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HTML Sandbox
Various Freepers | Refreshed 2 Jan 03 | Various Freepers

Posted on 01/02/2003 10:10:49 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; htmlsandbox; sandbox; sanfrancisco
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To: spodefly
I bet the marguee tag will not work.
101 posted on 03/31/2003 9:55:10 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: spodefly
Correct. Netscape invented it. MSIE doesn't support it anymore.
102 posted on 03/31/2003 10:07:54 PM PST by ALS
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To: TPartyType

103 posted on 03/31/2003 10:12:18 PM PST by timestax
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To: ALS; spodefly
Looks like I'm blanked on blinkin since my 'puter only speaks IE.

But hey, Thanks ... you guys saved me from untold hours in techno-hell.

104 posted on 04/01/2003 12:32:47 AM PST by CIBvet
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To: TPartyType
Just foolin around

Just Foolin Around
This is a Lot of Fun!! But takes forever!!

105 posted on 04/06/2003 7:46:11 AM PDT by mylife
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To: KneelBeforeZod
bump
106 posted on 04/06/2003 8:02:56 AM PDT by LeGrande
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To: mylife
This is a Lot of Fun!! But takes forever!!

Not when ya git good at it!!

107 posted on 04/06/2003 5:01:15 PM PDT by TPartyType
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To: All
Please stop by the Flag thread and learn how to fly your state or country flag on your profile page.

FLAG THREAD!!!!

108 posted on 04/06/2003 5:19:42 PM PDT by Balata (I am Rita Cosby's source.)
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To: RepublicanHippy
test
109 posted on 04/08/2003 7:16:51 PM PDT by RepublicanHippy ((I ain't wearin' no stinkin' burqa!))
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To: RepublicanHippy
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110 posted on 04/08/2003 7:18:36 PM PDT by RepublicanHippy ((I ain't wearin' no stinkin' burqa!))
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To: RepublicanHippy
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111 posted on 04/08/2003 7:22:24 PM PDT by RepublicanHippy ((I ain't wearin' no stinkin' burqa!))
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To: RepublicanHippy
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112 posted on 04/08/2003 7:26:45 PM PDT by RepublicanHippy ((I ain't wearin' no stinkin' burqa!))
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To: TPartyType


113 posted on 04/12/2003 10:05:53 AM PDT by Friend of thunder (No sane person wants war, but oppressors want oppression.)
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To: TPartyType
 

Someone, "Caption THIS!"

Technical Note / Question: ...?? The original ht.X width dimensions were out of proportion; it took about eight times to get it looking right. I guess that's the way it's done? Trial & error, or should I've used a calculator?

Left Photo, baby girl in diapers; from the Drudge page. Right Photo, - ?Iraqi girl, from an FR Thread.

Left Photo = From Drudge = http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030501/capt.1051796193.japan_us_military_xkk101.jpg = 200 X 329 = was way too wide; I finally changed it to: 290 X 250.
Right Photo = http://home.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=31c29e0a-4ba2-5354-4bb1-4fe4bd9c3525 = 236 X 320 = also too wide, changed it also to 290 X 250. In the FR thread, it looked great: #18 by two23

114 posted on 05/04/2003 5:32:17 PM PDT by Computer Central (The Computer Central page is being developed...)
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To: Computer Central
I always use a calculator. Much more efficient. But, hey, if you've got a lot of time to waste . . . :o)
115 posted on 05/04/2003 6:34:18 PM PDT by TPartyType
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To: iggy
<img src="http://images.animfactory.com/animations/animals/frogs/frog_croaking_sm_wht.gif"
116 posted on 07/08/2003 11:19:21 PM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun
http://images.animfactory.com/animations/animals/frogs/frog_croaking_sm_wht.gif"

117 posted on 07/08/2003 11:22:21 PM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun

118 posted on 07/08/2003 11:24:11 PM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun

119 posted on 07/08/2003 11:28:43 PM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun

120 posted on 07/08/2003 11:51:11 PM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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