Wednesday evening I blogged about my experience being a guest speaker in a grad class. I included a hyperlinked image of Twitter shoutouts to person’s twitter page, and one of my commentors asked how I did that. So i will share the steps and how I knew what to do below. I think I first saw Vicki Davis do it in her blog, bringing rushing memories of a high stressed fill grad class back to mind from eons ago. So here is what I shared with Ann (NJTechTeacher):
1) Open twitter
2) view my “replies”
3) copy source code (html)
4) open dashboard to “write” a post, and instead of using the typical text/wysiwyg editor, I selected the editor in “code” mode
5) pasted the code I had previously copied from twitter
6) changed back to txt/wysiwyg view, and deleted extraneous info (b/c I had actually copied the whole doggone page) (in hindsight I could have probably figured out looking at the code which part I wanted)
7) typed the rest of the post. For the life of me i could not get my part at the beginning, even though I wanted to. Alas, it was effective as it was shown and written about.
I had a class back in grad school (at USC actually–GO SLIS @USC) a long time ago that forced us to use code to create a webpage that linked to no less than one other homemade page, one existing page, one email address, and contained one picture. That class nearly drove me insane, and at the time I could not fathom a use for such nonesense, especailly in light of the fact that wysiwyg editors were just being introduced in the markets. But the professor showed us how to tell if a page was wysiwyg created or pure code (scaring us all into the realization that we really could not cheat and use those then expensive wysiwyg editors). I need not have feared though, as suddenly I was making sense out of html tags. It came in handy the other night LOL. This experience and knowledge has come in handy many times, actually. I did paste it into nvu (an open source web editor) to make sure it was doable before I wrote my post that way.
Hope this helps anyone else who wondered….
Image: ‘Head First HTML‘