A Little HTML Help


Two Sounds & Scrolling Status Bar Message
In E-Mail Sig

This section will grow as my knowledge grows

For example, there are a number of "scrolling status bar" codes ---- jumbled, letter @ a time, etc. I am working on adding these codes here.

The instructions below are for the two-sounds feature mainly. However, the same will work if you also want the scrolling text status bar or just the two-sounds. Please note, the two-sounds feature will work in your e-mail & your home page. The scrolling status bar will not work in e-mail. You will be able to see the text scrolling while you are entering text into your e-mail, but the receipient will not. That said, here's the info:



If title & intro above not showing, plez reload until they do. Thanks!


Copy the below.

Pay attention to where there are quote marks and where there are not....this is important.

Place the below code in a homepage file, you can embellish upon it with the background tags, other HTML that you know, etc. if you wish. Call it for example twosound.html [you can obviously choose your own name].




Then, in your sig box, add the code


<bgsound src="http://URL of twosound.html">


Put in the correct URL of where you stored your "twosound.html" file. Make sure you also have a beginning <html> and the ending</html>tags

    for example:
  • one minute... = 60 secs
  • 2 min 13 sec = 133 secs
  • five minutes. = 300 secs, etc.


Below is a copy of my file yoda.html for two sounds (only, no scroll) in e-mail. When I do not want two sounds in my sig, I "turn yoda.html off" by just changing "yoda.html" to "yodax.html" There is no "yodax.html" file so nothing plays.

<html> <head><title></title> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content=4;url="http://members.tripod.com/ebrian/midis/ghosttheme.mid" loop="infinite"> </head> <body> <bgsound src=http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/ebrian/images/obiwan.wav> </body> </html> </plaintext> </font> <br><spacer type="vertical" size="25"><br> I'm working on a page to explain three & more audio files in e-mail &/or homepage. But....until I get it up & running, you can also visit the below page by WarpSpeed. While you're there, don't forget to sign his guestbook & you may even want to click on his "homepage" link & look around. He's got a lotta helpful info, tips, tricks he can teach ya.....later. <p> WarpSpeed's Two-sounds page is @ <p><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/il/jan33cop/2sounds.html "><font color="cyan">http://www.angelfire.com/il/jan33cop/2sounds.html</font></a> <br><spacer type="vertical" size="24"><br> <img src="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/images/bluem3d2.gif" height=75 border=0> <br><spacer type="vertical" size="74"><br> <center> <font color="gold" size="5" effect="emboss"> <blackface> Homepage (only) TwoSounds Help </blackface> </font> </center> <br><spacer type="vertical" size="24"><br> <font color="gold"> Okay, that's the info for having two sounds in either e-mail or homepage. The below info refers to HomePages only...........<p> <!---Begin Homepage TwoSounds Code---> To place two sounds on your homepage, it is not necessary to place the following code in the head. It can be placed just about anywhere in your code. This is a bit different than the sig two-sounds code. </font> <p> <font color="white"> <plaintext> <embed src="http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/ebrian/images/obiwan.wav" autostart=true> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="4; URL=http://members.tripod.com/ebrian/midis/ghosttheme.mid"> <link href="http://members.tripod.com/ebrian/midis/ghosttheme.mid" rel=next> </plaintext> </font> <p><p><center><font color=red>Coming Soon: how to put <a href="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/workingon.html"> Multiple Sounds </a> in sigs(?) & homepages.</font><br><p><img src="http://www.angelfire.com/images/lines/bluem3d2.gif" height=7 width=595></center><br> <p><p><!---begin Netscape navigator1---> <hr><p> <table bgcolor="darkblue" border="5" cellpadding="3" width="597" invborder> <th background="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/images/spac3.jpg" align="center" colspan=4 width=587> <font size="4"><font color="white"> <blackface> <img src="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/images/nsnow.gif" height=23 width=50 border="0"><spacer type="horizontal" size="15"><i>Netscape, et al site map / navigation menu</i><spacer type="horizontal" size="15"><img src="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/images/explore.gif" height="23" width="50" border="0"> </blackface> </font></th> <font size=2><tr> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/section1.html"> <input type=submit value=" 1" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> Home Pg</form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/highlander.html"> <input type=submit value=" 2" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> Highlander</form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/matthew.html"> <input type=submit value=" 3" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> Matthew</form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/eric.html"> <input type=submit value=" 4" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> About Me</form></td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/restricted/details.html"> <input type=submit value="4a" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> Illness </form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/midis.html"> <input type=submit value=" 5" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> Midis </form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/text/help-2.html"> <input type=submit value=" 6" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> HTML </form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/workingon.html"> <input type=submit value=" 7" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> </form></td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/webrings.html"> <input type=submit value=" 8" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> <b> Rings <b></form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/Tributes/aidsday.html"> <input type=submit value=" 9" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> Tributes </form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/workingon.html"> <input type=submit value="10" text="cyan" width="38%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> </form></td> <td bgcolor="black" align="left" colspan="1" width="25%"> <form action="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/credits.html"> <input type=submit value="11" text="cyan" width="39%" borderimage="file://rom/borders/buttonborder2.bif"> Credits </form></td></tr> </table><p><HR> <spacer type="vertical" size="35"><br> <p> <center><embed src="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/navigate-1b.html"> <p><p><hr>In case the above form doesn't work for you, to go to Next Page, <a href="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/highlander/webrings.html"><img src="http://members.tripod.com/~ebrian/images/graynext.gif" border="0"></a>!! 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And VOILA!!! You should have both two sounds in your sig plus a scrolling status bar if you wish....tadaaa!




<!---Begin Scrolling Code Example--->
<html>
<head><title></title>
<script language="javascript">
var i=0;
var msg="";
var m1="..Text string";
var m2="..Text string";
var m3="..Text string";
var m4="..Text string";
var m5="..Text string";
function
playtext()
{
setTimeout("playtext()",250);
window.status=msg.substring(i,msg.length)+msg.substring(
0,
i)
if(i++==msg.length)i=0;
}
msg=m1+m2+m3+m4+m5;
playtext();
//
</script>


<!---Begin Two-Sounds Webpage Code Example---> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content=5;url="http://URL of second sound" loop="infinate"> </head> <body> <bgsound src=http://URL of first sound> </body> </html>




A Few Notes: in the above meta tag, I've highlighted in gold the refresh part of the statement. You need to time how long it takes your first song to play (in seconds). Place this value where you see the 5 in the highlighted part. This is how long the meta tag will wait before executing.