Friday, 28 May 2010

Linking to flickr photos

For ages I have found linking to a single flickr image is awkward. The share section in the slide show links to the slide show, and the share option on photostream link to the page that includes the image but not just the image.

I think I have cracked it now though.

When in the individual photo in your photostream,

Click on the button for All Sizes

This will take you to a web page similar to the one below.

Click on the size you want, and then the image will be displayed, together with HTML code to cut and paste into your web. Also displayed is the URL of just the photo, which is all that I usually need. In the above I have high lighted in yellow the size I want and the resulting URL.

I used this approach to embed these images into this blog article.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Embedded lists within lists in Google docs

I wanted to produce following list which includes embedded list. Solution easy once you know!
Start list by clicking on List in edit bar, and where you want to start the embedded list just click on
Increase Indent icon, and where you want to go back to outer list click on adjacent
Decrease Indent icon.

  1. Photos
  2. Techniques
    1. Classical photography
    2. Digital work flow
    3. Galleries and web creations
  3. Equipment
    1. Cameras and lenses
      1. Digital
      2. Film
    2. Flash and other accessories
  4. Other

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Google Docs removed Open Link In New Page option - Work around Fix

I embed docs in my Google Sites web pages. Today I discovered that links I had thought opened in a new web page or tab no longer worked, they just opened in existing tab.

On trying to fix this I discovered the option to do this had been removed, as confirmed by a google search and many irate users.

Managed to overcome this by editing html, as explained below.

<a href="" id="ykp7" title="Kodak Retina Series">Kodak Retina Series</a>

By adding command  target="_blank" so that it becomes

<a href="" id="ykp7"  target="_blank" title="Kodak Retina Series">Kodak Retina Series</a>

fixed the problem.

I am just hoping that Google in its wisdom does not extract this html edit in the future.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Howto use bullets in list not offset to left

If you have an image aligned to the left and write text it will flow to the right, as below.

Bulleted list default

  • Classic Cameras 
  • Kodak Retina Series 

    Bulleted list with following style command in ul
     < ul style="list-style-position: inside;"> 
  • Classic Cameras 
  • Kodak Retina Series 

Since first writing this I noticed that Google Sites will "undo" it if the style command is embedded in <ul>. However if you add it to the CSS then it appears to be kept. 

    Wednesday, 5 May 2010

    Kompozer 0.8b3 and GB English Dictionary

    By default Kompozer version 0.8b3 (20100301) used US English. To change to UK English I  did following

    1. Followed instructions in to download UK dictionary.
    2. Followed instructions on the above page to install.
    3. On restarting Kompozer the auto spell check (check as I type) was still showing favourite as wrong and suggesting favorit
    4. I had to select the Check Spelling option in the Edit menu where there is an option to select appropriate dictionary,  English / United Kingdom now being available.
    Everything now fine.