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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
KEYWORDS: faq; fr; freerepublic; html; htmlsandbox; newcomers; practice; sandbox
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To: TPartyType
and -- Superscript

I already learned this from Dan Rather. No, I didn't. I know the basics of HTML, of course, but never figured out how to do superscript. THANKS!!!! There may or may not be a hidden message in this post. Use your decoder ring:)
21 posted on 11/22/2004 10:02:04 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Yes DUmmies, we stole the election, but you'll never figure out how. Love, the VRWC.)
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To: TPartyType
Ping, so I have it handy to show others when they... ahem... need the help.
22 posted on 11/22/2004 10:12:09 AM PST by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: TPartyType

I remember very little about the old script. Does this URL allow for the use of anything else? Why does each paragraph have to be formatted redundantly? I simply don't remember (among many things) how to indent paragraphs.


23 posted on 11/22/2004 10:12:12 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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To: EdReform; TPartyType; potlatch
Thanks!

Zapruder Frames 312-314
Warning!: Not for the weak ! Very graphic.

Potlatch: Here's the updated Sandbox, fyi .....


24 posted on 11/22/2004 10:18:14 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: TPartyType; All

Morning everyone...

Can someone tell me if and how it would be possible to post this in a thread here? (countdown clock)

http://www.sunlink.org/images/testtime.html


25 posted on 11/22/2004 10:18:26 AM PST by WestCoastGal (Jr "I don't think the take will be any more but the give will be a lot less. That's how I will race")
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To: TPartyType
Test
26 posted on 11/22/2004 10:19:42 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States

hey that was supposed to blink. maybe blink doesnt work.


27 posted on 11/22/2004 10:21:20 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: TPartyType

Thankyouthankyouthankyou! I've used HTML for years but forget things. Bookmarked this for those days when the train of thought leaves the station and I'm on the platform waving "Bye".


28 posted on 11/22/2004 10:22:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Liberals Are INTOLERANT!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Knot Kneaded.


29 posted on 11/22/2004 10:23:01 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States
Big Test
30 posted on 11/22/2004 10:23:49 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States
Just remember, the blink tag is very annoying!
31 posted on 11/22/2004 10:26:30 AM PST by Bon mots
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Posting a picture is easy,
just like this!

DARN!
32 posted on 11/22/2004 10:28:13 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots
Maybe thats why it is disabled.

Good im annoying enough w/o it. ;o

33 posted on 11/22/2004 10:29:19 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: TPartyType

PING


34 posted on 11/22/2004 10:29:30 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: No Blue States
Maybe thats why it is disabled.

Actually, the blink tag is not disabled!
It's not supported by Micro$oft Internet Exploder, but it works just fine in Mozilla Firefox.

Switch browsers and you'll see! (I happen to be using both just now...)

35 posted on 11/22/2004 11:24:14 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: TPartyType
Very Cool............................
36 posted on 11/22/2004 11:29:15 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: TPartyType




37 posted on 11/22/2004 11:30:53 AM PST by mental
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To: Bon mots

Thanks, I might try that. Get tired of IE.


38 posted on 11/22/2004 12:50:57 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: TPartyType
Giving something a try herehttp://www.washtimes.com
39 posted on 11/22/2004 12:56:42 PM PST by Zechariah11
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To: TPartyType
First try didn't work. Now for a re-try

Link to Washington Times

40 posted on 11/22/2004 12:59:11 PM PST by Zechariah11
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