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Various Freepers | Refreshed 2 Jan 03 | Various Freepers

Posted on 01/02/2003 10:10:49 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: Free Republic; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: html; htmlsandbox; sandbox; sanfrancisco
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1 posted on 01/02/2003 10:10:49 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
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2 posted on 01/02/2003 10:39:17 AM PST by KS Flyover
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To: TPartyType
I found an excellent site for learning HTML, XML, Java and many other web skills here
3 posted on 01/02/2003 10:44:51 AM PST by Two in the Hat
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To: TPartyType
How do you paste an article into the window, with text, pictures and formatting intact? I've never figured out that one, I can only do text, and then I have to put in all the paragraphs and line breaks by hand. Thanks.
4 posted on 01/02/2003 11:17:11 AM PST by Defiant
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To: Defiant
Just testing your encoding...
5 posted on 01/02/2003 11:52:14 AM PST by altayann
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To: Defiant
right click on the article and "view source" code. Copy and paste all the code you want to include. (You'll know if you got too much or too little when you preview it. Good luck!
6 posted on 01/02/2003 1:08:43 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: Defiant; TPartyType
Also, web developers accessories has a feature called View Partial Source. After you install it, you can select a portion of the web page, right-click, and click on View Partial Source; it will show you the HTML for just the section you selected. Then you can just copy and paste.

It says it's only for IE 5.x, but it worked for 6.0 also.

7 posted on 01/02/2003 1:51:11 PM PST by Gil4
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To: KS Flyover
bump is right!
8 posted on 01/02/2003 3:27:19 PM PST by fightinJAG
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To: KS Flyover
I am not new but I would love to know how to put pictures on my profile page. I can not seem to figure that one out.:)
9 posted on 01/02/2003 3:29:33 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Sparta
FYI
10 posted on 01/02/2003 3:29:58 PM PST by kayak
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To: TPartyType
Bump
11 posted on 01/02/2003 3:30:37 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: kayak
thank you very much
12 posted on 01/02/2003 3:33:18 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
Just be very careful how you use your new skills ....... ;-)
13 posted on 01/02/2003 3:39:54 PM PST by kayak
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To: Lady Heron
I am not new but I would love to know how to put pictures on my profile page.

You need to have a web page where you can store the actual images, then link them to your home page via: <IMG SRC="URL"> .

Many ISP's provide access to a personal website that a lot of customers don't even realize they have! If not there are some pretty cheap ones around.

14 posted on 01/02/2003 3:46:50 PM PST by facedown
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To: TPartyType
HTML help is much appreciated...but what about searching help? Is the title search the only search capability or is there a way to search replys in the threads?
15 posted on 01/02/2003 3:55:10 PM PST by ImFree
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To: facedown
Thankyou!
16 posted on 01/02/2003 3:57:09 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Gil4
Thanks.
17 posted on 01/02/2003 5:00:47 PM PST by Defiant
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To: TPartyType
I have been looking for this for a while

I am html impaired

18 posted on 01/02/2003 10:02:30 PM PST by maui_hawaii
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To: *San FRancisco; GodBlessAmerica; Cool Guy; CounterCounterCulture; deeel-me-in; Golden Gate; ...
Sandbox ping! Have fun kids. : )
19 posted on 01/02/2003 10:17:26 PM PST by American Preservative
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To: American Preservative

20 posted on 01/02/2003 10:28:56 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: KS Flyover; Fiddlstix; facedown
I successfully posted this animated picture and it worked fine for approx 30 minutes then it turned into a box with a red x. What's up with that?
21 posted on 01/02/2003 10:31:54 PM PST by Balata
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To: Balata; hole_n_one
Check this out. I posted it the other night on the cat thread, but it only lasted for a short time.
22 posted on 01/02/2003 10:36:59 PM PST by Balata
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To: Balata
It's still a x, but I was able to determine the url that the gif resides on by highlighting the x, right clicking and selecting properties.

Some sites do not allow remote linking, which would result in that dreadful x phenomina.

Is he supposed to be a gynecologist?

23 posted on 01/02/2003 10:45:45 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: TPartyType
Wow!

Thank you for putting up this thread!

Now I can get really fancy!

24 posted on 01/02/2003 10:57:20 PM PST by Rainbow Rising
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To: hole_n_one
Both pictures are of a surgeon. One, he is tossing bloody cats and the other he is holding a beating heart in his hand. Click on the Dr. Kavorkin picture on this page. It's worth a look.
25 posted on 01/02/2003 11:05:06 PM PST by Balata
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To: hole_n_one
FWIW, I can still see both animated pictures on my cmptr at this time. I'm running IE.
26 posted on 01/02/2003 11:07:06 PM PST by Balata
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To: Balata

27 posted on 01/02/2003 11:19:57 PM PST by KS Flyover
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To: KS Flyover
Thanks, KS Flyover. The animated pics in my post #21 and #22 lasted exatly one hour before the turned into an X. Did you do anything different to post those?
28 posted on 01/02/2003 11:34:05 PM PST by Balata
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To: Balata
"Did you do anything different to post those?"

Yeah, I stuck em' on my ISP webspace so they would show up.

29 posted on 01/02/2003 11:43:04 PM PST by KS Flyover
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photoisland.com is a good free host. make sure you click the "link for auction" link before you try to post the picture though.


30 posted on 01/02/2003 11:46:18 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: Balata
you probably were seeing the picture just in your computers cache....try photoisland!
31 posted on 01/02/2003 11:47:49 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: KS Flyover
Thanks for the explanation and thanks for responding. It's much appreciated.

FRegards...my FRiend.
32 posted on 01/02/2003 11:50:33 PM PST by Balata
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To: KneelBeforeZod
I will try that. Thanks much for the info.
33 posted on 01/02/2003 11:52:34 PM PST by Balata
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To: TPartyType
valuable source, but can someone lead me the way how to link prior threads so they link with same story theme, and add future threads as the subject theme exists? I hope I make sense here...;o)
34 posted on 01/03/2003 5:22:29 AM PST by runningbear
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To: All
Good Morning Everybody.
You Know The Drill
Click the Pics
J

Click The Logo For Fundraiser Thread Click here to Contribute to FR: Do It Now! ;-) Big Wheels Double Eagle

Coffee & Donuts J

35 posted on 01/03/2003 6:27:09 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: runningbear
er, not really followin' ya, there, runningbear. sorry

try again?

36 posted on 01/03/2003 10:18:05 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: Fiddlstix
bttt
37 posted on 01/03/2003 10:19:13 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType; runningbear; All
More HTML Help:

  1. HTML Bootcamp (or Wow, how did they do that?)

  2. HTML for FReeper Newbies

  3. HTML Sandbox (Original Thread)

  4. HTML Sandbox (New Thread)

  5. Reference HTML Cheatsheet



(If you change the <ol> tag to the <ul> tag the list will look like this:


38 posted on 01/03/2003 10:28:36 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: Fiddlstix
Nice list! Thanks. Did fiddlestix answer your question, runningbear?
39 posted on 01/03/2003 10:32:07 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
testing 1-2-3
40 posted on 01/03/2003 11:39:15 AM PST by altayann
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To: TPartyType
Thanks, and bump!
41 posted on 01/03/2003 11:45:47 AM PST by FourtySeven
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To: Lady Heron
Also on images if you don't have a web page to store the images you want on try a Google image search. You can usually find a suitable image then click on it to maximize it, that also takes you to the web address of the image. Then you can just hit F6 to jump to the address box of IE then copy and paste it in the tag
42 posted on 01/03/2003 4:12:45 PM PST by Two in the Hat
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To: Lady Heron
Well, there are 2 ways I know of.

1) You find a really cool graphic on another website, right click on it, click on "properties", and write down the web address of the graphic. Then, on your profile page, you would type in the html code for it: < img src .That is risky, though, because if the person's site crashes or they take off the pictures, you'll just get a big where the pic was.

The second way is more reliable. You dload or save the pics, graphics, whatever to your hard drive. Then, you upload them to your own website or FTP space (for AOL users). The address for the graphic or pic might be something like: members.aol.com/members/ladyheron/nameofgraphichere or ladyheron.com/images/nameofgraphichere. That way, you will never have a big ole because you know the pics are there! :-)

43 posted on 01/03/2003 4:25:07 PM PST by Bella_Bru
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To: Gil4
Also, web developers accessories has a feature called View Partial Source... ...It says it's only for IE 5.x, but it worked for 6.0 also.

Mozilla has this feature built in, at least the 1.3a build I'm using. Good popup killing and cookie management options, too.

44 posted on 01/04/2003 12:21:55 AM PST by Denver Ditdat
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To: Bella_Bru; Two in the Hat
Thank you very much for the help.


45 posted on 01/04/2003 8:46:21 AM PST by Lady Heron
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To: FourtySeven
You're welcome bump!
47 posted on 01/04/2003 9:58:21 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Well, thank goodness! Here I go, trying to make a link work:
The Counter Clinton Library
48 posted on 01/05/2003 7:24:15 PM PST by exhaustedmomma
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To: exhaustedmomma
YIPEEEEEE!!!! I did it!! I wasn't putting the space between the a & HREF!! Thanks for the thread, ya'll!!
49 posted on 01/05/2003 7:25:30 PM PST by exhaustedmomma
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To: TPartyType
bump
50 posted on 01/05/2003 7:35:03 PM PST by GOPJ
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