Pilot E-Text WebRing 

E-Texts for the 3Com PalmPilot! 

The Pilot E-Text WebRing is a group of web sites dedicated to publishing documents for the PalmPilot. While there are already two general purpose WebRings for Pilot users, both rings have become so large that we felt a ring just for E-Text sites would a big win for Pilot users and for our Webmasters.

Given the complete botch job Yahoo has done with the old Webring.org system, I'm being very selective about adding sites to that system. I've created a new ring on the ringsurf.com system. New sites are going to added there, and current sites are encouraged to move over.

Yahoo released webring.org from thrall years ago.  I haven't done much to update this in the mean time.  Standing Goal is to convert these to both EPub and unencrpyted Mobi format and post those as well.

To see a list of all the sites in our ring, click here. To go to a random site in our ring, click here.
To ask the RingMasters to add your site to our ring,
click here.
To learn more about WebRings, click here.

Notes for Webmasters who would like to join our WebRing:

  1. This WebRing is only open to those sites which offer e-texts for the PalmPilot, or which offer software for using e-texts on the PalmPilot.  Your site needs to be more than just a collection of links to other sites. Final decision on who may join the WebRing rests with the RingMaster.
  2. The RingMaster reserve the right to remove sites from the ring if they fail to follow these guidelines.
  3. If you would like to join, use the link above to submit a request. The request will ask you for an e-mail address and the URL of your Pilot E-Text pages. You will be assigned a ring id #.
  4. At this point you should make copies of the following three graphic images and add them to your web site:

  5. Main graphics:  Some alternate graphics.

  6. You must use these graphics. You may change the colors if needed, but they must be immediately recognizable as the Pilot E-Text graphics. With other WebRings there has been a problem with inconsistent graphics causing confusion for the end users. By using the same graphics on all our member pages, we hope to make our ring as easy to use as possible.
  7. If you do use Frames, any link to another site in the ring must leave your frame. If you don't know how to do this, let me know and I'll send you the code.
  8. You will also have to copy the following HTML fragment and place it prominently on the same page you specified when submitting your request. Please do not specify one web page in your request and then place this HTML fragement on a different page. Like the graphics, this is important for making life easy for our users. They shouldn't have to search your web pages looking for the ring buttons. Here's the HTML code:

  9. <A HREF="http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=palmetext;id=_YOUR_ID_;action=prev" TARGET="_top">
    <A HREF="http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=palmetext;id=_YOUR_ID_;action=list" TARGET="_top">
    <IMG SRC="etext_ring.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=59 WIDTH=56 ALIGN=ABSCENTER></A>
    <A HREF="http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=palmetext;id=_YOUR_ID_;action=next" TARGET="_top">

    This fragment can be immediately inserted into your own HTML for your home page. Where ever you see the words "_YOUR_ID_" replace them with the id number you got when you submitted the page.

    Within a day or so of your submitting your request, the RingMasters will visit your site to verify that you have correctly added the HTML fragment and graphics to your web pages. If you have, he will then activate your membership in the WebRing.

Note to HTML Gurus: If you are familiar with WebRings, you are probably aware that they offer a number of features which aren't listed in the above code fragment. If you choose to add those features to your page, you may - but only as long as the main graphic appears as specified. For example, here is a JavaScript which uses some of the other features of WebRings:
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