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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Which Browser is Best? Which Search Engine?

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 26. 9 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 Joan Denoo Feb 23. 23 Replies

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

Tags: edit, picture, insert


Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Sep 9, 2014. 26 Replies

I made the decision last winter that I was somehow going to leave sticky, sluggish, Windows & Microsoft to their viruses, spyware, or whatever else turns them on for charging us more to get rid…Continue

How To - Add a "Link" to Text

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 12, 2014. 30 Replies

You see them all over - those blue letters, sometimes underlined, which allow you to reference another location on Atheist Nexus or elsewhere in internet.  It makes it a lot easier to refer to…Continue

Tags: link, URL

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Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2014 at 7:51am

I got a Bluetooth keyboard for my wife's iPad some time back, in a small folder which adapts to different pad sizes.  Works quite nicely, too!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 27, 2014 at 7:16am

Apple makes a bluetooth keyboard for the iPad that definitely makes data entry a lot more comfortable. Sometimes autocorrect is more like a mixed curse!

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 27, 2014 at 1:57am

Maybe an honest, tangible, physical keyboard would help. I prefer them; that's one of the reasons I haven't gone over to the tablet side of the Force.

(Comfortable Bluetooth keyboards exist: I picked up a secondhand Dell Bluetooth keyboard, which is full-desktop-computer-keyboard size. It doesn't play very well with my older phone, though, but the phone has a decent little slide-out keyboard.)

Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2014 at 11:55pm
I just noticed the program also removed my paragraph formatting so it is run on. Sorry about that ☺!
Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2014 at 11:52pm
Entering Information via the tiny Keypad on my ipad has been a real challenge. I make so many mistakes. It is difficult for me to read the little text box on Nexus comments and type at the same time. There are a couple of alternate input keypads. One is stack which is like writing in a box and it recognises the writing and makes predictions of what you are trying to say.
Can be nice but some of the predictions are as accurate as Karl Rove in the last election. Another is Swipe which involves sliding the finger on the keypad or typing with autocorrect. As an old palm pilot user I would love a graffiti option but That doesn't seem to exist. I could also see benefit from a stylus but bought one and it was annoying. I typed this using Swipe. There is a word prediction function. That's difficult for me because it means looking at the keys and the predicted words and the text box simultaneously. The letters on the keypad are larger which is good for my ham handed fingers but the autocorrect is a mixed blessing.

Any suggestions?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 13, 2014 at 5:57am

Good morning Patricia. VPN is virtual private networking, and it's sort of a "tunnel" or gateway companies can create through the Internet to allow employees to access their systems remotely. Unless you're involved with an organization that uses VPN for applications you need to access, you would never need to use it.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 6, 2014 at 9:48pm
My pleasure, Deirdre. This group is here to help.
Comment by Loren Miller on August 5, 2014 at 7:20pm

Hot ziggedy, Patricia!  Have a good time with it!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 8, 2014 at 5:31pm

I finally quit facebook a few days ago, but I was still curious about the question.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 8, 2014 at 3:58pm

Maybe someone who's connected their Atheist Nexus account to their Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, or Windows Live account (Settings > Connections) could tell us whether the "Like" button here has any effect there.


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