Use this page as your resource for useful information to effectively use the Illinois Traction Society web site.
Use it to download useful software and make sure your system has the correct browser settings that will optimize your browsing experience. This page can assist you in understanding how to use the navigation menu and other links found in the web site. Suggestions are available to assist you with printing and when all else fails, the technical contacts can assist you with accessing this web site.
This Section features useful links to software downloads that you can use to get the most out of the Illinois Traction Society web site. If you have any questions about the following links, please contact our Webmaster.
The Illinois Traction Society web site is designed to work with the most popular web browsers as of June 2004. This section describes the preferred settings for each of the supported browsers to ensure the most appropriate viewing of Illinois Traction Society web pages.
Since this is a graphically intensive web site, it is best that your system be set at 256 colors or better so you can experience the full range of colors used on the web site. However, all graphic elements have been designed to display alternative text labels that can be useful to computer systems that support less than 256 colors or have no graphic display capabilities. In addition, the Illinois Traction Society web site is designed for a screen resolution of 800 X 600 pixels or greater.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.5 and later
Netscape Communicator 7.1 and
Opera 7.51 and later
This section shows how the navigation menu is used on the Illinois Traction Society site to create a uniform browsing experience.
The use the navigation menu, simply place your cursor over the word or words that describe which section or page you'd like to see. Click once with your mouse button (the left button, if you're using a PC) and you will be taken to your selected page. Click on another word in the navigation menu, and you can move elsewhere on the site.
The Back Link
The Home Link
Since the Illinois Traction Society web site takes advantage of HTML frames, you may experience unexpected results when printing. For example, you attempt to print the entire page or the right side content of the page and only the navigation menu is printed. There are a couple of solutions available. First, click once within the frame area that you would like to print. Then, select Print from the File menu option and print as you wish. When using a PC or Mac, you may also right click once in the frame area you'd like to print and select Print from the pop-up menu.
If you are still experiencing unexpected results, you should check the options available through the Print dialog form. This will vary depending on the browser and printer that is available. But, there should be a Print Frames option group somewhere within the Printer dialog form that typically offers three options. Ordinarily, you'll want to select the option to print "Only the selected frame". This choice should ensure that you'll be able to print the entire content of the selected frame.
Issues that pertain to browser viewing inability should be directed to the Webmaster.
In your e-mail message please explain in the greatest detail possible the problem that you are having, the vendor and version of the browser you are using, the operating system (Windows 95, 98, 2000; Mac 8.x, 9.x, OSX; etc.) and version, and the modem or Internet connection speed that you are using.
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