The Great Net Book of Real Heroes
Site Design Guidelines
Most of these guidelines exists to ensure maximum compatibility with ALL web
browsers (after all, the whole point of putting information on the World Wide
Web is for it to be accessible by as many people as possible - this includes
those folks whote AREN'T using the laster and great version of <fill in
popular browser name here>).
- All html pages will conform to the World Wide Web consortium's HTML 3.2
standard (4.x adds many new and interesting features, but none that are vital
to basic readability. In addition, there are still web browsers in widespread
use that do not support 4.x).
- No frames. Aside from the fact that there are still commonly used browsers
that do not support frames, even amongst those that do no two browsers seem
to support them exactly the same. So, while you may have gotten here as part
of some other site's frameset, The Great Net Book of Real Heroes itself will
not employ any frames.
- Minimal use of graphics. Images slow down page download and not everyone
has a highspeed internet connection.
- Zero dependancy on graphics. Not all web browsers in use today display images,
therefore even pages that have images in them should still be able to be viewed
properly without them. This means that the image should always have a meaninglful
ALT tab in it, and should not be an integral part of understanding the contents
of the page.
- The closest thing existing to a universal file format is 7-bit ascii text.
To this end, the primary format for all character sheets will remain 7-bit
ascii text files. The insures that printing and manipulating the files is
as easy as we can make it.