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HTML Sandbox is locked - Requesting HTML Information, Links, etc. for FReeper Newbies
Self | August 17, 2002 | MeeknMing

Posted on 08/18/2002 4:46:35 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP

HTML Sandbox is locked - Requesting HTML
Information, Links, etc. for FReeper Newbies



No.....this is not a request for help for myself, lol ! This is for folks that are new to FreeRepublic.com that need a place to practice their HTML before posting on the regular threads. When I see a new FReeper that posts an article and the first reply is "Paragraphs are our friends" (or the likes), I will send them links to the NEWCOMERS: Welcome Center and Information thread and the HTML Bootcamp (Cyber patriot training) thread. This way, they may become oriented to FreeRepublic and their posts will go up and be better received by the FReeper audience.

Perhaps in all the recent changes FreeRepublic has undergone, I missed something? When I search for the "Sandbox" I find quite a few of them, but they are all "locked read-only". I'm trying to find out if there is an active "Sandbox" for folks to practice their HTML skills. If there is not one now, can someone post one? Perhaps there is a "Sandbox" posted now under a different name, or a place outside of FreeRepublic that one can practice their HTML posting skills. Bottom line, I think you see I'm looking for a place that I can direct new folks to so they can practice HTML.

Last, if you have any links to HTML instruction, etc., or anything that might be helpful to FReeper newbies (or helpful to anyone for that matter), please post them here.


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Thanks, folks. I appreciate your helpful input!

Oh, btw. Please ping this to any FReepers that
you think might be able to offer assistance.

Please bump this thread for me. Thank you!

1 posted on 08/18/2002 4:46:35 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: TPartyType; tomkat; JimmyT; Alamo-Girl; Admin Moderator
Just fyi and seeking helpful input. Thanks!
2 posted on 08/18/2002 4:47:06 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
Meek, I'm fairly certain this:

R U new? Some Tips....

is so old it's locked, too, but it's as close as I ever got to penning an "operator's manual" for Free Republic.

( Another yet-to-be-realized goal... )

3 posted on 08/18/2002 5:24:33 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks, backhoe! It is locked, but I see it has some very good and pertinent
information that will help newbies and perhaps "not so" newbies too!
I bookmarked it for use in new FReeper orientation. Thank you !
4 posted on 08/18/2002 5:44:42 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for looking- it's "stuff I wish somebody had told me about at first" as well as "things that had me puzzled- how do you do that?"
5 posted on 08/18/2002 5:50:35 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Snow Bunny; Alamo-Girl; onyx; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; SusanUSA; ...
HTML Sandbox is locked - Requesting HTML
Information, Links, etc. for FReeper Newbies

Seeking help for new FReepers, please pardon this ping!
If you can help by providing links, information, etc., I
would appreciate it a lot!
Even just a bump is a lot of help (hint! hint!)

We were all new FReepers at one time, remember?.....
Thank you for your help and for indulging me this ping!


6 posted on 08/18/2002 6:28:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
We do need a place where people can practice. The two most helpful things I learned were how to copy text and format it, and how to post pictures.

Maybe there should be a permanent place on Free Republic just for this purpose...a running thread in the General Interest section, for example.

7 posted on 08/18/2002 6:33:26 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: MeeknMing
Here's a site for the basics Meek!!

Davesite

8 posted on 08/18/2002 6:37:00 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: Miss Marple; John Robinson; Jim Robinson; All
Maybe there should be a permanent place on Free Republic just for this
purpose...a running thread in the General Interest section, for example.

That is a good idea. I know there are occasions when I would like a place to "Text" a post. I used to use the sandbox, but now I can't.

9 posted on 08/18/2002 6:37:38 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
If you go to our beloved Resident Guru's michigander's FR Homepage he has all of the relevant information laid out.

You tEsT yourself using the Posting Comment 'Preview' button. If it's not correct there, scroll down and correct your 'Comment' section or hit 'Edit' at the bottom of the 'Posting Page' and go back and correct it.

michigander's page above will open in a new window, so you can use it as a reference while you're FReeping.

Cheers.
brityank

10 posted on 08/18/2002 6:38:53 AM PDT by brityank
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To: MeeknMing
Dave's Site

Working with HTML tags

HTML goodies

This should be a good start

11 posted on 08/18/2002 6:39:06 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: MoJo2001
I hit your link and glanced through it. That looks like an
excellent place for HTML orientation. Thanks so much !
12 posted on 08/18/2002 6:41:08 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
Another thing; Right Click and "View Source" will give you the underlying HTML for the page you're viewing.
13 posted on 08/18/2002 6:41:36 AM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank; TxBec
Thank you ! Now we're cookin' !
14 posted on 08/18/2002 6:42:44 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
Why not just use this thread:


15 posted on 08/18/2002 6:43:21 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: MeeknMing
I have a direct link to it!! Beginners won't be able to practice, but they can get basic info:

HTML Sandbox

Hope it works!!

17 posted on 08/18/2002 6:49:01 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: MeeknMing
The correct link, oops! LOL

The HTML Laboratory
This is a free-for-all zone.
In this area, you can experiment with HTML to your heart's content.

18 posted on 08/18/2002 6:49:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: MoJo2001; MeeknMing
with the way everything is set up now, once you find a tutorial, you can practice by previewing and you will see *exactly* how it would look if you posted (just make sure you don't hit post LOL)
19 posted on 08/18/2002 6:53:16 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: MeeknMing
Hi Meek

Not sure if this will help others, here are two links that helped me a lot.

The first is a quick list to HTML tags along with brief explainations and examples. Here's the link

IDOCS GUIDE

The second is a pretty popular place and may even have been posted to this thread before I got around to it but here it is anyway. It isn't just one HTML guide or tutprial but a page with a dozen or so links. It's on the internet at Pittsburgh Three Rivers Free Net. Actually I find LOTs of information there!

The top link on the page is pretty good (Barebones Guide) And make sure to scroll to the bottom and check out The Tutorials section. Here's the link.

Three Rivers Free Net

Hope this helps.

prisoner6

20 posted on 08/18/2002 6:54:11 AM PDT by prisoner6
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To: MeeknMing
That is a good idea. I know there are occasions when I would like a place to "Text" a post. I used to use the sandbox, but now I can't.

All you have to do is put your HTML on a notepad file then "save as" a .htm file type instead of saving it as a .txt file. After saving it as a .htm it'll look like an internet shortcut. Just double click it and your browser will open it as it will appear when posted.

I get $60 an hour for tech support, you owe me $2.

21 posted on 08/18/2002 6:54:24 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Your link brought up File not found.

I tried playing with your link and I think this is the right place?:

The HTML Laboratory
http://www.cwru.edu/cgi-bin/tutorial/laboratory

Thanks so much, TGYC !

22 posted on 08/18/2002 6:58:13 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Your link brought up File not found.

I tried playing with your link and I think this is the right place?:

The HTML Laboratory
http://www.cwru.edu/cgi-bin/tutorial/laboratory

Thanks so much, TGYC !

23 posted on 08/18/2002 6:59:10 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: AAABEST
I get $60 an hour for tech support, you owe me $2.

LOL ! Thanks! Will this do?



24 posted on 08/18/2002 7:00:59 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: TxBec
That is absolutely true!! LOL!
25 posted on 08/18/2002 7:12:18 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: MeeknMing
Hi MnM, this thread has such good info, I think I might "bookmark" it to my homepage....now, how do I do dat? : ) TIA : )

(BTW, what's that little thingie next to your smiley face? I can't quite make it out.)

26 posted on 08/18/2002 7:12:28 AM PDT by American Preservative
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To: MeeknMing
Here is the HTML Cheat Sheet that I use

Just downland the software and type what you want to say and the software will type up the codes for ya .. then just copy and paste it into your post

What can I say .. I'm a lazy freeper .. LOL

HTML Font Colorizer

27 posted on 08/18/2002 7:12:49 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: MeeknMing
Example of it ..

Good Morning MeeknMing




28 posted on 08/18/2002 7:18:36 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: MeeknMing
Here is another site for help

Funky Chickens

29 posted on 08/18/2002 7:24:44 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: MeeknMing
bttt
30 posted on 08/18/2002 7:31:26 AM PDT by summer
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To: MeeknMing
Bumpity Bump for all newbies!!
31 posted on 08/18/2002 7:32:43 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Mo1

bookmarking this one

32 posted on 08/18/2002 7:34:02 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: TxBec
Maybe they can put the Sandbox in the Smokey Back Room. rofl. Nooo. then the newbies would be totally abused with the relaxed rules. lol
33 posted on 08/18/2002 7:39:59 AM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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To: MeeknMing
I'll toss in my 2 cents for the newbies now. It took me forever before I figured it out (I had to slap my forehead when I did).. but to link to a picture you see somewhere, RIGHT click on it..

Look for where it says "copy image location" and just LEFT click on that. It will automatically be cut for you to paste into the quotes <img src=" > (had to leave out one of the quotations for this to show up.)

34 posted on 08/18/2002 7:45:24 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: Unknown Freeper
I thought the smokey back room WAS the abuse room LOL
35 posted on 08/18/2002 7:46:18 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: brityank
Another thing; Right Click and "View Source" will give
you the underlying HTML for the page you're viewing.

Yes, that's true. Alternative is from browser pull-down menu
click on "View" then "Source". Thank you!

36 posted on 08/18/2002 8:04:48 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a38d821710885.htm
37 posted on 08/18/2002 8:09:20 AM PDT by Ragin1
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks, TGYC !
38 posted on 08/18/2002 8:09:55 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: prisoner6
This is the first time I've seen either of those sites.
Thank you so much!
39 posted on 08/18/2002 8:18:03 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: brityank
Another thing; Right Click and "View Source" will give you the underlying HTML for the page you're viewing.

I found an old HTML page on FR that had a link to where you could find "View Partial Source". I have loved that little trick ever since.

You can highlight a section of a page and view the source HTML code for it. Saves ya alot of headache in the long run.

40 posted on 08/18/2002 8:20:50 AM PDT by LowOiL
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To: Lowelljr
Here's the link for IE web tools:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/IE/WebAccess/default.asp
and look at the bottom of the page for "Web Developer Accessories." Cool!

6 Posted on 07/29/2000 21:07:33 PDT by Cultural Jihad

To: Cultural Jihad

Thanks for mentioning that in #6, spared me the trouble...

A "lazy" way I exploit Web Developer's Tools is to "view partial source" of an interesting-looking HTML effect, hilite & copy to a desktop file, and simply copy it from there when desired. Saves a lot of scribbling on file cards....

19 Posted on 01/28/2001 13:52:15 PST by backhoe

41 posted on 08/18/2002 8:27:01 AM PDT by LowOiL
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To: American Preservative
(BTW, what's that little thingie next to your smiley
face? I can't quite make it out.)

Oh you mean this little fella here?---------->

It's this, lol !:


Have a cup while you FReep !

42 posted on 08/18/2002 8:29:38 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Mo1
Thank you! I glanced at it and read a little.
Looks good. I'll check it out......
43 posted on 08/18/2002 8:35:40 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: American Preservative
Hi MnM, this thread has such good info, I
think I might "bookmark" it to my homepage....

Sure is - I'm glad I posted this. The links here will
not only allow me to help new FReepers, they'll help
me too! lol !

44 posted on 08/18/2002 8:40:23 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
Alamo PC has an all-encompassing tutorial for HTML. I used this site when I was first learning HTML.
45 posted on 08/18/2002 8:42:12 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Mo1
Thanks for the Funky Chicken site. Looks like a LOT of good stuff there!
46 posted on 08/18/2002 8:45:22 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: JustAmy; summer
Thank you !
47 posted on 08/18/2002 8:46:50 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
#42 - that's cute. Oh , so that's what they did with all those non-needed pencils....new-age coffee stirrers! A little caffeine...a little sugar...a little lead = power breakfast! : ) LOL

MnM, you missed the rest of my post - "...this thread has such good info, I think I might "bookmark" it to my homepage....now, how do I do dat? : ) TIA : )" Seriously, how does one "bookmark?" Thanks.

48 posted on 08/18/2002 8:53:56 AM PDT by American Preservative
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To: MeeknMing
Wow, thanks! I didn't know this existed.
49 posted on 08/18/2002 8:54:08 AM PDT by MagnoliaMS
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To: TxBec
...but to link to a picture you see somewhere, RIGHT click on it..

Look for where it says "copy image location" and just LEFT click on that. It will automatically be cut for you to paste into the quotes <img src=" > (had to leave out one of the quotations for this to show up.)

Hmm? When I right click on a pic, I don't have the "copy image location" option.
I use Internet Explorer 5.5. Is that different than yours? If so, would that be why?

I right click on a picture, left click on properties then copy the "URL Address". Then paste that into the graph template as you say.

50 posted on 08/18/2002 8:59:00 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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