You should use a modern, standards-compliant browser to view this site. The site aims to be HTML5 compliant so your best viewing experience will be with a browser that supports this standard.
Documents ending in .pdf should be viewed with Acrobat Reader. It's free, so why not get it?
Documents ending in .doc should be viewed with the Word component of Microsoft Office.
Links to resources on this site
Hyperlinks embedded in content on this site are shown in dark blue, boldface text.
Links to external resources
Hyperlinks to other sites appear as all other links do, except that the text background is changed to yellow if the mouse is hovered over the link text. This serves as a reminder that the link will send you to a resource that is not on this site or managed / trusted by its author.
No pop up windows
This site does not open any links in a new window. This is good because it allows you, the reader, to choose when or if a new window is launched. It also preserves use of the "back" button.
If you want to open a link in a new window, use your browser to do exactly that. In Firefox, right click on the link and select "Open Link in New Window".
Links associated with images
Some images on this site are presented in thumbnail form. If a higher resolution version of the image is available or the image is used in the navigational process the border of the image will be tinted a subtle blue to help distinguish them from other images.
The site looks best when rendered with a scalable sans serif font such as Helvetica or Verdana.
I do not impose a font size on your browser. I merely suggest a relative size (80%, 100%, etc.) and your browser should equate 100% to its default size (16 pt in most browsers).
If the fonts on this site are of a size not to your liking, simply edit your browser's preferences to select a better font size. If you're using Firefox, you can use CTRL+ (hold the CTRL key and press the "+" key) to increase, and CTRL- (hold the CTRL key and press the "-" key) to decrease font size on the fly.
Content is developed in Dreamweaver and XEmacs. The content is then transferred to the site with Dreamweaver or scp. Most of the graphics on the site were created and manipulated with The GIMP, but I occasionally use other tools as needed.