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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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To: glock rocks
You start talking to yourself and by George, it's all downhill from there.
201 posted on 07/02/2003 7:26:41 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; glock rocks
it's okay. I don't listen.
202 posted on 07/02/2003 7:29:44 PM PDT by glock rocks (in 1893, the supreme court ruled the tomato a vegetable, hence subject to vegetable import tarrifs.)
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To: glock rocks; Brad's Gramma
Oh. OK then.

I think you'll be fine.
203 posted on 07/02/2003 7:30:36 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: glock rocks
Testing..........


204 posted on 07/02/2003 7:34:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; glock rocks
I'll have you know that Rolling Rock (Latrobe PA's finest beer) makes really neat little sparkles when you blow a mouthful on the display. however, the keyboard is a little more sticky than it is when I allow my children to use it...
205 posted on 07/02/2003 7:36:52 PM PDT by glock rocks (the tomato is a fruit, no matter what the supreme court says.)
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To: glock rocks
That's really deep.

I need to ponder that for awhile.

ACTUALLY me and the boy and the pooches are going for our evening stroll. BBL
206 posted on 07/02/2003 7:39:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: TPartyType
Great post. Thanks!
207 posted on 07/02/2003 8:10:56 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: glock rocks

Please, anyone, tell me you can see this!

208 posted on 07/02/2003 8:44:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I'm sorry. I can't see the image.

Here is some info from "Dave's Interactive HTML Tutorial"
In-line Images...

You may also add images (pictures) to your web page, as long as the image is in the .gif or .jpg (or .jpeg) file formats. You will not be able to use .bmp format files! The basic tag for in-line images in <img src="location">. It is also recommended to add HEIGHT and WIDTH attributes to the IMG tag, which will allow the image to take proper proportions on a browser that is not currently viewing images. It is also recommended to use the ALT="what picture is" to tell a person what a picture is in case it is still loading or they are not viewing images. (The IMG tag has no closing tag!)

Example of a basic in-line image...

Dave's Site

<img src="http://www.davesite.com/graphx/davesmll.gif" WIDTH=200 HEIGHT=50 ALT="Dave's Site">

If your image is in the same directory as your HTML file, just use the image name. If your file is welcome.jpg, you can use <img src="welcome.jpg"> Then add the appropriate height, width, and alt attributes as mentioned above.


209 posted on 07/03/2003 6:19:21 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan ( "Experience will teach you that what we see in others is another way of looking at ourselves")
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To: jla
HEY It worked!!!
*Happy Fourth of July Everyone!*
Specially jla who told me about Free Republic...
Thanks..Trease
210 posted on 07/03/2003 2:00:21 PM PDT by Treasa
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To: Treasa
Well it almost worked!..ha,ha.. Heres the picture:
211 posted on 07/03/2003 2:01:34 PM PDT by Treasa
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To: Britton J Wingfield
Once you type your tagline in it should remain on every post until you remove or change it.
212 posted on 07/03/2003 2:41:04 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: TPartyType

I'm going to try this, on preview it just shows a white square with a box in it

213 posted on 07/04/2003 12:50:42 AM PDT by Sunsong
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To: Sunsong
It seemed you have a little trouble posting a picture.
Unless of course, you MEANT to post a white square with a box in it!
In that case, IGNORE the rest of this message! :-)

The basic info on how to post a image:

1. Write: <IMG SRC="image.gif">

2. In the "image.gif" type in the image's location

Not sure what "image's location" is?
Click on the image and then click on "open this image" or "view image" or similar phrase.
What you'll see in the location bar is (of course!) the location! :-)

3. Post!

You can get the "finer" points later!)

One short note- Yahoo, Agelfire and others will only allow their images to be used by fee paying customers.
214 posted on 07/04/2003 8:43:34 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan ( "Experience will teach you that what we see in others is another way of looking at ourselves")
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To: Britton J Wingfield
feh
215 posted on 07/06/2003 10:00:34 PM PDT by Britton J Wingfield (TANSTAAFL)
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To: Britton J Wingfield
feh I say
216 posted on 07/06/2003 10:01:09 PM PDT by Britton J Wingfield (TANSTAAFL)
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To: kylaka
Thanks.
217 posted on 07/06/2003 10:02:39 PM PDT by Britton J Wingfield (TANSTAAFL)
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To: TPartyType
for future reference
218 posted on 07/09/2003 4:11:08 AM PDT by marvlus
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So, does this tag fit?
219 posted on 07/12/2003 1:22:39 AM PDT by lorrainer (stEureotype - the obnoxious garlic-breathed drunken homosexual concentration-camp bullfighter who's)
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To: lorrainer
Apparently not!



stEureotype - the obnoxious garlic-breathed drunken homosexual concentration-camp bullfighter who's into organised crime.—Mark Steyn
220 posted on 07/12/2003 1:23:47 AM PDT by lorrainer (stEureotype - the obnoxious garlic-breathed drunken homosexual concentration-camp bullfighter who's)
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To: glock rocks
This Afternoon
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

221 posted on 07/20/2003 9:22:29 AM PDT by glock rocks (This tag is only to be removed by the final consumer.)
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To: glock rocks
This Afternoon
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

222 posted on 07/20/2003 9:23:16 AM PDT by glock rocks (This tag is only to be removed by the final consumer.)
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To: TPartyType
Bump for later reference.
223 posted on 07/21/2003 10:31:58 AM PDT by Elliott Jackalope (Formerly Billy_bob_bob)
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To: TPartyType
Remember to take time to learn how to post a picture BUMP
224 posted on 07/21/2003 12:17:57 PM PDT by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug, Holier - Than - Thou Socialist)
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To: Pagey
how do I bookmark this post?
225 posted on 07/21/2003 7:07:01 PM PDT by breakem
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To: breakem
Click Favorites off the top of your browser and click add

Or

You can just click "My Comments" or New Posts to you on the Top Right Corner of the Board and you'll find what threads you've posted on , saved for later reviewing.Ahhhhh, the benefits of F.R.
226 posted on 07/22/2003 12:36:03 PM PDT by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug, Holier - Than - Thou Socialist)
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To: Pagey
thanx!
227 posted on 07/22/2003 4:24:24 PM PDT by breakem
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To: TPartyType
Test: Link to FR
228 posted on 07/23/2003 9:12:43 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: TPartyType
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=938739%2C1
229 posted on 07/24/2003 12:41:25 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: So Cal Rocket
Fort Jackson

1 1 1

top of Tank Hill
230 posted on 07/24/2003 12:55:16 AM PDT by autoresponder (PETA TERRORISTS .wav file: BRUCE FRIEDRICH: http://tinyurl.com/hjhd)
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To: kstewskis

Get a free Angelfire.com website and your images stored there with an www.angelfire.com/ URL will post and show up here on FR

I tried Tripod and Bravenet and they both leave "RED-Xs" for you and blank pixel squares for me

http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/

The only problem I have was excessive hits and I exceeded my bandwith 7 times last week, causing some images to go to a "site dow for next 2 hours page"

Cure?

We added another Angelfire.com website with another username.

Downloading an Image URL there is simple:

Go to "WEBSHELL", LS toolbar

Go to BOTTOM of WEBSHELL PAGE

#1 - "Paste In" the Image URL

#2 - "Rename" the Image URL

#3 - Click "Submit"

that is it!

Good luck

231 posted on 07/24/2003 1:34:24 AM PDT by autoresponder (PETA TERRORISTS .wav file: BRUCE FRIEDRICH: http://tinyurl.com/hjhd)
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To: kstewskis

Get a free Angelfire.com website and your images stored there with an www.angelfire.com/ URL will post and show up here on FR

I tried Tripod and Bravenet and they both leave "RED-Xs" for you and blank pixel squares for me

http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/

The only problem I have was excessive hits and I exceeded my bandwith 7 times last week, causing some images to go to a "site dow for next 2 hours page"

Cure?

We added another Angelfire.com website with another username.

Downloading an Image URL there is simple:

Go to "WEBSHELL", LS toolbar

Go to BOTTOM of WEBSHELL PAGE

#1 - "Paste In" the Image URL

#2 - "Rename" the Image URL

#3 - Click "Submit"

that is it!

Good luck

232 posted on 07/24/2003 1:36:03 AM PDT by autoresponder (PETA TERRORISTS .wav file: BRUCE FRIEDRICH: http://tinyurl.com/hjhd)
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To: kstewskis

Get a free Angelfire.com website and your images stored there with an www.angelfire.com/ URL will post and show up here on FR

I tried Tripod and Bravenet and they both leave "RED-Xs" for you and blank pixel squares for me

http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/

The only problem I have was excessive hits and I exceeded my bandwith 7 times last week, causing some images to go to a "site dow for next 2 hours page"

Cure?

We added another Angelfire.com website with another username.

Downloading an Image URL there is simple:

Go to "WEBSHELL", LS toolbar

Go to BOTTOM of WEBSHELL PAGE

#1 - "Paste In" the Image URL

#2 - "Rename" the Image URL

#3 - Click "Submit"

that is it!

Good luck

233 posted on 07/24/2003 1:37:05 AM PDT by autoresponder (PETA TERRORISTS .wav file: BRUCE FRIEDRICH: http://tinyurl.com/hjhd)
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To: autoresponder
Sorry, remote loading is NOT an option with a FREE Angelfire service.
This may account for the pulled pictures.
Here is a quote from Angelfire:

"Unless otherwise specified, remote loading is not allowed.
Angelfire Free members who knowingly engage in remote loading may have their accounts terminated without warning......Remote loading is responsible for excessive bandwidth consumption, which is the largest expense associated with hosting millions of member sites.
To limit this expense and keep our Free homepage plan as an option for our members, we do not allow remote loading on Free accounts.
However, members of our Plus subscription plan may engage in file sharing. "


For $4.95 a month, you can have 5 GB of bandwidth and 25 MB of disk space.
I pay a small fee for my service, but I rarely post pics at FR because of bandwidth use and theft.
When I post do a picture, I'll delete it later, when the post "dies off".
234 posted on 07/24/2003 5:27:52 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (God made us Freepers, Prozac made us friends.)
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To: autoresponder
thank you very much for the tip! I'll look into it :)
235 posted on 07/25/2003 10:05:06 PM PDT by kstewskis
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To: kstewskis
Before you look into it, please read post #234.
Remote loading is NOT an option with a FREE Angelfire service.
236 posted on 07/26/2003 7:29:34 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (God made us Freepers, Prozac made us friends.)
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To: Tooters; autoresponder
Before you look into it, please read post #234. Remote loading is NOT an option with a FREE Angelfire service.

In the back of my head when I read the post I thought one of the servers had a glitch like that. Now I recall it was the (free) Angelfire service.

Thanks very much! Everyone on this thread has been very helpful and kind!

237 posted on 07/26/2003 8:26:55 AM PDT by kstewskis
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To: kstewskis
I went thru the "RED-Xs" warning from the administrator myself, except I usually don't use my computer as my MSNTV is so much quicker and more flexible and let's my go PIP on TV in any 1 of 4 cornes of my big screen, then go full screen if some good comes on, or "capture" a TV "snapshot" on my MSNTV email, then send it one of my Yahoo email addresses attached to my email.

There I get the image URL quickly and can post it on Fr or elsewhere.

Computers need an TV card to to that and mine is so simple, virus proof, and requires no software as it automatically updates itelf with all my storage on remote MSN servvers in South CA.

Here's a couple of good image and audio freesources with free-linked images and music that can be posted on FR and other websites ane newsites without storing them on your own webpages.

http://www.norbert26.com/index.html

http://wtv-zone.com/TheKid/
(go to: index)

Both have lots of webtools and info on modifying images

"TheKid" has lots of HTML help to, both for computers and MSNTV settop internet receivers.

Here are 2 more:

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/reference/html_cheatsheet/

http://www.draac.com/

That's enough to get you in trouble for a while

later,

autoresponder
238 posted on 07/27/2003 5:30:04 PM PDT by autoresponder (PETA TERRORISTS .wav file: BRUCE FRIEDRICH: http://tinyurl.com/hjhd)
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To: spodefly
Perhaps. But will anybody like you any more? ;-)
239 posted on 07/27/2003 5:35:49 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: autoresponder; kstewskis
Is anyone aware of a website that allows free storage of a small amount of image files for remote loading?

There used to be several of these around but they're harder to come by now, especially without having to jump through many flaming hoops.

I seem to remember some talk about plans for an FR image server, too. Anybody know anything about this?

240 posted on 07/28/2003 7:09:21 AM PDT by LTCJ
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To: LTCJ
A while back, our fellow freeper "ikka" was offering FREE storage and bandwith for a limited number of freepers. You may want to check there.
241 posted on 07/28/2003 7:14:58 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (God made us Freepers, Prozac made us friends.)
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To: Tooters
Thanks, Tooters. I'll check.
242 posted on 07/28/2003 7:21:14 AM PDT by LTCJ
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To: autoresponder
And what "trouble" this is!

This is great! Thanks! :)

243 posted on 07/28/2003 7:53:05 PM PDT by kstewskis
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To: TPartyType
What happened to 'Marquee?'

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

244 posted on 07/30/2003 11:12:49 AM PDT by rockfish59
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To: rockfish59
Distracting. Went the way of the <blink> tag
245 posted on 07/30/2003 11:14:12 AM PDT by smith288 ('This time I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton.' - Uday Hussein)
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To: smith288
Okey doke!
But, like Mikey, I liked it! =^)
246 posted on 07/30/2003 11:53:02 AM PDT by rockfish59
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To: spodefly
Coooooooooooooooooooool!;)
247 posted on 07/31/2003 9:19:45 PM PDT by Capitalism2003
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To: All

248 posted on 08/03/2003 6:26:29 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: kitkat
Oh, my gosh!!!!! I GOT it. First try. Yipppeeeeeee! ZOWIE! (I'll never be able to do it again.)
249 posted on 08/03/2003 6:27:57 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: TPartyType

250 posted on 08/08/2003 12:19:06 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (there are 10 people in the world... those that know binary and those that don't.)
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