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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).


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
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To: cubreporter
Thought this thread and links might be of interest to you.

Enjoy!

121 posted on 12/17/2004 2:53:05 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

Hey, thanks. Gonna look it over and study it too. Looks like a wealth of information for me to learn. Thanks very much.


122 posted on 12/19/2004 5:59:20 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

Bump


123 posted on 12/20/2004 11:28:45 PM PST by bummerdude
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To: bummerdude

Can someone please tell me what a ping is and how it works? I can't find info on it anywhere but everyone is talking about it. What the Hell is a ping?

Thank you!!!!

diane


124 posted on 12/21/2004 7:52:51 PM PST by diane in IL
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To: diane in IL
{{{{PING!}}}}

Got your attention, didn't I?

Welcome to FR.

5.56mm

125 posted on 12/21/2004 7:54:08 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

OK I swear I am not an idiot. I still don't get it! What was that supposed to mean?


126 posted on 12/21/2004 8:10:26 PM PST by diane in IL
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To: diane in IL
When someone wants you to read a post or article, they will 'ping' you to it.

And don't make me come back to explain it further.

5.56mm

127 posted on 12/21/2004 8:15:56 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: diane in IL
(((Ping)))

That's how you "call" someone you know, and say...

"Hey, I found an interesting article, and I thought you would find it interesting too !!..

Then they click on the message header and are linked to the article..
Then they either congratulate you for knowing them so well, or flame you for wasting their time.. ( /joke )

Hope this is a little more "explanatory"..

Merry Christmas...

128 posted on 12/23/2004 7:59:57 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: TPartyType
&amplt;img src="url goes here"&ampgt;

<img src="Url goes here">

Remove the "amp" from beginning and ending bracket symbol to get a "printable" HTML line..

129 posted on 12/23/2004 10:12:26 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach; Timeout
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Hi There..
I was paging through the HTML section, and saw this poem.
Not sure if you ever got an answer, or if you just figured it out by yourself, but I checked your FR page and it wasn't there..

For some reason, I decided to challenge myself to "figger it out"...
Maybe it's just the season..

But, here it is, and if you're interested in how it's done but don't want to search through the Sandbox page to find the formatting, I can Freepmail it to you as a text file..

Anyway, Merry Christmas, and here's the Poem, formatted on a colored background..

130 posted on 12/23/2004 11:25:07 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

131 posted on 12/23/2004 1:00:01 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

132 posted on 12/23/2004 1:25:27 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

133 posted on 12/23/2004 1:42:02 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

134 posted on 12/23/2004 1:44:35 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: anonymoussierra
Right click on the picture, highlight the URL, then copy and paste into '< img src="URL">'"Thank you

This looks better and you don't have to tell them to cut out the spaces:

<img src="URL">

135 posted on 12/23/2004 1:52:27 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

136 posted on 12/23/2004 1:53:51 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: WestCoastGal

It's html. You can't post it. You could capture a static image and post that but not the dynamic page.


137 posted on 12/23/2004 2:00:07 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: SC Swamp Fox
You don't need the "<a>" for images.
138 posted on 12/23/2004 2:02:20 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: WildTurkey
Thank you :}}}} Happy Chirstmas
139 posted on 12/23/2004 5:12:35 PM PST by anonymoussierra (Wesołych Świąt oraz Szczęśliwego Roku!!!)
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To: WildTurkey
You don't need the "<a>" for images.

Do you mean the "</a>" that put after the picture link?

I've been doing that for about 5 years, I guess it didn't cause any problems. If I wanted to use the picture as a hot-link, how would I do that?

140 posted on 12/23/2004 6:14:58 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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