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In addition to having different colors and graphics, the new, improved freewillastrology.com has a little more sophisticated technology in it as well. To see everything as it should be, you'll need a browser that can support:
- Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)
Things we didn't use:
- weird plug-ins you've never heard of
- subliminal advertising
- eeny-weeny typefaces that only work on one kind of computer
We've tried our hardest to use these features intelligently, and we've tested the site on a wide range of browsers and platforms to make sure nothing is breaking. Still, some of you may experience some problems because you're using an older browser. We're not insisting you use the latest-and-greatest cutting-edge technology, just the browsers that are most commonly used these days. So if the text looks funky or the navigation buttons don't change color when you mouse over them, you should upgrade to one of these browsers:
- Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater (Mac, Windows)
- Mozilla (Linux, Mac, Windows, other Unix flavors)
- Netscape 6.0 or greater (Linux, Mac, Windows)
- Opera (Linux, Mac, Windows)
AOL users sometimes visit a website and find it's still displaying older information; for example, you might come to Free Will Astrology and see last week's horoscopes instead of this week's. This is because AOL "caches" pages on their servers -- they store a copy locally in order to speed up the download time.
If you're having this problem, all you need to do is hold down the shift key while you hit the "reload" or "refresh" button on your browser. It's also helpful to clear your browser's cache periodically, since pages are sometimes stored on your own computer as well.
To hear the horoscopes, download a copy of RealPlayer (you can download a free version, or pay for a souped-up version).
To listen to the sound clips, you'll need an MP3 player. Here's a big list of downloadable players for all different platforms.
The horoscope pages used to have a handy little pop-up window that you could type an email address into. Unfortunately, this left us vulnerable to spammers, so we had to come up with a different solution.
All of the horoscope pages now have a small form in the top corner; just type your friend's email address in the form and click the 'send' button. This will open up your email program and bring up a window with your friend's email address and the URL of the horoscope page already filled in. You can add your own message and send it whenever you like.
In order for this to work, your browser has to be set up to automatically launch your email program. To set it up, go into your Preferences and select "Protocol Helpers" (under "Network"), then select "Mailto" and make your email program (Outlook, Eudora, etc.) the Application.
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