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This site design works best with browsers more recent than Netscape 4, but it is also meant to be accessible to that one as well as to other 'narrower' page viewers. Use Skip to navigation link to skip to the extended listing of site-wide navigation links.
The emphasis throughout is on content, on making it accessible and useful, with reliable navigation inside the site and useful links to off-site resources.
The current design framework is derived from a set of designs posted by Ruthsarian at his Skidoo site. Tables are used minimally, though I must say this introduces a number of difficulties. Graphics and unbroken strings of text which are too wide for the central column will tend to break the design in some browsers. Sub-divisions in the central column, floated to the left or right, tend to fail. And I still have not completed the project of making the pages fully accessible (if not laid out as nicely) for version 4 browsers (Netscape and I.E. 4).
Some of the design aspects I worked hard on are:
It has taken me the better part of a year to make this upgrade, and hopefully these design aspects will be "transparent" to most visitors to the site. There's a lot going on, and my hope is that none of it will get in the way for people who are mainly interested in the content presented here.
If you want to give feedback on how the webdesign works for you,