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This site has been designed with Netscape Navigator 3.0, 4.0, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 in mind. If you are using one of these browsers, then you should be able to get the most out of this site. We have designed our site to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML standards. We have not used the July 9th draft specification of HTML 4.0, because it is only a draft. We have used the 3.2 final specification, which means more compatibility with browsers.
In addition to a web browser, here are the titles of some software and plugins you might find useful here:
Most World Wide Web (WWW) browsers display information in a similar manner. If you are using a text based browser such as Lynx, you can still access all of the textual information here. You can also download the pictures, movies, and audio files, and play them at a later time when it is possible for you to be able to play them.
Browsers usually have two main areas - the content area, which is the area you are reading this information from right now, and the control area, which is usually located at the top of your screen. The control area has a back and a forward button, which lets you move back and forward between the pages you have visited, and an address box, and a few other tools that you can learn about by using the help built in to your browser (usually available by clicking on the help menu and selecting one of the options there).
On our site, we have navigation buttons that, when clicked on, take you directly to the section that the button is labeled for. For example, clicking on the help button will bring you to this page all the time, clicking on the search button will bring you to a page that lets you search through our web site for specific information.
Hyperlinks will be found throughout our web site. A hyperlink is usually a word that appears underlined and a different color on your screen, like this. In Lynx, the words will be hilighted when selected. In The Climbing Guide, glossary words will be hyperlinks to a definition, and sometimes a picture or a sound clip.
Multimedia files such as images, sound files, movies, and virtual reality worlds are all used on our web site. Most web browsers have built-in support for .au or.wav. If not, your browser might direct you to the proper web site to download the appropriate helper application or plugin that enables you to listen to a certain file format. Video players for the .avi, QuickTime, and compressed MPEG format are available for many platforms and are also available for many browsers as plugins.[an error occurred while processing this directive]