How do I navigate this site?
You navigate this site with the three buttons on the left side of
the screen. Simply hold the mouse pointer over a button and a menu
will pop out. The top button contains links to the current issue.
The middle button contains information that pertains to the site
itself. The lower button contains links to back issues. You can
also click on any headline on the cover page to go directly to the
article of your choice. At the bottom of each page is a Next arrow
that will allow you to brows the magazine from cover to cover. There
is also a Home arrow that will take you back to the cover page.
If you want to step back to a previously visited page, use the back
button in your browser's tool bar.
I can't see any navigation buttons on the left side of the screen.
How do I make them show up?
The navigation system is designed with Macromedia Flash and
will load automatically when you enter the site. However,
you need to have the Macromedia Flash player installed on
your computer in order to see the buttons. If you can't see
the buttons you may not have Flash installed. Please click
on the get Flash button to go to Macromedia's site and automatically
have the latest version of the Flash player installed on your
It will only take a couple minutes and then you will have
the latest player installed which will allow you to enjoy
Flash content all over the web.
If you are trying to install the Flash player on a machine
with Internet Explorer 3.x you may have to change the security
settings first or Explorer could try to block the installation.
Go to View - Options - Security - Safety Level and lower the
security setting to medium. You can put it back to high again
after the installation is completed.
NOTE: If you are using a very old operating system
like for example Windows 3.1, you may not be able to install
and run the latest version of the Flash player.
Q: I can see the three navigation
buttons on the left side of the screen but when I hold the
mouse pointer over a button and the menu rolls out, it closes
before I have a chance to click on a button.
A: The reason the menu closes
before you have a chance to select a page and click a button
is most likely that you have an old version of the Flash player
installed. To properly view the menu you need to upgrade your
player to the latest version. When you first arrived to this
site you were probably prompted to update the Flash activeX
or plug-in but you declined. You can either exit this site
now and then return to be prompted again and this time accept
the automatic update or you can click on the "Get Flash"
button above to go to Macromedia's site and do the update
When I click on an image in the Photo Gallery nothing happens.
the larger images. Please consult your browser's help documentation
using a non-mainstream browser. Click here
to read the paragraph on browser compatibility.
Certain areas of the screen seems to be outside the screen area
and I can't scroll to get to it. What's wrong?
This site is optimized for 800x600 screen resolution but has been
tested to work well at a lower resolution of 640X480. This result
can however differ depending on what operating system you are using
and what version of browser you have. If you are using Internet
Explorer or the latest version of Netscape Navigator, it is also
possible that the font size is set to be too large. To find out,
in Explorer, click on View + Text Size and make sure it's set to
medium. In Netscape, click View + Text Size and make sure it's set
to 100%. If this doesn't solve the problem, change your screen resolution
to 800X600. Please consult the help documentation for your system
on how to change the screen resolution because the procedure varies
from platform to platform.
Does this site support all browsers?
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to design a site that
is fully compatible with all browsers and all operating systems
and still make use of the latest cutting edge technology that
most web surfers expect today. The web technology is advancing
rapidly with the result that users can be left behind with
an out of date system. This site is designed to work with
Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator versions 4.x and
later. The site works okay with Internet Explorer 3.02 and
3.03 as well as Netscape Navigator 3.04. But there could still
be problems with 3.0 or 3.01 versions of the same browsers.
Although the site, in most cases, will work fine with 3.x
browsers, it's not without errors. There will inevitably be
of the site will not work at all. To find out what version
you have, click Help + About. We recommend that you upgrade
your browser to the latest version of your preferred brand
to get the most out of your web experience. If you prefer
not to upgrade or if your system limits you to a certain browser
version, at least make sure you have the latest updates and
service packs for your browser.
Note: Even if you have a newer
browser that is supposed to be compatible with this site,
there may be a problem if your operating system is too old.
For example, if you are running Windows 3.1 on your computer.
This is because older operating systems may not be able to
install the latest Flash player from Macromedia which is needed
to display the navigation buttons.
The colors are looking very strange and I can't clearly view the
images. What's wrong?
You need to have the screen colors set to at least 16 bit to view
color photos. If your computer is set to display 256 colors, there
won't be enough colors to properly render the images. Please consult
the help documentation for your system on how to change the color
setting because the procedure varies from platform to platform.