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Having understandable English is important, as well, so the use of text speak is out, proper capitalisation and punctuation needs to be present. The good news is that there are people who will be willing to help you with your article. When you have written it, don't publish it. Instead, keep it at composing status and approach Sean Ewington (have a look on this forum for his posts, and click the email link on any of them to email him directly). Ask him if a mentor can help with your article, don't forget to give him a link to the article in question. Sean will ask the mentors, who are all experienced authors, and they will try to help.
I was brought up to respect my elders. I don't respect many people nowadays.
How can I apply a border to my table, including it's cells? I've tried using border="1px" but that doesn't draw anything in the preview?
Even, the toggle borders on the table is on.
Is there any other way to achieve this, without using inlne styles?
Yes, it does, I have to insert a table in my article and i can't get the borders drawn!. The contents are quite long (enum values), so it is hard to recognize that content is of which row and might create confusion.
We actually have an official one. Please see below and let me know if you have any questions:
<td>Tables with borders. This cell a bolded and colorized border because of thead</td>
<td>This cell in this row ALSO has a bolded and colorized border because of thead</td>
<td>This cell in this row is not bolded and colorized</td>
<td>Neither is this one</td>
If you use the link[feature] feature in the editor on CP you can add it pretty easy. OR edit it as html. That link I made as an example takes you to Code Project home page. You just need the url of your download target for the href attribute and the text "link" can say "[download source here]" or whatever you like.
if you right click and get view source, you will see the source for the links above looks like: <a href="http://www.codeproject.com/">link</a>[<a href="http://www.codeproject.com/" target="_blank" title="New Window">feature</a>]
This gives 2 links, one opens in a new window and the other changes the page. Try them both and see which works better for you.
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To the right of your article text is the list of files you've uploaded. There's an icon next to each file that, when clicked, inserts a link to the file into your article. The text box under the file allows you to customise the wording associated with the file.
At the top of the list of files is a button that allows you to insert all files that you've checked into your article source.
So I'm looking for a way of displaying logically all this bunch of images (there is something like 25 images) and I want to avoid listing them one after the other because it would create series of 10 images
My idea was to replace each slide-show by a table of images, and each image when clicked would display as full size but if possible in the same CodeProject window, without going to my blog.
I think your table idea is probably the most viable option, but the size of the table is very important. We have a 640 pixel width maximum and if you try and make a table of images larger than that ... it gets nightmarish.
I've just updated one of my article to fix some formatting issues.
Moreover I'd like to have the embedded videos working; they are of two types:
- two from Youtube in the "MySQL Installation" and "PostgreSQL intallation" sections respectively (they are represented by raw "iframe" tags)
- three flash videos in the "Installation of SQLite Expert" section, represented by "kml_flashembed" tags
I suspect one of the other editors got there before I did because there was some highly skilled CodeProject formatting going on in there. So I will gesture with my hands to the right, and let the responsible party take a bow:
I just uploaded a new edition of an article (Secret Key Encryption Demo). Is not intended to be a new article (namely, a total or partial new explanation), but merely an addition of code.
I have never tried to edit an article here, so I don't know if what I did was alright.
First of all, sorry about taking your time, I got confused about the edition.
Right now, I'm working in an article about the same topic and I hope to finish it tomorrow or past tomorrow (I need some time to check my English with a friend of mine). To be fair with the original autor, I would like to edit all the article and combine both solutions, overwriting my initial post. What should I do? Should I mark the article as "Work in progress: don't publish" and then edit it?
Thanks very much for your inquiry. The newsletters look to an article's rating when deciding whether or not to include an article in the pool. Unfortunately your article did not have a high enough rating / enough votes.
Thank's for your answer! You are surely right with the "Most popular new articles" section, but
I refer to the "New articles added" section.
How can an article be rated, if "nobody" knows that there is a new article out there
Sorry, but I can not follow your explanation about the necessary ratings for an article in the "New articles added" section:
This morning I read the newsletter and opened a very nice article within this section (Silverlight MVVM ...) - The article isn't rated at all (0 votes) and has a lot less views, downloads and bookmarks than mine...