Hi everyone. Here you go, here's your lesson #4. Pretty straightforward directions. We will be first adding a guestbook and then a counter to our index.html page. I want you to know that there are many places on the internet to get a free guestbook and a free counter. Take some time and look at some of these sites I've listed and choose one for yourself. You basically just sign up or register for the services and then copy and paste the given html code on your page. You should know enough html by now to be able to somewhat alter the coding if you'd like...ie, changing the font, etc. When you register please save your sign in information and passwords in a safe place in case you need to go back at a later date and edit/change something. Feel free to share things you find out about the Guestbooks and Counters you choose with the other list members! Maybe yours has a special feature you really like or maybe you looked at one and thought it was really dumb for whatever reason. 1. Adding a Guestbook - here are a bunch of sites for you to browse through to find a nice free guestbook that you like. I've used GuestWorld myself for a loooong time and it has proven to be reliable. I can change the questions I ask, I can moderate my book which means I get email notification when someone signs my book and I go in and approve, reject, or delete the entrys. I like that because my site has become very popular and my guestbook gets spammed a lot. Alxnet http://www.alxnet.com/ Beseen http://beseen.com/guest/index.html Bravenet http://www.bravenet.com/ Coolguest.com http://www.coolguest.com/ Creationcenter.com http://www.creationcenter.com/ Global Guest Book http://globalguest.com/ Guestbook Central http://www.guestbookcentral.com/ Guestbook Depot http://www.guestbookdepot.com/ GuestPage.com http://www.guestpage.com/ GuestSigns.com http://www.guestsigns.com/ Guest World http://www.guestworld.com/ LemNet.com http://www.lemnet.qatlantis.com/ Miatrade http://www.miatrade.com/ MyBook.net http://www.mybook.net/ Pathfinder http://guestbooks.pathfinder.gr/ Peresvet http://www.peresvet.net/guest/ Senac.com http://www.senac.com/guestbooks/ Site Gadgets http://www.sitegadgets.com/ Techie Networks http://www.wildwestrecords.com/guestbooks/signup.asp Take your time and browse around and choose yourself a guestbook. Follow the given directions. Now just copy and paste the code they give you onto your page and save it! Then go to your page and try signing your book yourself and see if it works. Pay close attention to the directions, some require that you link to their site! Do it! Some will just put the required link to their site right in the guestbook coding. They are all different. This is Part 1 of your assignment. Get a working GuestBook on your webpage. Ask the members of THIS list to go sign it. 2. Adding a Counter - here are a list of sites for you to get a free counter from: Aaddzz http://www.aaddzz.com/pages/counters Admo.net http://www.admo.net/counter/ Beseen http://beseen.com/hitcounter/index.html Bravenet http://www.bravenet.com/ FastCounter http://www.bcentral.com/products/fc/default.asp JCount Counters http://www.jcount.com/ MyComputer.com http://counter.mycomputer.com/ Senac.com http://www.senac.com/counters/ Site Gadgets http://www.sitegadgets.com/ Site Meter http://sm6.sitemeter.com/ Spirit Counters http://www.thesitefights.com/userv/ Xcount.com http://www.xcount.com/ Yinga.net http://www.yinga.net/ Zcounter.com http://www.zcounter.com/ Notice how some of the Guestbook and the Counter sites are the same. For example Beseen and Bravenet. Both sites are free, popular, pretty reliable, and offer several things for your site. You might want to consider using one site for all of your needs. Again, I used Site Gadgets for my counter. I was already signed up because of my guestbook. The counter I found was EXTREMELY easy to do! I asked for a counter and it gave me a simple little code to copy and paste and that was that! I then went into my file editor and centered the counter and added my own font. So...... for the second part of your assignment, get a working counter on your page. I will check to see if it's working. It's up to you whether or not you'd like to center it, add your own font, change the wording or whatever. You already have the skills to do all these things. ASSIGNMENT: Have a working guestbook and counter on your index.html page Good Luck, Debb Debb See My Ebay listings!