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Welcome

Welcome to the Home Page for the Web Guard Webring.

This page guides you through the process of joining this webring.

If you have any questions about this webring, please email me.


Quick Links to the Web Guard Webring

  1. To administer your (already registered) site
     
  2. To list the sites

The Rest of Web Guard

There is much more to Web Guard than just the Webring. I'm working to restructure the site a bit. But while I am doing that, click here to go to the rest of the Web Guard site.


Click here to go to the Ringlink Webring system.

Ringlink

This webring runs using the Ringlink system. Ringlink is an open source system. I host the system on my site. Many ringmasters have implemented the Ringlink system, helping to make it one of the most popular webring systems for serious ringmasters. I encourage you to check it out.


Rules For This Webring

Purpose

Web Guard is one of the oldest webrings supporting awareness regarding bandwidth theft and copyrights.

If you are concerned with copyright of your creations or the problems of bandwidth theft, you belong in this webring.


Other Rules

  1. You must register the page containing the actual Webring Controls for the Web Guard Webring, and
     
  2. It must have a clear link from the primary ("home", "index" or "default") page for your site to the Web Guard Webring Controls (e.g., a link labeled "webrings").

These requirements are to ensure

  1. that webring travelers can easily continue linking through the sites, and
     
  2. that other visitors to your site can easily find your webrings.

The Process For Joining


General Process for Joining Webrings

Joining a non-Yahoo! WebRing is very simple. In general, the process is the same for every non-Yahoo! WebRing:

  1. Register your site in the Webring Queue using a simple form.

    This form is either present on or linked to by the Webring Home Page. It generally asks for the some combination of (a) site title, (b) URL, (c) description, (d) webmaster name (e) webmaster email address, (f) keywords and (g) a description. Some webring systems (e.g., Ringlink) also ask you to supply your own Site ID.

    When submitted, the webring system creates an entry in the Webring Queue for this site, and, if necessary, assigns a Site ID to your entry and stores all  your information.

    Many webring systems also send a confirming email to the webmaster email address.
     
  2. Copy any required graphics from the Webring Home Page to your server.
     
    Most ringmasters do not want you to link directly to their graphics. Instead, you must copy the graphics to your site.
     
    Note: For some webmasters, particularly those using "web editors" like those for Geocities and Yahoo!, "copying to the server" is sometimes a mystery. They think it means "put the graphic on the web page". It does not. But, I've got special instructions to help those people.
     
  3. Put the Webring Controls on the page you registered and make any modifications required according to the instructions you receive.

    Some webring systems pop-up a page with the Webring Controls, some require you to go to a page to get them, and most also send the Webring Controls in the confirming email.
     
  4. Notify the ringmaster that you put the Webring Controls on your page.
     
  5. The ringmaster reviews the site and moves you from the queue into the webring.

Process for Joining the Web Guard Webring

  1. Read through these instructions front to back. You will find it easier to follow if you take a quick read as an "overview".
     
  2. Also, if you have any questions, remember that I am here to help. They may seem complicated. But I'm determined to not let anyone get discouraged. No matter what, I'll be happy to help you to get all set up.
     
  3. Look below at the graphics and controls. Note that there are many graphics that can be used in several various versions of the controls. You don't have to choose before you register your site, but it will help to understand the idea that the graphics and controls are very flexible.
     
  4. Click here or on the Join Button to open the registration form

                        Click here to open the registration form for the Web Guard Webring.

    The form will open in a new window.
    This page will remain open so you can use it for directions.
    Fill out and submit the form.
     
  5. The system will send you a confirming email. This email will include all your registration information. It will also include a complete copy of all the possible HTML.
     
  6. The system will also give you a link to the Site Admin page. You can use that page to make corrections or to get the HTML (see below).
     
  7. Identify which Control Panel you want and also which Graphic you want.
     
  8. Copy the graphic from this page to your server.
     
    If you know how to do this, skip to the next step. If you are using a web based editor like those for Yahoo! or Geocities and don't actually "copy to your server" but just "put graphics on a page", then the rest of this step is for you.
     
    Special steps to place a graphic on a server using a web based editor:
    1. Create a new page on your website. Call it "temp" or "discard" or "dummy". You will not put anything on this page except the Graphic.
       
    2. Add the Graphic to this page the way you normally do.
       
    3. Now, browse this page using your normal browser (e.g., Ie or NN)
       
    4. Click on the graphic and show it's "properties".
       
    5. These properties will be the actual "name" of the graphic on your server.
       
    6. Make a note of this name. You will need this name in a later step.
       
  9. Place the HTML onto your site. There are two (2) ways to get the HTML:
     
    1. You can get the HTML from these pages here on my website:
      NB: this option is the recommended way.
       
      1. First, go to the sample Control Panels below.
         
      2. Second, select the one you want.
         
      3. Third, click that link to go to the Control Panel Code page to get the code. This HTML will not be customized for your particular site.
         
      4. Fourth, paste the HTML into your preferred editor (e.g., Notepad)
         
      5. Fifth, make these changes:
         
        1. Change "#unknown.gif#" to the name of the graphic you created on your site
           
        2. Change "#m#" to your member ID
           
        3. Change "#email#" to be your own email address
           
        4. Change "#your name#" to be your name
           
      6. Sixth, paste the changed HTML onto your site.
         
    2. Some people are uncomfortable with all of this. If you need assistance, there is a second option: write me. I'll be happy to assist you. Here is what you do:
       
      1. You know that email you got when you joined? Well forward it to me.
         
      2. When you do, tell me these two things: (1) The name of the graphic on your site and (2) The particular control panel you want.
         
      3. I'll be happy to get the particular code you need and customize it for you and send it to you.
         
  10. You may also make other custom changes, provided you use an authorized graphic, maintain the functions, use appropriate title parameters and remain true to the spirit of the webring.
     
    For example, you may want to include the controls in another table, or you may want to give the table borders some "width" or color.
     
  11. You may also wish to design and use another graphic. If so, you need approval first (which I almost always give). And you need to agree to make it available for everyone to use. Just email me.
     
  12. email me so I can check your work.
     
  13. I check out what you have done and, assuming you did it right, I move you from the Queue into the Webring.

The Graphics

The graphics below display against white backgrounds.
Click here to see the graphics against black backgrounds
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Graphic #1
Black Background
Gold Frame
 
Graphic #2
Black Background
Similar to #1
Color Variances
[Web Guard Webring]
 
Graphic #3
Black Background
No Frame
[Web Guard Webring]
 
Graphic #4
Transparent Background
No Frame
[Web Guard Webring]
 
Graphic #5
Black Background
[Web Guard Webring]
 
Graphic #6
Black Background
Bevel edge
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #7
Black Background
Plain edge
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #8
White Background
Bevel edge
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #9
White Background
Plain edge
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #10
Gradiated colors
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #11
Gradiated colors
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #12
Black background
Border

Caliban
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #13
Black background
Border

Pegasus
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #14
Black background
Bevel Border

Pegasus
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #15
Black background
Border

Terry Jones
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #16
Black background
Border

Terry Jones
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #17
Black background
Border

Sharon Davis
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #18
Blue background
No border

Moyra of Moyra's Web Jewels.
[MWEBGD.jpg]
 
Graphic #19
White background
No border

Accent Design Studios.
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #20
White background
No border

Accent Design Studios.
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #21
Black background
No border

Caliban
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #22
Black background
No border

Jon
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #23
Black background
No border

Jon
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #24
Black background
Border

Chaos Mom
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #25
Black background
Border

Chaos Mom
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #26
Black background
Border

Chaos Mom
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #27
Black background
Border

Pegasus
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #28
Black background
No border

Maddie
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #29
Light background
Border

Maddie
Member of Web Guard
 

The graphics below are based on three, 500 pixel wide graphics developed by Caliban Tiresias Darklock and designed to be used with an image map. I created the 470, 400, and 350 pixel wide versions by "squeezing" the original versions. You can see the original versions, in full width, by going here.
 
Graphic #30–500
Image Map Graphic #1, 500 Pixels Wide
(shown reduced to 470 pixel width to fit page)
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #30–470
Image Map Graphic #1, 470 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #30–400
Image Map Graphic #1, 400 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #30–350
Image Map Graphic #1, 350 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #31–500
Image Map Graphic #2, 500 Pixels Wide
(shown reduced to 470 pixel width to fit page)
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #31–470
Image Map Graphic #2, 470 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #31–400
Image Map Graphic #2, 400 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #31–350
Image Map Graphic #2, 350 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
Graphic #32–500
Image Map Graphic #3, 500 Pixels Wide
(shown reduced to 470 pixel width to fit page)
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #32–470
Image Map Graphic #3, 470 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
 
Graphic #32–400
Image Map Graphic #3, 400 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard
Graphic #32–350
Image Map Graphic #3, 350 Pixels Wide
Caliban Tiresias Darklock
 
Member of Web Guard

Additional Graphics:
Many of the graphics for this webring were created and contributed by the members. If you would like to create your own there are only two rules: (1) I must approve it and (2) you must be willing to let other members use it. I'll approve just about anything that is faithful to the spirit and purpose of this webring.


Web Guard Webring Control Panels

Control Panel example #1    ("short" graphics)
Get code From My Site

Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring.   Prev 5 
Prev 
Next 
Next 5
Random 
List Sites 
Home/Join 
 
Your Name

The above panel works best for graphics that are "short".


Control Panel example #2     ("medium" graphics)
Get code From My Site

Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring.  

Prev 5 
Prev 
 
Next 
Next 5

Random 
List Sites 
Home/Join 
 
Your Name

This panel works best for graphics that are "medium" height. That is, taller than example #1 and shorter than example #3.


Control Panel example #3     ("tall" graphics)
Get code From My Site

Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring.  

Prev 5 
Prev 
Next 
 
Next 5 
Random 
List Sites 
 
Home/Join 

Your Name

This panel works best for graphics that are "tall".


Control Panel example #4     ("wide" graphics)
Get code From My Site

Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring.
 
Prev 5 
Prev 
Next 
Next 5
Random 
List Sites 
Home/Join 
Your Name

This panel provides alternative of placing the controls underneath the graphic. It works best with graphics that are "wider".


Control Panel example #5     (500 pixel graphic)
Get code From My Site

Because this graphic is more than 470 pixels wide, this Control Panel example does not fit on this page. Instead, click here to open a special page that shows this example.


Control Panel example #6     (470 pixel graphic)
Get code From My Site

Web Guard Webring

List the member sites. Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring. Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring. Go to the next site. Go to the previous site. Display the next 5 sites and allow selection from them. Go to a random site. This Web Guard site is owned by Your Name.

Note: The text below the graphic (that starts "This Web Guard site") may be customized to fit the style of the site or removed completely.


Control Panel example #7     (400 pixel graphic)
Get code From My Site

Web Guard Webring

List the member sites. Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring. Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring. Go to the next site. Go to the previous site. Display the next 5 sites and allow selection from them. Go to a random site. This Web Guard site is owned by Your Name.

Note: The text below the graphic (that starts "This Web Guard site") may be customized to fit the style of the site or removed completely.


Control Panel example #8     (350 pixel graphic)
Get code From My Site

Web Guard Webring

List the member sites. Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring. Go to the Home Page for more information or to join the webring. Go to the next site. Go to the previous site. Display the next 5 sites and allow selection from them. Go to a random site. This Web Guard site is owned by Your Name.

Note: The text below the graphic (that starts "This Web Guard site") may be customized to fit the style of the site or removed completely.



Notice

Be certain to go to the Web Guard Code page to get the correct code.


You Must Make These Changes Before You Put the Code Onto Your Web Page

  1. Change the site ID in the code from "#m#" to your own site ID.
     

  2. Change your name in the code from "#your name#" to your own name.
     

  3. Change your email address in the code from "#email#" to your own email address
     

  4. Change the name of the graphic in the code from "#unknown.gif#" to the actual name of the graphic on your site.


Optional Customization

You may make other optional customization as you like. For example, you may add one or more borders or remove borders or adjust background or border colors to fit your site or change fonts. In addition, use whichever of the graphics you would like. These are just examples to assist you. Please include all the links. If you have a question, just ask.


AOL Users

AOL users should note that if you have graphics compression enabled in your browser, you will not save off these images correctly, and they will appear broken to the rest of the world (those of us not on AOL) when you use it on your web page. So please follow the instructions detailed on this page before downloading any images off this site.


Other


What is the "history" of this webring?

On 23.Apr.1997, Shena Delian O'Brien and Danie Powers worked together to create Web Guard.

On Monday, 08.Nov.1999, Shena Delian O'Brien, the creator of Web Guard posted a message to the Web Guard mailing list (then ONElist, now YahooGroups) indicating that Web Guard, after 2-1/2 years, would be going away.

Web Guard was the first "anti piracy" and "anti bandwidth theft" organization I joined on the web. I've joined many since, but it, and its founder, Shena, have always had a special place with me.

I stepped forward take over Web Guard. This includes the duties of ringmaster and re-hosting and updating the Web Guard site.

Shena decided to accept my offer and entrust me with her creation.

Shena did not completely disappear. She remains the principal moderator for the Web Guard Discussion List at YahooGroups.)

In August of 2000 the first wave of changes related to the Yahoo! assimilation of the Original WebRing system began. On 05.Sep.2000, the assimilation occurred. In the many months that followed I created the Wazillion Navbars Project to explore the problems of the new system, I posted hundreds of informative and corrective emails and I explored the possibilities of the new system.

In October of 2001 the Yahoo! WebRing became the WebRing.com system as Yahoo! gave up.

In November of 2001, I moved this webring from the WebRing.com system to a Ringlink system hosted on my own site.


Links to the Web Guard Webring

  1. To administer your site
     
  2. To list the sites

Other Webrings I Run

Right now I own many, many webrings. Some I started; some I adopted.

Four of these are on RingSurf, one is on Ringlink and the remainder (a very large number) are on the WebRing.com system (formerly Yahoo! WebRing).


Ringlink Webrings I Own         
Ringlink


RingSurf Webrings I Own
          RingSurf


WebRing.com System Webrings I Own         
WebRing.com


Webring Resources

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? ««»» 


How Do You Spell "Webring"?

That is an interesting question. Is it "WebRing" or "Webring" or "webring" or "web ring". And is a "ring" the same as a "webring"? For the answer, see my Webring FAQ Page.


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