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  •  
  • MARCH
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix

Note that the underscore all alone on a line by itself becomes a line break in the list.