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Easily Posting Flyers to Craigslist from an already existing website

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I'm a website designer and one of my clients wants to post on Craigslist an ad of their services. They want to style it like their website.

Is there an easy way to put html from a website on a Craigslist posting? What are the rules of what can be posted there and what can't.

I see there are services that do this, would it be better to go with one of these services than try to shoehorn an already existing webpage into craigslist?

I use Dreamweaver a lot. I also have Apple's iWeb if that can create this easily.
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This might help:
http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/faq#HTMLuse

It says:

Can I add HTML tags or URLs in my posting?

Traditional processing, no HTML:

If you include a URL in the text, make sure you also include the http:// in front of the URL or our system will not recognize it, and will not make it an active link.

You can use HTML in the posting body

If you want, you can use HTML sparingly. We don't try to wrap HTML around your URLs if we see HTML tags including <a>, <li>, <p>. We just pass through your HTML unchanged.

Please use only the HTML you'd use in the <body> of a document, no <title> or anything like that. We can't support JavaScript, applets, Flash, or other embedded non-HTML content.

* Note: If you use HTML in any part of your posting you must use it throughout the entire body of your posting.
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Thanks.

Are there any solutions out there that are made exclusively for Craigslist?
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I haven't seen any services that specifically post to Craigslist, but if you're a web designer, I wouldn't think you would need any help.  I would think Dreamweaver's your best bet.  

Keep your design and message simple (it doesn't have to have full navigation, tons of text, footers, etc.), be sure you upload your images to a web server somewhere and link to them from your code, and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Just checking. I don't want to spend more time than I have to on this.

Thanks for the help.
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Thanks for the help.
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Thanks for the points.  Cheers!
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