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The HTML Campfire
10/5/2004 | me, all the helpful others

Posted on 10/05/2004 5:00:21 PM PDT by michigander

The HTML Campfire

Gather 'round one and all. New or old, it doesn't matter.
All that should matter is a willingness to have, what may or may not be considered, knowledge bestowed upon anyone willing to learn how in the world all this cool looking stuff happens 'round here.
Let's get started...


Line Break: <br>
When you type <br> at the end of a line of text
This is what happens.

New Paragraph: <p>
When you type <p> at the end of a line of text

This is what happens.

These you need to turn something "on" and "off".

Bold "on" = <b> Bold "off "= </b>
Typing in:
<b>Bold</b> no more bold
Looks like:
Bold no more bold

The rest work the same way

Italic: <i></i>
Italic

Underline: <u></u>
Underline

Strikeout: <s></s>
Strikeout

Center: <center></center>

Center

The recently popular, Superscript: <sup></sup>
th, st, rd

Subscript: <sub></sub>
th, st, rd

Nothing to it right?
Now these require you to enter what you want between the " and ".

Font Size: <font size="?"></font> (?=font sizes; 1-7)
1234567

Font Color: <font color="the color name"></font>
Black
White It's White, trust me it's there (highlight it with your pointer)
Red
Green
Blue
Cyan
Purple
Orange
Yellow
Brown

These rquire you to enter where you want to go between the " and ".

How to post a picture: <img src="?"> (?=the address of the picture)
In this case the picture address is: http://www.freerepublic.com/images/frlogo.gif (It's from the FR home page)
<img src="http://www.freerepublic.com/images/frlogo.gif"> =

Links are a 2 step process. Where you want to go and something for the pointer to "click" on.
Link Something: <a href="?">??</a> (?=the address of the page, ??=something to "click" on)
In this case the page address is: http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm (the FreeRepublic "home" page)
<a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm">(the FreeRepublic "home" page)</a> the </a> turns off the link. =
(the FreeRepublic "home" page) the </a> turns off the link.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: faq; html; newbie
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This "Campfire" may turn into a "Bonfire" so remember, the flames can be HOT!
However, with a little care, they're rarely fatal.

J

1 posted on 10/05/2004 5:00:21 PM PDT by michigander
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To: michigander
You forgot links...

<a href="My Link" target="new">Google</a>

renders: Google

2 posted on 10/05/2004 5:03:30 PM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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To: michigander
Allow me to be the first victim. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
3 posted on 10/05/2004 5:04:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Not an HTML problem, but is there any explanation for why FR posts now have a bit of a delay after they are submitted?

When the threads reload after submitting a post, I do not see my latest message. I have to refresh the thread page several times to see what I've typed.

FR used to always run in realtime, now it seems like there is a "seven second" delay. Is equipment being maxed out by the number of users or have there been some changes behind the scenes?


4 posted on 10/05/2004 5:04:33 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: michigander

WOW! Thanks. Seriously cool. Never took the time to figure it all out.


5 posted on 10/05/2004 5:05:08 PM PDT by pgobrien (Comfortable in the Bastion of Right-Wing Lunacy........)
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To: michigander

Thank you bump.


6 posted on 10/05/2004 5:05:08 PM PDT by Argus
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To: michigander
I should say... you forgot LINKS the correct way!

target="new" is the polite way!

7 posted on 10/05/2004 5:05:15 PM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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To: michigander
I'll throw in that putting an <ul> list is handy. Start off with the ul then put <li> items for each one, then close it off with a </ul>

8 posted on 10/05/2004 5:05:24 PM PDT by lelio
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To: bikepacker67
You forgot links...

Ahem. ;-)

9 posted on 10/05/2004 5:07:23 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: weegee

I noticed the same especially yesterday during the FReepathon.


10 posted on 10/05/2004 5:09:18 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (I'll vote Republican till the day I die then I'll vote democrat.)
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To: cripplecreek
Woooo Wooooo

my first successful picture posted.
11 posted on 10/05/2004 5:09:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: michigander
Hello newbies, it's 2004 so you should really be using XHTML! The old stuff will still work, and almost all the above is correct but let me correct a few things:

Line Break: <br/>

New Paragraph: <p/>

How to post a picture: <img src="?"/> (?=the address of the picture)

12 posted on 10/05/2004 5:10:29 PM PDT by Odyssey-x
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bump


13 posted on 10/05/2004 5:11:19 PM PDT by eureka! (It will not be safe to vote Democrat for a long, long, time...)
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To: bikepacker67
"correct", "polite"?

You sound like Kerry attempting to define "grave" and "imminent".

14 posted on 10/05/2004 5:12:07 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: michigander
Dan Rather is a joke! thanks for the suoerscript HTML help I was actually looking for tis last night and could not find it, thank you! :^D

FesterUSMC

15 posted on 10/05/2004 5:12:14 PM PDT by FesterUSMC (If you don't have the hammer your going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!FesterUSMC)
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To: michigander
Can we still marquee?

?

I guess not

16 posted on 10/05/2004 5:12:20 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (I'll vote Republican till the day I die then I'll vote democrat.)
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To: michigander

17 posted on 10/05/2004 5:13:22 PM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party.)
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To: Rightly Biased
Can we still marquee?

No.
Once in a while that's a bummer eh?

18 posted on 10/05/2004 5:14:43 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: michigander

Begs the question: Will we make HTML smores later?


19 posted on 10/05/2004 5:15:33 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: JimmyT; jellybean

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20 posted on 10/05/2004 5:15:42 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: michigander
I'm copying the thread location to my home page, so I can find it when I need it.

Strikeover Crossing things out is my favorite!

21 posted on 10/05/2004 5:15:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Catherine Zeta-Jones.)
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To: michigander

Happy Halloween from www.filedeposit.com free picture storage.

22 posted on 10/05/2004 5:16:17 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: cripplecreek

And it's a really pretty picture, too!


23 posted on 10/05/2004 5:16:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Catherine Zeta-Jones.)
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To: lelio
I'll see your <ul> and raise you
<ol><li>one
<li>two
<li>three
<li>four
</ol>

Which yields:

  1. one
  2. two
  3. three
  4. four

(Bullet points or numbered lists can be nested, too).

24 posted on 10/05/2004 5:17:40 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: Tax-chick
And here's a cool green tree snake!


25 posted on 10/05/2004 5:18:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Catherine Zeta-Jones.)
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To: Tax-chick

Now my only problem is getting them from the web. I don't know how to convert web photos from bitmap to jpgs. I'll try resizing next.


26 posted on 10/05/2004 5:20:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: michigander
I beg your freakin' pardon!

Kerry would not only give you a dead link, but take your original IE page away from Free Republic!

I'll reiterate... the proper way to link is thus:

<a href="my link" target="new">MY LINK</a>

27 posted on 10/05/2004 5:20:22 PM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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To: spodefly
SAMMY!

You sure know how to break a Cub's fans heart.
Not that we didn't know any better!

28 posted on 10/05/2004 5:21:26 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: michigander

I have a query for you that are so wise in the ways of HTML. Do you have to type each individual font color to get that pretty rainbow font that classygreeneyedblonde used or did he/she use a single command?


29 posted on 10/05/2004 5:22:04 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Well, its actually more like a global pop quiz.)
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To: cripplecreek
I don't understand a word you said. But I'm okay with that ... one hurdle at a time! I just figured out the tree snake a few days ago, and not long before that, I learned to
line break!
30 posted on 10/05/2004 5:23:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Catherine Zeta-Jones.)
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To: cripplecreek

And a beauty at that! Sunrise or sunset?


31 posted on 10/05/2004 5:27:10 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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32 posted on 10/05/2004 5:27:18 PM PDT by spodefly (Torpidity disinclines me to include a tagline with this post.)
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To: All
I want to try fonts and colors. Let's try Red. Cool it works.

Let's try big red: Red. Way cool.

Let me try that list thing. Reasons NOT to vote for Kerry:

Thank you. This will be very helpful..

33 posted on 10/05/2004 5:27:23 PM PDT by Retief
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To: michigander
Indicating the end of sarcasm is done by </sarcasm>

But how do you display the "less than symobol which HTML would try to interpret if explicitly stated?

The way I do it is to use the ampersand (shift-7 key) followed immediately by LT;

34 posted on 10/05/2004 5:27:55 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: michigander

BUMP for practice later.


35 posted on 10/05/2004 5:29:15 PM PDT by gigi
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To: lancer
Sunset. I take a picture of the lake nearly every day. Something is allways different. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
36 posted on 10/05/2004 5:30:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: McGruff
Halloween Flashers

LMAO!!

37 posted on 10/05/2004 5:33:56 PM PDT by Jackknife (.......Land of the Free,because of the Brave.)
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To: Retief
Joining you in the color test exercise..

Test

38 posted on 10/05/2004 5:35:03 PM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: michigander; lelio
Ordered lists (similar to lelio's "unordered list" in #8 are also useful:

<OL>
<LI>First List Item
<LI>Second List Item
<LI>Third List Item
</OL>

produces this:

  1. First List Item
  2. Second List Item
  3. Third List Item

39 posted on 10/05/2004 5:35:55 PM PDT by TXnMA
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To: spodefly
Hey PETA, want some ham? Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
40 posted on 10/05/2004 5:36:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: cripplecreek
The a href="?" also works for wav files... spam.
41 posted on 10/05/2004 5:36:33 PM PDT by Dutchgirl (Burma shave!)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
I use &lt;/sarcasm&gt; myself.

</sarcasm>

42 posted on 10/05/2004 5:38:41 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: michigander

OK, so I want to put yellow highlight on certian text, not change the text color, just highlight the background yellow . . how would I do that ?


43 posted on 10/05/2004 5:38:53 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: michigander
And let's not forget the classic:

michigander Member since October 30, 1998

You just go like this:

<table bgcolor="#000000" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>
        <table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" width="100%">
          <tbody>
            <tr bgcolor="#3d4f88">
              <td align="left" width="75%"><font color="#ffffff"><b>michigander</b></font>               </td>
              <td align="right"><font color="#ffffff" size="-1">Member since <b>
                October 30, 1998</b></font>               </td>
            </tr>
          </tbody>
        </table>
      </td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
  

44 posted on 10/05/2004 5:41:34 PM PDT by umbagi (Monthly donor [entry level])
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To: BIGLOOK
Testing, testing...
45 posted on 10/05/2004 5:45:05 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but have recently come to my senses.)
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To: ChadGore
I want to put yellow highlight on certian text, not change the text color, just highlight the background yellow

That was a sweet wasn't it?
I don't know a simple way to do that here anymore.
I'd just bold or change the color of the certain text.

46 posted on 10/05/2004 5:46:10 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: spodefly
spodefly-certified HTML Screensaver

Probably only works on IE5+. Non-malicious.

47 posted on 10/05/2004 5:46:19 PM PDT by spodefly (Torpidity disinclines me to include a tagline with this post.)
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To: cripplecreek

WOW!


48 posted on 10/05/2004 5:49:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Catherine Zeta-Jones.)
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To: Odyssey-x

Need some help here. What is the address of a picture if I choose one from those I've saved in My Pictures. I just tried with the addresson the folder and got nada.


49 posted on 10/05/2004 5:52:18 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but have recently come to my senses.)
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To: umbagi
And let's not forget the classic:

Man, I remember that. Sheesh, I'm old!
Never thought my freshness date meant that much in the grand scheme though.

50 posted on 10/05/2004 5:52:51 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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