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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: TPartyType

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2002: Surgery for shoulder dislocation in off-season. 2001: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Played on the offensive and defensive line in high school ... Registered 82 tackles and seven sacks and forced two fumbles from defensive end position as a senior ... Averaged five pancakes and posted a 90 percent blocking grade while playing offensive guard ... Led Brentwood Academy to the state championship game ... Nominee for Tennessee Division II-AA Lineman of the Year ... All-State selection ... Named to the all-region and all-midstate all-Division II team ...Rivals.com Honorable Mention ...PrepStar all-region ... High School Coach: Tom Moore ... High School teammate of fellow signee Jake Slaughter ... Also played basketball and ran track in high school. PERSONAL: Full name is Taylor A. Bourgeois ... Born October 15, 1982 in Jackson, Miss. ... Son of David and Gloria Bourgeois. Athletics | FootballLast Modified February 20, 2002Auburn Media Relations
341 posted on 12/03/2003 12:01:28 PM PST by Luke (u)
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To: Luke
ummmm . . . okay.
342 posted on 12/03/2003 8:37:23 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Just testing something out.
343 posted on 12/04/2003 1:57:57 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Dakar rally starts Jan 1 2004!)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Talk about a "Faded Giant"!

My favorite pic is the one where Ronaldus Magnus is lifting his glass. I remember reading once that the words he spoke on that occasion were, "Here's to us and those like us, damn few left!"

344 posted on 12/05/2003 5:43:11 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

345 posted on 12/05/2003 6:55:14 PM PST by Steel Wolf (Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son)
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To: TPartyType

346 posted on 12/05/2003 6:59:54 PM PST by Steel Wolf (Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son)
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To: glock rocks
img src="http://www.freerepublic.com/images/frlogo.gif" height=130 width=150> </a>
img src="http://www.sahmom.com/carmen_caitlyn.jpg"height=130 width=150> </a>
347 posted on 12/06/2003 9:02:28 AM PST by RepubMommy
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To: RepubMommy
<:img src="http://images.auctionworks.com/hi/34/34008/melgibson3.jpg">

<:img src="http://www.sahmom.com/carmen_caitlyn.jpg">
348 posted on 12/06/2003 9:09:08 AM PST by RepubMommy
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To: RepubMommy
you have a spare : before img
349 posted on 12/06/2003 9:19:54 AM PST by glock rocks (molon labe)
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To: glock rocks
Hey! I was copying what you put, lol! I managed to put the pic in the profile, but am coming up brain dead for posting any photos. I should just go back to bed.
350 posted on 12/06/2003 9:29:17 AM PST by RepubMommy
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To: RepubMommy
Oh my gosh, you're right. Ooops.

the code in post #93 works. try that one.
351 posted on 12/06/2003 2:59:36 PM PST by glock rocks (molon labe)
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To: proudmilitarymrs
Let me know if this works.


352 posted on 12/06/2003 5:29:01 PM PST by North Coast Conservative (never take a gun to a gunfight that doesn't start with at least .40 cal)
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To: potlatch
Lets see how long this lasts;


353 posted on 12/07/2003 4:56:02 PM PST by potlatch (When the money comes out of the ATM, I scream "I won, I won, 3rd time this week!")
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To: TPartyType
HTML Reference Bump...
355 posted on 12/11/2003 11:10:46 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: TPartyType
My first HTML post on FR
358 posted on 12/11/2003 5:05:10 PM PST by Hardastarboard
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To: potlatch; MeeknMing


CLICK TO RELOAD





interactive graphic/audio


359 posted on 12/11/2003 5:37:33 PM PST by autoresponder (deep thoughts: http://0access.tripod.com/legacy.html http://pro.0catch.com/0.html)
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To: autoresponder; HaloStatue; potlatch

360 posted on 12/11/2003 5:44:36 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Hillary is a TRAITOR !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/HitlerTraitor6.JPG)
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