About This Site

This site was created in December, 2001, with the help of
Front Page 2000 and a Hewlett Packard 5100C flatbed scanner.

When I first began creating web pages, I thought frames were the best
thing since sliced bread.  But over the years I've noticed a lot of people
really dislike frames.  I believe that frames, if done well, can be a valuable
tool, but if done wrong, they can be quite annoying.  So I have designed these
pages without the use of frames, and learned to rely more on tables.

As far as browsers go, this site should work OK with the newest versions of
both IE and Netscape.  It also seems to work with IE5.0, but it may be funky
with Netscape 4.08 and 4.7.

In order to prevent hyper linked text from being underlined, I added
the following line to the <head> section of the pages...
<style href> a{text-decoration: none} </style>

Another nifty script similar to the one above allows you to use more than one
hyperlink color for a page, where "White Mountain Region of New Hampshire"
is the hyperlinked text, and "mtn.htm" is the link...
<a href="mtn.htm" style="text-decoration: none color: #FF0066">
<font face="Times New Roman" size="4"
color="#6600CC">White Mountain Region of New Hampshire</font></a>

If you are interested in the code I used for the pop up windows,
you can see it at http://www.crays.com/jsc/ or just right click
one of my pages to view the source code.

I changed the code that FP uses to define how tables load.  The idea is that this
fixed-layout property allows the browser to start drawing the table right away,
rather than calculating the size first and then rendering. 

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="128">

<TABLE border=0 style="table-layout: fixed; border-collapse: collapse" cellPadding=0 
width=128 cellspacing="0">

A great example of the difference this makes can be seen at...

When you select a thumbnail to view, a smaller browser window opens up.
No more than one pop up window will ever appear, so you do not need
to close one window to open another.

If you want an easy way to download any of our picture files, you can browse the
directory directly by going to http://www.jewelspostcards.com/img/ .  You could
try right clicking on the images in the pop-up windows, but the various browsers
behave in their own unique ways, and it may not be possible to save the file that way. 

If you see a post card that you would like a better look at, let me know
and I will post it in whatever file type and size you would like.