How To Do It!

Part of the fun of participating in Atheist Nexus is writing posts, blogs and comments, sharing our experiences and what we've read and seen elsewhere on the internet.  The problem comes in that not all of us know our way around the mechanics of manipulating an editing box to get a desired result, or using html tricks to format text in a certain way to get a certain look.

In this group, I hope to give some basic instruction in how to do things like embedding a link in text, inserting a picture or a video, or making other modifications to our contributions to Atheist Nexus.  I also invite others who very likely know far more about html code than I do to offer their tricks of the trade.

The point of all this is to empower anyone who is interested in doing MORE with Atheist Nexus.  I hope this helps, that's all.

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Text effects

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 5. 5 Replies

Moving some information from The Sandbox to a more appropriate, permanent place:A little code in HTML mode can make your text fancier, with colors, sizes, different fonts, or other effects. (Yes,…Continue

Tags: shadows, HTML, CSS, colors, sizes

Which Browser is Best? Which Search Engine?

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 20. 28 Replies

We all have different definition of "best".  Faster / more private / more or less buggy matter to me.I mostly quit Internet Explorer because it's awkward for me.  Also I don't like that Microsoft…Continue

Tags: firefox, opera, yahoo, mercury, safari

How To - Insert a Picture or Other Graphic

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 16. 26 Replies

We all like kitty-cats, right?  Okay, let's put a kitty-cat in here, to wit:…Continue

Tags: edit, picture, insert

How to Write a Post or Comment Offline

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 16. 7 Replies

In the wake of the problems many of us have been experiencing on Atheist Nexus, I thought a quickie primer on alternative methods of submitting posts or comments was in order. One way I’ve used a lot…Continue

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Comment by Qiana-Maieev on August 17, 2016 at 2:33pm

I did get this phone, Loren, & it is new, although an old model, which is why the good price. I am at home most of the time, & just carry it to go to town or whatever, which is no more than 2 or 3 hours tops. So far it suits me fine, & I have found it quite easy to use.

@Joan, I have heard of so many people who use the Samsung, that it kind of decided me on what brand to try. Price was also a big factor, & it is unlocked so I could just put my existing SIM card in it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 17, 2016 at 2:08pm

Qiana, that looks impressive. I hope you find it works well for you. Cary, my son who shares my home, loves his Samsung. I don't know what model he has. 

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on May 26, 2016 at 6:51pm

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on May 26, 2016 at 6:49pm

NEW Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 16GB 8MP 4.3" 

Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity 1650 mAh
Battery Talk Time Up to 1100 min
Battery Standby Time Up to 710 hr

Comment by Loren Miller on May 26, 2016 at 6:44pm

I'm probably not the best person to ask about smart phones.  I've only owned one, a Motorola Droid Mini, which for the large portion has been very good.  My wife owns a Samsung Galaxy 6 and she is equally happy with it, though an earlier LG was not so great.

One thing I would counsel is being careful of used phones, especially because of battery wear.  My Droid started out being able to last not quite two days without seeing a charger.  Currently that duration is less than a full day.  Something to keep in mind if you need long-term service without availability of a charger.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on May 26, 2016 at 6:40pm

Thinking seriously of getting with the program & purchasing a smart phone.

I've kind of narrowed it down to a Samsung S2 16 GB, on ebay. Would this be a good choice for a novice?

Comment by Loren Miller on May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm

The Add as Plain Text box does not occur in these comments (obviously).  You're best served to use an editor rather than a word processor for offline comments, since an editor should not have much if any code overhead, unlike Word, which has beaucoup overhead!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on May 5, 2016 at 7:02pm
OK, thanks Loren for the tip. My situation is different, but entire comment below was written using UX-Write on I-Pad, with add on keyboard. Simple copy and paste. Much easier than using the native Ning function. For some reason, the comment box did not show "T" box - that function might not be in all comment boxes.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on May 5, 2016 at 7:00pm
Curius to see if comment could be written using word processing program on I-Pad. I use this device everywhere I go. The add on Kensington keypad was for a prior version of I-Pad. It helps a lot for typing with my fat fingers. The touchpad on screen is much more awkward. One problem is the keypad sometimes inserts capitalization where I don't want it, but otherwise I can touch-type with a lot fewer errors.

I'm using “select all” then “paste”. If this appears on the comment, that means it worked.

The word processor program is UX-Write which was a few dollars. No way am I paying big bucks for Microsoft Word. I have notepad on my laptop, but the I-pad is more limited.
Comment by Loren Miller on May 4, 2016 at 2:55pm

Good question, Joan.  I just checked and the comment entry window here still swallows all the html code, so my recommendation would be, if you wish to write a comment offline, to use Notepad, if you're using Windows, or whatever flat-file editor Apple uses if you're running a Mac.


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