We can host your site
We can help you design and maintain a simple website for your organists' association, and/or provide webspace for it. This is offered to associations affiliated to the IAO for a modest sum depending on the work involved.
As a rough guide:
- Setting up a one-page site like the Brighton & District Organists' Association would cost about £20 including minor initial amendments.
- If you send us your new data for updates, maintenance might cost anything between £5 and £50 a year depending on the complexity and frequency of updates.
- But if you send us web-ready updated HTML pages (not the whole site, please, unless it's all new), we will put them up free of charge. We do not offer password-controlled access to individual sites.
Name of association; links to IAO etc.; logo; picture of local organ/church as line-drawing or photograph; contact name/address/telephone/e-mail; membership benefits and subscription; future events with times, dates and venues; reports of recent events with pictures; history.
Send it by e-mailAlternatives:
- Include the text in an e-mail, with pictures attached (preferably .jpg, .gif, .png or .svg, but .tif and .bmp are acceptable).
- E-mail us with attachments in any of the following formats: HTML, PDF, Word6/7/8 (Office97/98), Word9, or RTF. Word files containing pictures are acceptable, but a Word file can be nearly thirty times the size of an HTML version of it, so we recommend that you Save as HTML from Word or other applications; this creates an .htm file and a folder containing pictures.
You can, of course, save expense by designing your own HTML pages and sending them to us by e-mail. We may reduce the size of picture files (but not the display size) to make your site more efficient.
Try to ensure that the total size of an e-mail does not exceed 2Mb. You may Zip files to reduce their size for sending, but some formats (.jpg in particular) are already extremely compact, and zipping will not make them any smaller.
If you are e-mailing pictures, such as photographs, keep them small in terms of memory; they can still be made to appear at any size on screen. We recently received a 9Mb article in Word format containing a small amount of text and three digital photos straight from a camera, which unfortunately took several minutes of broadband time to download.
Example:- A4 scanned at 600 dots per inch in 24-bit colour could be reduced to 15% horizontally and vertically (or scanned at 90dpi) to bring it down to an 86Kb JPEG, that is, 2.2% of its original size.
Keep it simple; update regularly
- Aim for a simple layout and be tolerant if it looks a bit different on screen after being translated into HTML and viewed on different browsers.
- We will reply to your e-mail with a web address where you can see your site. Then you may wish to suggest alterations. When you are satisfied, tell us so that we can publicize it by providing links to it from our Associations, Map and News pages.
- Finally, e-mail us regularly with updates, so that your association website never gets out-of-date.
Anthony Cairns (Webmaster), Peter Yardley-Jones (Web Editor)
Page Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009 [ ˆ back to top ]