Welcome to the Heaven Tree webring, a group of computer tinkerers who are brothers in Christ.

Why Should I Join?

A website with no neighbors is usually easy to forget about. There is strength in numbers by many metrics, such as reach, momentum and content quality.

"Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

But why a website you ask? Administrating a website, and a server in general, is a critical piece of infrastructure since it's largely platform independent.

Websites should play a huge part in our online presence, which have the power to inspire others with our God given talents and openly express our faith. Given personal websites have less reach, a webring will be a relatively convenient way of spreading the good news.

How to Join?

Requirements

  1. Any denomination of Christianity is welcome
  2. You're computer literate.
  3. Your site is well designed (run a GTmetrix scan if you're not sure).
  4. You control your domain name.
  5. Your site has TLS encryption (https).

Instructions

If you weren't explicitly invited then contact the admin first before proceeding.

Below are some example html snippets you can copy and paste to your home page. Style accordingly. The footer is a good spot.

Minimal Example

<div><a href="https://heaventree.xyz/prev">&xlarr;</a>
<a href="https://heaventree.xyz">&#x1F332;</a>
<a href="https://heaventree.xyz/next">&xrarr;</a></div>
🌲

Full Example

<div style="text-align: center">
This site belongs to a Christian webring.<br>
<a href="https://heaventree.xyz/prev">&xlarr;</a>
<a href="https://heaventree.xyz">&#x1F332; AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN</a>
<a href="https://heaventree.xyz/next">&xrarr;</a><br>
<a href="https://heaventree.xyz/rand">random</a></div>
This site belongs to a Christian webring.
🌲 AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN
random

After that, email a message to the admin containing:

You can also post your application to the xmpp general group chat.