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HTML Sandbox
Self | 2/1/06 | TPartyType and Other FReepers

Posted on 02/01/2006 3:48:27 PM 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.


So practice here first and you'll get flamed out on the forum a lot less!


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).


This information is getting obsolete. Anyone care to help update?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: faq; html; newcomers; practice; thankyou4thread
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To: roamer
It took me a while but once you get it its easy


341 posted on 02/24/2007 1:01:48 AM PST by woofie
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To: roamer
Gotta go, but here are two halves of the puzzle:

<(img) src= ( take out the parenthesis)

and

http://i13.tinypic.com/4hbiber.jpg>

If you join them together you get:

( note that these marks:

<&> frame the code)

342 posted on 02/24/2007 1:21:16 AM PST by woofie
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To: woofie
Im talking about removing the the parenthesis around img (img) in this code :

<(img )src=http://i13.tinypic.com/4hbiber.jpg>

Here it is when I take it out:

***********************************************************************************

So the code is :
<(img) src= (photo adress)> 

In your case the photo adress is :

http://i13.tinypic.com/4hbiber.jpg

In order to show you the code I had to put a parenthesis around img.....

If you take the parenthesis out and replace "Photo adress with the actual code you will get the picture

************************************************************************************

<a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i13.tinypic.com/4hbiber.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

343 posted on 02/24/2007 1:26:12 AM PST by roamer
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To: woofie

Maybe I should go to bed. Thank you for your help -- I'll try this tomorrow. Do you like the rainbow?


344 posted on 02/24/2007 1:29:27 AM PST by roamer
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To: roamer
<IMG src="http://i13.tinypic.com/4hbiber.jpg">
345 posted on 02/24/2007 1:35:12 AM PST by roamer
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To: roamer
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image

346 posted on 02/24/2007 1:36:12 AM PST by woofie
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To: woofie

I have copied your code exactly and it worked for me ...I dont know why yours wont work

347 posted on 02/24/2007 1:39:19 AM PST by woofie
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To: roamer
Image and video hosting by TinyPic < P>I dont get it...this is your code
348 posted on 02/24/2007 1:45:33 AM PST by woofie
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349 posted on 02/24/2007 8:00:05 AM PST by devolve ( ........upload images free & fast at tinypic.com or Photobucket or Imagecave)
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To: TPartyType; All

I cut out a cartoon from the newspaper. How do I post it on FR? It probably is mentioned here somewhere. My computer knowledge is greatly limited - so it would have to be simple.


350 posted on 02/24/2007 8:05:33 AM PST by Dante3
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To: woofie
I have copied your code exactly and it worked for me ...I dont know why yours wont work

347 posted on 02/24/2007 1:39:19 AM PST by woofie
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< P>I dont get it...this is your code

348 posted on 02/24/2007 1:45:33 AM PST by woofie
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351 posted on 02/24/2007 7:18:13 PM PST by roamer
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To: roamer

test reply


352 posted on 03/09/2007 5:40:59 AM PST by Jambe
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To: TPartyType


353 posted on 03/09/2007 5:45:52 AM PST by gawatchman
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To: TPartyType

bookmark ping , again ,.. why not


354 posted on 03/09/2007 5:49:42 AM PST by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
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To: TPartyType

Test


355 posted on 03/20/2007 2:21:07 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: TPartyType
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket my first image...maybe?....
356 posted on 03/29/2007 2:18:20 AM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: Duke of Milan
. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Hey, I think I've got it !
357 posted on 03/29/2007 2:37:26 AM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: Duke of Milan
mmmmmm eggggggs yum
358 posted on 03/30/2007 1:58:59 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: scottdeus12
watch me blink
359 posted on 03/30/2007 2:02:10 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: scottdeus12
bling bling
360 posted on 03/30/2007 2:03:17 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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