What magic? Ever get tired of typing :D, only to find ( ^^ ) staring you down once you hit submit? Or how about :X becoming ( >^< )? Are you wondering how I managed to type up that example without its own point thwarting me? Well, here's the secret:YES! IT IS THAT SIMPLE!
Now, all of you, stop whining that dA stole your ability to use your favourite smiley. There's no longer any need for your complaining.
ostit: Note: You could also use , , , or even . Any closing-tag-dependent HTML tag would work.
Is that all this is good for? Absolutely not! Just look around! You can use this method to get around just about any code that deviantART's parsing system renders differently.
For example: my, well, examples! How did I get "" to render that way?Want to type a URL without it becoming "[link]"?http://www.example.com
This particular example comes in handy if you're ever giving somebod