Note to Netscape 4.x Users
Hey, what the heck is going on here? You claim to have upgraded your site, but when I look at it in Netscape 4, it looks like something from 1994. Is this some kind of retro kick? I thought a site update was supposed to look better, not worse!
The last time I updated this site, I voyed to move from the grisly world of tables and Physical HTML tags to the wonderful world of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Logical HTML tags (more about this here). The site rendered fine in Internet Explorer 5 and Opera 6, but only partially in Netscape 4. Netscape 4's support for CSS is quirky at best, and sometimes the browser would crash.
It was a difficult decision, but I finally had to give up trying to style the site for Netscape 4 and other browsers that do not support web standards. By using the @import function of the <style> tag (which older browsers do not recognize) to load the style sheet, I bypassed style completely for those old browsers. All that gets through is the logical markup of headings, paragraphs, links, etc., which provides the pages with structure and function.
In my defense, let it be known that this site will (hopefully) render on any browser, even Netscape 4 (please let me know if it doesn't!). No, it won't look fancy, but all of the content is accessible. Since this site is mainly content-based (rather than functional or entertaining), the style shouldn't matter that much. Many sites nowadays won't load at all on old browsers.
A final word to Netscape 4 users: I loved that browser as much as you do. It's more secure than IE, and for a time it was the most advanced browser on the net. However, the rest of the internet (including Netscape's newer versions) has moved towards open standards of accessibility, and the old non-compliant browsers are holding it back. If you've heard the horror strories about Netscape 6 and don't want to make the jump, consider Mozilla, which uses the same rendering engine but is more solid and streamlined, or Opera, which is also solid, small, and fast. For more information on standards-compliant browsers, check out the Web Standards Project.