Skip to comments.HTML Sandbox
Posted on 11/22/2004 9:16:10 AM PST 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).
I figured it out. Now I need to go look up how to customize the border.
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
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
Better: (put "<br>South Caroline Pint List" before the </a>
Is it possible to post an html file the same way that one would post a jpg file?
Above question directed to anyone.
I've no idea but if anyone would know Backhoe will.
Oh, Lordy- I'm no guru- I was a Power User 'way back in the days of DOS, but this new-fangled stuff...
Voice in your head, what are you trying to do? I am not clear what you mean by "Is it possible to post an html file the same way that one would post a jpg file?" If you can tell what you are trying to do I may have some idea. Be advised I may log off shortly, and may not get back on until morning. But I'll do my damndest to either puzzle it out or ask another member.
(I don't understand the question either)
- The HTML Campfire
- Formatting Messages with Outlook Express (HTML Bootcamp)
- Basic html formatting
- R U new? Some Tips....
- HTML for FReeper Newbies
- HTML Sandbox (Original Thread)
- HTML Sandbox (Thread Two)
- HTML Sandbox (Thread Three)
- HTML Sandbox (Latest Thread)
- Reference HTML Cheatsheet
(Also This for New Freepers)
- Revised & Updated! -- THE LEXICON OF FREEREPUBLIC -- (FR dictionary, more help for newcomers!)
- Fifth Edition of the Lexicon of FreeRepublic * * A helpful FR dictionary for newcomers * *
- Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints
- Way too many duplicates and vanities. Please read - again. (Welcome Newbies)
Also this might be of help.......
Go to both of these sites. Bookmark them both. They have all kinds of HTML tutorials. Easy to understand and use.
Thanks- those are excellent links, and I will copy & save them for others.
I've been using dynamic web templates in FrontPage and when using more than one on a page, I can't get information to go to where I want it to. I can get all text to go to one editable region or to another, but I can't split it between two regions. So, I was wondering if I could just post .html files and tell the editable regions to post those .html files, much like one would post a .jpg file.
I am familiar with the "img scr" and "a href" commands, but I am trying to post an actual .html file, rather than a .jpg or a hyperlink.