the Travel Report Ring
The Travel Report Ring
is a chain of web sites containing travel reports to all kinds of
places. You can skip from one web site to another and wander off
to far and exotic places.
This Ring is managed
by Laurenz Bobke.
Please email me if you have questions or suggestions.
|Rules of the Travel
The sites accepted into
the ring must:
- contain travel reports
(travelogues), either in written form, as photographs or both
(should be personal experiences and not just plain infos)
- be in English (either
only in English or offer an English version)
- be more than merely
a list of links to other sites
- not commercial
- be comprehensible,
appealing and updated regularly
- must be viewable without
additional software in standard browsers (whatever this is at
the time of submission)
All sites that are part
of the Ring have to contain a short piece of HTML code that will
allow visitors to travel the ring. This code will be sent to you
by email after finishing the signup procedure.
The code has to be inserted
on the main page of your site, or if your site contains more than
just travel reports, on the page, where the reports section is located.
In any case, the navigation has to be on the actual page you submit
to the ring.
Some site owners have special pages that consist of nothing but
Not very attractive for visitors.
Such pages will not be accepted into this ring.
Joining the Ring
To join, just follow
the steps below...
- Read the rules and
make sure you are able to comply with them
- You have to be a member
of Webring to join a ring and maintain your site. Membership is
free. Please make sure to log into the system before applying
for membership in this ring.
- Go to the "Ring
Hub" and click on "Join This Ring"
- You will see the main
criteria for membership again
- Click on "get
started" - you will be asked for information (web address,
description) on your site.
- If you already are
a member of other rings, chances are that the system will tell
you that the appropriate navigation code is already on your page.
You can just wait to be accepted into the ring.
- If this is the first
ring you join, or if you are told that your site does not yet
have the proper navigation, you still have to get the link code:
when you have submitted your data, you will see a link "return
to travelreport". Click on it.
- You will return to
the "hub" of the ring.
You site should already be listed under "Member Tools"
click on the link.
Click on "get navigation code" and paste the code into
This is the fastest way to get into the ring: I will check your
submission and if all the above criteria are fulfilled immediately
- If you want to wait
before altering your site: you will also receive an e-mail with
the instructions on how to join.
Again, I will look at the site and accept it, if it fulfills the
criteria. However, as long as the code is not on your page, it
will not be active in the ring, and you will not get any visitors
So, please insert the necessary code (Navigation bar) as soon
as possible, - otherwise you will not participate in the ring
and eventually be completely removed from it.
- HELP! There are some
really helpfull sites that tell you everything about Webring.
If you want to have a look:
Webring Users' Guide
for New Users
New Webring Help
Report Ring FAQ
- What do you mean
by travel reports ?
Travel reports are
not just plain infos about a place or a country. These can be
found anywhere on the net. The Travel reports in this ring are
accounts of personal experiences while traveling through the
country. Sometimes they are called travelogues too.
Such a travelogue may mainly consist of text or photographs
or a combination of both.
- When I join the
Travel Report Ring, do I have to put the same code as the other
sites on my page?
It would be nice
if the code could be customized to fit the general layout of
your site. And indeed, this is possible.
standard bar has been designed in such a way that it looks good
on most pages and is relatively small and unobtrusive - especially
if your site belongs to more than one ring.
Again, go to "Get Navigation Code". Scroll down.
Under the correct code for the standard ring navigation you
will find a link saying:
"Members who wish to use the HTML
version of this nav bar should go here. "
This gives you the HTML version
of the code. You can change it to suit your taste as long as
it remains functional.
One word of caution though: With the standard code you only
have to put the standard code on your site once, even if you
join more than one Webring.
HTML means, you have to haveto get the navigation for each and
any ring you belong to.
If you want to have a look, here's an example :
(You have to get your own code though!)
There are two options: you can either use the "Server Side
Navigation Bar" or a HTML design.
The Server Side Navigation Bar has the advantage that you do not
have to change your page every time you join another ring and
that changes to the design (new logo...) will be done automatically.
On the other hand, HTML is more flexible and you may make the
navigation fit the general layout of your page.
You can get the code for both options at the Ring
Just click on your site and then on "Get Navigation Code".
An example of customized HTML:
If you use HTML, please be sure to link to the correct logo or
download it to your site:
- Can I change my
information on the ring ?
Certainly. In order
to do this, you have to sign
There are now two types" of members: Those of you who joined
before Webring became a part of Yahoo and continue to use the
old "HTML fragment" and the new members who signed
in under the new system or shifted their sites to the new system.
Consequently, on the above page you have two ways of signing
in, one with the old Site ID and password, the other one with
your new Yahoo ID and Yahoo Password. If you are using the new
Yahoo options, you will see a list of the rings you belong to
and can edit your ring info by clicking on "edit".
If you joined under the old system, you get to a form where
you enter the following
Ring ID: travelreport
Site ID: (your site ID)
Password: (your password)
If you have forgotten any of the above: there are links there
for helping you out.
- I have forgotten
my password. What should I do ?
Go to the Webring
Homepage, you can retrieve your password there.
- Don't hesitate to
when you still have problems!