First I want to say Thank You to a couple of people who are helping me to maintain the ring. First Theresa who has been helping me to check the ring and who has agreed to take over checking responsibility for 50 sites. I also want to say thank you to Jen who is also taking over responsibility for checking 50 sites. Thank you so much!!
Maintaining a ring of this size is a lot of work. If you are willing to take responsibility for 50 sites, let me know!
I also want to say thank you to Lydia who was the only person who took the time to provide resources for new bloggers. Here is her comment:
For me, the best tool was to look at blogs that I really liked (or really didn't like) and look at the source code. I could then see what was happening and play with it on my own.
Here are links that I found useful; most of these aren't strictly html, but I've found all of them useful for my blog.
http://annamation.ca/annaknits/freeblogstuff.php Anna talks about percentage bars, marquees, and photo hosting.
http://www.indigirl.com/knit_tracker/ A different kind of project tracker.
http://www.ibloggers.net/forum/ This is geared towards (as the name would suggest) users of iBlog, the software that I use on one of my blogs. The people there, however, often talk about html things that can apply to any blog. Similarly, http://www.ibloggers.net/C179279332/E419950350/index.html is a list of other services (tagboards, online indicators, etc.) aimed at iblog users, but it's the best collection I've seen so far.
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=752&topic=22 This is a list of some common html codes, aimed at Blogger users, but useful to others as well.
http://www.december.com/html/spec/color.html Hexadecimal color codes for all sorts of variations.
http://www.pixy.cz/apps/barvy/index-en.html Color wheel so you can figure out harmonious (or extremely unharmonious) colors.
Finally, I would like to let you all know that the queue has been checked and I am completely caught up. If you are still in the queue, there is a reason. Perhaps your ring code is not correct or you have not posted regulalry. Please check your site and correct any errors. You have 7 days from the date that you apply to get your code on your site.