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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: umbagi
BTW, ever code in AutoLisp?
281 posted on 08/17/2003 10:14:12 AM PDT by putupon (Only read headlines and captions, it keeps your head from getting too fat.)
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To: putupon
BTW, ever code in AutoLisp?

Nope. Emacs Lisp, but that's it. I've never done any CAD work at all...

282 posted on 08/17/2003 12:09:07 PM PDT by umbagi (Will code for food -- C++, C, C#, Java, Delphi, Perl, PHP. God Bless!)
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To: TPartyType
light
moving
283 posted on 08/29/2003 12:01:47 PM PDT by DiamondDon1
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To: DiamondDon1
Hi There
284 posted on 08/29/2003 12:12:51 PM PDT by DiamondDon1
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To: DiamondDon1

Just learning theft early in my HTML career!

285 posted on 08/29/2003 12:17:07 PM PDT by DiamondDon1
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To: TPartyType

287 posted on 09/05/2003 7:49:44 AM PDT by ctlpdad (If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice.)
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To: ctlpdad

288 posted on 09/05/2003 7:50:55 AM PDT by ctlpdad (If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice.)
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To: ctlpdad

289 posted on 09/05/2003 8:47:45 AM PDT by ctlpdad (If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice.)
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To: ctlpdad

290 posted on 09/05/2003 8:51:29 AM PDT by ctlpdad (If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice.)
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To: rdb3
and your point is . . .?
291 posted on 09/07/2003 4:04:47 PM PDT by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
I don't remember what I posted in the sandbox. What was it?


292 posted on 09/07/2003 4:07:47 PM PDT by rdb3 (Which is more powerful: The story or the warrior?)
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To: TPartyType

293 posted on 09/13/2003 7:18:15 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: TPartyType
This is a test...
294 posted on 09/13/2003 7:00:31 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: engrpat
Another try....
295 posted on 09/13/2003 8:22:52 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: engrpat
Test
296 posted on 09/16/2003 1:07:56 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (I don't believe in atheists)
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To: CGVet58
Ping
297 posted on 09/16/2003 3:45:25 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: lonevoice
Testing

Share THE PASSION during the holy season of Lenten renewal

This is a ping list for those who wish to share in viewing Mel Gibson's film, The Passion, while observing the traditions of Lent together.
If you want on or OFF this list, please let me know.


298 posted on 09/17/2003 4:36:29 PM PDT by lonevoice
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To: lonevoice
One more time?

Share THE PASSION during the holy season of Lenten renewal

This is a ping list for those who wish to share in viewing Mel Gibson's film, The Passion, while observing the traditions of Lent together.

If you want on or off this list, please let me know.

299 posted on 09/17/2003 4:53:27 PM PDT by lonevoice
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To: Northern Yankee
Northern Yankee, It looks like the font formatting isn't being retained in your copy of the banner. Come on over and try it here. Just go to the HTML code in the email, left click and highlight the code. Once the code is highlighted, right click and select "copy". Go to the reply where you want the banner and put your cursor where you want the banner to appear. Right click and select "paste". It should end up looking exactly like this one.

Share THE PASSION during the holy season of Lenten renewal

This is a ping list for those who wish to share in viewing Mel Gibson's film, The Passion, while observing the traditions of Lent together.

If you want on or off this list, please let me know.


300 posted on 09/20/2003 1:02:04 PM PDT by lonevoice
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