Free Webtools for Webmasters 

1. Adding a Refresh Page to Your Site 
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Have you ever followed a link, only to encounter an error message that the file being requested cannot be found? Maybe you have a page or section to your site that is no longer active. If so, you too may be sending visitors an error message if your server cannot find the page being requested. To solve this, when you take a page off your site, replace it with an automatic refresh page that will send your vistitors in the right direction. A good way to do this automatically is to use the "Refresh" Meta Tag in the head section of the page. Hereís what the code looks like: 

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="5;URL=http://www./your_host.com/
your_site/your_page.html"> 

The number is the time in seconds for the Refresh to begin, while the URL is the page you wish to Refresh to. Donít stop there, though. You should also include a direct hyperlink to the page that visitors can click if they donít want to wait for the refresh action to take place. 
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2. Adding the Current Date to a Page 
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Looking for an easy way to add the current date to a page? Look no further. Hereís a very simple JavaScript that you can use to display the date as determined by the userís browser. The first variable can be changed to alter the way the month is displayed. In this expample they are shortened to reduce the amount of space required. You can edit these to display the full month name if you like. If you use this script, remember you'll have to change the year come January 2001... 

Hereís the script: 

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"> 

var monthNames = new Array( 

"Jan.","Feb.","March","April","May","June","July",
"August","Sept.","Oct.","Nov.","Dec."); 

var now = new Date(); 

document.write(monthNames[now.getMonth()] +
" " + now.getDate() + ", " + 2000); 

</SCRIPT> 

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3. Random Image Displays and Links 
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Want to randomly dispay images and hyperlinks from a list? No problem, you can do it with a simple script like the one shown here. No need to learn server-side scripting, or slow down your pages with full-blown Java applications. The script shown below randomly loads an image from the list you input each time a page is loaded into a browser. This example works with two images. You can add as many as you like. You can even add the same image twice to double its weighting. For example, if you have two images and would like one to be shown twice as much as the other one, simply add the preferred image twice (to total three images in all). 

Hereís the Script Code. All you have to do is replace the variable "imagenumber" with the correct amount of images youíre using. Be sure to label each image with its corresponding number in the images array. Then do the same for the corresponding links. You can also control your image attributes in the display portion of this script, which begins with "document.write" Ö Thatís it. Load in your info, refresh the page and watch what happens! 

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"> 

<!-- Hide 

var imagenumber = 2 ; 

var randomnumber = Math.random() ; 

var rand1 = Math.round( (imagenumber-1) 
* randomnumber) + 1 ; 

images = new Array 

images[1] = "Directory/First_Image_Name.jpg" 

images[2] = "Directory/Second_Image_Name.jpg" 

var myimage = images[rand1] 

links = new Array 

links[1] = "Directory/Your_Page.html" 

links[2] = "Directory/Your_Page.html" 

var mylink = links[rand1] 

document.write('<A HREF="' + mylink + '">
<IMG SRC="' + myimage + '"
width="120" height="60" VSPACE="0" hspace="0" border="0"></a>') 

// -- End Hiding --> 

</SCRIPT> 
 
--Good Luck