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Suggested System Requirements
Note: These hardware and browser notes out of date. As of October 2020 the site has been updated and tested on modern browsers such as Chrome and Safari.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.