Want to know how it's done (in Off-topic)

forktoad August 3 2008 9:23 AM EDT

I've seen people add images (jpg, png, gif...) images to HTML text and always pondered how they do it. Was never really able to do it though.

Can anyone teach me?

VivaPinata August 3 2008 9:25 AM EDT


Everything you need to know and then some :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 3 2008 9:28 AM EDT

from our own wiki:


you will need image hosting like flickr or photobucket. i use the first and it even gives you a box where you can copy and paste the code to place in forums, this makes it much easier to post if it works correctly.

Flamey August 3 2008 9:33 AM EDT

<img src=http://www.linkhere.com>

TheHatchetman August 3 2008 8:08 PM EDT

I've always been told that quotation marks are necessary around the url, but I'm not sure as I've never tried without them. Aside from that, I've just been using the same way Flamey just posted ^_^

<img src="url here"> ^_^

RedWolf August 3 2008 11:33 PM EDT

Quotation marks aren't exactly required, just preferred by XHTML standards.

Kind of like when people misuse the English language... it still makes sense, but it's improper English...

bartjan August 3 2008 11:59 PM EDT

In XHTML, they are required. But, this page doesn't follow any HTML standard, so that's irrelevant. In XHTML you'r also supposed to end your <img> tag with a slash (<img src="http://example.com/image.jpg" alt="Image" />).

Funny, with all these HTML advice in this thread, none of the URIs shown are proper links ;)

Xiaz on Hiatus August 4 2008 12:18 AM EDT

This is the internet, we are all experts! :)
Code is as above, don't forget to switch to html mode too!

TheHatchetman August 4 2008 12:19 AM EDT

Yeah? well you got something on your face! :P

Cube August 4 2008 2:34 AM EDT

why you have a problem with improper english

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] August 4 2008 12:28 PM EDT

Because it's bad enough when done properly. No need to make it worser.

QBOddBird August 4 2008 1:13 PM EDT

That made me giggle. ;'D

forktoad August 4 2008 1:24 PM EDT

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Brakke Bres [Ow man] August 4 2008 2:36 PM EDT

nope can't post images here you have on your desktop.
You need a picture host to link too.

google some picture hosts, imageshack is a good one.

AdminLamuness August 4 2008 2:42 PM EDT

;) Your username for your desktop is "Lucky"?
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