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Webrings - - - A chainmail web of rings - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about webrings in general - - - This graphic is by Dylon White. Graphic copyright 2001 by Dylon Whyte of artofchainmail.com and James S. Huggins

Webrings: General Information

Webrings are communities of websites, united by a common interest and organized into a circular "ring" of mutual links, all tied together with some technology to make it work.

This "subsection" provides general information about webrings.

 

On My Site

Webring FAQWebring FAQ: What is a webring? Is it webring (one word) or web ring (two words)? Is it webring (no caps), Webring (initial cap) or WebRing (double caps)? How many webring systems are there? How do webrings work? Why would someone want to join a webring? How does someone join a webring? How does someone create a webring?

Webring ArticlesWebring Articles: Articles and resources across the net.

Webring SystemsWebring Systems: Descriptions of the various systems that host webrings.

Page EditorsPage editors: Brief articles explaining how to insert HTML into web pages hosted by web servers using page editors. These include the Angelfire Basic editor, AOL easyDesigner, Bigstep Site Builder, Homestead Site Builder, Tripod SitEBuilder and Yahoo! Pagebuilder. 

Angelfire Basic EditorAngelfire Basic editor 

AOL easyDesignerAOL easyDesigner 

Bigstep Site BuilderBigstep Site Builder 

Homestead Site BuilderHomestead Site Builder 

Tripod SitEBuilderTripod SitEBuilder 

Yahoo! PagebuilderYahoo! Pagebuilder 

Is Webring a Trademark?Is Webring a Trademark?: Presents the results of my search attempting to answer this question.

Why Copy Graphics?Why Copy Graphics?: explains why individuals joining webrings (particularly webrings that do not use a JavaScript navbar) should copy the webring graphics to their own server.

Webring Welcome PagesWebring Welcome Pages:  What is a webring welcome page and how do I use them on my site. This page explains how these special portal pages evolved and why. 

How I Join WebringsHow I Join Webrings: How I join webrings and why it means that you might not find my page right away. 

Master Page DesignMaster Page Design: How my page design affects the placement of webring controls and why I sometimes use a special "wide format" page to host these controls. 

Standard ControlsStandard Controls: examples of the "standard" controls I use for non-navbar webrings. 

Webring Host ExplanationsWebring Host explanations: Descriptions of the host labels I use to indicate which webring system is hosting a particular webring. 


Linking Back to Me

Net-Working: WebringsNet-Working: Webrings: Part of an About.com site for Adoption, this page generously quotes me and links to my Webring FAQ page.  ( adoption.about.com/parenting/adoption/library/weekly/aa080299.htm This site links back to my site from this page on the site.

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 Webring News and Announcements

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WebRing.com Changes Big Time ---  It was October 2001 that WebRing.com came into existence following the end of Yahoo! Webring. Now, 5 years later, WebRing.com is changing again. Moving from primarily a free service to primarily a paid service, the system is undergoing massive change. Stay tuned.

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This is the logo for the Ringlink system. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the Ringlink system.  

Ringlink Activity  ---  While Ringlink has not released a new version since Version 3.2 on 21.Feb.2005, the system seems to be getting a lot of activity. Many people are discovering this great webring system and moving their webrings here. If you don't know about Ringlink, definitely check out this great webring system. I personally recommend it.

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This is the logo for the World of Webrings Community. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the World of Webrings Community.  

WoW  ---  The World of Webrings features the World of Webrings discussion list. It offers a forum for both webring owners (ringmasters) and webring members to discuss the latest hot topics about all webrings, including WebRing.com, Ringlink , Alt-Webring, RingSurf, Bravenet and others. If you belong to any webring in any webring service, you should join this list.

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This is the logo for the RingSurf system. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the RingSurf system.  

RingSurf Passes 3 Year Anniversary  ---  It was 3 years ago, on 16.Aug.2003 when the WoW list list noted that RingSurf's domain name registration had changed. Then the new owner came forward. A RingSurf Feature List was developed and debated. Then, on Thanksgiving day, 27.Nov.2003 the new owner posted on the WoW list that the new RingSurf is up! If you haven't checked it out lately, see what has happened in the last three years.

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James S. Huggins is interviewed and quoted in a new Salon.com article entitled: The Strange Saga of Yahoo and Webring (05.Dec.2001)  

Article About Webrings  ---  Check out this excellent Salon.com article about the history of Yahoo! and WebRing.com: The Strange Saga of Yahoo and Webring . For some, it will bring back memories. For others, it will explain the history. Now, I wonder if they will update it to talk about the latest WebRing.com changes.

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Webring Sections and Subsections

The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".

  • General Information
  • The WebRing.com System
  • Webrings I Own and Belong To
  • The Wazillion Navbars Project

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 - - - A chainmail web of rings - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about webrings in general - - - This graphic is by Dylon White. Graphic copyright 2001 by Dylon Whyte of artofchainmail.com and James S. Huggins

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.

It includes my Webring FAQ, links to articles about webrings, and general help information. Click here or on the graphic.

The WebRing.com System - - - An interlocking stack of gold rings symbolizes the system - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Webring.com System - - - Original image copyright Jeff McIntosh - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

The WebRing.com System

This subsection includes specific information about the WebRing.com system.

While not the only webring system on the net, it is the best known and the most used. I own many webrings in this system and belong to many webrings in this system. (I also own and belong to many webrings in other systems as well.) Click here or on the graphic.

Wazillion Navbars Project: Yahoo! WebRing - - - A stack of "ABC" blocks symbolizes stacks of "navbars" - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Wazillion Navbars Project - - - Original image copyright Jeff Allen Johnson - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

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 Webrings I Belong To - - - A floating stack of rings - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website showing webrings I own and webrings I belong to - - - Original image copyright Jeff McIntosh - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

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.



The chain mail graphic at the top of this page copyright 2001 by Dylon Whyte of artofchainmail.com and James S  Huggins.

James S. Huggins is interviewed and quoted in a new Salon.com article entitled:
The Strange Saga of Yahoo and Webring

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