Any time someone creates a standard way to do things
somebody else comes along and invents exceptions to those standards. Since
the first HTML "standards" were adopted, Microsoft, Netscape and
others have been in a battle to see who could modify those standards as a
way of gaining an upper hand in the marketplace. As a result, it has
become very difficult to develop a web page that will appear the same in
all browsers. Developers are always having to jump through various
hoops in order to get effective results and will typically design their
web pages to conform more closely to one browser or another.
This web site is designed to work most efficiently
with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and greater. It can certainly
be viewed using other browsers; however, certain compromises will be
noticed due to the different standards that are being utilized by those
browsers. This behavior can be observed even with pages designed by
Netscape. For example, the Netscape
Developers Page looks wonderful using Internet Explorer.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look near as
good using Netscape 4.76. This is even a problem between different
versions of the same browser. A page that looks fine in Netscape
4.76 may not work using Netscape 6.0. These examples illustrate the
nightmare faced everyday by developers and surfers alike.
We have done our best to create a web site that can be
enjoyed using any browser, but there are compromises. If you are not
using Internet Explorer you may notice one of more of the following
Some small fonts do not always display
properly. They may appear to be extremely small and jumbled
looking making them hard to read.
Some table borders and backgrounds are not
properly displayed. This may cause the page to run together and
Occasionally, paragraphs and images are not spaced
consistently. You may notice erratic spacing and misaligned text
Visitor and Page View counters may not work or be
displayed. This site keeps track of how many visitors and pages
are served; however, due to browser incompatibility this counter might
not be displayed or incremented using Netscape browsers.
Animated GIF's can appear to move too
quickly. An animated GIF that is nice and smooth in Internet
Explorer may be very fast and jerky using Netscape browsers.
We will continue to improve the compatibility of this
web site as we discover issues and develop solutions. If you notice
any serious problems with the operation of this site please send
us an e-mail describing your observations and the browser/version that
you are using. We will do our best to resolve any issues you may