I hate sites that tell you they "only work at 1280*1024 in 32-bit colour with IE5.1 with Shockwave 8.5" or some such nonsense. It's a pain! Therefore, I've tried to make the site accessible to everyone. I normally test it on IE 4, IE 5 and IE 6 on resolutions from 800*600 to 1280*1024. I've even tried it on an HP 548 Pocket PC.
So far over 95% of visitors use IE 5 or 6, with 4% IE 4, so you can see why I don't routinely test it against Netscape.
In Internet Explorer, View, Text size will allow you to choose the size you want in well-written pages.
In Netscape Navigator 4.7 (I haven't tested other versions) CTRL+[ lets you
decrease text size, and CTRL+] lets you increase it.
The main page used to give 3 W3C HTML validation errors due to the extreme tracking
and fast find icons, until I replaced the & within URLs by &. Other pages are giving minor errors, which don't stop them working. I aim to remove all these warnings.
The Essen picture gives script errors with IE 4, doesn't give biographical information under Netscape 4.7 and gives W3C HTML validation errors due, I believe, to the DHTML code.
The site mostly works with Netscape 4.7, although some pages aren't pretty as fonts vary.
Some navigation problems were reported with Netscape 7, which have been cured. I found that this caused a problem with my links on the travel pages, which I have now resolved.
This page is the only AAA Bobby-approved page at present.
I cured a problem in IE6 which caused text to disappear when you hovered over links near pictures. This was caused by stylesheets setting backgrounds or colours for paragraph and body styles! I now just set it for body style and the problem disappeared.
I'm adding content and new facilities frequently. Please let me know what you think: mail me.
Originally the site was hosted by BT Openworld, but I then moved it in January 2001 to BargainHost.
At the time, they seemed very professional and very cheap. They were then hacked and had some severe
performance problems. I had several emails from other users who had problems with their
websites, so don't recommend BargainHost.
I've now moved to www.LunarPages.com.
They're based in the USA, but with fast servers, PHP and mySQL support, free UK phone support and 500Mb
of web space for under $8 monthly, they are a real improvement. Their helpdesk has been excellent
so far, with replies to support calls being received within five minutes!
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