Skip to comments.A guide to using HTML on Free Republic in 5 lines
Posted on 04/25/2007 5:19:01 PM PDT by gondramBEdited on 12/14/2007 2:04:47 PM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
When I came to Free Republic I had never used HTML. All the guides seemed complicated. This is a guide where I try to keep it as short as possible to cover the most needed topics. There are many better and more complete guides. I'll link to a couple at the end.
Free Republic uses HTML where formatting is enclosed in “less than” and “greater than” signs like this <bold> </bold>unlike many boards that use brackets like this [bold] [/bold].
The first one starts the command and the second one (with the divided by sign) ends the formatting like this < b > Text < /b >
As soon as you use one HTML command in your post the Free Republic editor assumes you are doing all the formatting so you need to add you own line breaks and blank lines. Use the <br> command once for a line break, or twice (like this <br><br>) for one blank line, three times for two blank lines and so on.
To insert a clickable link: <a href=www.linkadress.com>Link description</a>
To insert a picture <img src=”www.linkadress.com/picturename.jpg”>
To host photos for free and get the HTML generated for you www.photobucket.com This site doesn't allow porn so its less likely to be blocked at work.
More advanced Freep thread on HTML http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1569737/posts
Best off-Freep resource page I've found http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/
Thnaks this will help me!
A tip: Highlight what you want to know about (what html was used to do it) then right click on it and click on “view selection source.” You’ll see exactly how it was done - meaning the html code.
Now I know why some of my links didn’t work, I was putting them in quotes like an image insert.....DOH!
This will be a big help.
This will be a big help.<<\
And I’d like to thank everyone who helping with additional ideas.
When I began FReeping, people used the convention of italics when quoting another FReeper's post. Whatever happened to that?
Wi also didnt hav spelchek.
And if you forget to turn all of your html off you may get it repeated on the next post.
I still do it. When I first began FReeping, if someone didn't close a tag in their HTML it would affect all of the posts in the thread following it.
Apparently they fixed that (or your post would also be in bold and font size = +3).
>> When I began FReeping, people used the convention of italics when quoting another FReeper’s post. Whatever happened to that?
Wi also didnt hav spelchek.<<
That would be nice if that could be the standard. The “double greater than” looks cluttered and for somebody learning HTML is sometimes confusing.
Spellcheck is great - since I switched to Firefox and get spell check everywhere, not just on Freep, more people think I’m literate.
And that is so TEDIOUS to do...
she MUST have had some kind of template that she was using.
Yes, they did. Ya almost had to learn HTML in self defense, to close tags on other people's posts. A post here or there with large bold fonts isn't a problem, but a whole thread of large bold blinking posts would make your eyes go batty.
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