Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    @ncalifgirl58 (your request from yesterday)

    “Very cool big colored letters Alexikakos! How do you do it?”

    Hi, ncali,

    Setting font sizes and colours is actually very basic Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) coding. I just learned to do it myself. There’s a link posted at the bottom of this which will take you to the site where I learned it from.

    The coding form you want is this:

    < font size=“5” color="blue">I’m first!< /font> {The coding to the left will be called “raw form.”}

    The only difference between the above raw form coding and “live” code is there are two spaces where they shouldn’t be. The first is between this      <      and       font size=       and the second is between this      I’m first!<       and       /font> . If you copy and paste the above in a Gocomics comment box and take out those two spaces you’ll end up with this when you click on “SUBMIT”:

    I’m first!

    As you’re dealing with a machine, it must be told everything you want it to do every time you want it to do it. As an example, my coding for yesterday for “I’m first” I’m first” “I’m first” etc. looks like this in raw form:

    < br>< br> < font size=“4” color="red">I’m first!< /font> < font size=“5” color="blue">I’m first!< /font> < font size=“6” color="Purple">I’m first!< /font> < br>< br>

    < font size=“7” color=“#00FF00”>Yay me!!< /font> < br>< br> (The < br>< br> are explained below.)

    Take out the spaces and….

    I’m first! I’m first! I’m first!

    Yay me!!

    Now, so you don’t end up with something like this….

    I’m first! I’m first! I’m first!
    Yay me!!

    ….there’s one more thing; the line break coding. Line break coding lets you choose how many blank lines you want between text lines. Raw line break coding looks like this < br>< br> just take out the spaces between this     <      and this     br>      and the code is live.

    Three things to remember as you’re experimenting.

    1.<font      is telling the machine that it is going to get instructions regarding the font and how to apply them, and      /font>       tells the machine the instructions have ended.

    2.size=”X”, color=”Y” and something else=”Z” are the instructions, and may be submitted to the machine in any order you choose. The quotation marks are part of the coding.

    3.If you’re going to use the coding above as a template, copy and paste it in ‘WordPad” (I don’t know the Mac equivalent) because, for some reason, it doesn’t work if you do it in ‘MicroSoft Office Word.”

    Using coding is far more tedious than complex. Complexity is inventing coding!!

    Now, here is the site where I learned this stuff from.

    This is the home page. Have fun!!

    Please let me know if you got this. Thanks.

  2. punmeister

    punmeister said, over 3 years ago

    Pathetic? Is there some other type of nerd?

  3. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 3 years ago

    Show her how strong you are, Goat — tear a rat in half for her.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Rat’s due for another punching.

  5. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 3 years ago

    Did Rat just look up Dignity in the dictionary?
    I didn’t think he would be familiar with that word.

  6. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    Poor Goat is turning into the perpetual goat of this strip and Rat’s regular whipping-boy. It’s not fair!

  7. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, over 3 years ago

    I wasn’t aware you could UN-thank somebody, but it’s good to know!

  8. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, over 3 years ago

    Punch him goat

  9. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, over 3 years ago


    Just remember "The Nerds of today are the Bosses of tomorrow "

  10. bbadenov

    bbadenov said, over 3 years ago

    I just remember Ronald Reagan to Walter Mondale: “I would say you spend like a drunken sailor, but that wouldn’t be fair to all the drunken sailors.”

  11. theorgandude

    theorgandude said, over 3 years ago


    or “The Nerds of today are the ones you have to ask for a bank loan from tomorrow”.

  12. eddie6192

    eddie6192 said, over 3 years ago

    Goat should dignify himself by butting Rat in the oompa loompas.

  13. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 3 years ago


    I’m sorry I passed out , could you repeat that again

  14. halibaitor

    halibaitor said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks for the tutorial. :-)

  15. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 3 years ago


    I’m not ncalifgirl58, but thanks!

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