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 Organization's Name</TITLE>
<!-- Copyright (current year) Your Organization's Name -->

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

The following BCN Graphic Header for Organizations 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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Last Update:
by Organization Webmaster's email link

The BCN Graphic Header for Organizations 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>

Between the above BCN Graphic Header for Organizations and the BCN Footer for Organizations below, you can place your content and links to member sites.
It is suggested that you use an non-serifed font, such as Arial. This has proven to provide superior readablility over serifed fonts.
You may use tables or free flowing document texts.

Below is a table containing the BCN Footer for Organizations.

Last Update: , by Organization's email link `Name of Organization' Webmaster
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As with the BCN Graphic Header for Organizations, 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.

As noted above, this footer also uses javascript to automatically insert the file's modification date /time. If it is missing in your docment you can re-add it with:
Last Update: <script type="text/javascript">document.write(document.lastModified);</script>

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? ^^