Cool Running

Cool Code

Cool Code is a variation on the HTML tags you may already be familiar with. Basically, it allows you to add functionality or style to your message that would normally require HTML.

Current Cool Codes:

URL Hyperlinking

To include a hyperlink in your post, simply type the complete URL in either of the following manners and the hyperlink will be created automatically:

  • http://www.yourURL.com
  • www.yourURL.com

Notice that you can either use the complete http:// address or shorten it to the www domain. If the site does not begin with "www", you must use the complete "http://" address. Also, you may use https and ftp URL prefixes in auto-link mode.

You can also include hyperlinks using the [url] code. Just use the following format:
[url=http://www.coolrunning.com]Cool Running[/url]

Note that you should NOT use quotation marks inside the URL tag.

E-mail Links

To add a hype-linked e-mail address to your message, just encase the e-mail address as shown in the following example (Cool Code is in red).

[email]info@coolrunning.com[/email]

In the example above, the Cool Code automatically generates a hyperlink to the e-mail address that is encased.

Bold and Italics

You can make italicized text or make text bold by encasing the applicable sections of your text with either the [b] [/b] or [i] [/i] tags.

Hello, [b]James[/b]
Hello, [i]Mary[/i]

Bullets and lists

You can make bulleted lists or ordered lists (by number or letter).

Unordered, bulleted list:

[list]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

  • This is the first bulleted item.
  • This is the second bulleted item.

Note that you must include a closing [/list] when you end each list.

Making ordered lists is just as easy. Just add either [LIST=A] or [LIST=1]. Typing [List=A] will produce a list from A to Z. Using [List=1] will produce numbered lists.

Here's an example:

[list=A]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

  1. This is the first bulleted item.
  2. This is the second bulleted item.
Adding Images

To add a graphic within your message, just encase the URL of the graphic image as shown in the following example (Cool Code is in red).

[img]http://www.infopop.com/artwork/footer_logotype.gif[/img]

In the example above, the Cool Code automatically makes the graphic visible in your message. Note: the "http://" part of the URL is REQUIRED for the [img]

Quoting Other Messages

To reference something specific that someone has posted, just cut and paste the applicable verbiage and enclose it as shown below (Cool Code is in red).

[QUOTE]Ask not what your country can do for you....
ask what you can do for your country.[/QUOTE]

In the example above, the Cool Code automatically blockquotes the text you reference.

Code Tag

Similar to the Quote tage, the Code tag adds some <PRE> tags to preserve formatting. This useful for displaying programming code, for instance.

[CODE]#!/usr/bin/perl

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Hello World!"; [/CODE]

In the example above, the Cool Code automatically blockquotes the text you reference and preserves the formatting of the coded text.

Of Note

Cool Code is not case-sensitive (for example, you could use [URL] or [url]).

Incorrect Cool Code Usage:

[url] www.coolrunning.com [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.

[email]info@coolrunning.com[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])