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Offline Lisa

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Sandbox!
« on: February 01, 2017, 05:04:00 AM »
Please try out things here.  Post pictures, make links, try formating or other things you'd like to see in your posts.

When you're finished, just leave the results here.  If you don't get the results you were trying for, definitely leave your efforts here, and we'll see if we can see what went wrong and try to help.

Thanks!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 03:21:16 PM »
Hi mods,I miss the 3 drop down boxes in - Attachments and other options - to upload 1 or 3 pictures at the same time from my PC. I don't have Flikr or other outside photo storage.  ;)  ;D

I couldn't upload a picture of my fabric postcard with an embroidered fringed heart and found a way around it.  ;D I uploaded the fringed heart as an avatar,(I will remove later,not now,or the heart below disappears too), then copied and pasted it.   ;D



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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 08:56:46 PM »
Pina, as you probably already know, DL is asking folks to refrain from uploading any photos now until things are more stable. It's OK to get photos from a URL, though.

It's good to know that the Attachments option needs to be investigated, though. As soon as uploading appears to be stable, I'm sure DL will look into it.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 10:07:55 PM »
Thanks,Kathryn !  :)

I missed reading DL is asking folks to refrain from uploading any photos now until things are more stable.  ;)   ;)

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 10:15:59 PM »
I want to know what this table button does. I think we had it before, but I didn't try it out.
okay here goes:

test
test
testtest2test3test4
test
test

Hmm... I suspect I don't get the point of it. Oh well!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 11:22:31 PM »
I want to know what this table button does. I think we had it before, but I didn't try it out.

[...]

Hmm... I suspect I don't get the point of it. Oh well!

Hi Elephun!

It lets you make tables that will keep ordered rows and columns. Clicking the button gets you this.
Code: [Select]
[table]
[tr]
[td][/td]
[/tr]
[/table]

The part in the middle:
Code: [Select]
[tr]
[td][/td]
[/tr]
represents a single row, with a single datum entry.  For each additional entry you want to make in that row, you'll need to duplicate the middle of that.  This part:
Code: [Select]
[td][/td]
So if I want to have the first row say Performances; Once; Twice; Three Times.  I'd need to add three instances of the td code and fill in those entries between the td code sets, which would look like this:
Code: [Select]
[table]
[tr]
[td]Performances[/td][td]Once[/td][td]Twice[/td][td]Three Times[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]

The second line entry in my table might say "Lead Performer; Adams; Baker; Cooper"
The third line entry in my table might say "Reviews; 2 good; 1 good/1 bad; 3 indifferent"

First I would need two new rows, and (tr codes) and then data fields for each of the rows, like this:
Code: [Select]
[table]
[tr]
[td]Performances[/td][td]Once[/td][td]Twice[/td][td]Three Times[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td][/td][td][/td][td][/td][td][/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
When I fill in the data, it looks like this:
Code: [Select]
[table]
[tr]
[td]Performances[/td][td]Once[/td][td]Twice[/td][td]Three Times[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Lead Performer[/td][td]Adams[/td][td]Baker[/td][td]Cooper[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Reviews[/td][td]2 good[/td][td]1 good/1 bad[/td][td]3 indifferent[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
which would display like this:
PerformancesOnceTwiceThree Times
Lead PerformerAdamsBakerCooper
Reviews2 good1 good/1 bad3 indifferent

You'll notice that the tags make room in each column for the largest entry in that column.  If you want to space them out a bit, you could add a couple of spaced after the "Adams"  and the "1 good/1 bad" entries (but inside their respective td tags. And you could make the first column entries bold type and add a colon inside the relevant td tag like this:
Code: [Select]
[table]
[tr]
[td][b]Performances[/b]:[/td][td]Once[/td][td]Twice[/td][td]Three Times[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td][b]Lead Performer[/b]:[/td][td]Adams  [/td][td]Baker[/td][td]Cooper[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td][b]Reviews[/b]:[/td][td]2 good[/td][td]1 good/1 bad  [/td][td]3 indifferent[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
which would then look like this:


Performances:OnceTwiceThree Times
Lead Performer:Adams  BakerCooper
Reviews:2 good1 good/1 bad  3 indifferent

The Table codes aren't needed most of the time, but they're very handy when they are.  Give it a try if you like!

Lisa
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 04:34:49 AM »
Thanks, Lisa!
I'm bookmarking this

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 05:31:27 AM »
Thanks, Lisa!
I'm bookmarking this

So, being as I am somewhat ignorant on that, how will you go about "bookmarking" this so you can find it? I usually just resort to saving things to a word doc, kept in my Stitchers Guild folder on the PC.

Long ago on my old PC I would save things to favorites, but I like too much I guess and after a while I could find nothing anyway. Eagerly awaiting your reply. ;)

BTW: I can see myself using that table feature in the future.

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 06:42:57 AM »
Well I didn't really bookmark it. I actually pinned the post to one of my Pinterest boards. I use Pinterest to keep track of lots of things. I use secret boards for pins that really wouldn't interest many other people, like this type of thing. I happened to save this one to a public board, though.

I've got a Pinterest bookmarklet in my Chrome toolbar and it sometimes allows me to do pins with text if there's no appropriate picture to pin, like here. I just change the description before saving it, and the words in the colored box change accordingly. If I wait to change the description until after I've pinned it, the words in the colored box won't change.

It's not too pretty, but you can re-pin it if you want. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/257831147398126578/

The pin looks like this
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 12:59:17 PM »


Just trying out to see if pictures can be posted from sites other than photo-hosting sites. Kinda like the jacket, btw.
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 02:19:23 PM »
Thanks, Lisa!
I'm bookmarking this

So, being as I am somewhat ignorant on that, how will you go about "bookmarking" this so you can find it? I usually just resort to saving things to a word doc, kept in my Stitchers Guild folder on the PC.

Long ago on my old PC I would save things to favorites, but I like too much I guess and after a while I could find nothing anyway. Eagerly awaiting your reply. ;)

BTW: I can see myself using that table feature in the future.

Rene, there is a way to bookmark a particular post.

First thing is to click on the title line (for me, it's in blue) that will give you the link to that exact post. Doing that will re direct you to that post. Then you can go to your bookmark link in whichever browser you use. For me, it's Explorer. It's a star, next to a book icon.

When I click on that star icon (after having accessed or clicked on the particular post I want the computer to recognize) then it will display a box and I can add it to my "favorites" list.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 08:15:58 PM »
Thanks, Lisa!
I'm bookmarking this

So, being as I am somewhat ignorant on that, how will you go about "bookmarking" this so you can find it? I usually just resort to saving things to a word doc, kept in my Stitchers Guild folder on the PC.

Long ago on my old PC I would save things to favorites, but I like too much I guess and after a while I could find nothing anyway. Eagerly awaiting your reply. ;)

BTW: I can see myself using that table feature in the future.

Rene, there is a way to bookmark a particular post.

First thing is to click on the title line (for me, it's in blue) that will give you the link to that exact post. Doing that will re direct you to that post. Then you can go to your bookmark link in whichever browser you use. For me, it's Explorer. It's a star, next to a book icon.

When I click on that star icon (after having accessed or clicked on the particular post I want the computer to recognize) then it will display a box and I can add it to my "favorites" list.

Yep.  This board doesn't have a "bookmark" feature, but as Sewsy says, you can get the url of a particular post by right clicking on the "subject line (aka the "re" line) of the particular post and choosing the appropriate entry.  In Chrome it's "Copy link address."   Then you can do as you like with it.  This is the link to my "table post:"

http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?topic=122.msg778#msg778

If you click on that, it should take you directly back to that post.  Or you can use that url in a "pretty link"  "my table post."

HTH,

Lisa
 

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 08:20:19 PM »


Just trying out to see if pictures can be posted from sites other than photo-hosting sites. Kinda like the jacket, btw.

Yes they can.  Pretty much any other site.  Blogs, vendor sites, etc.  Any site which will let you have the image url.

HTH,

Lisa

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2017, 05:58:59 AM »
Hi,I started a new topic,sewing machine maintenance,with blog links and other pictures. When I wanted to preview my comments,I tried several times,I read ............  ???     ??? 

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /sg/index.php on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I deleted the new topic and copied the comments for now. Just testing some of the pictures and links,they work in the Sandbox .  ;D

This picture is too large to show,I hid it in the topic too.


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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2017, 11:52:09 AM »
having problems replying to another post - keep getting 403 Forbidden message
so trying here.

Wondered if it's because the other post includes a quote link -

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2017, 12:25:35 PM »
Morgan and Pina, if you don't mind report your findings in our Bug Reports topic here:

http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?topic=31.0

There are still some bugs that DL is swatting, and what you are seeing are two of them. I've experienced the same.

When I've gotten the 403 error, I've just copied my post, closed out of SG, reopened it again, and posted it with no problems. I don't know if that will work for you, but it worked for me.

Thanks!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2017, 05:31:48 PM »
Is it okay to post photos or would it be better to wait until this new site is up for a while?
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2017, 05:54:42 PM »
You can post photos from other websites, like pattern websites or a photo hosting site like Flickr, but at this point you shouldn't upload any photos from your computer, Judith, until DL gives us the go-ahead.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2017, 01:26:07 AM »
Might someone have a moment to help me with my avatar, please?  I don't understand how/why if the pic is right side up in my photos (on my iPad), but when I import the image here, I'm in my head.  Ack.  I don't understand the lingo to turn myself right side up again.  No rush, because I know you're all so busy. Thank you.

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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2017, 02:44:23 AM »
Meg, have you tried rotating the photo upside down in your iPad and saving it there, then importing the upside down photo to see if it ends up rightside up here? Or,better yet, just rotate the photo there a full 360 and save it.  That might rewrite the EXIF orientation tag on your photo correctly in your iPad. Then perhaps it will upload correctly. (You can use your Photo app to rotate your photo)

Do you have a photo hosting account or blog that you could upload your photo to first, correct the rotation there, and then use its url there for your avatar photo?

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2017, 11:20:56 AM »
Ikathryn, thank you for your help.  I got it! 

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2017, 01:11:49 PM »
Great!

Good to know that rotating your photo in your iPad 360 degrees and saving it allowed you to upload that photo to your avatar section of your profile right side up.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2017, 02:17:08 PM »
Attempting to upload a pic from Shutterfly.... fingers crossed!

https://photos.shutterfly.com/album/20104203175




Hmmmm.  ???  If I sign out of Shutterfly to get the link to open it wants me to sign in. I wonder if someone else with an account can see it if signed into their account?
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2017, 04:06:22 PM »
Have just seen the html tutorial on tables - now I can put them in my blog too - hurrah and thanks  ;D
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2017, 08:26:28 PM »
Karen, I don't have shutterfly, but are you sure you have the Image Address of your photo and not the address of the browser window on the shutterfly site?

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2017, 09:21:12 PM »
Karen, I don't have shutterfly, but are you sure you have the Image Address of your photo and not the address of the browser window on the shutterfly site?

Kathryn

Yep that's probably it. I had no idea there was a way/I was supposed to find and choose an image address.

Trying again using the url and image tabs above.......

https://pix.sfly.com/hcuzsW



(seems not to work using the image icon...another try...)

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2017, 03:55:03 AM »
Karen,

I don't know how long this will last (Shutterfly images tend to post, then disappear...so we'll see). 



What I did was click on your first link, the one ending "hczsW", then letting the envelope spit out the image.  Then right click on the image and copy the image url, then paste it between img tags.  Then, because the image is a bit large, add " width=350" inside the opening img tag.  Note that there is a space between "img" and "width" like this:

Code: [Select]
[img width=350]
Give it a try (and we'll both see if the images survive for much time...

Lisa
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2017, 11:29:42 PM »
I've managed to link some images already but Lisa's just described a slightly shorter way of doing it - don't be surprised by the appearance of some sewing machine feet! Hopefully!



Now what did I do wrong? Because it's a url, not a jpeg!

But how do I get a .jpg file reference when I've been told it needs to be on Flickr or other image storage sites? Puzzled newbie again.
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Pfaffs, Berninas and Jukis - so much fun! If only I had time I might stick some rhinestones on them that have fallen off the dresses! :D

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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2017, 11:43:03 PM »
I've managed to link some images already but Lisa's just described a slightly shorter way of doing it - don't be surprised by the appearance of some sewing machine feet! Hopefully!



Now what did I do wrong?

You didn't use the image (ending in .jpg), but the address from your browser's address box. 

But since you're using Flickr (which requires that there be a link back to Flickr, but is willing to supply the code you need, there's an easier way:

1.  On the image's Flickr page (where your link takes me) you'll find a "Share Photo" arrow (an outline that curves up and to the right, which is in the lower right-hand corner of the black panel the image sits on).  Click that arrow, and you'll get a pop-up window.

2.  On the pop-up window, the first thing you'll see is a row that says "Share  Embed  Email BBCode."  Click on "BBCode" so that it is underlined.

3.  Then below the text box, you'll see a size with a drop-down arrow.  Click the arrow so that you can see the available sizes.  For SG, generally the best size is the smallest "medium," so click that.

4.  Then copy the text box and bring it back here.  Paste it in the reply window and post.  Your image will show the title and your username from Flickr, but you can get rid of those since clicking on the image will take you back to Flickr, which is sufficient to satisfy their userterms.

Please give it a try!!!!

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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2017, 11:44:29 PM »
Ah, I see you figured out why it didn't work while I was typing, but hopefully the Flickr instructions will still be useful.

Please give it a try...then if you want to get rid of the extra "stuff" from the Flickr code, I'll show you how to do that too!

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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2017, 11:47:19 PM »
On sites that don't supply BBCode for you, you right click on the image you need the image url for, and depending on your browser (what are you using?) you'll see something like "copy image address" (What Google's Chrome will say).  That will get you the image url. ;) ;D

If you have a different browser, and aren't finding what you need, tell me which browser...

HTH,

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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2017, 11:55:59 PM »
Holding my breath..

#028 view of back joint by Jacky Fraser, on Flickr
Pfaffs, Berninas and Jukis - so much fun! If only I had time I might stick some rhinestones on them that have fallen off the dresses! :D

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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2017, 11:59:56 PM »
Do I use the edit to remove some of the Flickr information? I tried to do that but got the message that I'd already posted it and couldn't get back to the original for some reason.

Pfaffs, Berninas and Jukis - so much fun! If only I had time I might stick some rhinestones on them that have fallen off the dresses! :D

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2017, 12:08:48 AM »
Trying again with a different image.

[/url]Rt_angle binder by Jacky Fraser, on Flickr[/img]

Can't see if it's working through Preview so will wait for you to tell me how to get rid of the Flickr caption, Lisa. Thank you.  :D
Pfaffs, Berninas and Jukis - so much fun! If only I had time I might stick some rhinestones on them that have fallen off the dresses! :D

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2017, 12:10:38 AM »
Hmmm. Here we go again. This Sandbox is an inspired idea for slow learners like me!

[/url]Rt_angle binder by Jacky Fraser, on Flickr[/img]

Oh dear, bed time beckons in the UK so I'd better sleep on this one!
Pfaffs, Berninas and Jukis - so much fun! If only I had time I might stick some rhinestones on them that have fallen off the dresses! :D