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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: K4Harty

141 posted on 10/18/2004 11:20:25 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: amdgmary
This is a test
142 posted on 10/20/2004 10:29:19 AM PDT by amdgmary (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: K4Harty
ZOT!
143 posted on 10/21/2004 8:15:48 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty

144 posted on 10/21/2004 8:16:44 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty
trtoll-zot
145 posted on 10/22/2004 10:28:30 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty

146 posted on 10/22/2004 4:20:46 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty

147 posted on 10/22/2004 4:34:19 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty

148 posted on 10/26/2004 10:16:06 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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North Carolina Election Results 2004

Election Result Totals

US CONGRESS DISTRICT 1 G. K. Butterfield D 131834 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 1 Greg Dority R 74004  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 10 Anne N. Fischer D 85717  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 10 Patrick McHenry R 153963 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 11 Charles H. Taylor R 157281 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 11 Patsy Keever D 129869  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 12 Ada M. Fisher R 76073  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 12 Mel Watt D 153827 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 13 Brad Miller D 156514 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 13 Virginia Johnson R 110510  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 2 Billy J. Creech R 85917  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 2 Bob Etheridge D 140424 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 3 Roger A. Eaton D 66204  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 3 Walter B. Jones R 160190 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 4 David Price D 213291 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 4 Maximilian Longley (Write-In) U 112  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 4 Todd A. Batchelor R 119596  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 5 Jim A. Harrell, Jr. D 116326  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 5 Virginia Foxx R 166229 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 6 Howard Coble R 204422 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 6 William W. Jordan D 74952  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 7 Ken Plonk R 65186  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 7 Mike McIntyre D 177432 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 8 Beth Troutman D 98872  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 8 Robin Hayes R 123173 *
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 9 Jack Flynn D 84599  
US CONGRESS DISTRICT 9 Sue Myrick R 199193 *
US SENATE Erskine Bowles D 1575150  
US SENATE Richard Burr R 1737354 *
US SENATE Tom Bailey L 46823  
US SENATE Walker F. Rucker (Write-In)   758  

This file was created by Taxrelief on 11/04/2004.

149 posted on 11/04/2004 11:14:58 AM PST by TaxRelief (Long live Queen Hillary!)
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To: K4Harty

150 posted on 11/04/2004 7:46:44 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I'm George W. Bush and I approved this message.)
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To: K4Harty

151 posted on 11/08/2004 12:43:53 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: K4Harty

152 posted on 11/09/2004 7:54:10 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: K4Harty

153 posted on 11/09/2004 8:00:24 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: KS Flyover
Thank You
154 posted on 11/09/2004 8:02:53 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: K4Harty

155 posted on 11/09/2004 4:46:21 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: K4Harty

Try again, kiddo!


156 posted on 11/09/2004 4:48:52 PM PST by condi2008 (There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations. -Patrick Henry)
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To: condi2008

I know the codes, but the pic was just uploaded and the URL is ending up with a ? at the end of jpg so i am testing here.

Any ideas?


157 posted on 11/09/2004 4:57:20 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: K4Harty

158 posted on 11/09/2004 4:57:46 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: K4Harty
Got it!
159 posted on 11/09/2004 5:00:22 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: TPartyType

BUMP


160 posted on 11/09/2004 5:03:40 PM PST by yooling (Buy stock in Prozac!)
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