Web Ring Alternative

Over the past year it has become more difficult to communicate with the owners of Web Ring. Coupled with the latest commercial venture of the Web Ring, which its' cost at the expense of member sites being inundated with pop-up and pop-under advertising, it has been decided to drop USPS participation in the Web Ring venture.

Bob Payette, who volunteered recently to attempt to recover the USPS Web Ring, has an alternate solution, which I encourage all to take advantage of. You can see an example of how it works.
(YOUR SQUADRON) Power Squadron is a unit of United States Power Squadrons® in District (YOUR DISTRICT).
Squadron Links
District Links
Many Districts and Squadrons have their own web sites. To visit any of these sites, and to learn more about the Power Squadron experience, use the links to the right. A new browser window will open for you.

Essentially, it is nothing more than another piece of code which will replace the Web Ring code on your pages. Using it will allow a visitor to your site to see the entire list of USPS Squadrons or Districts and choose what sites that they want to visit. And all without the overhead of advertising!

The preferred HTML code is shown below:
< !-- BEGIN USPS LINK BACK CODE -- >
< table align=center width=75% border=1 bordercolor=red >
< table align=center width=100% border=0 >
< th colspan=2 align=center > (YOUR SQUADRON) Power Squadron is a unit of United States Power Squadrons® in District (YOUR DISTRICT).
< /th >
< tr >
< td width=66% >
Many Districts and Squadrons have their own web sites. To visit any of these sites, and to learn more about the Power Squadron experience, use the links to the right. A new browser window will open for you. < /td >
< td align=right valign=center >
Squadron Links
District Links
< /td >
< /tr >
< /table >
< /td >< /tr >< /table >
< !-- END USPS LINK BACK CODE -- >

Be sure to replace "(YOUR SQUADRON)" and "(YOUR DISTRICT)" with the correct information and delete any code linking your site to the Web Ring, as that will become a "dead link" shortly.

I am very hopeful that this will be something every Squadron and District webmaster will feel comfortable doing, so that we have universal participation. If that happens we will really have a national ring of sites, with no advertising going in and out, and a great resourse for boating education.

 

 

Useful Internet References

Check out some of the following internet directories and search engines:

www.google.com
www.yahoo.com
www.lycos.com
We have provided some HTML pointers, and there are a plethora of books on the subject of HTML and making of web pages. They can be found at your local library and bookstore.

There are many resources, and this list is only meant to show some of the common and useful ones. These web sites are listed at the sole discretion of the web site administrator. While the information provided is believed to be accurate, it may include errors.

USPS Logos

USPS Logos

General

webreference.com webdeveloper.com
webmonkey.com webcoder.com

Web Site Design

webreference.com htmlgoodies.com
webmonkey.com Web Style Guide

HTML

webreference.com webmonkey.com
w3c.org internet.com

Netiquette

albion.com

Email Tips

about.com everythingemail.net
learnthenet.com

Unix and Liux

Linux Documentation Project Fresh Meat

Perl and CGI

cpan.org perl.org
webmonkey.com activestate.com

Javascript

webreference.com webmonkey.com

PHP and MySQL

php.net webmonkey.com
mysql.com

Web Servers

Apache

Internet Specifications

HTML 5.0 Protocols
CGI

Freeware and Shareware

tucows.com shareware.com
nonags.com download.com

Dissemination of information is the key to the success of any program.

 

User Contributed (Unofficial) Forms

This page contains links to works contributed by members of USPS. These contributions are provided by them "AS IS". Contact the person indicated if you would like further information. These contributions are individual efforts and not part of any National Committee efforts.

Squadron

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