Hi J, If you were using ph pi would say set up a simple string replacement that replaces all occurances of something, so store it as a method in a separate file, and then include it, and then just store youre string in a variable and then run the convert on it! Then you could just use <font color ...> </font> not ideal but would keep the coding neat and i think would validate too. Hope this helps kipper -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of John Allsopp Sent: 19 January 2008 06:56 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Marking up words in colours Hi people If I wanted to make multicoloured words throughout a page, for instance if I wanted to give 'multicoloured' a green 'm', blue 'u', yellow 'lt' and so on, how would I best mark that up? It seems to me I'd wreck any chance of searching on the text whatever I'd do. But for my application it might be worthwhile. So what would be least disruptive? I mean <span class='green'>m</span><span class='blue'>u</span> etc is a real mess and makes a mockery of markup removing style from content. Is there a way of just doing less typing? Or should I be forgetting html and using something else like svg or maybe an image with the coloured text, with plain text by the side. Thoughts? J -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !