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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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1 posted on 01/10/2006 7:29:56 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

2 posted on 01/10/2006 7:31:17 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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bump for personal reference...


3 posted on 01/10/2006 7:32:20 PM PST by Palpatine (Every single liberal is now an enemy of the republic!)
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To: TPartyType

.


4 posted on 01/10/2006 7:33:23 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: TPartyType
My favorite is blockquote. You just put blockquote in between the brackets like this:

And viola, the quote is centered and block.

And of course, use the slash to end them.
5 posted on 01/10/2006 7:33:52 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (As long as liberalism and I exist, neither one of us is safe.)
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To: TPartyType
Here is a great place to start too:

http://www.w3schools.com/html/

6 posted on 01/10/2006 7:34:15 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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Comment #7 Removed by Moderator

To: TPartyType
so this turns into italics?
8 posted on 01/10/2006 7:36:44 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: TPartyType
Oh, wow!! It works! Thanks HUGE (or HUGH) bunches!
9 posted on 01/10/2006 7:37:47 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: TPartyType

Always good to have a refresher material - thanks for taking the time.


10 posted on 01/10/2006 7:38:24 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Nice post!
11 posted on 01/10/2006 7:44:06 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

thx but too big; had it removed


12 posted on 01/10/2006 7:44:43 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: TPartyType

ping


13 posted on 01/10/2006 7:48:13 PM PST by lp boonie (Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Wow, that was fast! Thanks. And, hey, Zuben Elgenubi, if you want to study that information, it's linked right up there at the top of this thread. It's michigander's "HTML Bootcamp." or simply [click here]
14 posted on 01/10/2006 7:55:14 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: Calpernia

#2's cute!

and you're FAST!! We'll have to make that pic a permanent fixture here.


15 posted on 01/10/2006 7:56:10 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: hsalaw

my pleasure


16 posted on 01/10/2006 7:56:49 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Simple punctuation and check your spelling. Use a dictionary if you have to!

I learned that in the 4th grade.

That's all I have to say about that ...

17 posted on 01/10/2006 8:01:17 PM PST by manwiththehands (Good news for America = bad news for DemocRats)
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To: manwiththehands

18 posted on 01/10/2006 8:06:04 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
my pleasure Still practicing.
19 posted on 01/10/2006 8:18:56 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: TPartyType

save


20 posted on 01/10/2006 8:22:00 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
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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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To: MikeinIraq

Don't you mean Blink 182, Dammit?

ark, ark!


41 posted on 01/10/2006 9:20:04 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: MikeinIraq

Hi Mike :) I'm trying to remember how I can post a personal digital picture. Seems to me I have to go to a website and upload it....is that right? I've never done it before, but I know I've read a suggestion in the past.

The memory cell I placed that tidbit of information seems to have been misplaced. ;) PS: don't you think they should invent a "post-it" note that sticks to your forehead?


42 posted on 01/10/2006 9:25:37 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: TheForceOfOne

I bet my cat is fatter than yours...nah nah-nah-nah nah. LOL ;)


43 posted on 01/10/2006 9:27:19 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: TPartyType

Ping


44 posted on 01/10/2006 9:33:31 PM PST by TNdandelion
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To: Everybody

It was a sultry day in Miami Beach.....

By the way, folks, when you use italics, insert an HTML code for a space after the closing tag for italics. I cannot seem to get the code to display in this message, but it is six characters: ampersand, n, b, s, p, semicolon. If you insert that HTML code after an italicized word (and after the normal space you use after you type a word (by pressing the spacebar) the italicized word won't be too close   to the next word. It's a flaw in the implementation of HTML that nobody seems to want to address.

Look at the difference:
This is an example of scrunched-up words.
This is an example of unscrunched-up  words.

45 posted on 01/10/2006 9:36:47 PM PST by Technical Editor
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To: Technical Editor
I messed up my examples.

This is an example of scrunched-up words.
This is an example of unscrunched-up  words.
46 posted on 01/10/2006 9:40:22 PM PST by Technical Editor
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To: TPartyType; michigander
Hey, TParty!! Long time no see!
47 posted on 01/10/2006 9:52:47 PM PST by jellybean (George Allen 2008)
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To: MikeinIraq
yes!!!
48 posted on 01/10/2006 9:59:16 PM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: Technical Editor
Perhaps it's my browser (Opera), but your example of the unscrunched-up word looks stange with the extra space. The first example looks normal.
49 posted on 01/10/2006 9:59:35 PM PST by jellybean (George Allen 2008)
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To: Chena

Yes -- you have to have your picture hosted somewhere (fotki, tinypic, or any site that allows hotlinking) and then link to is.

Use this code: (without the first space after the open carat)

< img src="url">


50 posted on 01/10/2006 10:01:42 PM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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