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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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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

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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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