What to do when your nicely formatted html ends up as one long line of code: EOL Format

EOL Format is end of line formatting for Unix/Linux or Windows/DOS.  If you delete all blank lines in your code, and the formatting is Unix when you save, you might end up with square box characters ? ? ? to stand for the lines you’ve deleted. Which would be fine except when you upload the web page to a server and view code, you might just see several long lines of your code with those square box characters. This too would be alright, it doesn’t affect the way the web page is displayed. It just becomes a problem when you want to edit the code the next time.

The solution if you’re using Notepad++  is to select all text,  choose ‘EOL Windows Format’, apply and save. When you choose Windows format instead of Unix, it restores all your nicely formatted code.

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lucarinf September 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Thank you for commenting. So glad you like it so far. I just started it so I could post solutions to problems and new trends. Wishing you a great day 🙂

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Melvin Pinn September 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Wonderful article. I’m dealing with a few these difficulties.

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lucarinf September 13, 2011 at 4:21 am

Thank you Melvin. So glad if it helps 🙂

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lucarinf September 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Hi there! I think for blogger, your blog is hosted free by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Wordpress has a free version too at a subdomain. For more info: http://wordpress.com/
For both, you can choose free templates and other features.

If you have a domain, then you could host your blog on your own website. Many hosts make it easy to download Wordpress to a folder of your choosing. From there, you can choose the theme or template you want.

You also have the option to move your blog from Blogger to Wordpress. Here you can find more information and a video to show you how: http://www.labnol.org/internet/switch-from-blogger-to-wordpress/9707/

The theme I chose is Thesis for Wordpress because it’s so customizable. You can change colors, backgrounds, text, layout, the works. It’s also optimized for search engines, loads faster, and it’s designed to be more readable.

You can find out more by clicking the link to Thesis at the bottom right of this page. Here it is: http://diythemes.com/

Hope this helps. Best wishes! 🙂

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Lyle Pignataro October 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

Right now it sounds like Drupal is the top blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

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lucarinf October 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

Using Wordpress, but I like Drupal too.

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lucarinf October 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

Yes, it’s doable. Once you’ve installed WordPress on your domain, you can go to the Admin Dashboard, click on Tools -> Import and select Blogger.

Here you can find more information and a video to show you how: http://www.labnol.org/internet/switch-from-blogger-to-wordpress/9707/

This is a Thesis theme from DIY themes. Didn’t design it myself, but it’s very customizable.

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