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Various FReepers | refreshed 10/31/03 | Various FReepers

Posted on 10/31/2003 3:27:25 AM PST by TPartyType

Welcome Newcomers!

This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML without getting flamed when you make a mistake, and to get some coaching.


So, first things first:

Go to michigander's [ HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training)] and learn there how to change font color, font size, font face, and the like.
THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION THERE NOT COVERED HERE (so as to avoid duplication).
Learn there also how to post a link and an image, then come back here to practice.

If you're having problems, folks will drop by occasionally to give you pointers and help you troubleshoot.


Boring posts are a crime . . .


gif provided by The Animation Factory

So practice here first!


NEWCOMERS TIP: I just reread the FreeRepublic posting guidelines. They're worth a read by all newcomers [click here].


Following is an excellent previous post by Willie Green

But first, HTML advice from the FreeRepublic help page:

Basic HTML
The Free Republic forum uses standard HTML coding techniques. Use <p> to start new paragraphs. You may use <b> to begin bolding and <center> to center text, but please remember to end these items where appropriate with </b> and/or </center>, etc. If you post links or other advanced coding, be sure to test before posting.

Creating new paragraphs is about the only html that most posters ever need, but if you would like to learn more about html you may use any search engine on the internet to find tutorials. Simply search on "html tutorial". Here are links to a couple tutorials that I found:

The Basics

Paragraphs, Line Breaks and Horizontal Lines
A lengthy article or reply can be very tedious to read if it does not contain some very simple HTML formating. Inserting either of the following codes will make your post much more readable:


Character Formatting
Simple special effects may be created using Character Formatting Codes. These codes are used in pairs in the format: <?>words to be formatted</?>, where <?> turns the formatting "ON" and </?> turns the formating "OFF".

Please: ALWAYS turn "OFF" the formatting when you use it.

Some commonly used codes of this type are:

These codes can be "nested" to produce multiple effects at the same time. For instance:

<b><i>Bold and Italic</i></b> produces Bold and Italic


Links
The method for posting a HTML link is fairly simple. The following format is used:

<a HREF="URL">Link Description</a>

where "URL" is the URL address you want to link to (and you gotta use the double quotes), and Link Description is whatever you want to call your link. For example:

<a HREF="http://www.drudgereport.com/">Link to Drudge</a>

becomes Link to Drudge


And another from the same previous post:

<FONT COLOR="COLOR">Sample</FONT> produces colorful text.

"COLOR" is often a Hexidecimal Code for whatever Color you want, but color names are also supported.
Examples:

<FONT COLOR="blue">blue text</font> produces blue text

<FONT COLOR="red">red text</font> produces red text

<FONT COLOR="green">green text</font> produces green text


To: foolproof formatting

Here is an easy way to REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE FORMATTING.

To be sure I turn off the formatting I TYPE THE "OFF" COMMAND AT THE SAME TIME AS THE "ON" COMMAND.

An example:
I want to respond to a line in a post by another brilliant Freeper.
I type < I >""< /I >< BR>
I then "cut and paste" his remarks between the quotes:
< i>" You are a poopy head "< /I>< BR>
And type my equally brilliant response: "No, you're a poopy head!"
The result:

"You are a poopy head"
No, you're a poopy head!

It's very easy to forget to turn off your formatting!
Yes it is!


To: ftrader, deport

Actually, the <ul> tag is for a bulleted list and stands for unordered list. The missing part is the list item tag (<li>) Here's an example:

<ul>
<li>List item #1
<li>List item #2
<li>List item #3
</ul>

Would display:


Finally . . .

Here's the link for [Webmonkey] (a super HTML training site).


Link to previous Sandbox thread


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KEYWORDS: fr; html; lexicon; newbies; practice
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1 posted on 10/31/2003 3:27:25 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

Here's a treat for new FReepers to fill their HTML bag o' tricks!


2 posted on 10/31/2003 3:41:18 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Bookmarked for later reference for those newbies!

Thanks!
3 posted on 10/31/2003 3:54:04 AM PST by petuniasevan (Forecast for Wisconsin during any geomagnetic storm: Cloudy. As usual.)
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To: TPartyType; michigander
Hey T!!! Haven't seen you around lately. Thanks for opening up the Sandbox again...

Welcome to the Sandbox Newbies... BWAHAHAHAHA

4 posted on 10/31/2003 3:55:55 AM PST by jellybean ( :))
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To: TPartyType
Subject: Liberal, Conservative, and Southerner's response to the same situation.


How do you tell the difference between Liberals, Conservatives and Southerners?

Pose the following question:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges.

You are carrying a Glock .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?

LIBERAL ANSWER
_____________________________________________________________________________

Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!

Does the man look poor or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids?

Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?

What does the law say about this situation?

Does the Glock have an appropriate safety built into it?

Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?

Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?

Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?

If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?

Should I call 9-1-1?

Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.

This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.

CONSERVATIVE ANSWER
____________________________________________________________________________
BANG!

SOUTHERNER'S ANSWER
_____________________________________________________________________________
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click...
(sounds of reloading).

Wife: "Sweetheart, he looks like he's still moving, what do you kids think?"

Son: "Mom's right Dad, I saw it, too."

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click.

Daughter: "Nice group, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tip bullets.?
5 posted on 10/31/2003 3:59:08 AM PST by fawn796
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To: petuniasevan
thank YOU!
6 posted on 10/31/2003 3:59:40 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: fawn796
Just wanted to see what happens if you just "copy and paste" and email.
7 posted on 10/31/2003 4:00:03 AM PST by fawn796
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To: jellybean
Hey, jellybean! Glad to FReep ya! I've been lurking mostly. You're a good html coach! Thanks for "checking in!"
8 posted on 10/31/2003 4:01:40 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: jackibutterfly
Here you go-
9 posted on 10/31/2003 4:08:55 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into the Sunset...)
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To: oceanperch
By the looks of your Oct. 31 (vanity) post, I think you'll get a lot of benefit out of this thread.

FRegards.
10 posted on 10/31/2003 4:19:03 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: backhoe
Muchas gracias, amigo!
11 posted on 10/31/2003 4:20:03 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Howdy, friend- haven't seen your name recently, good to hear from you.
12 posted on 10/31/2003 4:25:35 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into the Sunset...)
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To: backhoe
Been busy with a new job. Good to see you, too!
13 posted on 10/31/2003 4:28:37 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Hey It linked great on another thread maybe I should just hang it up for the nite.

I am a tired pup.

Tommarrow is even more exceptional.

Figure if it is to Vain it will die.

Thanks for the link though. OP
14 posted on 10/31/2003 4:31:38 AM PST by oceanperch (Just got back, left society for 29hrs, it was great.)
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To: jellybean
It's the Great Pumkin Charlie Brown
Address:http://community-2.webtv.net/KingVanity/ItstheGreatPumkin/ Changed:3:44 AM on Friday, October 31, 2003
15 posted on 10/31/2003 4:32:40 AM PST by oceanperch (Just got back, left society for 29hrs, it was great.)
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To: oceanperch
nighty night
16 posted on 10/31/2003 4:32:42 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: quinn
*ping*
17 posted on 10/31/2003 4:34:31 AM PST by onyx
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To: fawn796
To make a line to seperate blocks of text instead of:

----------------------------

use the Horizontal Rule tag: <HR> which will give you this...


You can change the length of it by adding a width attribute <HR WIDTH=150>


or percentage...<HR WIDTH=33%>


...it will automatically center.

18 posted on 10/31/2003 4:42:13 AM PST by jellybean ( :))
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To: TPartyType
Smart ass.

Nite.
19 posted on 10/31/2003 4:46:30 AM PST by oceanperch (Just got back, left society for 29hrs, it was great.)
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To: TPartyType
Thanks for "checking in!"

You're welcome! Good to see ya!!

20 posted on 10/31/2003 4:50:12 AM PST by jellybean ( :))
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To: oceanperch
Thanks for the link...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

21 posted on 10/31/2003 4:55:20 AM PST by jellybean ( :))
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To: TPartyType; Jim Robinson
Do you have a LIST of HTML commands that do not WORK here in FRland?

I know there are some...............

22 posted on 10/31/2003 5:02:59 AM PST by Elsie (Don't believe every prophecy you hear: especially *** ones........)
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To: TPartyType
Thanks for the post. This is a great tool, and a perfect place to practice or test mega-posts of pics.

One thing I have learned is when posting pics, the quotes are not necessary, so if you post this

all you have to enter is

< img src=http://store3.yimg.com/I/hobased_1764_1005318 >

Also, previewing when posting HTML stuff is strongly suggested

23 posted on 10/31/2003 5:04:45 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Government money = government control)
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To: TPartyType

test



and -- BOLD
and -- Italic
and -- Underline
and -- Blink
and -- Strike
and -- Subscript
and -- Superscript
and -- Big text
and -- Small text
It appears that BLINK and BIG do not work........
24 posted on 10/31/2003 5:05:36 AM PST by Elsie (Don't believe every prophecy you hear: especially *** ones........)
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To: Elsie
nope. sorry
25 posted on 10/31/2003 5:06:17 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Ooops! He spilled his guts!
26 posted on 10/31/2003 5:07:27 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: mollynme

Pre Thanksgiving bump.

27 posted on 10/31/2003 5:08:18 AM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Elsie
I think they disabled marquee as well?
28 posted on 10/31/2003 5:11:41 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
True..

bgsound appears not to work........
29 posted on 10/31/2003 5:37:59 AM PST by Elsie (Don't believe every prophecy you hear: especially *** ones........)
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Bump
30 posted on 10/31/2003 6:27:09 AM PST by amarok
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To: Elsie
Free Republic Supported HTML Tags and Attributes
31 posted on 10/31/2003 8:55:44 AM PST by michigander
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To: TPartyType
Reference HTML Cheatsheet


Very

good
source

of
HTML

help

--->HERE<---




32 posted on 10/31/2003 10:24:07 AM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29 (If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bull$hit!)
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To: TPartyType
For what?
33 posted on 10/31/2003 2:05:20 PM PST by alternatediscourse (Magnificent Seven ~ Charlie Don't Surf either!)
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To: michigander
Thanks! Good to see you're still around.
34 posted on 10/31/2003 2:46:24 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: alternatediscourse
Oh . . . so blink doeswork!!!???

It wasn't working on my computer at home. Old web browser version, I guess?

35 posted on 10/31/2003 2:49:51 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: jellybean
We updated the site.

It's the Great Pumkin Charlie Brown
Address:http://community-2.webtv.net/KingVanity/ItstheGreatPumkin/ Changed:8:29 PM on Friday, October 31, 2003
36 posted on 10/31/2003 9:16:19 PM PST by oceanperch (Respite care, it is a good thing.)
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To: TPartyType
Good to see you're still around.

Like you, "I've been lurking mostly." :)

37 posted on 11/01/2003 9:10:41 AM PST by michigander
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To: TPartyType
<img src="http://users.wi.net/~johnh/deanPHB.jpg>=
38 posted on 11/01/2003 2:20:18 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Using Occam's Razor to shave the hairy beast of liberalism...)
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To: will1776
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39 posted on 11/01/2003 2:21:00 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Using Occam's Razor to shave the hairy beast of liberalism...)
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To: TPartyType
BTTT
40 posted on 11/01/2003 2:31:37 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Using Occam's Razor to shave the hairy beast of liberalism...)
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To: TPartyType
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41 posted on 11/01/2003 2:34:07 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Using Occam's Razor to shave the hairy beast of liberalism...)
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To: will1776
how do you bookmark ???
42 posted on 11/01/2003 3:24:52 PM PST by merry10
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To: TPartyType
bold
italic
underline
strike
sub script
sup erscript
big
small

Free Republic Rocks!


Thanks for the kind welcome!

43 posted on 11/02/2003 7:20:42 PM PST by Miss Maam (What an awesome crash course! Thanks, TPartyType!)
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To: TPartyType
TP, Am I mistaken, or is it possible to LINK an article with just the img src=URL command?

Tried to do it recently, but couldn't get it to work...nothing but the litte box with the red x

44 posted on 11/03/2003 6:01:53 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Cuttnhorse
BTTT
45 posted on 11/04/2003 12:16:31 PM PST by StarCMC (God protect the 969th in Iraq and their Captain, my brother...God protect them all!)
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To: TPartyType
Big text test
46 posted on 11/05/2003 12:10:26 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Liberalism - Better Living through Histrionics )
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To: JoJo Gunn
Big and small
47 posted on 11/05/2003 12:12:33 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Liberalism - Better Living through Histrionics )
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To: JoJo Gunn
Blink test
48 posted on 11/05/2003 12:14:00 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Liberalism - Better Living through Histrionics )
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To: Cuttnhorse
No. You have use the "href" command with the "img" command in place of the link text.

Example:
< a href="www.freerepublic.com">< img src="website\picture.jpg">

49 posted on 11/05/2003 7:39:02 AM PST by BubbaBasher (The is no such thing as a moderate Muslim.)
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To: TPartyType
OK, everyone will love this cartoon:

This might need its own thread!

50 posted on 11/05/2003 7:48:03 AM PST by T Minus Four
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