Tips and Tricks

On this page you will find useful tips and codes that can help you add that extra something to your RPs. These codes will be the start of your journey to having beautiful, memorable RPs that could land you a spot on the list of High Score winners.

Backgrounds

Colors: To simply change the color of your background, you need to input the following html code at the very top of your RP:



This code would generate a red background color, and from there you could go in and change "red" to any color of your choosing. Just make sure you don't choose something horribly bright, or you might cause someone to go
blind!


Images: To add an image to your background instead of having colors, you will need the following code at the top of your RP:

         

Once you have this code added, all you need to do is get the html address for the picture you want to use and add it where it says "background.jpg"  For example, the code would produce a star filled sky background on repeat.

Fixed Background: Now that you have your background showing up, you might find that you don't like it sticking to the text or repeating. If you want the background to stay where it is, while the text moves over it, just simply add this to the end of your code:

          background-attachment: fixed;

Now your background should stick in one spot while the text and images you use in your RP will move over it. The final code will look something like this:

         

Lastly, there are a few extras you can do to your background should you so choose. If you want the background centered, you simply add the following code:


background-position: center;

If you don't want the background to repeat itself, and just want the image centered once, where the text scrolls past, we need one last line of code:

background-repeat: no-repeat;

So by the end of this entire process, a normal background code for a full image that hover and is centered without any repeates would look something very close to this:




Text

Styles: If you want something other than just your ordinary everyday arial text, you need the following code inserted under any background code you might have:

      

       For example, the code will generate all of your text in the style Papyrus 


Colors: This nifty little code is probably the most used next to styles of font, it can change that boring black text to any color of your choosing. All you need to do is add the following code to your already existing font code:

       color=yellow

       This will give you a highly bright yellow color for your text that will get anyone's attention. The final code
       with your new color code added in will look just like this:

      


Size: Size is just exactly what it says, it changes the amount of space the text will take up on the page. Depending on what your internet browser is set to, most people have a size 2, or 3 for their text. To change that size, in case you want LARGE text or REALLY SMALL text, the following code just needs to be added to your already existing font code:

       size=3

       This brings the whole code to look something like this:


Centered Text: Some people prefer their text to be in the center of the screen as opposed to the normal left side allignment. To change that, just add the following code around your chosen text like this:

      


       For example:       

      
These codes center my text!


Bold, Italicized, and Underlined: These codes are probably the easiest to remember and easy to add to an already existing text. For these three different effects you only need to surround the text with the follow codes:

      
      
      

       For example:

       This makes things bold!
       This makes things italic!
       This makes things underlined!


Images

Adding The Image: To add an image to your RP, you just simply make a small space in between the text you want the image in and place the following code:

      

       The code will place the image, in it's normal size where ever you put that html code. All you need to do to
       finish the code is to replace "image.jpg" with whatever the internet address is for the image you want to
       use. So for example, we will use the banner from the main menu:

      

       This example code generates the "Press Start RPG: version 3.0" banner from the main menu.


Centered Image: To make any of your images centered, all you need do is add the centered code from that you learned about in the above Font section and wrap it around the image code. For example:

      


       That code will create the "Press Start RPG: Version 3.0" Banner and the image will now show up
       centered in the RP. Much cleaner if you ask me.


Music
Adding The Music: To add music to your now dressed up RP, you just simply add the following code to the top of your already existing code:

      
       <br>       <bgsound src="song.wav"><br>      

        By placing that code in, and changing "song.wav" to the actual internet address of the song you want to
        use, you will generate a song in the background of your RP! Simple as that.