I am in the process of designing my website at KingArthur.org.uk.
What I am planning is—from my limited knowledge of the web—unique. What I would like to do is to have the website be a “portal” of the top 20 or so other King Arthur sites on the internet. But I don’t want to do this like a search engine OR like an encyclopedia, per se. I want it to not just have links to these pages—I want it to allow you to VIEW these pages inside of a frame.
Question 1: Why do it this way? Why would I want to browse these other websites from inside your website instead of just going to the websites directly?
That is a very good question. My goal is to make my environment “around” the viewed site so attractive and useful that you wouldn’t want to do it any other way. I want to organize, map, and link information together in such a way that you can easily jump from one topic to another and compare and contrast what different websites say on the same topic.
Question 2: Does this mean that my hands will be tied and I will only be able to use YOUR links?
Along with this, I am planning on a mini GIS system that will allow the users to view locations on a map and go to pages that talk about those locations.
Question 3: Will you have your own content, too? Or is this just other people’s stuff?
Yes, I will be adding my own content with my own point of view. My pages will then be indexed just like all the other pages.
But the key is: All related to King Arthur! All on that one major topic!
My name for this concept: King Arthur’s Excalipedia™ !