This site is best experienced ...

... using your choice of web browser, and your choice of settings.

The pages are not optimized for any particular browser. Instead, to the extent that is reasonably easy to achieve with commercially available tools, the pages are compliant with HTML standards, to assure best possible performance across a wide range of browsers.

You do not have to download any "preview," alpha, beta, or newly-revised browser software, or plug-ins, before viewing this site.

The site uses inline graphic elements judiciously, so as to make loading of the pages as speedy as possible.

Colors and backgrounds at this site have been chosen for high contrast. The scheme is this: black text, white backgrounds. That leads to easy readability.

There are no empty, distracting animations.

There are no <BLINK> codes.

I do not require that you "resize your browser window" - you do not even have to know what that means!

No gratuitous audio will download and play when you access any page at this site.

No page at this site will "refresh itself" without your asking it to.

Your interaction with this site will comprise retrieval of the pages - it's as simple as that. There is no saved state. You will not be forced to register, provide passwords, eat cookies, edit your MIME types, or say OK to arcane alerts about site security.

In order to avoid confusing your navigation, this site uses no frames.

There are no gratuitous JavaScripts that scroll jerky text across your status bar and mess up your ability to see the destination URLs of links.

There are no <FONT FACE> codes based on assumptions about what fonts I think might be installed on your system; I do not assume that you are using a particular operating system. In addition, there are no <FONT SIZE> codes that make assumptions about what text sizes you like to see. I do not assume that I know what text size is best for your display and for your vision; instead, I assume that you know how to set your browser for your own choice.

These pages are designed to inform, not to impress.

I hope that you won't tell your friends that this site is "kewl," and I hope that that you won't call me "dood."

See also, Making web pages usable.

See also, Ten common mistakes in the typesetting of technical documents.

Copyright © 1997-07-18
Modified 1998-03-19