HTML coding is a pain in the arse. And CSS coding, that’s just something else!
All I want is a list that doesn’t look like crap. Take a look:
I want zeros before my numbers and I want dashes instead of dots. And I might fancy some colour, too.
I quickly discover that I can’t change the default HTML code for lists unless I go all CSS on it. Well, that’s a minefield of things that don’t work for me.
So I figure I can format what I want longhand in HTML. It’ll be easy. Take me an hour, max.
Naturally, I don’t know these codes so I cut and paste.
After some trial and error, I got this little beauty:
01 – Much nicer
02 – I prefer this
03 – But look! If I keep on typing and chatting away, and saying nothing about anything, LOOK! The first line doesn’t over-hang! Well, this ain’t a proper list.
Some more trail and error delivers this corker:
01 – Still nice
02 – But wait?
03 – What the hell! No! Well, this ain’t a proper list.
And my third attempt…
01 – This looks all good in editor…
See! That’s all I want. Why is this so difficult?
(Brownie points for spotting my typo)
So, onward my quest goes.
Let’s try some colour…
Okay, and now a different size…
I don’t know how to do that. I can’t find a code for the space around a word.
You know what? It’s good enough. It’ll annoy me but it’s better than crap. And even if I did find the code, if there is one, I can guarantee it’ll be a pain in the arse!
For those unwise of the HTML way, this is what it looks like:
It’s lots and lots of <> and “” and : and headaches.
Ooh, I did want my list in a different font, let’s try that quickly…
Alright, fine. I can do it. I barely feel any achievement.
I need a stiff drink.
Thank you for your help! It’s been nice ranting with you!