Skip to comments.HTML Sandbox
Posted on 07/01/2003 9:34:44 AM PDT by TPartyType
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.
NEWCOMERS TIP: I just reread the FreeRepublic posting guidelines. They're worth a read by all newcomers [click here].
But first, HTML advice from the FreeRepublic help page:
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:
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
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.
<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
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.
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!"
"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!
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:
<li>List item #1
<li>List item #2
<li>List item #3
Finally . . .
Here's the link for [Webmonkey] (a super HTML training site).
Just kidding. J
Thank you for letting me play in your sandbox!
Oh, a new one. Thanks !
Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.
Here it is:
What it means is that you can usually highlight just the article that normally resides in the middle of the page. (away from all the ads and tables etc)
After you have highlighted just the text you want, hold your mouse over the highlighted text, right click and copy your 'View Partial Source' and bring it over to FR.
Keeps you from doing what you did. :-)
Here's a great tip: With Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0+ you can easily download and install a few cool tools, such as "View Partial Source." With that extra small tool installed on your PC, you can highlight a segment of any webpage, right-click, and choose to view the partial source of whatever got highlighted by your mouse. Now you don't have to look through an entire page's source code, just the small part of the page you are interested in viewing.
Here's the link for IE web tools:
and look at the bottom of the page for "Web Developer Accessories." You will need to reboot to get it to work.
Thanks, Howlin !! That 'View Partial Source' is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I've been using that for quite a while, and would sure hate to go back to where I was before.
It's no longer a BIG DEAL here on FR. At least a couple revs ago, they implemented a feature that automatically closes any tags left open.
Don't you remember when that was a constant problem? Surely you didn't think everyone had magically become 100% conscientious about closing their tags.
Ah, for the good old days before John Robinson fixed the forum to where everyone's different font sizes, color, etc. formatting are automatically closed at the end of their posts. It seemed like every tenth thread or so back then, someone would leave on large colored fonts and people would take turns trying to close the offending formatting for several posts afterwards. Boy, there were some really screwed up threads. ;D
MS Word will. After typing go to Web Page Preview on the File menu. Then View/Source when the Web page opens (in IE).
Oh, thanks !! :O)
. . . people would take turns trying to close the offending formatting for several posts afterwards. Boy, there were some really screwed up threads. ;D
It was so easy to forget to close 'em all sometimes. I was guilty of that enough times myself. Sometimes even when you closed them, the closes were DOA.