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Self | 2/1/06 | TPartyType and Other FReepers

Posted on 02/01/2006 3:48:27 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.


So practice here first and you'll get flamed out on the forum a lot less!


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).


This information is getting obsolete. Anyone care to help update?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: faq; html; newcomers; practice; thankyou4thread
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1 posted on 02/01/2006 3:48:28 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

Thank

s!


2 posted on 02/01/2006 3:52:49 PM PST by RolandBurnam (I WANT SOME PORK RINDS!!!!!)
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To: TPartyType

for later


3 posted on 02/01/2006 3:54:39 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Democrats need to shower)
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To: TPartyType

Rule ONE:

Search Twice, Post Once!

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.

4 posted on 02/01/2006 3:56:06 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: TPartyType

Where can I save this?


5 posted on 02/01/2006 3:56:38 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: TPartyType
Please: ALWAYS turn "OFF" the formatting when you use it.

Ahhhhhhhh, the good ol' days. Closing other posters tags. Leaving your own tags open. Entire threads of giant red flashing text.... good times.

6 posted on 02/01/2006 3:56:58 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Panzerlied

ping


7 posted on 02/01/2006 3:57:23 PM PST by Dacula
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To: TPartyType

Thanks!


8 posted on 02/01/2006 4:02:05 PM PST by Ragnorak
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To: TPartyType

Bump


9 posted on 02/01/2006 4:02:11 PM PST by Fawn
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To: The_Victor
I only know how to post in two colors. White
10 posted on 02/01/2006 4:02:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: xcamel; Howlin; Elsie; michigander; Purple Mountains Maj; RedBloodedAmerican; Calpernia
Thanks, xcamel!

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.

11 posted on 02/01/2006 4:04:10 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

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.


12 posted on 02/01/2006 4:05:16 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: TPartyType

Thanks!


13 posted on 02/01/2006 4:05:17 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: TPartyType
BLINK
14 posted on 02/01/2006 4:05:27 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: TPartyType
Advanced degrees at: w3schools.com. Otherwise, enjoy the warm sand.
15 posted on 02/01/2006 4:07:35 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: TPartyType; Admin Moderator
Hey, I liked the opening photo on the other "welcome newbies" thread that just got yanked...

:(

16 posted on 02/01/2006 4:10:21 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: TPartyType
Image hosting by Photobucket
17 posted on 02/01/2006 4:11:29 PM PST by meanie monster (http://guptonator.myvideochat.net)
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To: TPartyType; All

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.


18 posted on 02/01/2006 4:12:22 PM PST by Jackknife ( "I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father'." óWill Rogers)
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To: TPartyType; suesbro

TPartyType, thanks for posting this!

Paul, I thought this might help you out.


19 posted on 02/01/2006 4:14:21 PM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: Jackknife
Thanks for the info, I didn't know that. I am going to go and find the plugin now. COOL!

20 posted on 02/01/2006 4:15:16 PM PST by meanie monster (http://guptonator.myvideochat.net)
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