Viewing Information

Every time I check this site on somebody else's machine, I find the display is different; often text or a picture is hidden.

My own computer has Internet Explorer 6 and Microsoft FrontPage 2000. The earlier the version of Explorer you have, the less the stylesheets1 and frames2 will work properly and if you use a different operating system3 or explorer4 then the possibilities for the page to display incorrectly are even greater.

Adjusting Settings

Instead of Settings, select Appearance then item then you can adjust features to make them more legible.

Screen Size. This is the main feature that the viewer can change. Not so much the physical size (measured in inches or centimetres across the diagonal of the screen) but the resolution of the screen makes a difference. The display is made up of a series of pixels (dots). Windows 95/98 defaults sets the screen to 480 rows of 640 pixels. This site can work on 800 by 600 but the side panel on the right will be hidden until you move the scrollbar. If you set your screen to 1024 by 768 pixels the whole page width should be visible.

As long as you remember the original settings you can safely adjust any feature in the Properties Display box.

  1. Stylesheets are part of a system that enable you to add extra features to a web page. For example, Adjusting Settings should appear in a dark blue box on the right hand side of the page.
  2. Frames divide up a screen into different pages. The home page or most pages you select appear in one frame, the long list of links appear in a second frame and there is a third frame in the top right hand corner.
  3. I use Windows 95/98. These note should work with later versions but if you use Linux, Macintosh or anything else, I can't help you.
  4. Netscape and AOL provide access to the Internet. There are others but I am just trying to explain why your display may look wrong.