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Suggestions for Student Web Builders
Equal parts anecdotes, personal opinion, lessons from free-lance writing, and suggestions for students who want to create a personal web page; also some horrible puns about colors. The focus is what to write about, not HTML specifics.

Suggestions for Church Web Sites
I've written, organized and maintained church web sites since 1999. If you are just starting out to design a site for your church, this may help. Again, the focus is content, not HTML specifics.

I cobbled up two examples of basic, seven-page static sites:
Example 1 uses a table to put a navigation bar on the left-hand side of the page.
Example 2 has the same content, but it is even simpler. It has a one-line navigation bar just below the heading.
You may copy and alter the code, if you wish. You'll need to find your own pictures of your church and minister, change the name, address and telephone number and otherwise alter, but if if works for you, feel free to copy.

Usability Guidelines
I wrote this for the Back Country Horsemen of America, but the advice is good for any local unit of a non-profit organization with a volunteer web master - including a church.

HTML Color Demonstration
This page has HTML specifics. It explains the hexadecimal system, how you specify colors in HTML, and shows all 216 browser-safe colors. It has a bittersweet personal anecdote about the hexadecimal number system, too.

FF0000 00FF00 0000FF 00FFFF FF00FF FFFF00




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