There comes a time in which you have to list some things in a blog post, and you don’t need to use bullets, or to list them numbered. For those with rich text editors, there is no other option to indent, then. So what do you do?
This tutorial will show you how to indent without having to use bullets or numbers. In this tutorial, you will see some code you may or may not recognize: <b> for bolding the text, and <br> for break, as in, to start the next line (which is essentially html for “enter”)
Here’s what it looks like:
<dt>First Item Here</dt>
<dd>Second Item Here</dd></dl>
Which will look like this:
My To Do List:
- First Item Here
- Second Item Here
<dl> is your starting code. This must be entered to begin the code. You can alter the first sentence, which will probably be your title or main point of branching. You wouldn’t use <dl> unless you knew you’d eventually branch off of that point. For my example, my <dl> was “My To Do List”
<dt> is where you’re going to branch off of. So, if say, on my To Do List, I had “Go Grocery Shopping” but wanted underneath it, indented, to say “Make Shopping List” – the To Do List would be my <dl>, Go Grocery Shopping would be my <dt>, and Make Shopping List would be my <dd>
The code <dd> is what indents the text for you. Here’s that example so you can see it:
<dt>Go Grocery Shopping</dt>
<dd>Make Shopping List</dd>
<dd>Put laundry away</dd>
Which would look like:
My To Do List:
- Go Grocery Shopping
- Make Shopping List
- Clip Coupons
- Do laundry
- Put laundry away
Be sure to close the <dt> and <dd> tags just after the term, by using the slash: </dt> and </dd>. The <dl> goes just before the list, and the slashed or closed </dl> goes at the end.
I hope I didn’t lose you, did I? Any questions?
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