Clan Leader's Bible": (page#7)
a basic clan HOME web page:
A clan web page is a "TOOL"
A clan web page is a TOOL.
It should be used to help teach new people
about your clan, BRING TOGETHER all your
members, keep them informed, be a place that
they can help one another, and be a mechanism
to be used by members to easily give help
back to their clan. Just like this page, you
are reading this tutorial off of this web
page and using it as a "tool" to
build or fix your clan. Web pages are just
"paper" on the internet or a "tool",
the web pages information is what is
important to a clan.
You could get a "www.your_clan's_name_here.com"
, but if your clan fails in 4 weeks, what a
waste of money, right? Your best bet, is to
start off at a very good FREE website hoster,
say like Geocities.com (yahoo) or Angelfire.com (lycos) or
Bravenet.com. They are good free web sites. You could
sign up for a
free web site at Geocites.com and get an easy to
remember "www.geocities.com/yourclan" website web
address for your clan. To see an example clan web "SITE",
go check out the [yW]YoungWARRIOR
example clan web "SITE" (note: he [yW] site has a lot of
extras at it's site for examples to show
everyone and give them possible ideas). Do -NOT-
spend too much time on YOUR clan web page for
the first 2 months. Make a basic HOME page,
with the Council Member's email address on
it, maybe make a ROSTER page once you get 4
or 5 Members. Add clan JOINing instructions.
Put a link to your clan message board (see
step/page#8) and your clan Roger Wilco Base
Station channel (see step/page#9). Most clans
WASTE an ENORMOUS amount of time working on a
very fancy web page, then --DIE--, because
they did not spend the needed time to RECRUIT
enough new members to keep their clan alive.
Don't end up just a another DEAD clan with
nothing but a pretty web page left of it?
The basic steps for
creating a clan web page are:
- Get a web page account
at a FREE web hoster. (Geocities.com, or Angelfire.com, or Bravenet.com, or Tripod.com (lycos)etc, etc. See our LINKs page for a complete list of
free web hosters or any other needed
tools.)(Example account: http://youngwarriors.tripod.com/). Geocities is probably the
best free hoster.
- Get a "web page
editing" software program (if
you don't have one.) Windows "Front
Page Express" is free with
Windows 98. Front
is 30 day 10$ trial software. If you
are new to web page making you will
need a "WYSIWYG" (What you
see is what you get) type of html
editor. You can use a WYSIWYG type of
editor to actually "draw"
your web page. You can get free
versions and trial version of the
various html editors at www.cnet.com (www.download.com). Just search their site
for key words "html editors"
for one to download. Learning the
"html code" takes a lot of
time, worry about the detailed stuff
later, just make a "basic clan
web page" for now. (A good tip
is to see if you can recruit a
webmaster for your clan while you are
- START READING, read
the instructions for your web page
editing software program, read the
instructions at your web page hoster
on how to build and upload pages and
pictures, read read read !
- You can get more
information about making ".HTML"
code for web pages by reading
tutorials at PageResources.com (very good).
- Now create your first
clan web page (a ".HTML"
document). Your first page will be
called "index.html". Don't
forget to put the Council Members'
email addresses on it.
- Get your web page up
loaded to your web account at your
web hoster. Some free web hosters
actually allow you to create a web
page by using menus at their site (its
very simple, but very slow though).
- Advertise your clan,
start politely asking other
webmasters to add a link to your
clan's web page, on their page. This
will help you recruit new members.
www.AtomicWARRIOR.com will add a like to any
friendly non-cheating clan as long as
they add a
link to www.AtomicWARRIOR.com first.
- LATER, you might need
to put other files up there on your
site, you will need to "ZIP"
up large files (compress them into .zip
files) to make them smaller. Most
free hoster sites only allow small
files to be uploaded to their web
sites. (WinZip is a pretty good free zip
software, there are other programs
- Only ".GIF"
or ".JPG" or ".PNG" pictures
files will display on web pages (on a
".HTML" page), ".BMP"
files will not work. You might need a
graphics editor software program
Shop Pro (free
30 day trial version) to convert
image file types or make pictures for
your clan page. A tip is to not use
any graphics at first to save time.
You can use Window98's "PAINT"
program to draw ".bmps" files, then use
"IrafanView" (a very good
FREE graphics converter you can get
from www.download.com) to convert graphics files
to different formats.
- Get a free FTP
transfer software program to help
transfer your web pages up to your
free web account. (CuteFTP is a pretty good free
"FTP" file transfer
software program, there are other
free FTP programs out there. Again,
you can search for the key word
"FTP" at www.download.com or www.tucows.com or www.simtel.com or www.nonags.com or www.webattack.com to get free or shareware (trial
- See the AtomicWARRIOR LINKs page for tons of more
helpful links on free web hosters,
editors, graphics, FTP, ZIP, etc,
- Once you get your club
registered at the AtomicWARRIOR
ClubREGISTRY, you get to put this
neat logo on your site (and at least
you will have one logo on your new
site ;-). It also advertises the fact
that your club is "REGISTERED"!
- WYSIWYG web page
editors are easy to use, here is a
screen shot of what the panel you
like as to u "draw" a web
(ex. using FrontPage Express to
Your clan's basic
web page(s) should have these things:
- Your clan's name and [TaG].
- Your "RULES"
- Your Clan leaders'
- Instructions on how to
"JOIN" your clan.
- A link to your clan's
Roger Wilco Channel link (unless it's
password and hidden).
- A link to your clan's
- Each and every link on
everyone of your pages should work.
- Also, do NOT add large
graphic files (over 30KB in size)
that slow the download of your web
- Each of your page
should be smaller than 75KB in size (that's
html plus all the included pictures
or sounds files used on that page),
so it downloads quickly.
- Big sized pictures or
photos are usually best as .jpg file
format for the web. Small pictures
are usually best as .gif file format.
To see an example clan web
"SITE", go check out the [yW]YoungWARRIOR
example clan web "SITE". It has some basic features and
some intermediate features. A "web site"
is made up of many "web pages". [yW]YoungWARRIORS
was once the "kids" part of the [TiC]Clan.
[yW] is no longer active, but there are still
"ex-YoungWARRIORS" out on the
internet that are spreading the good word of
friendly gaming. Note, there were some B-A-D
ex-YoungWARRIORS too, but we don't claim
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