Web Site Details
Site Structure - general structure of the site
Search - references to useful Hampshire search engines
About the site - what and why it is, including Publishing policies - how we deal with and submissions
Submission Format - details on how we expect submissions to be formatted
Contact Us - how to contact the Shipton Webmaster
The site is structured, loosely, as follows:
Main Index, with a link to this page, and to the following major sections
Past, Present and Future, including information on the village itself, where it is and nearby places and a general history of the village from the booklet "Shipton Bellinger: The story of our village..."
Village Noticeboard containing general information about timetables and useful numbers and (where appropriate) addresses. There is also a Contact page which can hold any residents contact details if they so wish!
The Parish Council Noticeboard - minutes and any special Parish Council news
A webring page containing links to web rings with which we are currently registered
A What's on Guide, showing a quick overview of things happening or which have happened (few updates are sent to us! Hint!), and containing a list of clubs, societies and organisations within the village.
Past village newsletters (still being expanded).
The site was officially launched at the start of the 2000, though will undergo some large expansion over the year, after which it will undoubtedly gradually expand as changes occur. We look forward to seeing you again.
We do not currently have our own search engine, though we hope to use Google or Yahoo shortly.
The site is hosted on an independent server courtesy of Tim Bancroft and a legacy from the History club. It used to be hosted on Hampshire County Council's HantsWeb but has been moved to ensure greater freedom for local businesses and organisations to advertise or show themselves here.
The site is maintained on a completely voluntary basis for the benefit of the village. A dream of ours is that we set one of the models by which a rural community can express itself and its identity. This site is for all ages: we would hope even school-goers carying out geography or history projects can find something in these pages.
Within this site we've tried to avoid using excessive embedded number of pictures in the main pages to ensure it can be downloaded quickly and to make it as widely-readable as possible. Let us know if any text-only tags are missing or illegible, or if you have any problems.
The majority of the funding for domain names has come from the Village History project. This is intended to keep the village history alive as an ongoing record of the life of the village. We offer our thanks to the committee members - Gerald Hinde and to Norman Bowden, and to the late Jean Hinde and Sam Hart, all of whom were closely involved with the writing and selling of the original village history and the latter two who were its principal authors.
Whilst this site is a voluntary pursuit and fundamentally for
general information and for fun, we have to have some rules and guidelines
as to how and what we publish. We hope they do not sound too onerous!
In summary the combined policy is:
We will only publish articles and notices from people, businesses and organisations within the village.
We will not publish material which is offensive, defamatory or pornographic. Material which is inciting in nature will also not be published.
Content on this site is policed by the Webmaster, Tim Bancroft who reserves the right to reject any submitted content. The webmaster and his agent's decision on content is final. Neither Tim Bancroft nor the submitter of any published content can take responsiblity for the effects of any content.
Submissions for addition and uploading will be through the Webmaster.
No content will be published "on behalf of" another person or organisation except with the express, written consent of the individual or responsible and appropriate members of that organisation. This implies that content from Newsletters or similar must not have contact names and addresses within it unless explicitly requested by those contacts.
We intend these pages to be trouble-free. We also intend them to be as friendly as possible. Please let us know of any problems arising from the abusage of these pages. Complaints on content should be made to the e-mail address below.
Submissions should be in html format and should not use server-based scripts, or server-based code. All pages should be able to be run on reasonably up-to-date browsers. All references within a set of pages must be relative and not absolute.
Stylesheets may be used. A reference to the base stylesheet must be included or the base stylesheet should be referenced. It is in the root directory, so ensure that any root references are valid. Code to reference it in the /head section resembles:
<LINK rel="stylesheet" href="shipton.css" type="text/css">
Pages should be titled properly, and should follow the format of the site. We suggest a simple left-hand navigation bar and a clear title. If the standard style is not followed (feel free to copy it) a simple heading code is:
<head><title>Shipton Bellinger: ORGANISATION NAME</title></head>
We believe font should be left as much as possible to the individual (use normal, h1, etc, which can be set by browsers). Font colour should also be defaulted to where possible: we suggest black or dark grey (#333333) and cannot accept blue or purple (for obvious reasons). Text should normally be default or left-aligned for simplicity and readability. Page background should either be a plain colour or the stie-standard plain:
All pages should include a last updated date and a include a contact name to use on the Contact Page (used to stop the spread of junk email/spam). Recommended code for such a footing is as follows:
<DIV CLASS="copyfoot">Web page built by ..YOURNAME....
All enquiries via YOURNAME on the <a href="contacts.html">;the contact page</a><br>
Page Last Updated: DATE </DIV></p>
An enquiry e-mail address on the contacts page can be replaced with a name and telephone number. Do not use the general contact address as this is reserved for the site as a whole.
We strive hard to be IE and Firefox compatible: if any errors are seen, let us know! You can obtain Firefox from
We would hope groups would build their own pages, though you can contact the Webmaster for help.
To contact us, use the contact page to send us an e-mail.
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