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Allowed HTML on deviantArt
(by Tobias, Mar 12, 2004)
on deviantArt you can simply use HTML to format your postings, that means, when you want to start bolding your text, you write <b> and when you want to stop bolding again, you write </b> .. this goes for all the other tags too:

The Usual Formatting Tags

<b>: bold
<i>: italic
<u>: underline


Lists

<ul>, <li>:
  • ul and li
are used for lists, like points you want to complete - each <li>your text</li> will become a point on its own.

<ol>, <li>:
  1. ol and
  2. li
are used for ordered lists, if you feel like numbering something - each <li>your text</li> will become a point on its own.


Other Formatting Tags

<sup>: superscript (sup) (like in 1st)
<sub>: subscript (sub) (the opposite)
<code> and <tt>: would cause all the characters to have exactly the same width
<acronym>: welcome to <acronym title="deviantArt">DA</acronym> would become "welcome to DA"
<em>: em and (to emphasize)
<strong>: strong tags (to print things in a strong way)
<abbr>: "don't use <abbr title="abbreviations">abbr.</abbr>" would become "don't use abbr."

<a href="some link" title="mouse-over-description">Text</a>: Text hyperlinks: these are those little texts you can click to get to a different page (the title="description" you can put there if you like, but you don't have to. it would be displayed if someone hovers the link with the mouse)

Indenting Text

Also, you can use &nbsp; for a forced space - a space that will displayed in any case (usually if you put two or more spaces behind each other, only one will be displayed)

Even if it's not really intended for, you can indent text by writing <ul>Your text</ul>.

If you are unsure - try sending what you want to write in a note to yourself, so you can see how it would look like .. alternatively, you can also go here n.n


Subscriber Tags

Subscribers may use the following tags in their journal as well:


<img src="http://url_to_picture.jpg" alt="description" />: to include images in their journal (they must be hosted on a different server, not on deviantArt). The description you put there will be displayed if the image cannot be loaded for whatever reason. Note that you have to be a subscriber - if you need a place to put your image, try imageshack! ^^

Subscribers can type <div align="center">Your Text</div> and <div align="right">Your Text</div> to center or to right-align their text on their journals. This works for all the text and the images (basically everything) that's after the first "div" tag and the closing "</div>" tag, after which it will be left-aligned again.

<cut>any text you want</cut>: this will "cut out" the text on your journal .. if someone reads your journal on your deviantPage, they'll see a link with "read more" instead of the cut out text, which they can click to view your full journal. it's a good way to keep your journal all tidy on your deviantPage.

<strike>text to strike through</strike>: this will make a text appear striked through

Read here for more information about subscriber features.

Even more goodies

if you need information of how to easily link other deviants, include their avatars or even thumbnails (subscriber's journal only) in your journals, posts and other comments, have a look here.


Want to test?

If you would like to test how a certain formatting or journal entry would look like, feel free to do so here.

Thanks go to tehcutiepie for the ol tag and &nbsp; thingy
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*balinlesavage
Jun 25, 2004 
nice job. this is helpful. thanks.
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tigr3ss
Jun 29, 2004 
Cool. Neat helpful little overview, and thank you muchly.
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elysium
Jul 13, 2004 
pretty spiffay! ^^
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tigaer
Jul 13, 2004 
very useful - thanks :)
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*the-deviator
Jul 18, 2004 
This has been very useful information. This informtion is info that I already have knowledge of, but linking to this information in my journal will help many people. I am sure they will all appreciate this info. Thanks again. - the-deviator
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dewi
Jul 21, 2004 
I wanted to say thank you for the very informative page. I followed it religiously trying to organize my journal. It was a great help. Nice work.
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Rubycored
Jul 25, 2004 
not bad :) gonna try soon
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Fangfingers
Aug 15, 2004 
i got here thru dewi's link..i don't even know who you are or where im at?

But thanks ..it helps some ...but some of it i dont get ...how can i ask you questions?
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Tobias
Aug 15, 2004 
meep, I'm Tobias on deviantArt, this is just a little summary I wrote back then in March, which I've maintained ever since.

Sure, feel free to .. you can either post here, or send me a note on deviantArt, whatever suits you more ^-^
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sheckler
Dec 29, 2004 
thanks a lot!
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Ariaeko
Jan 21, 2005 
This is so cool! Thanks for sharing the information and I especially appreciate the journal code tester. It's a lifesaver!!!
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.
Mar 7, 2005 
Really Nice help!!.
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Tobias
Mar 10, 2005 
Thanks ^-^

(PS.: you could have left the name field empty too .. now you're mr. dot ;P )
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Tobias
Mar 10, 2005 
or ms. dot! ^^;
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Zeta
Jun 5, 2005 
I just wanted to leave a comment to tell you how much I like what you've done. It's pretty helpful and I often use this to test out how things will appear. Lovely work on this.

Zeta / `zetab
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Tobias
Jun 6, 2005 
You're very welcome - if you want me to add something that makes the site here even easier for you to use, just let me know (you can either post here, send me a note - whatever you like) ;)

Glad you like it - and thanks for your nice words ^-^

Tobias

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me
Nov 2, 2005 
Do you know the name of the font used on dA?
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Tobias
Nov 2, 2005 
Yup, Trebuchet MS for the big fonts, and verdana for the ordinary text ^^
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me
Nov 15, 2005 
Thanks so much!
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Tobias
Nov 16, 2005 
You're welcome ^-^
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me
[Homepage]
Jan 12, 2006 
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/27481774/
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Tobias
Jan 12, 2006 
Hehe, I support the FAQ too, I helped maintaining it for a year or so ^^ These are articles I actually wrote before got on staff on deviantArt, trying to be as detailed as possible with things you can do, kind of as a reference sheet, and so people looking for it through google or such find it too ^-^
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Paladinknight
Jan 27, 2006 
thank you so much for posting this invaluable information~ :3 Very helpful!!
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Tobias
Jan 30, 2006 
You're welcome, and thank you for your nice words, they're much appreciated ^-^
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GerbilEater
[Homepage]
Feb 4, 2006 
This is useful, since the FAQ does not provide a comprehensive list of the tags that work. <p> also works, which you haven't mentioned here. Do you know of any other tags that might work? I was disappointed that inline styles would not work on the div tags, such as to add a border or change the margins.
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Tobias
Mar 17, 2006 
Thanks ^-^ There are two I know that work as well, namely the <p> that you mentioned, as well as the <br /> tag, but you can also achieve the same effect by simply hitting enter, which is why I didn't include it in the list - you're right though, I probably should put it there for completeness' sake.
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Katrina
May 28, 2006 
This is so helpful! I appreciate someone taking the time to put something like this up..I'd been trying to figure it all out for the longest time:P
Ohh and would anyone know how to do that MOOD: or LISTENING TO: thing you can get in yoru journals?!?
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Tobias
May 28, 2006 
Thanks ^-^ As for the mood: and listening to: thingies, you need to be a subscriber for that to work (your journal looks like this then), but of course, you can just always add it yourself at the top of your journal entry by just writing it out ;3
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my-ice16
[Homepage]
Nov 12, 2006 
thanks. helped a lot. see you around in deviantart
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Liz
Nov 25, 2006 
Thanks for helping me that stuff! XD
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ma-ca
[Homepage]
Feb 6, 2007 
where do i have to paste or enter those codes( on deviantART) :S ?
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Tobias
Feb 9, 2007 
Most codes you can use in all of your posts - the ones under "Subscriber Tags" however you can only use in your journal (if you have a paid subscription to deviantArt).
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Tani
Apr 23, 2007 
Is there any way to change the colour??
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Tobias
Apr 24, 2007 
Yup, there .. kinda is is - deviantArt allows CSS for subscribers in their journals - have a look at this news article for more information ^^
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princess
Nov 7, 2007 
uhm... in posting journalism in deviant art, can i post a picture along with the column and can i put design???
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Tobias
Nov 9, 2007 
To be honest, with such a specific policy question it would be best if you contacted the gallery directors directly - go to the Help Desk and just post the question there again; you should get an official answer in a day or so ^-^
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Anonymous
Dec 18, 2008 
:hi this was so helpful
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Tobias
Dec 18, 2008 
Thank you <3
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Ami
May 13, 2010 
What's a subcriber on deviantart TT.TT
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Tobias
May 17, 2010 
Look here: [Link] ^^
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s-dark
Feb 2, 2011 
thats really helpfull, thank you very much :3....

and by the way, have how let the text on jornals stay on center ??
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Tobias
Feb 6, 2011 
You're welcome. ^-^ I'm not sure whether you need to be a premium member for that, but the code for it would be:

<div align="center"> [Your text goes here!!] </div>

^-^
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gamoh
Apr 21, 2011 
I can't center-ing my text in Deviant's Comment!
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Tobias
May 5, 2011 
Hi,

I don't think you can centre text in regular comments at all. From what I know, that's only possible in journals. ^^

Hope that helps!
Toby
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echoesfading
Jul 26, 2011 
Is there a way to make fonts LARGE? like <small>

I've tried <large>, <big> but nothing works.
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Tobias
Jul 26, 2011 
Hi,

Not in the HTML that devArt permits in regular comments, as far as I am aware.
In your journals, however, if you have a subscription, you can get bigger fonts using CSS. To do that, type this in the CSS part:

.anything { font-size: 3em; }

and this in your journal, where you want to have the bigger font:

<div class="anything"> Hi! </div>

If you want more than one font size, just use the same code again, replacing anything with, well, anything (tho the "anything" in the top and the bottom code have to match). Replace "3em" with different numbers (fractions, such as "2.5em" are fine) to get different font sizes.

(Technically you can use different metrics instead of "em", such as "3in" for 3 inches, but that messes with the font setting of certain browsers if someone has a set it to enlarge all fonts for easier reading and such. That's why I usually stick to "em".)
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