Browser Problems

When I was designing this site, I wanted to make use of a web design feature called Cascading Style Sheets (or CSS for short). The feature is not especially new, having been officially adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium - the body that recommends standards for the World Wide Web - in 1996.

The earliest commercial implementations of CSS were Internet Explorer 3 and Netscape Navigator 4. Both were incomplete and bug-ridden. If you are having problems viewing my web site, it is likely because you are using one of these two browsers.

You can fix the problem one of two ways:

Why you should upgrade your browser

CSS provides web designers with a markedly superior technology for building web sites. More and more web sites will be built using CSS in the future. Surfing the web with an older browser will start to become an exercise in frustration, as more and more things don't display the way they are intended to display.

So if you haven't already done so, take the plunge.

A word about Netscape. It has gotten a very bad rap among web professionals, partly because of its poor support for CSS until just recently. Its first attempt at a serious CSS-compliant browser, Netscape 6.0, got a very bad rap as being buggy and slow. However Netscape 6.1, released in August, 2001, has been very well received.

How to upgrade your browser

Simply go to Microsoft's or Netscape's web site, find the download area, and follow the instructions.

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