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HTML Sandbox
Refreshed 1 July 03 | Various FReepers

Posted on 07/01/2003 9:34:44 AM PDT 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).


Click here for previous HTML Sandbox thread.



TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bootcamp; faq; html; htmlbootcamp; learn; newbies; pl; practice; sandbox
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1 posted on 07/01/2003 9:34:45 AM PDT by TPartyType
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To: MeeknMing
How 'bout a pingy dingy? Thanks!
2 posted on 07/01/2003 9:36:48 AM PDT by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
bttt for later studying as I am technologically challenged.
3 posted on 07/01/2003 9:38:02 AM PDT by MattinNJ (One fine, beautiful, sunny day in Havana, I will take a pi$$ on Castro's grave.)
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To: TPartyType
Boy the newbies now go to a nice sandbox. When I started I had to go to HTML BOOTCAMP! NOT FAIR!! ;-)
4 posted on 07/01/2003 9:38:48 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: TPartyType
Bump for Later!
5 posted on 07/01/2003 9:38:55 AM PDT by mtbrandon49
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To: TPartyType

6 posted on 07/01/2003 9:42:31 AM PDT by glock rocks (Remember -- only you can prevent fundraisers ... become a monthly donor.)
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To: glock rocks
Thanks!
7 posted on 07/01/2003 9:44:06 AM PDT by TPartyType
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To: areafiftyone
I kinda like to send 'em to Bootcamp, get their attention, then let 'em come here to practice what they learned over there.
8 posted on 07/01/2003 9:48:45 AM PDT by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Bootcamp:


9 posted on 07/01/2003 9:53:50 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Free Miguel and Priscilla!)
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To: TPartyType
I saved this...thanks
10 posted on 07/01/2003 9:57:06 AM PDT by joyce11111
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To: TPartyType
Hey, you moved.
11 posted on 07/01/2003 10:01:57 AM PDT by SoDak
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To: TPartyType
How do I log in?

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

12 posted on 07/01/2003 10:02:26 AM PDT by South Hawthorne ("It is unlikely there'll be a reduction in the wages of sin.")
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To: TPartyType
BUMP for newbies!
13 posted on 07/01/2003 10:03:12 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: TPartyType
GOOD GOD MAN, DON'T TEACH PEOPLE THE BLINK TAG!!!!!
14 posted on 07/01/2003 10:04:56 AM PDT by rattrap (Looters and Moochers and Zealots, OH MY!!!!)
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To: TPartyType
THANKS
15 posted on 07/01/2003 10:08:39 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Tag line (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: TPartyType
I always wanted to know how to strike strike out words! Now I can! Thanks! Bookmarked! I gotta practice that picture thing...will be back soon.
16 posted on 07/01/2003 10:09:30 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: TPartyType

17 posted on 07/01/2003 10:10:06 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Tag line (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: ctlpdad
IT WORKED!! WO HOO
18 posted on 07/01/2003 10:11:07 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Tag line (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: rattrap
i had to try it
19 posted on 07/01/2003 10:13:06 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Tag line (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: ctlpdad
?
20 posted on 07/01/2003 10:14:28 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Tag line (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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