Here are some important tips to help you
with getting in the
Ensure that your page is not
"under construction". We understand
that content is always being added and websites
are evolving. However, websites with significant
portions of their content incomplete will not
be considered for submission.
It's all about the content. Content is
extremely important to websites on the Internet.
High quality astronomy and space related content
presented in an easy to understand manner are always
likely to be included in this index.
Check out sites in the category you think your
site should be in. This is probably the best
bet to judging whether you'll make it into the index
or what we're looking for. Drop by the sites in
the category you think your site should be listed
under and see what they've got going on.
Pick your categories wisely. The "astronomy"
section of the site is the TOUGHEST to get into.
Sites must run the subject completely to get into
it. Instead, try picking a sub-category that most
describes the bulk of the content of your site,
then submit the best URL for that particular subject.
Amateurs welcome. This site isn't about
just the big professional level websites. Amateur
websites are encouraged to submit their links for
consideration. Again, content is important.
Easy to navigate. Confusing sites or sites
that require a heavy bandwidth load to enjoy will
not likely be included. Yes, the images are wonderful,
but don't expect people to enjoy downloading 1/2
a megabite worth of files to view your website.
Design is important.
English sites please. Sites with text in
other languages besides English are more than welcome
to submit their URLs, but the judgement of the content
of a site will based on it's English sections only.
Other languages are a benefit, but our English speaking
editors need to be able to read the site.
Be a good host. Nothing is more frustrating
to a web surfer than to hit a server that takes
forever to load a page. Your page should be on a
fairly quick connection. We don't like waiting any
more than anyone else.
Free web hosts often stink. Historically,
"free" servers such as Geocities often
have slow load times. We frown on sites hosted on
such systems because of this. Your site will still
be considered, but if we cannot get in on the first
try and/or it's not responsive for us we will not
likely list your site. Also, some free hosts have
pop up windows, such as on MSN Home Page or Tripod.
The more annoying ones pop up with every page change,
regardless of whether they were closed or minimized.
We get really frustrated with this. Enough
said... If you're looking for an inexpensive web
host try pair Networks.
We use and recommend them.
YOU MUST HAVE EASILY FOUND CONTACT INFORMATION.
This is a new requirement, but I have found that
some sights don't even tell you who is running it,
much less offer a contact e-mail address. There
must be some way of contacting the webmaster clearly
found on the site to make it in this index. We feel
that you need to be proud enough of your work to
'sign' it, and you should be able to accept visitor