The ZOID CITY Community Portal Project

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The best part of being on the internet is sharing, and that is what this portal is all about. A portal is a large, well organized group of handy links. I hope you make the ZOID Portal your start up page. Though it is nowhere near as extensive as Yahoo, DMoz, or About, the ZOID portal is noncommercial, nonprofit, and yours. You can make this your starting page. If there is a link you would like to see here just send it to me, ZOIDRubashov. This portal needs more links to sites that deal with the humanities, literature, mythology, religion, plants, birds, reptiles, farm animals, and much more..

To copy a link, hit the right button on your mouse and click on copy link location, and then paste the link on to a document, or into the location bar, travel to that site, and bookmark it. You can also put an adopted link into a page that you are coding.

Portal Table of Contents
Topics for You
Music (Midi) General News and Current Events
Links for Kids Tutrials and Utilities for web page builders
Animal and Pet Links Urban Exploration Links
Links About War, Peace, and Related Subjects Learn to Code HTML like a pro!

Tools for You
Useful Odds and Ends
An Assortment of Link Directories
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TOPICS for YOU
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International Midi
Berezhok A Russian train is coming. Dosti A Pakistani Desi dance tune. Electra-G You won't be able to get this tune, which has a name meaning Electric Train,out of your head. Enjoy the ride.
Gor002 A strange and sad tune from Bosnia. Haseena A sweet Desi ballad from Pakistan. Indexi Sad and sweet from Bosnia to you.
Jasmina A sweet dance tune from Russia Llevarse Get ready to rock with Marc Samarra. Marxa4 Marc Samarra rings the bells.
Merlin A bit of Bosnian magic. Per-Tu A tune with a big sound and an even bigger beat from Marc Samarra. Sir Kndz A spooky dance number from Russia.
Tunnels Underground marriage from Marc Samarra. Ag_Kirs A tune from Russia Amore from Costa Rica
Br'Indio by the Brazilian sensation, Xuxa. Dominica If you like it fiery hot! Estica means estatic.
Harus from Indonesia. Jooma, an Indian movie tune. Meladze -- A bit of Russian country.
Never Say -- A Russian love song. Orfa from Iraq. Piya,another Indian movie tune.
Rujno, red wine from the Balkans. Rukuju, more pop from the Balkans. Shelonak,sweet romance from Iraq. Smejem, a nellow tune from Yugoslavia.
Tictac, Brazilian music with a tropical flair. Tustars,Russian camp. Yogi, an Indonesian tune that rocks.
American Midi Too
The River Song by Garth Brooks donated by Stchow. The Gift Song by Collin Raye and Jim Brickman. Donated by Stchow. Wonderful TonightSong by Eric Clapton. Donated by Stchow.
Love Me For a Reason Time Stands Still Song donated by StChow True by Spandau Ballet. Song donated by StChow
Do-Re-Mi In the Big Rock Candy Mountain Bicycle Built for Two
Sites with More Midi
Ismi Soundsite's Midi List thousands of midi!. Standard Midi FilesLots and lots to choose from with more arriving weekly.


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News and Current Events
Even though it's corporate American news, no news page is complete without CNN. Pacifica Independent, progressive news. Real Audio available. AJR Newslink Newspapers and magazines from around the world. MediaLink Newspapers from around the world.
National Public Radio Respected noncommercial source of thorough news. The Village Voice Read the "news from civilization." Syracuse New Times Who says all "civilization" is located in THE CITY? The Ithaca Times available all summer and The Cornell Daily Sun published from September to mid-May.


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Links for Kids of All Ages
Lori's Snowflake DrawDraw snowflakes with this Java applet. Java Kali Make tiled patterns instead of snowflakes. Leap Fractal A magic triangle leaping game.
Journey NorthFollow monarch butterflies on their way. Illusion Works 'Optical illusions. Field Museum of Natural History 3D Atlas Learn about other countries. Also includes links.
Kids@National Geographic Sports Illustrated for Kids As seen at Site Fights Comics.com All your favorite comic strips.
Girl Scouting Boy Scouting Star Child For the young astronomer in all of us. Note: loads slowly


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HTML Tutorials and Utilities
Special Thanks to Tasia for some of these links (as noted).
Beginning HTML at HTML Goodies Primers, discussions via web boards, and more. There is a section on 4.0 tags. Beware of all new bells and whistles. They don't show up on everyone's browser. Link donated by Tasia. The "Home Page" Home Page The original and world famous Geocities home page primer. Link donated by Tasia.
Writing HTMLMaricopia Community College in Phoenix, Arizona's guide to making web pages the old fashionned way. Has lots of explanation, and is designed for those who work in low-resource environments. That means most of us! "The Urbana HTML Primer" This was the tutorial I used to innitially learn HTML back in 1996. It may not offer a lot of explanation or aesthetic appeal, but it has good logical organization and a beginner can use it to put a page together in a matter of days. HTML Tutorials for the Complete Idiot This Geocities tutorial, complete with "pop," offers instruction in the finer points of coding despite its misleading name. It covers guest books and chat rooms, items often left out of academic tutorials.
Introduction to HTML -- Table of Contents Part one of Case Western Reserve's HTML tutorial. Covers the basics of the basics. Most folks interested in creating personal pages will need part two as well. Here's Wilbur -- Table of Contents Part two of Case Western Reserve's HTML tutorial. Covers table work, backgrounds, images, color, and much more. Brian Hall's Java Colorserve Test out background and text colors for your web page without having to use trial and error or master complex hexidecimal code. Just find colors you like, copy down the code, and put it in. Requires a Java capable browser.

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Animal Links
Feline Links These are links to sites featured durinng our All about Cats Scrimmage 8/22-8/26/99. Note: there is a feline dissection link in here. If this is not your thing, please avoid it.
Kitten Rescue -- The Undisputed Winner of the All About Cats Scrimmage and for good reason. Just Cats If you enjoy meeting cats, this site's for you. For the Love of Cats Health and behavior information for avid cat lovers and their pets. Cat Dissection Online This controversial site took Third Place Honors in the Scrimmage. I included it because cats teach us about our own anatomy.
Animal and Pet Care Links These links come from AmyH, a ZOID member who successfully completed AcaChallenge (All About Animals). If you want to try an AcaChallenge, please visit the ZOID WORK Board
Net Vet -- Animal Welfare and Animal] Rights Want to do something nice for animals on your web page, include some links from this site. Includes animal welfare organizations, breed rescue, and animal rights groups. Discovery Online -- Ultimate Guide to House Cats Plenty of "electronic good ink" on the world's most popular pet. Requires some plug-ins to get everyrthing out of the site. Discovery Online's Animal PlanetAnimals both wild and otherwise.
ASPCAOne of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the U.S. AAHA Healthy Pet Home PageIf you have questions on veterinary care and well animal care for your pet, this is the page. Dog.Com -- Dogs' Best Friend Dog stories, dog links, and even a dog screen saver. This is an example of a good commercial site.


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Urban Exploration LinksThese are mostly links from our Urban Exploration Scrimmage 8/15-8/19/99. They are great examples of the interesting content that sometimes appears on web pages.
The Guts of St. Michael's Hospital - A behind the scenes look at a large Canadian hospital. Yes, this may involve trespassing. The Royal York Hotel - A third place winner in our Urban Exploration Scrimmage. Yes, this may discuss trespassing. The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit - This second place Scrimmage winner, details this imploded city's industrial past.
The Minneapolis Drain Archives Intrepid students' not quite legal ventures through the sewers beneath Minneapolis. The Catacombs of Paris Catacombs are tombs filled with bones, often dug up from temporary graves in cemetaries. Definitely not for the squeamish. Forgotten New York Take a trip back into the Big Apple's past through the remains of that past still visible today. This site took First Place honors in the Urban Exploration Scrimmage and for good reason. Danvers State Hospital The black and white photos of this abandoned psychiatric hospital need no introduction. Still one of my favorite urban exploration sites.


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TOOLS for YOU
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Useful Odds and Ends
Every web site should have the World Time Zone Map. A world map and lots of other information about the world's countries is available through the Agora. Atlapedia -- Online Atlas Etak Guide offers up to date and highly detailed road maps.
U.S. Library of Congress Ohiolink A large multi-library catalog. CARL Uncover Gateway to a large database of references to magazine and journal articles.


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An Aassortment of Link Directories
The Electronic ZooLinks to animal sites of all kinds. Great Sites for KidsA well maintained list of sites that list other sites that kids might enjoy, and yes the sites are librarian approved. Favorite Web Sites for K-12 StudentsAnother page of kids' links.
Yahooligans Web sites for kids by topic. Northern Light The world's most inclusive search engine, though they don't include this site. Infomine Academicly oriented sites by topic.
About.com All sorts of sites, arranged by topic. The Argus Clearing House A definitive as in selective collection of pages with links to more pages. Unfettered Soul People's University Library A selective portal of interesting links.


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