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About this Site

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Site Design and Contact Information

This website is designed and maintained by Cynthia A. Lockley; a part-time Web developer and technical editor.award ribbon

The site was first put up in December 1994. Site awards are listed on the Awards page.

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Note: Play a little mood music while you browse this site:

Joseph Lamb (1887 – 1960) "American Beauty Rag" (1913)
Another favorite: Scott Joplin (1868 – 1917) "Reflection Rag" (1917)

Mood music selections were from the old Warren Trachtman's Ragtime MIDI Page. Other sources for background music are

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Accessibility Features

For specific details about the accessibility of this site, see the Accessibility Design and Features page.

Standards-Supporting Browsers

These pages are designed with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) level 2 without the use of tables for the page layout.

Specified Fonts and Page Width

Relative font sizes are used, which allows users to increase or decrease the font size in the browser's View menu. We have also made two style sheets for text only views: one for printing the page and one in a large font size for users who need larger text. For examples of readable and unreadable onscreen fonts, see the Compare fonts for use on your website post. Fonts used in this site are specified in ems and percents so they may be resized according to the user's preferences. Except in the Windows platform, the hierarchy for the fonts specified in the font family is Verdana (or Trebuchet MS), Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, and sans-serif. In the Windows platform, the hierarchy for the fonts specified in the font family is Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, and sans-serif. Your browser will use the first font in the list that you have installed on your computer. The first choice font is Microsoft®'s wide Verdana font and the Trebuchet MS font. These TrueType® fonts were designed to improve the challenges of onscreen display with clear distinctions between similar letters such as the lowercase i j l, the uppercase I J L, and the number 1 and is a humanist sans serif designed for easy screen readability. Trebuchet MS and the wider width Verdana fonts are installed with Microsoft's Office and Internet Explorer applications. For information about the fonts and for links to free font utilities, see Microsoft's Typography Website.

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PDF Fle Information

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Surfer WWW Help, Hints, and Technique

You can find helpful information in my World Wide Web Resources page. It provides links to sources for audio, browsers, graphics and icons, HTML and SGML guides, information about publishing on the Web, and related software and tools. Tutorials and additional guidelines are also available to members of the HTML Writers Guild. Use a variety of Web search engines provided on the Search the Web page to look for additional resources, people, places, and things. If you are new to the World Wide Web and want to learn how to create your own home page, see my presentation and workshop about The World Wide Web and How to Get into It.

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