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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: 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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251 posted on 08/08/2003 12:41:03 PM PDT by Consort
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How do I add background color for text?
252 posted on 08/09/2003 9:07:57 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
bump
253 posted on 08/09/2003 9:11:41 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
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254 posted on 08/09/2003 9:13:16 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: TPartyType
HTML future reference guide bump...
255 posted on 08/09/2003 9:18:43 AM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
bump
256 posted on 08/09/2003 9:19:13 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How do I add background color for text?


257 posted on 08/09/2003 9:23:12 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How do I add background color for text?


258 posted on 08/09/2003 9:30:38 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How do I add background color for text?


259 posted on 08/09/2003 9:36:09 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How do I add background color for text?


260 posted on 08/09/2003 9:43:37 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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