CCL Home  

up directory ccl jobs

DEALING WITH TEXT IN THE BOXES

You need to pay attention to line breaks. When cutting/pasting from a word processors, the paragraphs in your posting will be usually represented by a VERY LONG single line:

You will need to chop such lines yourself by clicking on the space close to the right margin and hitting [Enter]. Then readjust spacing by deleting spurious spaces (with [Del] or [Backspace]) or by inserting spaces with [Space] bar in places selected with a mouse click. For an exercise, try to reformat the text in the box above to look like:
This will produce a good, old-fashioned typewriter look on the job page:

This may be a very long single line in your job description
that will go past the right margin and will be very difficult
for visitors to read or print. You can remedy this by
inserting line breaks and spacing yourself.

Of course, if you are an expert in HTML, you can obtain automatic line breaks and other stunning effects by using HTML mark-up. For example:

will produce:

This may be a very long single line in your job description that will go past the right margin and will be very difficult for visitors to read or print. You can remedy this by inserting line breaks and spacing yourself.

Now you can clearly see why using blinking attribute is a bad style. You wish, you entered the text as plain {:-)}.
 
If you use plain text, the links like: http://www.ccl.net will be automatically converted to active, clickable links, i.e., http://www.ccl.net.
 
In both cases (plain text and HTML) all email addresses will be automatically obfuscated by replacing the @ signs by some sequence of random characters. The explanation will be automatically inserted into the page how to recover the correct e-mail address. While live human can do it, the spambots (the robots that scan web pages for e-mail addresses for spammers) will choke on this.
 
Please avoid non-Latin letters in your text. They will not be displayed correctly in most browsers due to lack of fonts. If there is no established transliteration, just skip the diacritical marks. While it may hurt your national pride, try to be pragmatic about it. The manager of this forum gave up on proper spelling of his name a long time ago.

Modified: Wed Feb 17 03:04:05 2010 GMT
Page accessed 11167 times since Fri Sep 23 17:30:31 2005 GMT