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Metro NY Icon

Postby Hushovd » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:52 pm

Do oyuy all have a version of hte icon that I can use as part of a link? One that I can put on my NYC geocaches?

I made one out of the icon on the page but it comes out too small...
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby addisonbr » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:54 pm

Feel free to link to this one, it's the banner I used on On Location NYC - Seinfeld and it's already hosted on groundspeak's servers:

http://img.geocaching.com/user/feb40ceb ... 1cf0ad.jpg
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby Hushovd » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:45 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby gerkmax » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:36 am

ditto.
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby peeves79 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:52 pm

Hey Brett I have a really stupid questions. How do I use the link in my page? Do I just copy and paste the link into the short description of my cache page? Or is it more elaborate requireing use of brackets and stuff? :-??

I know I fail at this stuff. L-)
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby addisonbr » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:50 pm

peeves79 wrote:Hey Brett I have a really stupid questions. How do I use the link in my page? Do I just copy and paste the link into the short description of my cache page? Or is it more elaborate requireing use of brackets and stuff? :-??

I know I fail at this stuff. L-)

Nah, the only reason I know it is because I bought an HTML for Dummies book a few years ago so I could post a book that one of the Munchkins wrote online.

Here's what you'll need to do to put this link on your page...

First, on your cache page make sure you have the "HTML" button checked:
Step1.jpg
Step1.jpg (48.84 KiB) Viewed 17898 times


Now decide which size logo you want. I just uploaded two additional versions, so now there is Large (the forum has shrunk this logo slightly - click on it to see "actual size"):
MetroLarge.jpg


Medium:
MetroMedium.jpg
MetroMedium.jpg (38.06 KiB) Viewed 17899 times


and Small:
MetroSmall.jpg
MetroSmall.jpg (20.04 KiB) Viewed 17900 times


Now Available in Extra-Small!
MetroBannerLogoExtraSmall.jpg
MetroBannerLogoExtraSmall.jpg (11.1 KiB) Viewed 17808 times


To include them on your cache page, insert the following code:

Large:
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.metrogc.org"><img src="http://img.geocaching.com/user/feb40ceb-bbcf-4383-bcbc-5fba221cf0ad.jpg" /></a></p>

Medium:
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.metrogc.org"><img src="http://img.geocaching.com/cache/74931fa6-c4af-44c8-b243-064d3ded0561.jpg" /></a></p>

Small:
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.metrogc.org"><img src="http://img.geocaching.com/cache/25adddd8-d443-42a2-bd91-201ee5b1a139.jpg" /></a></p>

Extra-Small:
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.metrogc.org"><img src="http://img.geocaching.com/cache/d9522c3e-0a3d-456f-8fba-1123c8333f9e.jpg" /></a></p>

This should put a centered logo on your cache page that links back to the Metro portal when clicked on.

Now, just remember that when you tell groundspeak that your cache page is in HTML, it will need you to be more explicit about line breaks. So as you're typing up your description, any place where you would normally hit the return key, type:

<br>

Which is the HTML code for a line break. If you want to start a new paragraph, where you would normally hit return twice, just throw two back to back:

<br><br>

Any questions, let me know.
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby peeves79 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:14 pm

^:)^

That seems simple enough. I just need to make sure that I am carefull with my line breaks. I will give it a go on one of my cache pages tonight.

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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby peeves79 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:26 pm

Ok, I did it but I think I messed up somewhere. Take a look at GC198FD. I was able to get the icon in but it is not a link you can double click but instead a banner with the www address listed above it. I simply copied and pasted the text you gave for the large icon and added the breaks like you said. Any ideas on what I did wrong?
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby addisonbr » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:02 pm

peeves79 wrote:Ok, I did it but I think I messed up somewhere. Take a look at GC198FD. I was able to get the icon in but it is not a link you can double click but instead a banner with the www address listed above it. I simply copied and pasted the text you gave for the large icon and added the breaks like you said. Any ideas on what I did wrong?

Hmm. Maybe the system chopped something off? When I look at the page source I see this:

<p align="center">
"http://www.metrogc.org"&gt;<img src="http://img.geocaching.com/user/feb40ceb-bbcf-4383-bcbc-5fba221cf0ad.jpg" />
</p>

Which is leaving out the hyperlink tags. I'm wondering if the code I posted was so long on the screen that it wrapped to a second line, and maybe you only copied/pasted the first line? Sometimes when the last closing tags get dropped the system can behave unpredictably.

Try replacing what you have with this, and make sure you copy and paste everything in this quote box:

Code: Select all
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.metrogc.org"><img src="http://img.geocaching.com/user/feb40ceb-bbcf-4383-bcbc-5fba221cf0ad.jpg" /></a></p>


I don't know if that's even what happened, I'm just taking a stab. Let me know if it works.
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby peeves79 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:00 pm

Dude the quote box totally worked :-bd

give you self a gold (*)
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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby Sparrows_Gold » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:48 pm

Just added it to my webpage!
Works well!
Thanks,

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Re: Metro NY Icon

Postby allenmarton » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:43 pm

very nice posts,i like this forum very much.thanks for sharing.
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