Is My Site Looking Especially Bad?

It is entirely possible that this site looks terrible to you. And I don't just mean that my color choices and layout aren't esthetically refined. I meant that it is possibly so bad that you can follow it only by deciphering it like hieroglyphics. There could be several reasons for the trouble but the most likely is that the browser you are using is, to put it gently, a bit past it.

This site has been written and re-written over several years, each time it has been moved toward the most modern standards. Today it is totally compliant with XHTML 1.1 and CSS-2 standards. What does that mean? It means that only a modern standards-compliant web browser will be able to display it exactly as intended. And it means that the worst of the old browsers will display a horrendous mish-mash of text and pictures. The content is all there but the arrangement will be difficult to follow and extremely ugly.

It is not my place to tell you what software you should be running any more than it is to tell you when your car needs a tuneup. But if you want the best performance from your browsing experience you probably should upgrade your web browser to something modern. Free modern browsers are available for every computer operating system that I've heard of. Some examples are Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Mozilla Firebird, Netscape, and Opera. A quick Google search will find the download sites quickly.

I am sorry if you can't seen my site properly. I put a lot of work into developing it and would like you to see it in all its glory (or gory depending on your viewpoint). But since it is non-commercial I cannot spend enough time on it to make it more than minimally accessible to every outdated browser.

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