The WebRing.com System
How to Configure HTML in the WebRing.com System
This page discusses the process a ringmaster would use to configure custom HTML for the navbar in the WebRing.com system.
Another problem is the lack of awareness of the specific system features available within the WebRing.com system to be used to customize HTML.
This page discusses those issues.
Problem #1: Understanding
The biggest problem is that ringmasters fail to understand how the HTML works in the WebRing.com system.
Yes, it is possible for a member to copy the HTML to his/her site.
However, if the member has a navbar stack on that page, the HTML will also be delivered through the stack!
If the member copies the HTML separately, then the HTML will appear twice, once separately and again in the navbar stack.
It is absolutely critical that ringmasters understand this.
Problem #2: Crafting the HTML
Fortunately, the WebRing.com system solves all of these problems. It solves these in two ways:
Uploading the Navbar Graphic
There are two graphics for each webring.
One is the "ring logo". It is the graphic that displays on the "hub" page. To upload it click on "edit Ring Logo". It should be a 150x150 pixel graphic. This one is not available for use in the HTML.
The other is the "navbar logo". To upload it click on "Navigation Code" then "Navbar Logo".
If it is being used in the "standard" navbar, it should be a 50x50 pixel graphic.
However, if you are customizing the HTML, you can use any size graphic.
Once uploaded, it can be referenced using the standard variable
This solves the problem of the graphic not being able to be delivered off of the ringmaster's system.
Border Color Specified Through The Web Page:
Background Color Specified Through the Web Page:
Uploaded Navbar Logo:
Blank GIF available for spacing:
Base URL for Hub and Join:
Site ID of the RingMaster's Home Page: --rmsite--
RingMaster Email Address:
Note: These examples may not the "best" practical examples; they omit features you may wish to use. They have been "simplified" for presentation.
And, there is an extra benefit.
To use the WebRing.com system, the HTML must use the features like the uploaded graphic and system variables to customize the HTML for delivery to the navbar stack.
I'm sorry. While I have long adopted webrings in the WebRing.com system, because of the Oct.2006 changes, I am no longer doing that.
However, please note that "deleting" your webring is a fruitless exercise. The system will just restore it and place it up for adoption.
Articles About the WebRing.com System
Webring Sections and Subsections
The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".
each "subsection" has it's own special "logo".
As you travel in the various subsections you will find, near the bottom of each page, links to pages within that subsection and also links to the other subsections. To go to any subsection, just click on the "logo" or on the text link for that subsection.
Webrings: General Information
This subsection includes general information about webrings. Webrings can be hosted by a variety of different services. This section deals with the overall concepts and issues, not with any one particular "brand" of webring.
The Wazillion Navbars Project
This subsection is a historical section about the Yahoo! WebRing system. It was begun during the early days of problems with the Yahoo! WebRing system in September 2000.
It ended when the Yahoo! WebRing system spun off into the independent WebRing.com system in October 2001. I maintain it for the historical record. Click here or on the graphic.
Webrings I Own and Belong To
This subsection shows all the webrings I own and links to all the webrings to which I belong. This includes webrings in Ringlink, RingSurf, Bravenet and the WebRing.com system as well.
If you are looking to join one of my webrings, this is a good place to start. If you wonder about the webrings I belong to, this is the place to go. Click here or on the graphic.
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