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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
Do you have a list of all colors available with html? I tried maroon and scarlet and pink and it works!
51 posted on 11/24/2004 1:38:22 PM PST by ucsd1974
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To: ucsd1974
HTML colors
52 posted on 11/24/2004 3:14:22 PM PST by mental
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To: mental; ucsd1974

Here is another one with color codes:

http://gotomy.com/color.html


53 posted on 11/24/2004 3:17:47 PM 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

This newbie thanks you. Bump.


54 posted on 11/24/2004 3:36:53 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: mental
Many thanks to post #52 (mental) and #53 (MeekOneGOP). I am continually impressed by the intelligence, humor, and caring demonstrated by the citizens of the Free Republic community. Now can you figure out how to turn the People's Republic of California (formerly known as Reagan Country) from blue to red?
55 posted on 11/24/2004 4:46:24 PM PST by ucsd1974
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To: ntnychik; devolve; MeekOneGOP; Smartass; Happy2BMe; WKB; HairOfTheDog; potlatch
Today, Nov 24, 2004, is Pipers first birthday! I just knew all of you would really want to know, LOL.


56 posted on 11/24/2004 7:56:48 PM PST by potlatch (Under Construction.......)
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To: TPartyType
RED

red text

57 posted on 11/24/2004 8:07:03 PM PST by SouthTexas
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To: potlatch

Those images have been published in a lot of places.

I remember them mostly from a book called "Best evidence" which was of course about the dead body of JFK!

Interesting to see someone posting them in this sort of thread.


58 posted on 11/24/2004 8:07:46 PM PST by Radix (This post is being protected by a sophisticated Tag Line alert system. Stand back!)
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To: potlatch; MeekOneGOP; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe


Piper the Great Froghunter on crushed velvet chair
near his favorite Tiffany reading lamp.




Nice birthday hat Piper.



59 posted on 11/24/2004 8:16:40 PM PST by devolve (                         )
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To: Radix

We sometimes tend to use this thread as a place for posting things that are more 'private' or unrelated to any thread, like my 'puppy' picture!!

I was responding to Meeks ping on the Zapruder picts.


60 posted on 11/24/2004 8:23:04 PM PST by potlatch (Under Construction.......)
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To: devolve

Hi devolve. I was wishing I had put him on a blue chair as his fur is so gold!

I made that Tiffany lamp a long time ago, it is a very small one.


61 posted on 11/24/2004 8:25:03 PM PST by potlatch (Under Construction.......)
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To: potlatch

Is Piper gonna get some turkey n' dressin' tommorrow?


62 posted on 11/24/2004 8:35:22 PM PST by Happy2BMe (It's not quite time to rest - John Kerry is still out there (and so is Hillary))
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To: Happy2BMe


Piper is duded up like he expecting a lady friend for his birthday.

No frogs for oil!

I recall "stained-glass" before -

You did the cutting and leading too?


Often you can find an old bronze, brass, or alloy antiquey lamp base to use on them thar artsy lamps.


63 posted on 11/24/2004 8:43:38 PM PST by devolve (                         )
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To: Happy2BMe

Hi Happy, Piper will be dancing around the kitchen just waiting for his dinner tomorrow!!


64 posted on 11/24/2004 8:53:46 PM PST by potlatch (Under Construction.......)
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To: potlatch; devolve; Happy2BMe
haha! Hey, Piper! Happy birthday!


65 posted on 11/25/2004 5:31:31 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: potlatch

Today, Nov 24, 2004, is Pipers first birthday! I just knew all of you would really want to know, LOL.



Oh yeah and Happy Thanksgiving Day to you too.


66 posted on 11/25/2004 6:37:20 AM PST by WKB (3! ~ Psa. 12 8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.")
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To: TPartyType
Just testing something:-

Happy Thanksgiving to you all...

67 posted on 11/25/2004 10:07:35 AM PST by LaserLock (Hit em' where it hurts)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Hey Meek, how do you resize an image?


68 posted on 11/25/2004 10:10:22 AM PST by Barlowmaker
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To: Barlowmaker

at the end add the width=
and height=
you can experiment in the preview window..

="http://www.stic-cil.org/images/stooges.jpg"width=400 height=300>


69 posted on 11/25/2004 10:21:40 AM PST by The Mayor (Salvation is not turning over a new leaf, but receiving a new life.)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you (and thanks for your pings to the FRs Finest threads)! Happy Turkey Day!


70 posted on 11/25/2004 10:31:13 AM PST by Barlowmaker
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To: Barlowmaker

my pleasure


71 posted on 11/25/2004 11:00:33 AM PST by The Mayor (Salvation is not turning over a new leaf, but receiving a new life.)
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To: All
This is just a test... Yeah.
72 posted on 11/25/2004 12:15:56 PM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: All
I don't give a BLINK. OOO
73 posted on 11/25/2004 12:19:33 PM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: balk
orange text
74 posted on 11/25/2004 12:20:22 PM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: balk
Link to Free Dominion
75 posted on 11/25/2004 12:28:39 PM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: balk

Test Post Picture:

< img src="http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB/redirect.php?banner_id=3">

End of Test


76 posted on 11/25/2004 12:36:17 PM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: balk

77 posted on 11/25/2004 1:02:43 PM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: balk

78 posted on 11/25/2004 1:09:50 PM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: balk


is that it?

image properties location http://www.freedominion.ca/bushbanner.gif
79 posted on 11/25/2004 1:15:21 PM PST by mental
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To: TPartyType
You mean Laurence O'Donnell can now express his innermost feelings? He'll be so HAPPY!
80 posted on 11/25/2004 1:55:13 PM PST by CompGeek
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To: Barlowmaker

It depends on how you mean by 'resize'.

No, not revisiting the definition of what "is" is, lol! :^D

If you want to take an existing pic and making it APPEAR smaller or larger, then choose a smaller or larger dimension of the current original size and enter that dimension instead, like The Mayor said there.

But if you want to physically make a smaller or larger picture, that would require special software that can be bought via eBay, and relatively cheaply, too. (Mine was ~$15, including shipping). And having a website to host the new picture.


81 posted on 11/25/2004 4:25:43 PM 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: mental

Yeah, that's the one - how'd you do that?


82 posted on 11/26/2004 11:07:22 AM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: SC Swamp Fox

http://www.economist.com/images/20041127/D4804US0.jpg


83 posted on 11/26/2004 5:13:02 PM PST by CAWats
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To: anniegetyourgun
redundant post
84 posted on 11/27/2004 10:16:59 AM PST by cyn (Prayers always for Terri Schiavo, her family, and her friends.)
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To: balk
The image on the Freedominion site is a banner ad that links to another page.

When you right click on it, the properties include the link address AND the image location "http://www.freedominion.ca/bushbanner2.gif", which is what you want to use in the IMG SRC.

Somebody should tell the nitwits who plan to protest against our president up there: yer just going to make him more popular in the red states, eh.
85 posted on 11/27/2004 1:46:59 PM PST by mental
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To: mental

86 posted on 11/27/2004 2:16:03 PM PST by mental
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Testing, Testing...hey, is this thing on?


South Carolina Ping List

Add me to the ping list. Remove me from the ping list.

87 posted on 11/27/2004 6:51:04 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: potlatch

Interesting. And it looks like Congressman Thomas is winking at Johnson.


88 posted on 11/27/2004 11:13:08 PM PST by TOUGH STOUGH
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To: mental

That was a big help - thank you.


89 posted on 11/29/2004 10:39:34 AM PST by balk (Martin's goin' down (just you wait!))
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To: A Jovial Cad
This is a test.

trying to master html

another test

90 posted on 11/29/2004 11:24:20 AM PST by A Jovial Cad ("I had no shoes and I complained, until I saw a man who had no feet.")
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To: A Jovial Cad
The title starts here


This a test of my talents with HTML

91 posted on 11/29/2004 11:28:06 AM PST by A Jovial Cad ("I had no shoes and I complained, until I saw a man who had no feet.")
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To: TPartyType
PING,Ping,

Ping

92 posted on 11/29/2004 11:29:33 AM PST by ljswisc
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To: A Jovial Cad
The Title Goes Here

93 posted on 11/29/2004 11:29:41 AM PST by A Jovial Cad ("I had no shoes and I complained, until I saw a man who had no feet.")
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To: potlatch

Muttly not allowed in ANY sandboxes.

Better run away now, or this will count as an Official Visit.


94 posted on 11/29/2004 11:34:00 AM PST by PoorMuttly ("The right of the People to be Muttly shall not be infringed,")
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To: TPartyType

ping for later usage.


95 posted on 11/29/2004 3:57:21 PM PST by Angry Republican (yvan eht nioj!)
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To: TOUGH STOUGH

Just got back online after Thanksgiving and going through pings!

Yes, Thomas was winking at Johnson, no wonder we WONDER about conspiracies!!


96 posted on 11/29/2004 6:38:57 PM PST by potlatch (Under Construction.......)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Regarding your #28 . . .


97 posted on 11/30/2004 6:33:25 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: michigander
Regarding your #15:


Hail, noble friend!

98 posted on 11/30/2004 6:45:44 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: Vermonter

Thanks for #14!


99 posted on 11/30/2004 6:46:27 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

LOL!!! Thank you! How adorable that train is! :-)


100 posted on 11/30/2004 9:46:37 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Liberals are Socialists wrapped in a "Progressive" label.)
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