W H A T    A R E   S M I L I E S ?

'Smilies' are small graphical images that can be used to convey an emotion or feeling. If you have used email or internet chat, you are likely familiar with the smilie concept. Certain standard strings are automatically converted into smilies. Try twisting your head on one side if you do not get smilies; using a bit of imagination should reveal a face of some description.

Here's the list of currently accepted smilies:

What to Type Emotion Graphic That Will Appear
:-) smile :-)
:-( frown :-(
;-) wink ;-)
:o embarrassment :o
:D big grin :D
:p razz (stick out tongue) :p
:cool: cool :cool:
:rolleyes: roll eyes (sarcastic) :rolleyes:
:mad: #@*%! :mad:
:eek: eek! :eek:
:confused: confused :confused:

W H A T    I S    A D V A N D C E D    G U E S T B O O K    C O D E ?

AGCode is a variation on the HTML tags you may already be familiar with. Basically, it allows you to add functionality or style to your message that would normally require HTML. You can use AGCode even if HTML is not enabled for the guestbook. You may want to use AGCode as opposed to HTML, even if HTML is enabled for the guestbook, because there is less coding required and it is safer to use (incorrect coding syntax will not lead to as many problems).

Current AGCodes:

URL Hyperlinking
If AGCode is enabled, you no longer need to use the [URL] code to create a hyperlink. Simply type the complete URL in either of the following manners and the hyperlink will be created automatically:
  • http://www.yourURL.com
  • www.yourURL.com Notice that you can either use the complete http:// address or shorten it to the www domain. If the site does not begin with "www", you must use the complete "http://" address. Also, you may use https and ftp URL prefixes in auto-link mode (when AGCode is ON).

  • You can also have true hyperlinks using the [url] code. Just use the following format:

    [url=http://www.proxy2.de]hyperlink[/url]


  • The old [URL] code will still work, as detailed below. Just encase the link as shown in the following example (AGCode is in red).

    [url]http://www.proxy2.de[/url]

    In the examples above, the AGCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the URL that is encased. It will also ensure that the link is opened in a new window when the user clicks on it. Note that the "http://" part of the URL is completely optional. In the second example above, the URL will hypelink the text to whatever URL you provide after the equal sign. Also note that you should NOT use quotation marks inside the URL tag.

Email Links
To add a hyperlinked email address within your message, just encase the email address as shown in the following example (AGCode is in red).

[email]webmaster@proxy2.de[/email]

In the example above, the AGCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the email address that is encased.

Bold and Italics
You can make italicized text or make text bold by encasing the applicable sections of your text with either the [b] [/b] or [i] [/i] tags.

Hello, [b]John[/b]

Hello, [i]Maria[i]
Adding Images
To add a graphic within your message, just encase the URL of the graphic image as shown in the following example (AGCode is in red).

[img]http://www.yourURL.com/image/logo.gif[/img]

In the example above, the AGCode automatically makes the graphic visible in your message. Note: the "http://" part of the URL is REQUIRED for the [img] code.

Of Note
You must not use both HTML and AGCode to do the same function. Also note that the AGCode is not case-sensitive (thus, you could use [URL] or [url]).

Incorrect AGCode Usage:
[url] www.proxy2.de [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.

[email]webmaster@proxy2.de[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])