Skip to comments.HTML Sandbox
Posted on 02/01/2006 3:48:27 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).
when in doubt, repeat Rule ONE.
per Jim Robinson, 2000:
Miscellaneous Free Republic
Source: Free Republic
Author: Jim Robinson
Posted on 05/21/2000 18:07:02 PDT by Jim Robinson
Just a reminder about duplicate posts. We're still getting a lot of them.
Use the search feature before posting articles. Select "Articles Only" and search on ONE significant word in the title. It'll usually turn up a post if it's a duplicate. Also, please use the original titles only. Do NOT change the words in the title.
Thank you. That is all.
Where can I save this?
Ahhhhhhhh, the good ol' days. Closing other posters tags. Leaving your own tags open. Entire threads of giant red flashing text.... good times.
New Sandbox ping!
(I had to zap the old one because I borrowed a gif and the company didn't like that . . .:o)
The new one features a cute little sandbox pic supplied by Calpernia.
THIS IS REALLY COOL! I LEARNED HOW TO POST USING ALL CAPITAL LETTERS! NOW IF I CAN ONLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET RID OF THAT WASTED SPACE IN BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS.
For those of you using Firefox for browsing, you can download an extension called 'BB Code' that allows you to highlight text, then right click for html options. It inserts the code for you. I started using it AFTER I learned code first, though.
TPartyType, thanks for posting this!
Paul, I thought this might help you out.
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