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Various FReepers | 11/22/04 | TPartyType

Posted on 11/22/2004 9:16:10 AM PST 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).


TOPICS:


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: faq; fr; freerepublic; html; htmlsandbox; newcomers; practice; sandbox
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To: TPartyType
Hey! Cool.

I have been doing it the hard way. On Mozilla, you can highlight something of interest, then rt-click and pull down 'view selected source' or something like that, and it pops you right there. IE makes you dig through the whole mess.

101 posted on 12/03/2004 11:59:00 AM PST by pigsmith ( If it wasn't on TV it didn't happen.)
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To: Graybeard58

Tagline correction.


102 posted on 12/05/2004 8:02:03 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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103 posted on 12/05/2004 1:47:21 PM PST by Jackie
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To: Jackie
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If anyone can tell me why my codes don't work here anymore, I'd appreciate it. This design works perfectly everywhere else, including in emails.

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104 posted on 12/05/2004 1:49:57 PM PST by Jackie
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To: Jackie

Looks OK to me!?


105 posted on 12/05/2004 2:09:00 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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I figured it out.

106 posted on 12/05/2004 8:52:57 PM PST by Jackie
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Randi Rhodes
An Air America spook

107 posted on 12/06/2004 9:02:39 AM PST by Jackie
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Turn up audio and CLICK HERE

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108 posted on 12/06/2004 11:47:41 AM PST by Jackie
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To: bushpilot
<img src="The URL of the Image"></a><br>

For example:
<img src="http://www.freerepublic.com/images/flags/us/mississC.gif"></a><br>

Produces:

109 posted on 12/06/2004 5:26:32 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: TPartyType
Heinlein quotes
110 posted on 12/07/2004 11:29:10 AM PST by Semaphore Heathcliffe
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To: Semaphore Heathcliffe

Who's Heinlein?


111 posted on 12/08/2004 11:06:12 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

Robert Heinlein - author. I was just practicing making a link to another website.


112 posted on 12/08/2004 11:39:18 AM PST by Semaphore Heathcliffe
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To: SC Swamp Fox

<"img src=”http://www.littledebbie.com/images/products/nutty1.gif">


113 posted on 12/09/2004 7:45:34 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

114 posted on 12/09/2004 7:46:23 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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This is a test. This is a test. This is a test.

This is a test.

Final test

115 posted on 12/09/2004 10:16:13 AM PST by ZGuy
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Bump to save the link.


116 posted on 12/09/2004 10:28:00 AM PST by secret garden (Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.)
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To: secret garden

117 posted on 12/10/2004 10:46:35 AM PST by GreenFreeper
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To: secret garden

118 posted on 12/10/2004 10:47:54 AM PST by GreenFreeper
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Testing... posts dissecting Kerry
119 posted on 12/13/2004 3:23:47 PM PST by KJC1
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To: KJC1
Trying this again... posts dissecting Kerry
120 posted on 12/13/2004 3:27:57 PM PST by KJC1
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To: cubreporter
Thought this thread and links might be of interest to you.

Enjoy!

121 posted on 12/17/2004 2:53:05 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

Hey, thanks. Gonna look it over and study it too. Looks like a wealth of information for me to learn. Thanks very much.


122 posted on 12/19/2004 5:59:20 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

Bump


123 posted on 12/20/2004 11:28:45 PM PST by bummerdude
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To: bummerdude

Can someone please tell me what a ping is and how it works? I can't find info on it anywhere but everyone is talking about it. What the Hell is a ping?

Thank you!!!!

diane


124 posted on 12/21/2004 7:52:51 PM PST by diane in IL
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To: diane in IL
{{{{PING!}}}}

Got your attention, didn't I?

Welcome to FR.

5.56mm

125 posted on 12/21/2004 7:54:08 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

OK I swear I am not an idiot. I still don't get it! What was that supposed to mean?


126 posted on 12/21/2004 8:10:26 PM PST by diane in IL
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To: diane in IL
When someone wants you to read a post or article, they will 'ping' you to it.

And don't make me come back to explain it further.

5.56mm

127 posted on 12/21/2004 8:15:56 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: diane in IL
(((Ping)))

That's how you "call" someone you know, and say...

"Hey, I found an interesting article, and I thought you would find it interesting too !!..

Then they click on the message header and are linked to the article..
Then they either congratulate you for knowing them so well, or flame you for wasting their time.. ( /joke )

Hope this is a little more "explanatory"..

Merry Christmas...

128 posted on 12/23/2004 7:59:57 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: TPartyType
&amplt;img src="url goes here"&ampgt;

<img src="Url goes here">

Remove the "amp" from beginning and ending bracket symbol to get a "printable" HTML line..

129 posted on 12/23/2004 10:12:26 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach; Timeout
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Hi There..
I was paging through the HTML section, and saw this poem.
Not sure if you ever got an answer, or if you just figured it out by yourself, but I checked your FR page and it wasn't there..

For some reason, I decided to challenge myself to "figger it out"...
Maybe it's just the season..

But, here it is, and if you're interested in how it's done but don't want to search through the Sandbox page to find the formatting, I can Freepmail it to you as a text file..

Anyway, Merry Christmas, and here's the Poem, formatted on a colored background..

130 posted on 12/23/2004 11:25:07 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

131 posted on 12/23/2004 1:00:01 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

132 posted on 12/23/2004 1:25:27 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

133 posted on 12/23/2004 1:42:02 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

134 posted on 12/23/2004 1:44:35 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: anonymoussierra
Right click on the picture, highlight the URL, then copy and paste into '< img src="URL">'"Thank you

This looks better and you don't have to tell them to cut out the spaces:

<img src="URL">

135 posted on 12/23/2004 1:52:27 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: Drammach
High Flight

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and
Flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

136 posted on 12/23/2004 1:53:51 PM PST by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: WestCoastGal

It's html. You can't post it. You could capture a static image and post that but not the dynamic page.


137 posted on 12/23/2004 2:00:07 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: SC Swamp Fox
You don't need the "<a>" for images.
138 posted on 12/23/2004 2:02:20 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: WildTurkey
Thank you :}}}} Happy Chirstmas
139 posted on 12/23/2004 5:12:35 PM PST by anonymoussierra (Wesołych Świąt oraz Szczęśliwego Roku!!!)
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To: WildTurkey
You don't need the "<a>" for images.

Do you mean the "</a>" that put after the picture link?

I've been doing that for about 5 years, I guess it didn't cause any problems. If I wanted to use the picture as a hot-link, how would I do that?

140 posted on 12/23/2004 6:14:58 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: WildTurkey

I figured it out. Now I need to go look up how to customize the border.


141 posted on 12/23/2004 6:24:02 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
ATTENTION EVERYONE!!:

Thank you! LOL! I know some basic HTML.. if anyone would like some free HTML advice, I will be offering my "HTML services" free of charge to anyone who would promise to take a few moments every once in awhile to post notes and graphics for our troops. I also have storage space for hosting neat graphics or photos which would support our troops and vets- I offer this for free for a limited number of graphics and photos.

Just freep mail me


143 posted on 12/23/2004 6:36:28 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (I am not NOT PC.. And Proud of it!: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross
Thanks Diva, I've been working on my ping list graphic (below). I figured out how to link the flag gif to the SC freeper locale. Now how do I get rid of that ugly border that appeared when I made the graphic a link?


South Carolina Ping List

144 posted on 12/23/2004 6:47:15 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
That is a great question... I have tried it a few times myself and can not get the border removed...I will ask around and see what I can come up with. Never thought of that one! LOL!
145 posted on 12/23/2004 7:03:57 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (I am not NOT PC.. And Proud of it!: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
I've been doing that for about 5 years, I guess it didn't cause any problems.

Because it is a "/a" it turns off any previous (if any) "a" function. No harm, no foul unless you had an active function "a" you did not want to close.

If I wanted to use the picture as a hot-link, how would I do that?

<center> <a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1285967/posts?page=139#139"><img src="http://www.animated-gifs.org.uk/agif/ar14.gif" ></a>Click on the Compass

Click on the Compass

146 posted on 12/23/2004 7:16:55 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: SC Swamp Fox
<a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=89"><img src="http://www.freerepublic.com/images/flags/us/sorcarlC.gif" border=0></a>


147 posted on 12/23/2004 7:20:14 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: WildTurkey

South Carolina Ping List

Thanks!

148 posted on 12/23/2004 7:43:55 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
Good:


South Carolina Ping List

Better: (put "&ltbr>South Caroline Pint List" before the </a>


South Carolina Ping List

149 posted on 12/23/2004 7:53:53 PM PST by WildTurkey
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To: WildTurkey
put "&ltbr>South Caroline Pint List" before the </a> >>> put "<br>South Caroline Pint List" before the </a>
150 posted on 12/23/2004 7:56:07 PM PST by WildTurkey
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