About My Pages

All HTML and text on my pages is my original work (copyright © 2004—or earlier—by Charles E. Galvin Jr.) unless otherwise noted on the page containing the material.  You may not reproduce my original material in any form or medium without my prior written permission, except that permission to reproduce is hereby granted only if all of the following are true:  (1) the reproduction is for your own personal use or for a non-profit purpose;  (2) the reproduced material is to be used for a purpose consistent with its original purpose;  and (3) the reproduction includes the entire copyright notice (including URI) at the bottom of the page where the original material is found.  Everyone is invited to create hypertext links to my pages from theirs. 

See the long descriptions page for copyright information and credit for graphics.

Design

I do not use many graphics on my pages, nor do I use frames or software-specific extensions.  I have nothing against art, but the purpose of this site is to provide information as quickly and easily as possible—as easily for someone using a text-only browser like Lynx as for someone using the very latest thing.  To that end, I use only official HTML (HTML 4.01 as of this revision), and Unicode character encoding (UTF-8). 

Some people can see in color.  Some who can see cannot distinguish colors.  Some cannot see at all.  And then there are those who happen to be Deaf.  You say your site is all about art or music?  Provide verbal descriptions of your content by using the alt or longdesc attributes. 

I believe good design requires a diligent effort to make content accessible to all.  Somewhere out there is a brilliant young Helen Keller who is surfing the Web with a Braille display device.  Shouldn’t she be able to access your site?  Shouldn’t she be able to buy things from your site?

Your comments on the content and design of my pages are welcome, especially if there is anything I could do to make the pages easier to read or navigate.  But see the Disclaimer below before you write. 

Disclaimer

All of my pages and style sheets have been validated to the HTML and CSS standards current at the time of last revision by the validators provided by the World Wide Web Consortium.  Click on the icons at the bottom for further information. 

Unhappily, not all browsers are fully compliant with the standards.  Because I don’t use proprietary HTML extensions, depending on which browser you use, you may find that some features do not work as intended.  For example, if you are using some versions of Netscape and click on the [Bottom] button above, nothing will happen.  This is a bug in your browserthe programmers have failed to make their product conform to the standards.

If you want a better, faster, standards-compliant browser, try Opera.

Opera! The browser that was made for you!

Windows?  EPOC?  Linux?  BeOS?  MacOS?  There’s an Opera version for your operating system.



Copyright © 2004 by Charles E. Galvin Jr.  All rights reserved. 

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