Introduction: Save Time Browsing Instructables

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If you are a user who is clicking all over the place to find out what's new, or keeping an eye on what's been discussed in the Community this might be of some use.

Create your own home page, which links you directly to where you want to go.

Step 1: Hyperlinks

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Step 2: HTML

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Now add HTML to the text file to give you a local web-page.

At the top of the file add:
<html>
<head>
<title>(put the title of your page in here)</title>
</head>
<body>
Now add <a href=" before each hyperlink
Close with ">
add a description
Close the link with </a>
Add a line return with <br>
And repeat.
See next step...

Step 3: HTML

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<html>
<head>
<title>Instructables</title>
</head>
<body>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/">Instructables</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:question/?count=30&sort=RECENT">Recent questions</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/?sort=RECENT">Recent Instructables</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all">Forums all</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all&limit=20&sort=RECENT">Forums recent topics</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all&limit=20&sort=RECENT_POSTS">Forums recent posts</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/you/">Me</a><br>

Step 4: Finish

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Now close the HTML and BODY tags by inserting:
</body>
</html>

Step 5: The Finished Page

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<html>
<head>
<title>Instructables</title>
</head>
<body>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/">Instructables</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:question/?count=30&sort=RECENT">Recent
questions"</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/?sort=RECENT">Recent Instructables</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all">Forums all</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all&limit=20&sort=RECENT">Forums recent topics</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all&limit=20&sort=RECENT_POSTS">Forums recent posts</a><br>
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/you/">Me</a><br>
</body>
</html>

InstructablesInstructables
Recent questions"
Recent Instructables
Forums all
Forums recent topics
Forums recent posts
Me

Step 6: But You Don't Have To!

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Because I have. Just download the file, save to your desktop and open with your web-browser.

This is HTML at it's most basic. It serves a purely functional purpose, which is why I haven't done anything more with it.

L

Comments

fartnocker (author)2010-04-06

 i have not read this ible but if its is teaching html scripting then people should know that scripting is like rocket sceince. one small mistake makes the whole thing fail epicly.

lemonie (author)fartnocker2010-04-06

It's just basic HTML, no scripts.

L

Kryptonite (author)2009-10-18

Nice, can you make it so that it opens up all these pages in different tabs?

NachoMahma (author)2009-03-01

. Nice job. I already have most of those links bookmarked in a folder on the Bookmarks Toolbar - I'll add the others when I finish this msg. . BTW, the "new" (?proper?) form for an HTML/XML line break is "
" (note space between r and /). Most, if not all, browsers will handle the "old"
, so it's not a big deal.

lemonie (author)NachoMahma2009-03-01

Well, that show how long it is since I was writing HTML, I may go back and change it. Thanks

NachoMahma (author)lemonie2009-03-01

. Oops! It appears that
is valid HTML - XHTML uses
.

PKM (author)NachoMahma2009-03-02


was always valid HTML- it's now advised to new coders that they get into the habit of writing
and appreciate the reasoning behind always closing tags for writing XHTML or XML which require well-nested tags, but for pure HTML usage there's nothing wrong with
.

threecheersfornick (author)2009-03-01

Damnit, you beat me to it!

ewilhelm (author)2009-03-01

I edited step 5 to display the rendered HTML. If you edit it, it will revert back.

You can do some of this by using the customize feature.

lemonie (author)ewilhelm2009-03-01

Ah ha. Thanks L

lowercase (author)2009-02-28

well...
I just add an RSS feed to my google reader for *everything* I'm interested in like the new instructables published, the featured ones and some forums, I keep it synched with my iPod so I never miss anything on instructables and I save a lot of time.

gmjhowe (author)2009-02-28

Great idea!

I was planning something very much the same for my usage, infact, if i had known you had this in the pipeline i would have offered a collaboration.

I did something similair with the chatroom, using iframes, and intended to make ones 'you' page open under your links, then the links be left along the top (where the chatroom is on this one)

lemonie (author)gmjhowe2009-02-28

It's good methodology which applies elsewhere. Yes you can use Bookmarks and Favorites, but a bit of old fashioned DIY is rather satisfying. L

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