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HTML Sandbox
various freepers | Refreshed 6 Dec 02 | various freepers

Posted on 12/06/2002 9:33:54 AM 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 . . .

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; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: html; htmlpractice; htmlsandbox; sandbox; yeehaaaaaa
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To: WHATNEXT?
Your bookmarks are here!

To find them, click on your name which will take you to your profile page.


WHATNEXT?
Since Sep 19, 1998

view home page, enter name:
WHATNEXT? hasn't created an about page.

Click on links - there they are!

251 posted on 11/17/2008 2:28:37 AM PST by jellybean (Who is John Galt? ~ Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: WHATNEXT?

2 options:

1—Click on your own username to take you to your Profile page. Click on “Links” on the bar in the upper left of the page.

2—Click on “Account” from the main forum pages. Then click on “my profile”... then “Links”

Voila! A list of all your bookmarked threads.

(If you get real industrious, you can edit the page by clicking on the “You can edit this page” at the bottom.) ;-)


252 posted on 11/17/2008 2:30:06 AM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: jellybean

Ya beat me to it! LOL.


253 posted on 11/17/2008 2:30:58 AM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

HA! Just barely! :)


254 posted on 11/17/2008 2:37:27 AM PST by jellybean (Who is John Galt? ~ Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: calcowgirl

Thank you so much. I found them. How silly to not have inquired before now.


255 posted on 11/17/2008 3:37:18 PM PST by WHATNEXT? (That's PRESIDENT BUSH (not Mr.)!!)
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To: jellybean

Thank you for your help. I was amazed (shouldn’t really be... it is after all FR) at the quick responses and right on spot help.

I’ve printed and placed in FR file. Now I hope a big change doesn’t come to soon. Or another 40 years wandering could happen.

Thanks all....


256 posted on 11/17/2008 3:42:56 PM PST by WHATNEXT? (That's PRESIDENT BUSH (not Mr.)!!)
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To: TPartyType

257 posted on 03/13/2009 9:10:48 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: MWestMom

FOR LATER


258 posted on 03/24/2009 12:15:30 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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test image:

259 posted on 06/13/2009 11:38:54 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: TPartyType
testing

Barack Obama

The JOKER


260 posted on 08/04/2009 12:44:07 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: SloopJohnB
testing

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam,
the American descent into Marxism
is happening with breath taking speed,
against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple….
The final collapse has come with the election of
Barack Obama

~ Pravda news website (Russia), 2009

One Big Ass Mistake America !!!

261 posted on 08/04/2009 12:56:46 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: TPartyType

<img src=”http://www.alancaseyentertainment.com.au/chicken%20with%20cowboy%20Ronnie%202.JPG";


262 posted on 04/07/2010 9:48:31 AM PDT by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: weeweed

<img=”http://www.alancaseyentertainment.com.au/chicken%20with%20cowboy%20Ronnie%202.JPG";


263 posted on 04/07/2010 9:49:33 AM PDT by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: weeweed

264 posted on 04/07/2010 9:55:13 AM PDT by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: weeweed

265 posted on 12/03/2011 7:56:24 AM PST by Amadeo
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To: Amadeo

< img src=”http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu226/wnhansard/?action=view&current=Callista.jpg”;>


266 posted on 12/03/2011 7:57:39 AM PST by Amadeo
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To: Amadeo

< img src=“http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu226/wnhansard/?action=view&current=Callista.jpgyour ONLINE picture file here”>


267 posted on 12/03/2011 8:03:05 AM PST by Amadeo
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To: Amadeo
Mars Attacks
268 posted on 12/03/2011 8:06:06 AM PST by Amadeo
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To: Amadeo
You have too many quotes and unneeded stuff in your link.

Right click on the picture, select properties then highlight and copy the address/URL. That is all you need after img src= Between the <>

Keep trying :^)

269 posted on 12/03/2011 8:20:15 AM PST by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: TPartyType

270 posted on 02/20/2012 7:34:40 AM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: TPartyType

271 posted on 02/20/2012 7:34:57 AM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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asdf


272 posted on 10/29/2013 3:15:05 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (Here's a big "Howdy!" to all the guys at NSA!!!)
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