If a) through c) sound like gibberish, you might need a quick refresher on basic web creation and basic html code. Go directly to Professor Ginger Montecino's guides for students
a message describing your link appear in the status bar at the bottom
of the page:
a) Open in your chosen web authoring software the page on which you would like to add a status bar message to a link
b) Just in case you forget the text of the link to which you want to add the status bar message, write its name down. (This may sound like busy-work but it will help later on).
c) Change your view of the page to code view. Now the page is a lot less easy to read. But...
d) Look for the text of the link to which you want to add a status bar message. In the example above, I would look for my son.
<a href="sean.html">my son</a>
On your page, the <a> & </a> will surround the text of the link to which you want to add a status bar message
f) Copy exactly the code and insert it between the quotations marks after the .htm or .html of your link file's name and the > mark which follows it.
'best kid in the world'
h) Now, instead of best kid in the world insert the text that you want to appear when a user mouses over your link. Make sure that you don't delete the single quotation marks, or your script won't work.
i) Save your file again. FTP or upload your file to your web page. See whether the status bar message appears.
the day and date on a page
Open in your chosen web authoring software the page on
which you want to include the day and date
Change your view of the page to code view
g) Now paste everything you have copied onto your page, still in code view, after the <body> tag. Make sure that you paste the script directly after the closing > of the <body> tag
Save your page
FTP or upload the saved version to your site
j) Your day and date should look something like this
3) Now experiment with some of the other scripts you find at the source above. Once you have exhausted these scripts, try:-