Saturday, January 27, 2007

Welcome to the Free Wayne Webring Homepage

This is the homepage for the Free Wayne Webring. It was created to help develop and maintain internet awareness and to show solidarity regarding the case of Wayne Fincher.

For all the details regarding Mr. Fincher, please visit United States vs. Fincher.

The Free Wayne Webring Homepage is the entry point for the Free Wayne Webring. This site is not meant to keep updated information on the Fincher case. All posts here will be directly related to the maintenance and operation of the webring. In the future, expect to see posts regarding alternate codes, logo additions, and technical matters regarding the webring. Any comments left here should be restricted to participating in the webring. For comments regarding the Fincher case itself, please visit the site linked above or any of the other fine sites in the ring which have posts and news about US vs. Fincher.

If you wish to show your support for Mr. Wayne Fincher, please join the webring and display the proper code on your site. You can begin by clicking here: Join the Free Wayne Webring.

After joining, you will be given instructions on the proper code to place on your site. After I have checked to make sure it has been installed properly, your site will be activated and become part of the ring.

Please feel free to change the size of the table to fit your site, and change the background and text colors as necessary to properly display on your site. The only requirement is that all the links in the code are there.

On a personal note, this is the first time I have ever tried to maintain a webring, so expect a learning curve. Any advice, hints or tips will be appreciated. I will be adding further posts with information on various options regarding the code as time permits.

This post will remain at the top. For updates, scroll down.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Free Wayne Webring Inclusion Statement

I have added an inclusion statement to the sidebar. Thanks to David Codrea for writing it. The emphasis was added by myself.

Free Wayne Webring Inclusion Statement:
We support the right of all peaceable people to keep and bear arms. Your age, race, sex, religion, political party, sexual orientation, or national origin are of no concern to us. Anyone who requires you to disarm is not your friend, and not our friend. Only when all peaceable citizens can freely exercise their inalienable right to self defense, and their right to keep and bear arms, will we attain the ultimate safeguard for our mutual protection, as individuals, as members of a community, and as citizens of the Republic. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness extends to all human beings, and all who support the right to keep and bear arms are welcome here, period.
If anyone has a question or comment about this, leave a comment or email me. Email information is at my blog.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Adjusting the table properties

The most common tweak to the table setting will be adjusting it to fit your space. Look for this line:

<table width="350" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1">

The default width is 350 pixels. Change it to a smaller number to fit a smaller space.

Cellpadding is the number of pixels from the border that remains blank space. It keeps text from running right up against the borders. I recommend leaving it at 3.

Cellspacing is mostly irrelevant in this table because it has only one cell. Increasing the value will cause a decrease in the inside cell space. I recommend leaving it at 0.

Border is the width of the border in pixels. You can change it to higher numbers to give it a thicker border, or change it to 0 to get rid of the border line completely.

Changing the background color

One question that has come up is how to change the default background color in the webring code.

Look for this line:

<td style="background: #E3F2FF">

To get rid of the background completely so that it uses whatever background you already have on your site, just delete the hex code so it looks like this:

<td style="background: ">

Or you can change it to any other color that you want by changing the hex code. You can find charts of hex colors easily, just do a search for "hex color code chart."

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Logo Update

I have been working with the logo created by Hairy Hobbit to use in the webring code. Although resizing it down has caused it to lose some sharpness, I downsized it to fit better and gave it a transparent background. Anyone who wants to use this modified version can find it at my photobucket site here. If you don't have a place to host it, you can hotlink directly to the file at photobucket.

If you want to see it in use, there's an example at my own blog, Blogonomicon.