I originally chose Nildram for three reasons:
I have since found that they are indeed very good. I have had very few problems, and those have been approached very courteously and efficiently by Nildram staff. They provide a 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency service. They are continually improving their equipment, so it is rare to have significant problems in logging on or slow responses caused by their equipment being overloaded. In short, I am very satisfied with them and would recommend them to anyone in the areas they serve who is looking for email, www access, ftp, telnet, web space and/or domain name registration.
What they do not provide is large scale additional information services such as are supplied (at a significant cost) by the likes of Compuserve and AOL. If that is what you want and are prepared to pay for, then look elsewhere. Personally, I find the WWW provides far more (free) interesting information sites than I have time to look at.
I understand there is another collection of this type at http://www.bsdi.com/icons, although I haven't tried it yet.
The same site (I'm told) has links to a vast range of resources such as search engines, encyclopædias, mailing lists, training, ftp archives, technical support, etc., etc., at http://www.bsdi.com/points-of-interest.html, although again I haven't tried it yet.
15 errors to avoid in designing your web page.
The Campaign for a non-browser specific www gives much advice on the same topic, especially how to enable all surfers to be able to view your page. It also provides a selection of logos (like that I use near the top of this page) you can use to show your support for the campaign.
Internet Explorer has a problem if you try to change the font within a header. I had a font change in the main header of my home page designed to show the header in red with the rest of the page black on white. Internet Explorer, but not Netscape or Opera, ignored the closing </FONT> tag, and so rendered the entire page as red on white, giving some visitors problems with legibility. The solution in this case was simply to put the opening and closing FONT tags outside the header tags instead of inside, but this means there is no way to have a change of font applying to just a part of a header. A definite minus point for IE compared to other browsers.
A somewhat similar, but less important, problem arises with Opera (at least versions 5 and 6) in relation to the combination of centering and header tags. Modern browsers can all happily use either the CENTER tag or the ALIGN=CENTER attribute within a header tag, so either can be used to centre a header. However, I understand that some old browsers can understand only the former and others only the latter, so I always use both. However, if the <CENTER> tag is put within the header, Opera ignores both the header and the centering, and displays the text as left aligned normal text! Again, this is solved by putting the header opening and closing tags between the <CENTER> and </CENTER> tags. Neither IE nor Netscape has this problem.
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