Lesson 7 - Create Your Own Secret Code!
To understand what is going on here, it is recommended that you
visit Lessons 1-6 of the following:
in these lessons, you will need to use a
FireFox browser or other non-Internet Explorer browser due to the
"feature" in the IE browser
Here's What You Need To Do
- Go to this page
containing a sample encoding formula. You be prompted to input 8
characters - do this. Select View, Page Source
if using a FireFox browser or the equivalent in a different
non-IE browser. Select and copy all the contents of the source code
shown. Open a blank file in a text editor such as WordPad or NotePad.
Paste the contents of the source codes into the text file.
- Edit the file as follows: Scroll down to about the middle
of the file until you see the formula codes as shown below:
Modify each of the 8 formulas any way you want. For example,
you could replace (27-letter1a+2)%26 with (27-letter1a+9)%26.
Note that the %26 part of the formula indicates that
you are performing the modulus 26 operations. See Lessons 3, 4, 5,
and 6 for more information why this modulus 26 operation is
- After you modify your code, save your new file with an html
extension. For example, if your file is named CodeLeah, you
would name it CodeLeah.html . You can save this file to a disk, the
computer desktop, or a file folder.
- Open your internet browser. Again, you need to use Firefox
or any other non-Internet Explorer browser. Then use the
File and Open commands to find and open the file
you saved. Upon opening, the file should automatically prompt
you to enter letters. Remember to enter the 8 letters one at a time,
hitting "Enter" or clicking on OK after each letter. If your word is
less than 8 letters long, simply hit "Enter" for the missing