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HTML Sandbox 2010
FR ^ | 31 May 2008 | sig226

Posted on 09/20/2010 11:32:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce

It's time for a new HTML reference so you can make your posts look cool.

HTML means Hyper Text Markup Language. It's a set of simple commands used to format the text of your posts, add images, or links, or change the appearance.

URL is Uniform Resource Locator. It's the name of the page or the picture that you see, the www.http:// stuff. You'll need to use the URL to make links and post pictures.

Quotation Marks Quotes have to be used around the URLs for web pages and images on Free Republic. Some systems do not require this. Ours does.

Once the Free Republic software detects an HTML tag in your post, it will assume the entire thing was written for HTML. This means it will eliminate paragraphs and line breaks that you used to clarify your writing. In order to prevent that, I'll start with the two simplest tags, <br> and <p>. When you use html tags, they disappear when the post is pasted to the board, so don't worry if they look funny or if your post seems to run on.

This is the break tag. <br>
It tells the computer to end the line and start a new one. <br>
Just type it where you want the line to end. <br>

This is the paragraph tag. <p>

It tells the computer to end the line, insert a blank one, then start a new line.

The rest of the tags have to be used with an on tag and an off tag. This is simple enough. One of the most commonly used tags is the italic tag <i>. This tag turns the italics on. When you want the italics to end, turn them off by using the forward slash with the appropriate command, in this case, </i>.

Commonly used tags:
<p> paragraph
<br> line break
These tags are not used in pairs.

Commonly used pairs:
<i> </i>italics
<b> </b>bold characters
<u> </u>underline
<font color = red>This makes the font red.</font color = red> Orange,blue,green,purple,and yellow also work.
<center> </center>

This will put whatever is between the tags in the center of the page
and center justify the margins.

Headline fonts
Headlines add emphasis to an important point.

<h1> SIZE 1 </h1>

<h5> SIZE 5</h5>

You can use 1,2,3,4, or 5. The tags automatically insert a blank line between the headline and your next paragraph.

Sarcasm tag
</sarc> This is the sarcasm tag. It is not a real HTML tag. It is used to mark your witty repartee so that everyone will know you are making a funny. Type an ampersand - & then lt; then /sarc. An & and gt makes the other carat >.

How to create a link:
<a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm">www.Free Republic.com</a>
A means anchor. H ref means horizontal reference. It's called horizontal because the computer is going across the web to a different page. There are also vertical links that can go to specific points on the same page. What comes after the a href= is where the computer will go. The horizontal reference is the complete URL of the page you want to link. It's in the navigation bar at the top of your web browser. Highlight it and copy it. Make sure you get all of it. Some URLs are surprisingly long, and if you miss some of the URL, the link might not work.
You can type anything between the <a href=></a> parts.
www.Free Republic.com
Click here.
abc12345
All of these links go to the same page, I just typed different things between <a href=></a> tags.

How to add images to your post:
<img src=></img>
The img tags tell the computer to find and insert a picture.
These tags insert this wonderful image from Rush Limbaugh's website:
<img src="http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_062807/content/01125113.Par.4584.ImageFile.jpg""height=218""width=285"></img>

You need to know the URL of the picture to do this. You can see the picture's URL when you put your cursor on the picture and right click the mouse. You see a small box with "properties" at the bottom. Left click on "properties" and you get a dialog box with the image URL and dimensions. It says Address: next to the URL, with (URL) underneath. Copy the URL and paste it after your img src= tag. Make sure you get all of the URL for the picture. There isn't a lot of space for the URL and sometimes they are very long. The image Size and Dimensions are beneath the URL. Free Republic allocates memory for each image, and if it doesn't know the dimensions of the image, it will allocate more memory than needed. It tells you the width, then the height of the picture. You don't have to tell the computer that the height of that image was 218 and the width was 285, but it saves memory and memory costs money.

This is called a hotlink. The picture is actually on another computer, but we see it here. This causes the other computer to use it's memory and machinery to provide the image. Some sites prevent it, or object to it. You can't hotlink an image from any of Yahoo's GeoCities pages, for example. Yahoo prevents it.

Do Not Cut And Paste List.
Some websites have forbidden us to copy and paste their material, including images. There have been lawsuits over this. The software will mostly prevent you from using the material that has been blocked, but not always. There are also some image sources that are not allowed on the list. Please don't use them. Lawsuits suck.
Link to the Do Not Cut And Paste List


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: 2010html; html; htmlsandbox; posting; sandbox; sandbox2010
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Are you using something out of the ordinary, like web TV, or a cell phone?


101 posted on 11/26/2010 4:13:26 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
Nope. When I use this format it works:

TEXT = post a link.

I thought you were saying that I didn't have to do any of this to get the link to show up. It makes no sense to me.

102 posted on 11/26/2010 5:03:14 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
There are two different ways to do it.

1) Do not use any html in your post. Include the URL, just as it would appear in the address bar of your browser. For example: http://www.freerepublic.com . Free Republic's software will automatically convert it to html, and make it a clickable link. (I put a space after it, because if I don't, the period gets included as part of the link.)

2) Use an html tag for the link. For example: <a href="http://www.freerepublic.com">http://www.freerepublic.com</a>. If you use this option, you must use html tags throughout your post. For example, I had to use the paragraph tag in this post, or it would have been just one big paragraph.

103 posted on 11/26/2010 6:47:58 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

When I try it using the first method it never links. It just copies it as http://www.freerepublic.com


104 posted on 11/26/2010 7:40:08 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Hey it worked!! Let me try this one: http://www.sportsline.com


105 posted on 11/26/2010 7:41:09 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: BykrBayb

Have no idea why it’s working now but I like it. LOL Thanks.


106 posted on 11/26/2010 7:41:58 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: BykrBayb

Have no idea why it’s working now but I like it. LOL Thanks.


107 posted on 11/26/2010 7:42:13 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: ShadowAce
running a series of tests at your link, I hope you will not mind my doing this. www.Free Republic.com
108 posted on 12/16/2010 11:42:33 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: ShadowAce

2nd test...http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2592886/posts?page=1


109 posted on 12/16/2010 11:47:52 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: ShadowAce

Thank you for your help.


110 posted on 12/16/2010 11:49:17 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: ShadowAce

111 posted on 02/08/2011 4:44:41 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: ShadowAce

112 posted on 02/26/2011 4:52:30 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: ShadowAce
Testing again...for Gretsch Guitar fans everywhere
113 posted on 04/12/2011 8:26:22 PM PDT by Bonneville
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To: Bonneville
Irishtenor, I had a chance to play a vintage 6072, and it took a bit to adjust to it. I wear a 35" sleeve, and had about a 45 degree up angle. About that last sentence though... I saw the Gore Gore Girls a while back, and she WAS able to move around on it OK with the neck tipped up.
114 posted on 04/12/2011 8:40:03 PM PDT by Bonneville
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To: ShadowAce
test...
115 posted on 05/13/2011 8:21:03 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: Herbster
test
116 posted on 05/13/2011 8:22:15 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: Herbster
test
117 posted on 05/13/2011 8:42:26 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: Herbster
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118 posted on 05/13/2011 8:48:12 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: BufordP
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I find reading the threads at FReerepublic to be much more satisfying than conquering distant galaxies.

And I always donate. You should too!

603¾ posted on Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:22:30 PM by CATS (All Your Donations Are Belong To FReeRepublic!)

To: Most Interesting;Lone Ranger;CATS;Jim Robinson;Admin Moderator;All

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119 posted on 07/09/2011 5:39:37 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: BufordP; Jim Robinson; All
Click The Pic! "He's won trophies for his game face alone."
"When in Rome, they do as he does."
"He bowls overhand."
"His mother has a tattoo that reads 'son'".
"He once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels."


I'll tell you a secret of mine. I consider reading Freerepublic threads the most interesting thing I've ever done.

I don't always read web forums....
But when I do, I prefer Freerepublic.com
Keep Donating, My FRiends.....

118¼ posted on Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:22:30 PM by Most Interesting (The Most Interesting Man In The World Says DONATE!)

To: wildbill; Red Badger; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Click The Pic! Folks. Catching rustlers, bank robbers, petty crooks, claim jumpers, highwaymen, train robbers and assorted rifraf means a hard days work for Tonto and I......

But no matter how many days we may spend ridin' the range and settin' right the wrongs we discover we always make time for the FReepathon......

You should too and a generous donation to my old pal Jim Robinson will be very much appreciated by one and all.

Tell 'em the Lone Ranger sent ya...

118½ posted on Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:22:35 PM by Lone Ranger (Hi! Ho! Silver Away! We're Off To DONATE!)

To: 185JHP; 230FMJ; AFA-Michigan; AKA Elena; Abathar; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; ...

Click The Pic! Normally I'm or otherwise speaking really, really bad English.....

But I cease those activities during FReepathons.....

I find reading the threads at FReerepublic to be much more satisfying than conquering distant galaxies.

And I always donate. You should too!

118¾ posted on Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:22:40 PM by CATS (All Your Donations Are Belong To FReeRepublic!)

To: Most Interesting;Lone Ranger;CATS;Jim Robinson;Admin Moderator;All

How'd You Guys Do That?
LOL!
Go Ahead: Click It!


120 posted on 07/09/2011 6:01:10 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Fiddlstix; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
The Dude abides.

120½ posted on 07/09/2011 9:03:28 PM EDT by Dude (Walter, he peed on my rug! )

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


121 posted on 07/09/2011 6:24:09 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: BufordP

That rug really tied the room together.


122 posted on 07/09/2011 10:21:58 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: ShadowAce
first photo test

Photobucket

How do I get the little red x to go away?

Is the size OK?

I am a real techno-peasant.

123 posted on 12/21/2011 1:50:47 PM PST by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: cayuga
again

Photobucket

Better...no small red x.

124 posted on 12/21/2011 2:11:57 PM PST by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: ShadowAce

Gotta copy some stuff (again!)>


125 posted on 12/21/2011 10:49:08 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: ShadowAce

ping


126 posted on 12/26/2011 4:18:52 AM PST by Whats the Matter with Kansas? (Freedom is not FREE)
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To: ShadowAce; All
Toolbox, thanks! 😊
127 posted on 07/27/2014 1:48:05 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass
This is a blast from the past!

Here's a link to the current one.

128 posted on 07/27/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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