This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org, Soaring Golden Eagle email@example.com and Alan Houser firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 1995
From: David Jansen <David.Jansen@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Also-From: Alan Houser <email@example.com>
Make a home page which acts as an index to your other pages.
Don't include too much information on the home page itself, since
this is the page that is going to be downloaded every time that
someone acesses your site. Including too much on it will unnecessarily
increase the network load and degrade everyone's performance.
Also, remember that as you add more information to your pages, you
don't want to keep changing the home page, so try to use a branching
tree structure. It may be helpful to map things out on pieces of
paper and tape them to the wall as you visualize your pages. Use
subdirectories to keep your pages organized, but try not to use long
names -- there may be limits to how long a URL can be, and the URL
includes your site name as well as the path and file names.
Visit some of the other unit pages listed in the above pages and see
what works best for you. If you like a particular one, contact the
person responsible (usually an e-mail address on the page somewhere)
and ask if you can clone it. Usually, they will be flattered, if you