Graphics add color and interest to a web page.
Depending upon the speed of your internet connection, graphics can take some
time to load. You do not have to wait for a graphic to load to read the
contents of a page. Go ahead and read the text and then come back to see the
After a graphic is displayed on the screen, you can move to
another page and then come back to the graphic page. You will notice the
graphic displays quickly. This is because your computer stored a copy of the
graphic. If you select another page before the graphic loads completely, the
load will be interrupted.
Turn Off Graphics
If you are using a
very slow system, you may want to turn off graphics altogether. You do this in
your own browser and it turns off graphics for all pages. Instructions vary
with the version of the browser you are using. Check the documentation that
comes with the browser. Here are the instructions for the latest versions.
IE or MicroSoft Explorer - Tools - Internet Options - Advanced -
Browsing - Multimedia - uncheck - Show Pictures. NetScape - Edit -
Preferences - Advanced - in right hand box uncheck - Automatically Load
Sometimes you will want to print a page
of directions or a list of birds. You do not need to print the navigation pane
on the left of each page or the pictures. New England Seabirds often gives you
a Printer Friendly version of the page. Open this page and follow these steps
to send the page to the printer.
- Select File - Print from the menu at the top of your
- Select to print All pages and the number of copies you
- After you finish printing, close the new browser window to
return to reading New England Seabirds.
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