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Various FReepers | 11/22/04 | TPartyType

Posted on 11/22/2004 9:16:10 AM PST by TPartyType


Welcome Newcomers!

This Sandbox is devoted to giving you a place to practice basic HTML, 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 . . .

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).


TOPICS:


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: faq; fr; freerepublic; html; htmlsandbox; newcomers; practice; sandbox
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1 posted on 11/22/2004 9:16:10 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

Already posted.


2 posted on 11/22/2004 9:16:58 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

This is an update. The old thread is huge. (You're quick!)


3 posted on 11/22/2004 9:19:23 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
PLEASE TELL EVERYONE THAT THERE IS AN AUTOFORMAT FUNCTION FOR SIMPLE POSTS!

YOU DON'T NEED <BR> OR <P> FOR SIMPLE POSTS.

IF YOU DON'T USE HTML, IT WILL ALSO AUTOFORMAT http addresses and email address.

4 posted on 11/22/2004 9:20:15 AM PST by WildTurkey
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To: TPartyType

I'm just giving you a hard time, TPT! I'm so pleased to see this. Lots of new folks who need this very badly! In fact, would it be considered rude if I ping them here?!! Don't answer that.....


5 posted on 11/22/2004 9:20:53 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: TPartyType

BTTT


6 posted on 11/22/2004 9:21:33 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: TPartyType

Thank you bump


7 posted on 11/22/2004 9:22:07 AM PST by borntobeagle
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To: TPartyType

Anything but the Sandbox post again. Why me, Lord? :)


8 posted on 11/22/2004 9:23:19 AM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Thanks! Here's a link to the last "Sandbox"
9 posted on 11/22/2004 9:23:56 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

BTTT


10 posted on 11/22/2004 9:25:32 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: TPartyType

This is a great tool for some of us FR veterans, also, who occasionally suffer from *senioritis* - LOL!

Thank you for posting this!


11 posted on 11/22/2004 9:26:22 AM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: TPartyType

Thanks very much. I have been here a while, but haven't taken the time to learn about this . . .


12 posted on 11/22/2004 9:27:32 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Fiddlstix; MeekOneGOP

Update ping


13 posted on 11/22/2004 9:28:21 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: TPartyType
For all of you who want to post an image, but don't know how:

The image file must be located on a web hosting site, yours or one you know will allow links to it.

If this is confusing to you, go to this site http://www.tinypic.com

They provide a hosting site for single images and also the means to upload the image from your computer to their host. They then provide the URL for you to use in your post. They even provide the URL in several HTML formats for you to cut and paste.

Try it, it works!

Oh, one last thing. Whenever you attempt to post a link, click on it in the FR preview panel before you complete the post. This will prevent those embarrassing broken links ;-}

14 posted on 11/22/2004 9:28:33 AM PST by Vermonter
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To: TPartyType
I
Hi!

15 posted on 11/22/2004 9:29:37 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: TPartyType

How about a spelling and punctuation sandbox?


16 posted on 11/22/2004 9:30:09 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: TPartyType

ping


17 posted on 11/22/2004 9:35:20 AM PST by Quixotical (Private Pyle is that a Jelly Doughnut)
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To: TPartyType

Thanks for this. It's really helpful.


18 posted on 11/22/2004 9:47:16 AM PST by Wonderama ("America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy"....John Updike)
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To: Vermonter; TPartyType; All

"For all of you who want to post an image, but don't know how:"


"How to post a picture
< (Opens the link)
img (Stands for image)
src (Stands for Source)
= (tells the computer that you are going to put in a destination)
"URL" (The url of the picture goes between quotation marks)
> (Closes the link)
put it all together and you get (with a space between the first karat and the img) <"img src=”http://www.spiano.mazda.co.jp/img/appeal1-p1.jpg">
Take the space out after the first karat (<) and you would get …
Right click on the picture, highlight the URL, then copy and paste into '< img src="URL">'"Thank you


19 posted on 11/22/2004 9:48:22 AM PST by anonymoussierra
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To: EdReform; All
More Help Thread Links: (Click Here)

Thanks for the Ping J

20 posted on 11/22/2004 9:54:38 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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