Make sure that you declare the type of HTML document your are presenting, such as in:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">

Then begin with

Your Header should look like this:
<TITLE> Your Center Name - Boulder Community Network - Serving Boulder County since 1994</TITLE>
<!-- Copyright (current year) Boulder Community Network -->

Add any meta tags that are need, wanted, or required.
Then begin the body content with:

The following BCN Graphic Header for Centers is a Form, so be sure that you get the begining and ending tags
... BCN graphic header ...

or you will produce errors. The Form tags are used here for the BCN Search mechanism.

Boulder Community NetworkIndian Peaks, mountains above Boulder County  
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COMMUNITY NETWORK:Resources, services, news for Boulder County, Colorado
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Your Center's Name
Resources for ...
Insert short paragraph, 50 words or so,
making it clear what the purpose of the page is,
Last Update:
by Center Developer's email link

The BCN Graphic Header for Centers above is in a table. The attributes of this table are as:
These attributes should remain unaltered or you will encounter problems with the formatting.
There is also no need to use <CENTER> </CENTER> tags around this table. The align attribute of the table aleady takes care of this.

A common issue with this header is the loss of the links to the graphics. These graphic files are resident in the root of BCN's web server and can be found as follows:

The "Last Update:" is followed by a javascript fragment that displays the date/time this file was last modified. Therefore if you use this feature there is no need to manually include the date.
In your document it should look like this:

  Last Update: <script type="text/javascript">document.write(document.lastModified);</script>
The email link uses safemail to prevent Spam harvesting software from seeing Center Developer email addresses. In the mail HTML in this template, replace "yourCD" with the approporate nickname for your CD. The nickname is the center name followed by "CD. For example, the arts center developer nickname is "artsCD". The complete list of nicknames can be found here .

Between the above BCN Graphic Header for Centers and the BCN Footer for Centers below, you can place your content and links to member sites.
It is suggested that you use an non-serifed font, such as Arial. You may use tables or free flowing documents, but the use of FRAMES will not be allowed.

Below is a table containing the BCN Footer for Centers.

Last Update: , by Center Developer's email link `Name of Center' Center Developer
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As with the BCN Graphic Header for Centers, this footer is in a table and the attributes provide sizing and centering. There is no need to change these or add other formatting tags to encompass them.

Don't forget to end your document with the appropriate tags:

Last Update: , by Paul Tiger Volunteer Coordinator
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^^ Look familiar, eh? ^^