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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: JesseShurun
FONT COLOR="blue">blue text produces blue text red text produces red text green text produces green text it's springtime
121 posted on 07/09/2003 1:15:07 AM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun
red red roses
122 posted on 07/09/2003 1:19:36 AM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun
red red roses

for a blue blue lady for a green-eyed girl for an orange sky at dusk

123 posted on 07/09/2003 1:25:59 AM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun

say hello to my friend, he's here with me

say hello to my friend, he's here with me

say hello to my friend


124 posted on 07/09/2003 1:30:10 AM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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Highlight the space between the stars:

*You found it.*

125 posted on 07/09/2003 1:35:02 AM PDT by Consort
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To: JesseShurun

126 posted on 07/09/2003 2:02:52 AM PDT by JesseShurun (The Hazzardous Duke)
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To: JesseShurun

127 posted on 08/12/2003 10:58:58 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: kitkat
TO ALL MAC OSX users:

There's a problem with saving pix and URLs together. I put the above picture on by saving the URL on Apple Works word processor together with a description of the picture. But this is too slow when you want to post a picture. It's also too hard to identify the picture before posting.

The OSX, v. 1, apparently lacks a utility to allow for storing pix along with their URLs. Does anyone know more about how to do this?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
128 posted on 08/12/2003 11:15:09 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: TPartyType

Link to RL

How are you doing?

<a href="http://www.angelfire.com/ny/HPStarCraft/images/Kathy2.jpg/a>

129 posted on 08/13/2003 11:22:24 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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BUMP TO THE TOP!
130 posted on 09/10/2004 3:00:31 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TheWyzzyrd
test
131 posted on 09/15/2004 2:32:55 PM PDT by TheWyzzyrd (Red is grey and yellow white, but we decide which is right.. and which is an illusion. (Moody Blues))
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To: TheWyzzyrd
My own HTML test.

This should be a dumb photo of a wooden moose being goosed.


132 posted on 09/18/2004 12:27:11 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TheWyzzyrd
Lets try this agian!

test

Grrrr! What am I doing wrong????

133 posted on 09/20/2004 8:50:25 PM PDT by TheWyzzyrd (Red is grey and yellow white, but we decide which is right.. and which is an illusion. (Moody Blues))
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To: TheWyzzyrd

Err... make that 'again'...


134 posted on 09/20/2004 8:51:30 PM PDT by TheWyzzyrd (Red is grey and yellow white, but we decide which is right.. and which is an illusion. (Moody Blues))
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To: amdgmary
This is a test
135 posted on 09/25/2004 2:28:49 PM PDT by amdgmary
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To: Graybeard58
When ignoramuses vote
136 posted on 10/16/2004 4:10:44 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58
When ignoramuses vote
137 posted on 10/16/2004 4:12:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58
test post
138 posted on 10/17/2004 9:55:28 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty
ZOT
139 posted on 10/17/2004 9:59:56 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty
ZOT!
140 posted on 10/17/2004 10:07:11 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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