Skip to comments.HTML Sandbox
Posted on 12/06/2002 9:33:54 AM 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).
To find them, click on your name which will take you to your profile page.
Since Sep 19, 1998
Click on links - there they are!
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.) ;-)
Ya beat me to it! LOL.
HA! Just barely! :)
Thank you so much. I found them. How silly to not have inquired before now.
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.
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
< img src=http://s650.photobucket.com/albums/uu226/wnhansard/?action=view¤t=Callista.jpgyour ONLINE picture file here>
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 :^)