Unenhanced for All Browsers

I like for information to be free. I want as many people as possible to be able to view my pages in comfort and safety. I want to help save the world, not by wearing Spandex(tm), but by supporting standards that I think are good.


You'll notice that there aren't many graphics on my pages. One of the reasons is that I haven't been near a scanner in quite a while. Another is that I really dislike wasting the bandwidth that useless graphics would take up. I could allieviate that problem a little by using JPEGs, but then only people with Netscape could view my in-line images. I could also use PNGs, but then only people running some versions of Mosaic could view my in-line images. Actually, I think I'm going to do that. I'll be supporting a standard that I think is good (PNG), and helping to force Netscape to do things they promise (implement PNG support), instead of bloating their "browser" with more useless (to me) baggage, like a mail client and a newsreader.

Another reason that there aren't many graphics is that I assume that most people browse over a relatively "slow" link. (I say "slow", because I can still remember how 300 bps feels...) I know that this seems to contrvene the conventional "wisdom" that most people have a high-bandwidth connection. Moreover, most of my pages are served over a low-bandwidth connection (from my house). I don't think there's any reason to make you wait for graphics, or to make me suffer for it.

My pages are not enhanced for any particular browser. To the best of my knowledge, I use no Netscape-specific tags. I also don't guarantee that the pages will look the same on all browsers, either. None of them should look completely horrible, though.

There are no backgrounds. In addition to being all too often ugly, they're buggy and Netscape-specific. See above.


There's no style here. Well, there's no good layout style. I know I have a writing style. The fact of the matter is that I don't have any kind of good design sense. I know what I like to look at, but many times I can't duplicate it in any kind of new way. So instead of dazzling you with flashy, "cool" graphics, I'll have to settle for giving you some substance, or at least, something to do.

Cloyce D. Spradling
Cloyce last had fun with html.html on 01 Jun 1997 at 23:01:30.