Français de l'étranger
Patrie WebRing Official Home Page
It had to happen sooner or later. With over 80000 special interest WebRings in existence,
one of them had to be created for French Citizens abroad. This is the one.
This Ring welcomes all Francophile sites in French or in English. Especially welcome
are pages created by French expatriates (individuals and associations), French schools abroad,
French Alliances, pages of Foreigners established in France, and other Francophile sites
established abroad or having an international or multicultural scope.
Ça devait arriver un jour ou l'autre. Il y a maintenant plus de 80000 anneaux
(WebRings), l'un d'entre eux se devait d'être consacré aux Français de
l'étranger. Le voici. Cet anneau accueille tous les sites Francophiles en
Français ou en Anglais. Sont tout particulièrement bienvenus les sites
créés par des Français expatriés (individus ou associations),
les pages des établissements scolaires Français à l'étranger
et des Alliances Françaises,
les sites des Etrangers établis en France, et toutes les autres pages francophiles
ayant une perspective internationale ou multiculturelle.
Pour en savoir plus... For more information...
- Hub Help. General information.
Note that "Français de l'étranger" relies on services provided free
of charge by the WebRing organization
(now a division of Yahoo! Inc.). They pay their bills
with the banner ads
which appear on some of the "centralized" ring pages (like the randomized
directory of our sites).
The management of the "Français de l'étranger" WebRing has no control over such
ads and does not derive any revenue from them.
- The Hub is the
directory of all the sites in the "Français de l'étranger" (Patrie) WebRing.
Sites are listed in the Hub according to this week's particular order. The Ring is randomly
reordered on a weekly basis, so that the neighbors ('previous' and 'next') of each site
change every week. In the long run, each site of the Ring stands the same chance to
receive a lot of traffic from the Ring's most popular sites.
- Go to a Random
site from the "Français de l'étranger" (Patrie) WebRing.
- FAQ : Foire aux questions,
Frequently Asked Questions.
- Join this ring. Just fill out a simple form about your site and
we will include it automatically in the Ring within a week or less (pending further review by
the RingMaster, who can be
contacted to speed up the process). Details below.
- Aide à la navigation sur
Patrie WebRing (en Français).
- Ring statistics :
Detailed account of the activity on Patrie WebRing (from ring users only; other visitors are
not counted). Discard erroneous "skip previous" statistics...
- WebRingNews is the official
WebRing.Org Yahoo! "Club" (replacing the news.webring.org news server, which died
in November 1999).
Adhérez à cet anneau. Join this ring.
- Click here to join this ring :
"Français de l'étranger"
(RingID = Patrie). We do recommend this link rather than the
supplied by the WebRing organization itself. However, either one does exactly the same
thing, if you do not need the extra advice we provide (length of your text, avoidance of
Once you complete the form, we will
provide you with a customized HTML fragment to paste on your registered page. The system will
then put you automatically in the Ring during its regular check for HTML fragment compliance
(the critical links on member Sites are tested about once a week). You will also be given an
opportunity to contact the RingMaster to speed up the process if you wish.
If the RingMaster happens to
be availaible to review your Site, it could be made part of the Ring in a matter of minutes!
(Or else, the automated process guarantees it will only be a matter of days.)
The RingMaster has final say about what sites remain in the Ring, but he is a nice fellow
who cares only about the francophile part of your Site and the presence of the ring's
navigation bar on it (which must appear at least once on the exact page you register, possibly
within one of its constituting 'frames'). There are two versions (English and French) of the
navigation bar which look like this:
You may want to experiment right now with the width of your browser's window to see
how each bar looks in different environments. The sizes of these bars match the
width of a standard Internet banner (468 by 60 pixels when borderless); their
respective nominal sizes, typical of most computer setups, are 469 by 25 pixels (French)
and 471 by 25 pixels (English). In a smaller window or frame, these bars become two-line
banners, 34 pixels in height, which use all the available width. That width could be
as small as 310 pixels for the French version and 317 pixels for the English one.
Anything narrower than this is not recommended.
- The corresponding customized HTML code is to be pasted on your page when you join.
This HTML fragment is the only thing you have to put on your page, and it only adds 2K to it.
There are no external graphics whatsoever, in order not to slow down your page or
distract your visitors from the rest of your site. Yet, the design remains distinctive
enough to be instantly recognizable by ring users.
We supply fragments which are fully customized for your Site when you apply, but you may
still be curious and have a quick look at the general
of the HTML fragment (using SiteID=14, "Sondage" for demonstration purposes).
If you want to use this for your own page, you would have to replace the 7 occurrences of
"id=14;" so that your own SiteID is shown instead. You would also have to replace the
string "Sondage" by whatever title you feel is appropriate for the particular
page you intend to paste the fragment on (this may or may not be the official title
you registered for the site). NOTE that you must make sure that your title string does
not contain any blank spaces at all. Wherever you need a space, put the 3 characters
instead, or else some browsers (like Netscape 4.7) will only display the first word of
For your convenience, we also present the above information visually on two other pages:
- If you are a new applicant or an established Member, you may change the information
about your Site at any time by logging on to your own update page (using your Site ID number
and password). You may do so either at the bottom of this page or on
a special login page.
(It's also possible to log in at the general
ring management page of
where you will also have to type in the Ring ID of "Français de l'étranger",
which is "patrie".)
Enter your ring id, site id, and password below to manage your WebRing Site.
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