please use BB code instead of HTML code

Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Please, if you are linking to flickr images, use BBCode and NOT HTML for displaying your photographs. There have often been issues regarding the display and now, with the new theme for smaller displays, the same issue is cropping up. HTML displayed images end up squared and disproportionate, and look awful. Its no great difficulty to use BBCode instead, its right there as an option next to HTML, as a first choice (and its the default, too)

Take pity, please, on those of us who don't want to change themes just to see your images in proper proportion.
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
124
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
HTML

PHP:
[attach=full]65839[/attach]


BB

PHP:
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/8499622144/][ATTACH=full]65839[/ATTACH][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicprins/8499622144/]C350D-IMG_9332-PR Canon EOS 350D Halong Bay Vietnam[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/nicprins/]Nic (Luckypenguin)[/url], on Flickr
The first line of the BB code is the only part that actually displays the image. The rest is a bunch of links that flickr automatically adds to link back to the image or the photographer's photostream. The image is a clickable link anyway so the second part of the code isn't really necessary.

The only part that is used to display the image itself is this bit:

PHP:
[ATTACH=full]65839[/ATTACH]


which gives this (image only, no link):





The full flickr BB code gives this:


C350D-IMG_9332-PR Canon EOS 350D Halong Bay Vietnam by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr
 
Sorry somehow I am not seeing the bob code values in the same way I c the HTML ones. It is probably because I use ForumRunner app on my iPad. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think bb code for an image would be left bracket symbol ([)IMG] xxxx [/IMG]"?

Gary
 

Luckypenguin

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Dec 24, 2010
124
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
Doesn't anyone use computers these days? :biggrin:

But yes, that's correct. Of course the link inside the IMG brackets has to be to the actual image file location, not the page that the image displays on.
 
Doesn't anyone use computers these days? :biggrin:

But yes, that's correct. Of course the link inside the IMG brackets has to be to the actual image file location, not the page that the image displays on.
Lol, I use computers all the time in my profession... An iPad is just a specialized computer. iOS is nothing more than a very specialized version of the normal Mac operating system very specifically tailored for the hand held environment. Just as the Mac OS is nothing more then a specialized GUI over unix os :D.

Thanks

Peace
Gary
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue

Yum, Pizza! by kyte50, on Flickr

Copied from Flickr on my iPad. The app you use to access forums has nothing at all to do eith the link you get from Flickr. Or it should not. The share link on Flickr has many options, of which HTML and BBCode are choices you make by radio button. It doesn't matter if you don't know the code, you just have to choose it --> select all --> copy, then paste into your post. Done and dusted

View attachment 5387

And thats what it looks like on flickr.
 

Isoterica

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Dec 6, 2011
123
View attachment 65873
Yum, Pizza! by kyte50, on Flickr

Copied from Flickr on my iPad. The app you use to access forums has nothing at all to do eith the link you get from Flickr. Or it should not. The share link on Flickr has many options, of which HTML and BBCode are choices you make by radio button. It doesn't matter if you don't know the code, you just have to choose it --> select all --> copy, then paste into your post. Done and dusted

View attachment 5387

And thats what it looks like on flickr.
OMG now I am hungry.. amazing looking pizza!
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
123
I made pizzas a couple nights ago and they were really good. Tonight I'm making chilli so hopefully that will take off the edge.
 

bartjeej

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Nov 12, 2010
124
bart
OMG now I am hungry.. amazing looking pizza!
it made my mouth water and i let out an audible 'ohhhhhhhh' the second I saw it... I've been having a major pizza craving for over a week now and have resisted all this time. Might not last another day though!
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
Thanks - don't know how my recent shots ended up not being in BB code. After BB code does rather fit with my name.:wink:

Thanks Luke!
 

Tilman Paulin

Top Veteran
Nov 15, 2011
69
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
I'm bumping this one up to the top again to remind people to use BB code instead of HTML code. It keeps and displays aspect ratio correctly on more platforms.
thanks, good to know this!
I didn't know it made any difference (can't remember when/why I switched it, but once you switch it to HTML it stays that way. I doesn't default back and I didn't really pay attention to this before.)
 

Luke

Super Moderator
Nov 11, 2011
214
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
Thanks Tilman. On the laptop I use most of the time....it doesn't matter what code is used.....they all display nice. On my work computer, it's a wreck. everything is like a funhouse mirror...and I know people who use other devices struggle with the presentation as well. Hopefully by me re-naming this thread and bumping it to the top it should cut down on it (for awhile)
 

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