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Technical Information

Suggested System Requirements

Hardware

  • Any PC or Macintosh computer with a color monitor and internet connection. Audio speakers recommended.
  • Minimum 15" Monitor with 800x600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 resolution is optimal.) 16 bit (Thousands) color is optimal.
  • 56 KPS or higher baud modem. Note: there are many 1MB+ size files on this site, a broadband connection will greatly enhance you're experience of this site.

Browser Software

  • Netscape Navigator version 6.2.1 and higher. Earlier versions of Netscape 6 are not tested. Version 4.xx can access many features of the site, but it encounters numerous problems. Go to Netscape Navigator download page to update your browser software.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.xx or 6. Untested on earlier versions. Go to Microsoft Internet Explorer download page to update your browser software.
  • This site is untested on Opera, Mozilla, Safari and other browsers.

Browser Plugins

Security Issues

  • This site uses pop-up windows extensively. If you use a pop-up blocker you may need to add this site to your list of safe sites.
  • Firewalls: The artifact images come from a server operating on port 81. Strict firewall settings could prevent access to this server, but it should be safe to open up that port for outgoing requests to servers such as ours.

Printing Tips

  • Please note that printing web pages is highly subject to the user's particular computer and software configuration.
  • To print entire scene pages be sure to set your paper to Landscape Orientation. To print the complete text of a scene page, follow the link at the bottom of the page that says "Printable text of this scene." Note: some browser/printer combinations will not print the Flash files.
  • To print other pages make sure to uncheck "print background" option in page setup.

Behind the Scenes

For comprehensive technical information about the website, including a "how to" for other museums and organizations wishing to adopt a similar approach to the online presentation of multiple perspectives, see the Technology section of our How To Guide.

 

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