OLIVELEAF WEBSITE || UMILTA WEBSITE || OLIVELEAF WEBSITE || JULIAN OF NORWICH, TEXT AND CONTEXTS,
WEBSITE || BIRGITTA OF SWEDEN, REVELATIONES,
WEBSITE || CATALOGUE
AND PORTFOLIO (HANDCRAFTS, BOOKS ) || BOOK REVIEWS || BIBLIOGRAPHY || FLORIN WEBSITE ©1997-2017 JULIA BOLTON HOLLOWAY
here are two ways
to weave a website. The easy one is a Web log. My own at
suggested to me at St Petersburg's UNESCO conference a
year ago on culture and computers, has a built-in
programme that is largely automatic, much easier than
the traditional web essay crafting. It can also link
easily to a petition site, as mine does, where we have
now more than 5000 signatures, on the web and physically
here in the English Cemetery, to save it as a World
Weblogs are far more dynamic and trendy, but too easy for my
Ten years ago I began weaving webs, Timothy Thompson at Syracuse
University in Florence teaching me html, Otfried Lieberknecht in
Berlin loaning me webspace, Tony St Quintin being my consultant.
Because I work with medieval manuscripts and their memory
systems in colour and images I chose to use their wisdom on the
web rather than reinvent the wheel, using their alternating reds
and blues for later medieval texts, their reds and greens for
the earlier ones. Then I acquired a set of capitals in reds and blues, which I now
need to expand into greens
and perhaps darker blues,
for a section of this umilta website is on trauma healing with
the theme of olive leaves.
The splendid Italian colleague
(see also his newsletter),
done one in green:
At first I used straight - and complicated - html. Then Tony St
Quintin downloaded Netscape Navigator 4 for me which had an
excellent web composer on it. I used that long after the
programme became totally obsolete. Finally I was blocked from
access to it. So recently I have rediscovered it, and it is even
better than ever before, on Mozilla, now called 'Sea Monkey',
which you can download for free. On 'File' in 'Sea Monkey',
click on 'edit', then on 'new', then on 'composer page', and you
are ready to weave your website.
Begin with your title in capitals, enlarge and bold these, and
colour them. They look terrible in black and white!
Next, switch back from 'caps lock' to normal and launch
into the body of your text. You can use black for this but I
find more pleasing the grey that is #666666.
Colour on the Web is free! In printed books it was too costly.
But the scribes and illuminators of medieval manuscripts knew
that it was ideal for making a text memorable to its reader. So
can we. Just define a letter, a word, a paragran, then click on
As your website grows create an index to run along the top and
bottom of your pages which can be copy-pasted. Because these
titles refer to other web pages hyptertext their links by
defining the word, clicking on 'link', then accepting it.
.html=hypertext markup language and it will be your most useful
tool in webcrafting between multiple essays.
OLIVELEAF WEBSITE || UMILTA
WEBSITE || OLIVELEAF WEBSITE
|| JULIAN OF NORWICH, TEXT AND
CONTEXTS, WEBSITE || BIRGITTA
OF SWEDEN, REVELATIONES, WEBSITE || CATALOGUE
AND PORTFOLIO (HANDCRAFTS, BOOKS ) || BOOK REVIEWS || BIBLIOGRAPHY || FLORIN WEBSITE
©1997-2007 JULIA BOLTON
To see what html
looks like, in 'Edit', go to 'View', then to 'HTML
In html the above hyperlinked index looks like:
color="#006600"><font size="-1"><font face="Times New
WEBSITE</a> || <a href="oliveleaf.html">OLIVELEAF
WEBSITE</a> || <a href="julian.html">JULIAN
OF NORWICH, TEXT AND CONTEXTS, WEBSITE</a> || <a
OF SWEDEN, <i>REVELATIONES</i>, WEBSITE</a> ||
face="Times New Roman,Times"><a
AND PORTFOLIO (HANDCRAFTS, BOOKS )</a> ||
<a href="review.html">BOOK REVIEWS</a>
|| <a href="bibliogr.html">BIBLIOGRAPHY</a>
||</font> <a href="http://www.florin.ms/">FLORIN
WEBSITE</a> ©1997-2006 <a
<big style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102);"><br>
What makes the links work. for instance to oliveleaf.html are the codes
<a href="oliveleaf.html"> before and </a> after the reference terms, the </a> closing the code.
One can do the same with other actions such as
<blink></blink>, the /slash indicating the
end of the action in this html coding, which functions much like
algebra, where everything must mirror going out of the equation
what was going on going into it.
Next go into 'view', click on 'html source' where you will see:
<meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<meta content="Julia Bolton Holloway" name="author">
and add something like the
content="Mozilla/4.72 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; I) [Netscape]">
<meta name="revisit=after" content="15 days">
<meta name="ROBOTS" content="ALL">
content="crafting websites, weblogs">
content="Weave, build, create, website, websites, webmaster,
webmistress, weblog, html, images, background, counters, flags,
Philip Roughton, Bob King, Timothy Thompson, Tony St Quintin,
style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-image:
Then click back into
'normal' on the 'view' or 'save' in 'file'. And these will
disappear. They are your metatags, operating behind the
scenes, giving shape to your web essay and also giving it
publicity on the web, saying how it presents itself to spiders
and their search engines. In a sense this essay is the metatag
to this website, its 'behind the works', like the man behind
the machine who is revealed in 'The Wizard of Oz' as creating
the whole fantasy. It gives the background that appears behind
the text, here of Julian in her cell in Norwich.
Now you need
webspace with your own URL. Mine is through Easyspace http://www.easyspace.com
in Scotland. And an FTP (file transfer protocol) programme. Mine was Cute FTP www.cuteftp.com/
. Now I
prefer Filezilla, which is free. Sea Monkey with the website
composer in edit mode is also free, downloaded from http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
But one does have to pay for webspace free from advertising.
image and the capitals need to be uploaded to the website along
with the text for these effects to work there. Remember the code
<body> now needs to be
style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-image:
Finally images. I found better than a scanner is a good digital
camera. If you are taking pictures from old photographs and
books then you need a trestle such as you can buy from IKEA for
making a table out of two trestles and a board. Place a small
board across the bottom of the trestle, the camera on the top
and shoot. If the object you are photographing is glossy, like a
photograph, then take its digital picture with the flash
disabled, placing your apparatus in front of a window, in
natural light but not sunlight. The web can cope with images in
jpg and gif, not tiff.
I could not show the placement of the camera in the image below
because I was using it! It is held steady along the top bar. A
picture taken by hand-held camera is likely to be blurry because
the hand shakes and moves a bit. The trestle doesn't. I have
even taught this cheap method to professional archivists who
have gone on then to digitize manuscripts at no cost.
a digital photograph of our olive trees in tubs outside of
our library in Florence, before entering the 'English'
Cemetery. Its name is 'donatellolive2.jpg'. It can be copied
by clicking on it, then pasted elsewhere - if you are in
'edit', rather than in 'browse' mode. If you are in 'browse', then
you will need to right click with your mouse on it and 'save
image as' to a file in your computer. Once you have the Sea
Monkey composer you can learn through using 'edit' and 'view'
and 'html source' even how other web sites work.
I banish from my website frames, java script, counters and
flags. Java script because people in the Third World, in
monasteries, etc., lacking access to newer programmes, cannot
access web pages with it. Not using frames means one can be
archived by the Way Back Machine. (Look for this on Google.)
Rather than a counter, I would find out that thousands of people
visit my websites from asking Easyspace to send me in an e-mail
daily the hits these essays have. Or I looked them up on Alexa.
Or relied on the Google page ranking. But now, best of all, is
to subscribe to Google Analytics, which even gives a global map
on which you can see all the visits from all over the world,
breaking these down into cities, etc. There is only one flag I
permit, that of the Rom, a people
with no army, no frontiers:
This is how this image
looks in html:
Six years ago we created a
website for the Urban Development Project at All Saints
Cathedral in Nairobi. It became too clunky, with tiny images
because of very little electricity for running computers in
Nairobi. But I would recommend for charity work these days a
blog, rather than a web page. Or at least each referring to the
other. See for instance ours to save the 'English' Cemetery in Florence, http://piazzaledonatello.blogspot.com
Both web pages and blogs can benefit from a PayPal button, as
While, as your web site grows larger and
larger, an internal Google search button specific to your site
can be very helpful.
Diderot and D'Alembert in their Encyclopedie
unlocked all the secrets of the trades. From their volumes you
study how to marble paper, using Irish seaweed as base upon
sprinkle the colours to each of which is added a drop of oxgall,
and to bind books by hand, such as
above on the trestle. I prefer to combine real books with
handcrafts with webpages. See http://www.umilta.net/cradle.html.
computer, a digital camera, a trestle, webspace, an ftp
programme and a
web composer. The web composer is free, the trestle almost so.
ingenuity no price can be set.
Remember that Mary
taught mathematics to Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who,
Charles Babbage, then invented the computer, by using cards like
for Jacquard looms for weaving brocaded cloth. Thus women can be
weavers as well as men,
together as webmasters and webmistresses.
See museum and puntoantico
for an explanation of the woven linen below:
in Florence's Straw Market this hand-loomed linen which comes
Sabina where they still
designs that go back millennia, to Constantinople on the
the land of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the cradle of our
from whence derived our alphabet
and our designs.
hand-painted medieval and Renaissance majolica shards are
those we find
in our Cemetery in Florence.
You have the whole world -
without any frontiers - to play with on the World Wide Web,
just as did
motifs in embroidery and in sculpture and in manuscript
sweep across the globe being
shared and appreciated by far-flung cultures. My essays on the
Godfriend Jan van Ruusbroec
President of Beijing's Global
to visit me in Florence where we spoke together for hours on
and ecology, before she and her teenage daughter journeyed on
First Seen From Space
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