HTML in descriptions?
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I've just been browsing a few shops and have seen a couple of pages where it seems that the seller used HTML in the description to play with text and add additional images.
Is this okay? I haven't seen anything that says "yes, you may use some HTML in your descriptions" or "no, you can't use HTML."
Posted at 3:25 pm Oct 10, 2005 EDT
I had wondered about that before myself...I actually don't know if it's allowable but I think it's an interesting thing to do when Etsy has already given us a really great clean format for presenting our products...I actually saw one shop where the addition of the html made it really much harder to figure out what was going on with the seller's page! Doh!
Posted at 3:35 pm Oct 10, 2005 EDT
Hear! Hear! It starts looking like those *cough* dingbats who use 5,786 point type on that bay place. Okay, so that is a bit of an exaggeration but it might as well be that big. To me, it's like screeching chalk on a blackboard. I can't stand it and click it off immediately!
I absolutely love the clean and elegant design of Etsy. I was sold the first few minutes I found Etsy and knew immediately I wanted to be a part of it - just because of its fantastic design. Please, purty please with a big ole' chocolate on top, keep the site elegant and clean.
(Can you tell I feel a bit strongly about this issue?) :oP~~~~~~
Posted at 5:57 pm Oct 10, 2005 EDT
I like the way Etsy looks right now and fear that free-range use of HTML could have some people's shops looking like some profiles on MySpace.com (ick). I think, however, that having limited access to things like color, bold, italics might not turn Etsy into an insane HTML zoo and can enhance descriptions.
Posted at 8:05 pm Oct 10, 2005 EDT
i am dissapointed that etsy does not allow html in descriptions because my opportunity for posting quality photos has been taken away.
i scan my jewelry, therefor cannot post photos straight out of the digital camera like the etsy uploading photo thing requires. so my items tend to look stretched out.
i wanted to list items, but wont because the images just look ridiculous :(
Posted at 9:45 pm Oct 25, 2005 EDT