Sunday, August 21, 2005

Welsh Corgi Webring Information

Welcome! Are you interested in joining a webring which focuses on both breeds of Welsh Corgis? Do you wonder what the guidelines are to join? Please see below for details.

Welsh Corgi Places of Interest Webring
  • Purpose of this ring:
    Provide information on either breed of Welsh Corgi and provide places to shop for items which feature Welsh Corgis in some way.

  • Who can apply? To join this web ring you must:
    - Have a web site with some 'Welsh Corgi' content, and
    - Your site's content must be original, well presented and not contain only a bunch of links. - Commercial site may join as long as the focus is on "Welsh Corgis."

  • What about breeders sites?
    - I am reluctant to admit any breeder sites unless they contain educational "Welsh Corgi" information, they will be accepted at the Ringmaster's discretion.

  • Who can't apply?
    - Sites which appear to be puppy mills or promoting the sale of puppies above anything else.
    - Sites containing profanity, bad vibes or pornography.
    - Slow-loading sites, your site's pages must load within 30 seconds (on my PC).
    - Sites with automatic pop-up windows displaying advertising material.
    - Sites containing gratuitous animated GIFs, gaudy backgrounds, slow-loading Flash graphics and sloppy site design.
    - The decision on whether a site is acceptable or not rests with the Ringmaster.

  • Where do member sites put the ring navigation code?
    -You can put the ring code on the main (home) page of your site if ALL your site's content consists of Welsh Corgi information.
    -If only PART of your site concerns aircraft then please place the navigation code onto the main (index) page of that section
    -Or, if you have a ring-specific page (the one containing ALL your ring panels) you can put the navigation code there...but this is my least-preferred option! (it makes it hard for ring surfers to find the navigation panel to leave your site).
    -At any time the Ringmaster reserves the right to remove any site from the ring or not admit a site to the ring that does not have the ring code located in an easily accessible location.

  • Can I customize the Ring navigation panel?
    -If the ring your site is a member of uses an image map then there's not really much you can change, the map should be left as-is or there's the possibility it won't work properly.
    -The ring graphic is loaded remotely from the Ringmaster's server, so it's not possible for member sites to change it.
    -On other rings that use tables, you are permitted to alter the table attributes on the Ring navigation panel so that it's complementary with your site's design and colors.
    -The mandatory navigation links that must included are Home/Join, List, Next, Previous and Random.

  • Get the ring navigation code:
    To get the correct customized code for your page login here.

  • If your site is going to be down temporarily:
    -If you have to take your site down for any length of time please log in to ring admin and move your site into the queue so it will not disrupt the ring flow.
    -When your site is ready and on-line again you just need to move your site out of the queue and you'll be a part of the ring again.

  • If your web site URL or e-mail address changes:
    -Please edit your site's details using the log-in form, you don't need to submit your site again.

  • If you want to remove your site from the ring:
    If you no longer wish to be a part of this ring please remove the code fragment from your web page and then log in to ring admin to remove your site. Please do not break the ring for other members.

  • Join this ring:
    STEP 1: Menu link for ring controls - IMPORTANT!

    -If you have more than one web page on your site you MUST have a link to the page containing the ring navigation controls (your registered page) on your site's navigation menu.

    -It is important that a surfer can traverse all sites in the ring comfortably. They COME to your site via the Ring. They also have to LEAVE via the Ring. Therefore you always need to assist them by having a link to the ring controls on ALL your pages.

    -Please don't be put off joining by this requirement, it has benefits for everybody. If you'd like me to advise you how to comply I'd be very happy to assist, just click here to e-mail me!

    STEP 2- Register your site:
    Click here to fill out the form to submit your site, after you submit the form you will receive back an automatic e-mail message containing your registration details and customized ring code fragment.

    STEP 3: Add code fragment/upload page:
    Open your favorite HTML editor and add the customized ring code fragment to your registered page. Upload the new version of your page to your web host.

    STEP 4: E-mail the Ringmaster:
    Click here to send an e-mail to let me know that your site is ready. If the membership conditions have been met and the ring controls are in place I'll admit your site, I'm looking forward to it!

  • What is a web ring?
    -Web rings link sites together that share a common theme, interest or cause.
    -Web rings use ring management software and a ring navigation panel on each participating site that enables visitors to choose various ways of getting around the ring, a typical web ring has links that take you to the NEXT, the PREVIOUS or a RANDOM site in the ring.
    -Beginning at any site in the ring, a visitor can proceed through these links to visit every page in the ring, eventually returning to the site from which they started.
    -Every web ring also has a LIST or HUB page listing all the sites in the ring with a link to and a description of each site.

  • If you'd like to know more about web rings:
    The links below will open in a new window, just close each one to return to this page.
    World of Webrings
    So you want to be a RingMaster?
    James S. Huggins - WebRing FAQ