These web pages are optimised for use with Microsoft® Internet Explorer 3.0 and above and Netscape Navigator 4.0. You should however be able to view them quite acceptably in other, less capable, browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0, Netscape Navigator 2 or 3, Lynx (I think) and NCSA Mosaic 2.0 or higher. For more information, see my Browser Information page. To view these pages and their contents correctly, you will need some of the following applications:

Link Application Description
Internet Explorer Microsoft® Internet Explorer This is the browser I prefer using. These pages use HTML 3.2 code as well as some  additional tags, such as TrueType fonts and cascading style sheets. This browser is free, and available from Microsoft's web site.
Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format is a standard for cross-platform document viewing. All documents and graphics available for download here have been saved in Acrobat format as well as their native format, thus making it possible to view and print these files without the original application. Adobe has a free Acrobat reader available for several platforms (DOS, Windows, Macintosh, Unix (several variations), Windows 95 and Windows NT) on their web site.
TrueType fonts (129kb) This zip file contains three fonts: Optimum, Becker-medium, and Moonbats. These fonts are required if you download the native-format files (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and Micrografx Designer), and will improve your viewing of these web pages if you're using Internet Explorer 3.0+ or Netscape Navigator 4.0+ (the fonts are implemented in cascading style sheets). Moonbats is used for the Lune Calendar.
WordPerfect 8.0 All of the Lune documents were created in WordPerfect, not because I want to annoy MS Word users (I use Word 8.0 myself), but because WordPerfect supports certain table features that MS Word 7.0 doesn't, like joining cells vertically as well as horizontally, and these features are essential for a suitable layout (well, I think so anyway); the table joining problem has been corrected in Word 8.0, but Word still doesn't allow the precise positioning you can do in WordPerfect. All files have been saved in WordPerfect 6/7/8 format, so they should be readable in WP 6.0 and with packages that can import WP 6.0 files. A number of files have also been saved to HTML format using WordPerfect 8.0's Internet Publisher feature, and edited slightly.
Microsoft Word Most of the Lune documents have been saved in Microsoft Word for Windows 97 format. They have not had much corrective formatting (I don't have the time to individually tweak multiple formats of the same file), so they may need to be corrected somewhat if used (they look basically OK, though). Some documents (notably the character sheets) cannot be converted into Word format as they require layout features that Word does not support.
iGrafx Designer The map of Lune was created in Micrografx Designer 4.0, and was later converted to 4.1 and then 6.0 and 7.0 format, and finally to iGrafx Designer 1.0 format. I am a long-time user of Micrografx products, finding them more functional and easier to use than their competitors from Corel, Adobe and Macromedia. Designer supports the large page size, accuracy, and multiple layers I needed for the map of Lune. The latest version of Designer is iGrafx Designer 1.0, part of the Micrografx iGrafx Designer suite.
fastzip.gif (1012 bytes) FASTZip 97 Some files (fonts, WordPerfect files, and Word files) have been zipped (Acrobat files haven't, because they don't compress much). FASTZip 97 is a freeware zip file manager that works well. It is published by FastWare. Other Windows 95 PKZip-compatible archivers can be found on the best Windows 95/98/NT shareware site out there, (I like the file manager, Windows Commander, which does internal zipping and unzipping).


I used the following tools to develop the World of Lune web page:

Link Application Used for
fpage.gif (1121 bytes) Microsoft FrontPage 98 FrontPage 98 is a fully WYSIWYG HTML editor and site manager that is the best I've seen. It handles frames, style sheets, table border attributes, font faces, and other esoteric things very well. I have previously used AOLPress (very nice, but a bit slow and lacking certain facilities) and DerekWare HTML Author (the author seems to have vanished off the face of the earth).
iGrafx Image iGrafx iMage (which used to be known as Micrografx Picture Publisher) is the application for manipulating graphics. I have used it to create most of the web graphics on the Lune page (although the "flame" effects were provided by Metacreations' Kai's Power Tools 2.0). Among Image's more notable features for web publishing are interlaced .gif support, and transparent colour support for .gif files. It's dead easy to use, and is fast! It comes as a part of iGrafx Designer.
Realm Graphics A few graphics files (notably the candles and the paper and quill) were plucked from Realm Graphics, the graphics page of Ender's Realm. Andrew R. Soncha Jr., the creator, has a vast collection of decent graphics files available for use on the web, arranged for easy viewing. (The candles have been modified slightly, as you might notice if you look carefully).

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