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Posted on 11/22/2004 9:16:10 AM PST by TPartyType
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.
NEWCOMERS TIP: I just reread the FreeRepublic posting guidelines. They're worth a read by all newcomers [click here].
But first, HTML advice from the FreeRepublic help page:
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:
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
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.
<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
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.
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!"
"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!
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:
<li>List item #1
<li>List item #2
<li>List item #3
Finally . . .
Here's the link for [Webmonkey] (a super HTML training site).
This is an update. The old thread is huge. (You're quick!)
YOU DON'T NEED <BR> OR <P> FOR SIMPLE POSTS.
IF YOU DON'T USE HTML, IT WILL ALSO AUTOFORMAT http addresses and email address.
I'm just giving you a hard time, TPT! I'm so pleased to see this. Lots of new folks who need this very badly! In fact, would it be considered rude if I ping them here?!! Don't answer that.....
Thank you bump
Anything but the Sandbox post again. Why me, Lord? :)
This is a great tool for some of us FR veterans, also, who occasionally suffer from *senioritis* - LOL!
Thank you for posting this!
Thanks very much. I have been here a while, but haven't taken the time to learn about this . . .
The image file must be located on a web hosting site, yours or one you know will allow links to it.
If this is confusing to you, go to this site http://www.tinypic.com
They provide a hosting site for single images and also the means to upload the image from your computer to their host. They then provide the URL for you to use in your post. They even provide the URL in several HTML formats for you to cut and paste.
Try it, it works!
Oh, one last thing. Whenever you attempt to post a link, click on it in the FR preview panel before you complete the post. This will prevent those embarrassing broken links ;-}
How about a spelling and punctuation sandbox?
Thanks for this. It's really helpful.
"For all of you who want to post an image, but don't know how:"
"How to post a picture
< (Opens the link)
img (Stands for image)
src (Stands for Source)
= (tells the computer that you are going to put in a destination)
"URL" (The url of the picture goes between quotation marks)
> (Closes the link)
put it all together and you get (with a space between the first karat and the img) <"img src=http://www.spiano.mazda.co.jp/img/appeal1-p1.jpg">
Take the space out after the first karat (<) and you would get
Right click on the picture, highlight the URL, then copy and paste into '< img src="URL">'"Thank you
Thanks for the Ping J
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