Friday, December 17, 2004

Signatures...

I use signatures on most emails and forum posts. It is a great networking tool. You set the signature once and every time you post or email it is automatically attached to the bottom of your text message.

In most forums something called BBCode is employed to set signatures. [The signature is set in the user profile area of the forum.]

What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML. Whether you can actually use BBCode in your posts on the forum is determined by the administrator. In addition, you can disable BBCode on a per post basis via the posting form. BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML: tags are enclosed in square braces [ and ] rather than < and > and it offers greater control over what and how something is displayed. Depending on the template you are using you may find adding BBCode to your posts is made much easier through a clickable interface above the message area on the posting form. Even with this you may find the following guide useful.

An example of BBCode follows:
[URL=http://blog.qisoftware.com/]QiSoftware Blog[/URL] :: [URL=http://qisoftware.com/qblog/]Personal blog[/URL] :: [URL=http://www.qisoftware.com/sol/]Solutions[/URL] :: [URL=http://wiredpages.qisoftware.com/]Wired Pages[/URL]

The above code translates into the signature shown in the following diagram:

The Q... is not part of the signature but shown here for illustrative purposes. For an actual example see this link --> Forum Post - Signature Example

For a complete description of BBCode see this link --> BBCode Description.

Email services define different methods to set signatures. Most emailers only want the link with no HTML, i.e., 'http://www.yourdomain.com/. Try this first. If it doesn't work try it with the <a href=... tag. When you have the signature set -- test it with self routing emails to ensure it looks correct.

1 Comments:

At 9:27 AM, João Vieira said...

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