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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).


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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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To: snowstorm12
la la la la
51 posted on 01/05/2003 10:00:29 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: snowstorm12
la la la la la
52 posted on 01/05/2003 10:03:37 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: snowstorm12
la la la la
53 posted on 01/05/2003 10:10:05 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: snowstorm12
la la la
54 posted on 01/05/2003 10:12:38 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: snowstorm12
la la la
55 posted on 01/05/2003 10:15:50 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: exhaustedmomma
ya done good!
56 posted on 01/06/2003 8:50:37 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
This is a test!

57 posted on 01/06/2003 10:50:06 AM PST by dixierose
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To: dixierose
You passed the test . . . with flying colors!! ark, ark!
58 posted on 01/07/2003 7:50:29 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
Just testing

JUST SHOUTING

just whispering

59 posted on 01/07/2003 8:13:27 PM PST by Lurkus Maximus
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To: uncowed
ping
60 posted on 01/15/2003 2:53:33 PM PST by null and void
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