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This new look "Finders Golden Pages" website has been designed to meet the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) web standards and as such should display correctly in all W3C compliant Web Browsers.

Unfortunately this is not always the case, and at the present time there are no Web Browers currently available that totally conform to all the W3C standards, however there are some Web Browsers that are able to perform considerably better than others.

It is well known in the industry that certern browsers have problems with the universally agreed W3C standardised code, and all earlier versions of IE up to and including IE-7 are classic examples of non standard browsers, this means that we and all other savvy web developers have to expend considerable extra time and effort coding a work around that imbeds specific instructions to force IE-7 to display correctly. This extra coding may cause IE-7 and some other browsers to run slower than those browsers that are more W3C compliant.

At this present time Firefox leads the way, and is now one of the safest, fastest, and most compliant browsers to W3C standards, currently available. (See summary of browsers) In order to encourage responsible web browser developement, and in the ongoing quest to achieve a standardised and faster internet service for us all, we believe that those who comply with the agreed standards should be supported.

If you would like to try Firefox you can download it for free by clicking on the Firefox logo at the top RHS of this page.

In view of the above

This site has been optimised to be viewed at 1024 x 768 pixel resolution using Firefox, of course you may view the site at a different screen resolution or use a different browser if you so wish, but then you may sacrifice some speed of page delivery, or if you use a different resolution, find you need to scroll across the screen in order to view the full page width, or alternately, the page content may not fill the maximum screen width.

What are web standards?

Web standards are set by the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org). Using these standards avoids proprietary code that may only be supported in a particular browser making the web more accessible to everyone regardless of the device they are using.

Do I have to upgrade?

No, that's one advantage of using web standards. A web site built using web standards may not look as the web designer intended in older browsers that do not support these standards, but it should still be usable.

What if I use AOL?

If you experience problems using the AOL browser, just minimize your AOL window and use one of the browsers listed below.

for PC

  • Internet Explorer 7 ?
  • Firefox 2.0.0.5 & above
  • Opera 9

for Mac

  • Firefox 2.0.0.5 & above
  • Safari 2

To view flash files, use Macromedia Flash Player, if you do not have it, download it from Macromedia website.

To view and listen to video & audio available use one of the following media players: Windows Media Player or Real Player. If you do not have them, download one of them from Microsoft website or Real website.

Pdf files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, if you do not have it, download it from Adobe website.



 


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