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HTML Sandbox
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: 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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To: MikeinIraq

Yes, it is.


51 posted on 01/10/2006 10:05:47 PM PST by EsmeraldaA
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To: StarCMC

Thank you, StarCMC! So basically, once I can find a place to host my picture, I'll be able to upload it, then click on my picture's "properties" and post the pic the same way I would any other picture off the internet. Cool!


52 posted on 01/10/2006 10:06:08 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Chena

Yes -- and tinypic is free. I think photobucket might be as well. I pay for fotki -- about $30/year if I recall correctly.


53 posted on 01/10/2006 10:07:10 PM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: TPartyType
Dont forget to CLOSE YOUR TAGS ! ! !

(......sorry)


Old Timer Bump.

54 posted on 01/10/2006 10:10:16 PM PST by Delta 21 (MKC USCG-ret)
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To: TPartyType
Here's a little fun for ya:

<A HREF="URL of link"><IMG SRC="URL of image"></A>

For example:

<A HREF="http://www.drudgereport.com/"><IMG SRC="http://www.drudgereport.com/logo9.gif"></A> yields:

a "clickable" image!

55 posted on 01/10/2006 10:12:30 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: TPartyType

bump


56 posted on 01/10/2006 10:26:53 PM PST by Cheapskate (America , -- -- -- -- Yeah!)
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To: TPartyType

If one likes out of the ordinary colors, try this site

http://www.december.com/html/spec/color.html


57 posted on 01/11/2006 3:35:03 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: jellybean; TPartyType
J
58 posted on 01/11/2006 4:28:54 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Chena
My kitty just woofed down two bowls of cat food and a bowl of water. lol

Every day I go into the cats room and find the water bowl littered with cat food, I have no idea why he does this. I yell at him and he just looks at me like he could care less. lol
59 posted on 01/11/2006 5:14:48 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: TPartyType
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."

Thanks, TPT

60 posted on 01/11/2006 6:27:49 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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