If you are using the America Online browser,
you could have problems viewing this website correctly -
Images could look blurry, blotchy, speckled, or appear with
black bars on them...
The AOL browser is a modified
version of Internet Explorer... The main modification is
an setting which re-compresses
the graphics on websites, before you receive them on your
This over-compression destroys
a lot of images, and unfortunately, it is the default setting.
This double-compression is unnecessary as
graphics on most websites are already compressed and optimized
for the best trade-off between speed and quality on all
Turn Off AOL Compression...
Choose the "Settings" drop down menu. Select "Preferences,"
then "Internet Properties (www)". Click on "Internet
Options" in the left hand column, then "Web Graphics."
Select "Never Compress Graphics.", "Apply,"
then click "OK."
AOL 5.0 & 6.0:
Go to "My AOL", then to
preferences, click on the "WWW" button, then from
the box that comes up, choose the "Web Graphics"
tab. Click on to UNCHECK the box for "use compressed
Then, you must clear your cache! or your browser will show
you the website's pages from memory, not a fresh copy of
the page. To clear your cache (memory) files from the AOL
browser version 4: Go to the 'MyAOL' icon, preferences,
advanced, purge cache.
Go to the AOL menu bar, click on:
Members - Preferences - WWW (or Internet Properties) - Web
Graphics tab - uncheck the "use compressed graphics"
option and click OK. Then, you must clear your cache! or
your browser will show you the website's pages from memory,
not a fresh copy of the page.