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self | 10 Jan 06 | TPartyType

Posted on 01/10/2006 7:29:56 PM 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 . . .

Cartoon_cop.gif - (12K)

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: Free Republic
KEYWORDS: 2006; 2006html; faq; fr; html; htmlsandbox; lexicon; newbies; newcomers
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To: TPartyType
trying to get blink to work
21 posted on 01/10/2006 8:22:50 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: TPartyType

I can't seem to get < blink > to work correctly (spaces are mine). Does it work just like bolding and italicizing?


22 posted on 01/10/2006 8:23:38 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq
try a different browser. Blink is disabled in most. marquee is disabled in others.
23 posted on 01/10/2006 8:24:54 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


24 posted on 01/10/2006 8:25:30 PM PST by bmwcyle (Gael Murphy is a bug)
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To: TPartyType

ok...

is #21 blinking to anyone else?


25 posted on 01/10/2006 8:26:08 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: Calpernia

You must have a big kitty. lol
26 posted on 01/10/2006 8:27:07 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: TPartyType

for later use


27 posted on 01/10/2006 8:28:14 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Democrats need to shower)
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To: TPartyType
ping it for later review

I've been writing HTML for over 10 years now, but it never hurts to brush up.

28 posted on 01/10/2006 8:28:57 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
Testing blink and bold
29 posted on 01/10/2006 8:29:19 PM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: MikeinIraq
Yep! #21's blinking for me, in Firefox (but not in Safari).
30 posted on 01/10/2006 8:30:06 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TheForceOfOne

::puuurrrr::


31 posted on 01/10/2006 8:32:42 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: TPartyType

bump


32 posted on 01/10/2006 8:35:44 PM PST by Chuck54 ( "Happy people need no particular cause to be happy.")
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self ping


33 posted on 01/10/2006 8:37:46 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: MikeinIraq

Nope....not blinking to me


34 posted on 01/10/2006 8:39:08 PM PST by goodnesswins (Lies never sleep)
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To: MikeinIraq

Yes


35 posted on 01/10/2006 8:40:48 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: Calpernia

lol nice kitty!


36 posted on 01/10/2006 8:41:38 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: TheForceOfOne
LOL


37 posted on 01/10/2006 8:46:22 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
I have two cats Calpernia, one is a real fatty. lol

I'll have to take a picture of him soon and post it.
38 posted on 01/10/2006 8:50:43 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: TPartyType

Bump for later reading when I'm not so tired.

I have been posting comments for a while now but they are just too boring - no pizzazz and no annoying graphics. And I haven't posted any threads yet. I need to get ready. Watch out! A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.


39 posted on 01/10/2006 8:51:16 PM PST by Caramelgal (I don't have a tag line.... I am a tag line. So tag, you are it.)
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To: TPartyType
ok....I am using Firefox (I was using IE earlier)

blink dammit!!
40 posted on 01/10/2006 8:59:04 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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