How did I get here?
You have been directed to this page
because your browser does not support accepted web standards or has
certain advanced browser features disabled. (Or you may have simply
followed a link to this page in order to learn how to experience this site
What are “web standards” and
"Web Standards" are created by
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) — the people who invented the web
itself. The W3C created these standards so the web would work better for
everyone. New browsers, mainly, support these W3C standards; old browsers,
"Advanced Features" include the
ability to play Flash animated movies and use Flash site navigation
both standard on newer computers in association with new browsers.
What can I do?
Click Here to test for
your browser's ability to play Flash movies and use Flash navigation
elements. You will be given further instructions on how to download and
install the latest plug-in for free if needed.
usually included included and enabled by any browser these days, but it can
be disabled by stringent security settings you have set in your browser,
or it can be disabled by anti-virus programs or even software that
prevents banner ads and pop-up menus from cluttering your surfing
experience. If you wish to fully experience this web site as intended,
capabilities it allows while you are visiting our site.
Web Browsers - You might
consider upgrading to any of the following browsers. Doing so will allow
you to use and view websites as their creators intended. Most of them are
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows delivers fine support for important W3C standards and
this site is most optimized for this browser. The browser is available
recommend downloading and installing this browser.
Internet Explorer 5 Macintosh Edition, released in March 2000, provides superb support
for key web standards (CSS, HTML, XHTML, PNG, ECMA-262, DOM1HTML) and an
elegant user experience. IE5.1, released December 2001, improves on its
predecessor. The browser is available free of charge.
Netscape 7 Although not as good at rendering many advanced web
design features, this browser generally complies with important Web
standards. The browser is available free of charge. Netscape 7 fixes bugs
in earlier releases, and adds support for Mac OSX.
Opera 6 for Windows, released 13 November 2001, supports many key web
standards and a variety of computing platforms. Its lead designer was the
chief author of the CSS-1 standard. The browser, which works well even on
older PCs with limited power, is available free of charge. (A pay version
is also available.) Opera supports Windows, Linux (beta, but works very
well), Mac OS (beta, but works very well), and will soon support the OS/2,
EPOC, and BeOS platforms.
Konqueror is a full–featured, modern graphical browser for Unix/Linux,
with excellent support for web standards including HTML 4, CSS-1,
ECMAScript, and the DOM Level 1, and partial support for XML and CSS-2.
The current version is not at the same level of compliance, however, as
Mozilla, IE, and Opera, and some sites may display incorrectly in
Konqueror as a result.
IBM Web Browser is based on Netscape's open source Mozilla project
(see above), and offers excellent standards support for folks using IBM's
OS2/Warp and Workspace On–Demand.
OmniWeb, a promising new browser for Mac OS X, has been excluded from
this list because its standards compliance is not optimal at this time.
Omniweb has been much praised for its elegant interface and superb
anti-aliasing of text, and its support for Unicode and international
character sets is unparalleled (only Mozilla comes close). Unfortunately,
Omniweb’s support for important web standards like CSS1 and the DOM is so
poor as to make it unusable.