Soycow: FAQ

FAQ:

  1. Who runs this website?
  2. Why do you run this website?
  3. How long has this website existed?
  4. How come this website looks so terrible?
  5. Why don't you make this website backwards compatible for older web browsers?

Who runs this website?

This website is run by me, Dave Rybolt. Check out my resume if you would like to see my credentials/work experience.

Why do you run this website?

Mostly for fun, but also as a way to document my experiences and findings in the tech world.

How long has this website existed?

Since Feb-2003.

How come this website looks so terrible?

There are a few reasons this website may look bad to you:

  1. Maybe your web browser does not support web standards such as XHTML 1.0 and CSS2? Modern browsers such as Mozilla, Netscape 7, IE 6, Opera, Safari, and Konquerer all currently support these standards. If you install one of those web browsers, you may have a better web experience (on this site, and elsewhere as well). If your web browser does not support XHTML 1.0 and/or CSS2, you should still be able to view all content on this website, it just won't look as fancy.
  2. Maybe you are using Internet Explorer (IE) 5.x on a Microsoft Windows machine? If you are, you should probably upgrade to the latest version of IE. IE 5.x has many CSS2 bugs that will likely play havoc on the design of this website.
  3. Maybe you can see everything as I've intended, but you still hate it? Sorry, I'm not a web designer, I'm just a programmer :-).
  4. Maybe I've messed something up! If you see something that I've messed up, please let me know.

Why don't you make this website backwards compatible for older web browsers?

As far as just being able to read all content, this website is backwards compatible. However, the website design, such as colors, fonts, and formatting can only be seen with modern web browsers.

Once I decided to make this website future-compatible, rather than backwards compatible, the design and maintenance became infinitely easier. This is my personal website, rather than a commercial endeavor, so I have the luxury of forgoing old web browsers.

Comments

Posted by Annie on October 1, 2003 09:25 PM

So, when will you be proficient in SQL servers so I help you land contracts in Phx, which, is a part of my master plan to move all my friends closer to me?

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