Easy Navigation Shouldn't Be a Fantasy

A webring is a way of linking similar sites so that the links are easy to maintain and easy to surf.

There are reasons for using a standard set of code to link a webring, besides the sheer egotism of webring managers.

  1. For the webring to work as designed, the links must be as written.
  2. For visitors to the ring to be able to surf without confusion, each ring should be easily identifiable.

You must have either the Javascript navbar or HTML navigation code on your page, for the webring to work.

RECENT CHANGES: After a brief period with the Yahoos, WEBRING IS ONCE AGAIN INDEPENDENT. You do have to sign up for an ID with Webring.com to join and manage webrings. Management of more than one webring membership is easier than ever.

If you haven't yet signed up with the new (and independent from Yahoo!) webring, you can do it at login. You probably want to use the same ID & password as you had with Yahoo Webring, to save yourself confusion. You can then associate your ring sites with your new ID so that you can edit and manage them in the future.

If you have already installed the Javascript code for the new Webring navbar, the bar for the SiFi Novel Ring will appear on your page as soon as you are accepted.

If you need the Javascript code for the navbar:

Lynx (text-only) and some older graphic browsers, however, cannot use Javascript. To maximize the traffic through the ring (and to your page) I'd appreciate you using the HTML copy of the navbar.

To get the HTML navbar, follow the above steps, but when you get to the page displaying the SSNB code, scroll to the bottom and click the word "here" at the end of the sentence "Members who wish to use the HTML version of this nav bar should go here."

If you use the Javascript code, the navbar for each new webring you join will automagically appear in the "stack." If you use the HTML form, you will have to manually insert the HTML navbar for each new ring.

There is a way to get the best of both worlds. At the end of the Javascript code is a "NOSCRIPT" tag. This tells the browser what to do if Javascript isn't working. Carefully insert your HTML code between the <NOSCRIPT> tag and </NOSCRIPT> tag. Then the automagically maintained navbar stack will appear for your visitors who use Javascript, and your manually maintained HTML stack will appear for visitors who don't.

The code is customized for your webpage. If your webpage address or any other site information (including your email address) changes, please update your entry! The magic of webring cannot work without your help.

If you wish to use the older "pretty code" instead of the navbar, you can copy it here. I have updated the links for the new system. You will have to manually change the code, however, to insert your own site information.

The code that is given to you when you apply to join is already customized for your webpage. Using that code is easier than copying what's here and modifying it. If you do use what's demonstrated here, you will have to:

I do not insist that you use webring graphics -- or that you use mine. If you want to use your own graphics, please check with me first -- I want to make sure visitors to the ring don't become confused about which ring they are on. I may make yours the standard graphics for the ring!

If you do choose to use my graphics, please copy them to your own server. The one change you will need to make to the customized code is to put the correct-for-you directory and filename in the logo image tag.

To copy images:

[SiFi Novel Logo]
This Science Fiction Novel Webring site is owned by Thalia, Muse of Comedy.

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That's what it looks like. This is the code:

<div align="center">
<font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif">
<a href= "http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&hub" target="_top" title="SiFi Novel Webring Home Page">
<img src="images/novel1.gif" width="300" height="239" border="0" alt="[SiFi Novel Logo]"></a><br>
This <a href="http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&hub" title="SiFi Novel Webring Home Page">Science Fiction Novel Webring</a> site is owned by <a href= "mailto:thalia@anitraweb.org?subject=SiFiNovel" title="Email me">Thalia, Muse of Comedy</a>.</font><br>
<font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size="-1">
[ <a href="http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&id=15&prev5" target="_top" title="List five previous sites in the ring">Previous 5 Sites</a>
| <a href= "http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&id=15&sprev" target="_top" title="Skip previous site, go to the one before that">Skip Previous</a>
| <a href="http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&id=15&prev" target="_top" title="Go to the previous site: if you keep going you'll go completely around the ring and back here">Previous</a>
| <a href= "http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&id=15&next" target="_top"Go to the next site: if you keep going you'll go completely around the ring and back here">Next</a>
| <a href="http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&id=15&skip" target="_top" title="Skip next site, go to the one after that">Skip Next</a>
| <a href="http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&id=15&next5" target= "_top" title="List next five sites in the ring">Next 5 Sites</a>
| <a href="http://O.webring.com/hub?ring=sifi_novel&random" target="_top title="Go to a random site">Random Site</a> ]</font>

If you have any questions not covered, please email me.

The SiFi Novel Webring is made possible by Webring.

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