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 Making HTML Look Right on Craigslist.
By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS
Sat, Sep 22nd, 2007 10:02 am

Was helping an agent in Colorado create his own HTML Craigslist template.  He was using Dreamweaver to make it and it wasn't posting right.

Well, one of the things to know about Craigslist postings is that they're not a full webpage- it's just the center of a webpage.  So you can't have a webpage header or closing statement in the posting because it screws up the webpage (because it's basically a web page within a web page).

So, the first thing you need to do when you create a blank page in your HTML editor is delete the opening/closing code it automatically puts in -AND- before you go to post make sure it didn't recreate it.  The stuff you need to delete looks something like this-

BEGINNING:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head>

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <title>Untitled Document</title> </head> <body>

AT THE END:

</body>

</html>

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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in tech sales which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director. In 2011, he launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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