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Posted on 01/10/2006 7:29:56 PM PST by TPartyType
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.
NEWCOMERS TIP: I just reread the FreeRepublic posting guidelines. They're worth a read by all newcomers [click here].
But first, HTML advice from the FreeRepublic help page:
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:
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
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.
<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
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.
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!"
"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!
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:
<li>List item #1
<li>List item #2
<li>List item #3
Finally . . .
Here's the link for [Webmonkey] (a super HTML training site).
Have you gone to the html bootcamp thread and studied the directions for posting an image? When I said, in #137, "use the 'img src' tag," what I meant was, utilize the full tag for posting an image (as taught at html bootcamp) and place the address for the image you're trying to post within the quotation marks within the html tag. I hope this makes sense.
The bottom line, Purp, is that you were posting the image as a link (a href), not as an image (img src).
Good job! HTML is a bit fussy but you can do neat stuff with it.
1. Note the URL of the web page in which you see the picture you like. Copy it down.
2. Right-click on the picture you see on that web page--the picture that you want to link to. Get "properties" on that picture. Copy that URL for that particular picture.
3. In your reply, format it as
...as you can see, I can't show you, because if I show you...I'd have to ki--, no, seriously, I'm very new at this, and I have the HTML code to give you the answer, but the problem is that FR's web page is trying to display it to you, which doesn't help. How did the earlier poster disable his HTML so he could show me?!?!
What a quandary! To show someone is impossible, because they'll only see the RESULT, not the coding itself.
Cf. post #55 by facedown. He gave the example I followed.
Be sure to add the height and width sizes if at all possible. It allows the threads to load more efficiently.
here's your help, again, from the HTML Bootcamp:
Instead of typing < type the ampersand(&) pound(#) and 60.
To make > appear, type ampersand pound 62 (no spaces anywhere). In between, you put the HTML tag you want to appear on the screen.
There may be another way to do the same thing, but this is the one I use.
I use < for < and > for > because it's easy to remember "less than" and "greater than".
( And to get those to view on screen, I had to use < and > -- don't forget the semicolons!)
right click on this page and select "view source code." Scroll down through all that code until you find my post 147 and do what I did.
When first I learned HTML as a newbie, I learnt a lot by going into the code itself and studying what somebody had done that I wanted to do, then imitating it. Ya gotta practice, my dear. That's what this sandbox is for.
Go to the HTML Bootcamp or Webmonkey and learn something; come back here and try it. Pretty soon it'll be second nature!
oops...I didn't mean to connect the two I was using the example as a guide within my post & somehow they connected and I didn't see that before posting...
I'm through trying for today...
<img src="<a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/images/frlogo.gif"">http://www.freerepublic.com/images/frlogo.gif"</a>
Here is what it should look like:
Gee and it's almost happy hour, when the fun really starts. :o)
aha! But I really meant it for Jellybean. You type faster than I. I explained why the links they were connected, TPT.
I am learning...just not at your pace...Thanks... bye...Have a great rest of the day!
Thanks for the help. Connecting those two links was a goof.
I was using the first link as a guide to compose the second link and when I posted I realized they had mistakenly connected...Thanks for trying to help.
I had just followed a link explaining HTML special characters, and was slowly coming to an understanding.
You're welcome to use it...I promise I won't change it on you :) Here's the address: http://www.zyworld.com/jelibn2/jelijar.gif
Seems that you can! G R O O V Y!
I am an HTML-enabled TYRANNOSAURUS REX!
You're welcome & thank you too! Rest assured I only get gifs from sites that allow useage with a mention...or a link back to them and I do.Have a great rest of the day!