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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).


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: faq; fr; freerepublic; html; htmlsandbox; newcomers; practice; sandbox
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To: Voice in your head

bump


161 posted on 12/25/2004 6:14:23 PM PST by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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To: Voice in your head
......but I am trying to post an actual .html file, rather than a .jpg or a hyperlink.

In that case you just copy/paste the html code (or file as you say) that you want to post.

162 posted on 12/25/2004 6:37:35 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Fiddlstix

I tried that, but it just showed up as text.


163 posted on 12/25/2004 7:07:26 PM PST by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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To: Voice in your head
Please Check your * FReepMail.
164 posted on 12/25/2004 7:16:25 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: TPartyType

Bump for future reference.


165 posted on 12/25/2004 7:17:44 PM PST by JusPasenThru (If you want to get it movin' you must learn to doof da bouven.)
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To: TPartyType

<"img src=”http://www.notejode.net/actor/antonio%20banderas/fotos/Antonio%20Banderas%20(1).jpg">


166 posted on 12/30/2004 6:33:54 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am not a 'legal entity')
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To: MamaTexan

167 posted on 12/30/2004 6:37:47 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am not a 'legal entity')
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To: TPartyType
Proprietary HTML editor test.
168 posted on 01/04/2005 8:32:11 AM PST by GreenAccord (This tagline space for rent)
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Mr. Winkle
Cutest Dog on the Planet

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169 posted on 01/04/2005 9:11:50 PM PST by Jackie
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To: Jackie

170 posted on 01/05/2005 7:42:38 AM PST by GreenFreeper
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To: GreenFreeper

171 posted on 01/05/2005 7:43:23 AM PST by GreenFreeper
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To: GreenFreeper

172 posted on 01/05/2005 7:43:43 AM PST by GreenFreeper
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To: TPartyType

Why is it that I can usually post a photo in HTML format and have no problem? But on that very special occasion when the HTML gods want me to look foolish, I'll post the picture, everything looks fine, I click off the post or hit 'refresh' and I come back to a little box marked 'x'?


173 posted on 01/06/2005 9:01:47 PM PST by 82Marine89 (Space for rant. Only used twice.)
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174 posted on 01/07/2005 9:02:50 PM PST by 82Marine89 (Space for rant. Only used twice.)
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To: 82Marine89
Click Here
175 posted on 01/11/2005 8:03:47 PM PST by 82Marine89 (Space for rant. Only used twice.)
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To: 82Marine89
Viking Kittie Video
176 posted on 01/11/2005 8:16:29 PM PST by 82Marine89 (Space for rant. Only used twice.)
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To: TPartyType

Practicing.

177 posted on 01/22/2005 10:57:23 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: mrbanjo; nopardons

ping

You can practice how to post pics here.


178 posted on 01/22/2005 5:32:49 PM PST by cyborg
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To: cyborg

Thanks! :-)


179 posted on 01/22/2005 5:33:49 PM PST by nopardons
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To: mrbanjo

This comment tells you how step by step


180 posted on 01/22/2005 5:35:31 PM PST by cyborg
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