Was just commenting on another blog and was reminded of those olden times … 2005, when we were a bunch of people blogging in something called Yahoo 360°. It was a blogging platform, but much more ‘community oriented’ than, for example, here at WP. I signed up when it was brand new — back then I was a Yahoo Mail user, like so many others, and I guess I saw it advertised.
I quickly became acquainted with four or five people, who — like myself — were interested in layout, customization and stuff like that. I thought that was great, as I’d always felt like I was the only one interested in this. We learned a lot from one another … we even had «help groups» with chat on Friday nights.
Anyway … apart from all the fun stuff that happened there, one event stands out in my memory. We were allowed to make a certain amount of own HTML [Hyper Text Markup Language] … where you change the font, colours, backgrounds just to mention the very basics of it. A little example snippet of code in the image here.
One evening a woman came in and asked how to center an image and headline in her blog. Easy enough, we thought so Cat and I just told her to type in <center>. She came back — not only one time, but many, and told us it didn’t work. Both image and headline were still aligned to the left.
We were flabbergasted … just couldn’t see where she went wrong with something that straightforward. After a long time of trying, it finally dawned on me: The lady was in the U.K. and she kept typing <centre>.