|Widest Possible Access
Australian Cybermalls is designed
to be as accessible to as many people as possible. So you'll find that while
we stay at the leading edge of proven and stable technology, we avoid adopting
the very latest innovations until they're used by the majority
In practice, this means we're
always at least one official browser version release behind
the manufacturers. We know it takes most people several months to a year
to upgrade their browser and that not everyone runs a state-of-the-art machine.
Right now - in 1999 - you'll
find our site should look best in either Netscape Communicator 3.x
or 4.x or Internet Explorer 3.x or 4.x. AOL's browser also
incorporates Internet Explorer technology, so we should look acceptable with
Screen Sizes and Colours
Australian Cybermalls really
looks best at 256 colours (or higher) and 800 x 600 screen resolution.
All the same, we know that
many people use portables or older monitors and that many others prefer a
lower screen resolution because of age or visual impairment. So all our pages
are designed to read equally well at 640 x 480 resolution. They simply
look bigger and fatter.
However, almost everything
on the Net looks awful in 16 colours - so if you're viewing
us at this level or using a monochrome monitor please be aware that you're
not really seeing us at our best.
We know your time is valuable,
so Australian Cybermalls pages are designed to load quickly and rapidly on
a 28.8Kbps modem (the most common Internet connection speed in
Most pages on our site are
40K or less and should usually load onto your screen in 30 to 40 seconds
or less (though this can vary depending on how good your connection is, the
time of day, where you're located and many other factors beyond our control).
Where a page might exceed this weight significantly, we'll warn you how big
it is so you can make an informed choice about whether you want to click
on it or not.
We use animated GIFs, Java
and standards become more mature.
monitor our visitors in any way except for collecting routine statistical
information from our web server logs.
Some of our affiliates
better (generally by providing site customisation facilities). Personally,
we think cookies are harmless. But if you're at all worried about them you
can accept or reject any cookie as you wish.
We do not use
interstitial ads, traffic trapping or browser manipulation, and where it
may not be obvious that one of our links is sponsored, we try to identify
it as such. We respect our visitors, and your confidence and
trust are important to us. We will not knowingly do anything to betray that
As part of the Mall's
policy, if you register for one of our services or one of our clients'
services (a newsletter, for instance, or a free pattern) or take part in
one of our online surveys, your name will only go into our
own database or the particular client's database. We don't allow email harvesting
or list re-selling.
All email communications go
directly to our clients or to us. From January 1st, 1997 we stopped accepting
any new clients who didn't have an online connection to ensure that all your
communications are on a one-to-one basis with whoever you send them