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HTML Sandbox
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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To: Nexus6

181 posted on 02/25/2005 11:33:43 PM PST by Nexus6
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To: potlatch; MeekOneGOP; ntnychik


182 posted on 05/01/2005 11:51:24 PM PDT by devolve (My WWII Tribute: http://pro.lookingat.us/WWII.html - more traffic than DU-Koz-LDot -)
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To: devolve

Funny!! Piper didn't even wake up during that, LOL.


183 posted on 05/02/2005 7:51:16 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Note "again" comes out a bit Canuck

Need to mess with mis-spelling & Caps on some words

"AGann" or "A Gann" might work better


184 posted on 05/02/2005 8:00:55 PM PDT by devolve (My WWII Tribute: http://pro.lookingat.us/WWII.html - more traffic than DU-Koz-LDot -)
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To: potlatch; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; ntnychik; Smartass; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave; ...



 THE  RUN  FOR  THE  ROSES 



185 posted on 05/11/2005 1:03:24 AM PDT by devolve (My WWII Tribute: http://pro.lookingat.us/WWII.html - more traffic than DU-Koz-LDot)
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To: devolve

Really good! You got the blankets and helmet colors changed. If that's a '2' I detect on the front horse I want to know how you did that on an animated gif??


186 posted on 05/11/2005 3:11:21 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Cl BG + cropped under hooves too so they will locate on another image

#s are the same - I tried to change the modified image # a little

A week late I think!


187 posted on 05/11/2005 3:29:01 PM PDT by devolve (My WWII Tribute: http://pro.lookingat.us/WWII.html - more traffic than DU-Koz-LDot)
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To: devolve

So sorry, I never watch the Kentucky Derby so I never thought about the race horse ahead of time but I did try to send it last week!!

Next year you will be ready for a herd of them, pick your colors, LOL.


188 posted on 05/11/2005 6:31:00 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch



Came out pretty good -



Note what I used as lower BG -


189 posted on 05/11/2005 8:26:26 PM PDT by devolve (My WWII Tribute: http://pro.lookingat.us/WWII.html - more traffic than DU-Koz-LDot)
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To: TPartyType
hope this WORKS
190 posted on 07/18/2005 4:40:36 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: TPartyType
Link to Google
191 posted on 09/21/2005 5:47:40 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

192 posted on 10/05/2005 3:13:43 PM PDT by devolve (--------------- ( -- under deconstruction -- ) ---------------)
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To: potlatch





193 posted on 10/05/2005 3:25:44 PM PDT by devolve (--------------- ( -- under deconstruction -- ) ---------------)
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To: devolve

LOL, now - if you could just make that little dog stop and put his paw on top of that frog it would be perfect!!

Piper likes to hold them down!


194 posted on 10/05/2005 7:47:08 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Balata
Link to Drudge
195 posted on 10/21/2005 9:18:35 AM PDT by blogblogginaway (<a HREF="http://www.drudgereport.com/">Link to Drudge</a>)
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To: TPartyType
Does this blink?
196 posted on 07/02/2006 10:46:27 AM PDT by iluvgeorgie (All great men are hated.)
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[URL=http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2003511917968376293][IMG]http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/40794/2003511917968376293_th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


197 posted on 01/14/2008 8:35:53 PM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense? Don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: TPartyType
experimenting with a spoiler reply: highlight the text to show:

The Black Rock was name of the slave ship found in the middle of the jungle.

end highlight

198 posted on 02/29/2008 8:06:53 AM PST by kidd
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199 posted on 04/23/2008 3:58:28 PM PDT by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense? Don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: iluvgeorgie
Does this blink? No! Does this blink?
200 posted on 11/16/2008 4:33:21 AM PST by W-Girl
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