The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater No Zoom

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  1. hastengel

    hastengel said, over 4 years ago

    The Beginning of “FLU” anxiety, right?

  2. starkinmn

    starkinmn said, 11 months ago

    The beginning of it all…

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 1 month ago

    Thanks, for coming, Al.

    These are the various code formats I have copied using the “inspect element” function.

    The original urls and coding are on the top, and all post the image the poster wanted them to.

    My break-down of the code is in the middle.

    The image url that I wish to post is on the bottom shown with the resulting “x” in place of the image.

    I have no idea what’s going wrong. This is the picture I’m trying to post.


    Its url is:

    <img alt="" src="">

    <img alt="" src="">

    <img width="350" src="">

    <img width="350" src="">

    <img src="">
    <img src="">

    <img class="ck-safr" src="" data-fd="2014-06-09" data-wt="2" data-fn="832">

    <img class=" " src=" ">

    <img class=" " src=" " width="350" >

    The addition of the width=“350” element stops this url from working. (I added it in because the image spills over the Gocomics’ text box.)

  4. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago


    Rather than building a full replay to all at once, I’ll try to answer them one or two at a time, as time allows. I also suspect there may be some commonalities among them, which might make answering every issue unnecessary.

    The first one, of the cows, I see is not the image URL, but the page. I did a contextual menu click on the image to ‘View Image’ and take me to where the source image address is — to get this:

    Using my code should work like this…

    Let me know if you can’t see it, because it shows up for me fine.

  5. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago


    I never took a formal class in coding and, for the most part, am self trained. So there are definite limits to what I can do. However, I figured out what codes I needed to do what I wanted to do and if I didn’t know how to do something, I viewed source code of an example or researched instruction for it on line. So when it comes to analyzing code, I can only tell if it doesn’t look like the codes I have successfully used.

    The second example, of the Labor Day greeting GIF, I was able to view by selecting the URL from within the code. I’m not familiar with the ‘alt image’ coding, but if I take the URL and put it in my image placing code, it will work like I have below. Is there a reason you are using other code? Do you want to do something else?

  6. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago


    In the next I noticed the width="350" was placed in between img and src instead of after the URL (right before the right bracket). Making the switch should work fine.

  7. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago


    The laughing smiley emoticon seems to work for me the way it is, so I don’t know what to say. Sometimes long URL paths or certain sites have issues — sometimes sporadic.

  8. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago


    The Broom Hilda code baffles me, because I don’t see the value in using the img class code, when you have the link to a source image. The <img src... code should work with this as well. However, I tested the image at 350, and since it’s in such a wide landscape view, the type becomes too small to read:

    If you use 350 because it’s an even number, you don’t have to worry. It’s just the pixel width you’re ordering it to set to. I occasionally place these strip images up to 392 (just short of the right column of ad images). In this case it makes the type just readable enough:

    Since these strip source images don contain the title, I’ll usually enter it in using on of the headline styles that’s in the Unofficial GoComics Style Guide. This guide isn’t all that accurate with it’s information. The way it says to use the headline styles doesn’t work I’ve found these headline styles can be turned off by using

    at the end of the string. Here I’m using <h4> and bolding it — using the Wiki markup asterisk shortcut surrounding the text.

    Broom Hilda

    I hope this cleared up these issues for you.

  9. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 1 month ago


    I try to keep things as simple as possible in GoComics comment fields. It’s not like I’m creating or even editing a whole website. I don’t recreate the code each time. I keep a text editor application open with my go-to code strings handy. I’m on a Mac, so I use TextEdit; on PC you could use Notepad. If some already-created image code isn’t working for me, I’ll copy out the URL or link path(s), dump the old code, and just drag in the code strings that I know will work, transfer the path(s), and do minor editing, if it calls for it. It usually takes more time proofreading and editing my own writing than it takes for the links and image insertions.

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