|About the Oneroad.com Web Site||1 | 2|
For first-time viewers of this site, especially people generally new to web browsing (you probably know who you are), I offer some tips:
This site is viewable using Internet Explorer (version 5.0 or later), Netscape Navigator (4.5 or later), or Mozilla/Netscape 6 (6.0 or later). The site is also 99% functional with Opera 6.0. Of all these choices, Netscape 4.x is the least recommended, as it renders some pages rather unaesthetically. The site is tested using MSIE 5.5, Netscape 4.78, and Netscape 6.2 on Windows ME. I've been told it also works with any of these browsers on a Macintosh, but I haven't been able to see this firsthand.
Most of the site works with Internet Explorer 4.0, but several pages, including the home page, are almost impossible to read because of bugs in that version of the browser. That's not much of an excuse, but the real problem is that Microsoft does not allow IE 4.0 to be installed under Windows ME, which means I have no way of testing with the older browser on my laptop. Microsoft also does not allow multiple versions of IE to be installed at the same time, so I also have no way of testing with IE 6.0 without compromising the ability to test with IE 5.5. (However, early tests indicated everything was working just fine, and I suspect that will remain the case.) Microsoft would rather you just upgrade if you're still on IE 4.0; I, personally, think you should stick to what you like, but unfortunately in this case, you won't get the most out of my site if you do. Sorry; Microsoft strikes again.
Ideal screen resolution for this site is 800x600 or 1024x768. The former is fine for everything except some of the vertically-framed photos. If you're still forced to use 640x480 resolution on a normal PC monitor, it may be time to spend $50 on a new video card. Then again, my ultra-light Sony notebook has a quirky resolution of 1024x480, so I'm at least sympathetic to smaller screens. The first thing I usually do if I'm on a 640x480 or 800x600 screen is make the toolbars in my browser as small as possible, by either removing them, stacking them, or using small icons instead of large ones, and small or no text on the buttons. This will reduce the amount of vertical scrolling you'll need to do on certain pages, especially some of the photos.