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Thank you for your interest in Coastal Arts. We have gone through great efforts to ensure you are viewing these works of art in the best possible light. You may notice a longer than usually wait for some images to load. A great deal of time has been spent tuning these images to depict as much detail as possible. We hope you agree the end result help you make a more informed purchase decision.

If you are interested in the purchase of one of our gallery pieces, please feel free to contact Ben at .


Some More Technical Issues

You see it on many pages, but what does it all mean? Best viewed with Internet Explorer, in 800X600, and 256 colours or better?

Well, the 800X600 refers to the Resolution, and the 256 colours refers to Colour Depth, and Internet Explorer is a type of Browser. These are all explained below.

Resolution: Every computer is different, and as such, every computer shows information differently. Most of the disparity comes down to the type of monitors people are using. For instance, William has an older 14" monitor, and decides to buy a new 17" model. His 14" monitor typically would have shown him 640 pixels across and 480 pixels in height, of information. If William really wanted to, he could set his computer to show 640X480 on the new monitor, just that everything would be magnified larger.

Ideally, William would set his new monitor to at least 800X600. With this higher resolution, he can see more information. Looking at this site with the old 14" monitor, he would have to scroll to the right to see the entire page. But, since we've developed this site with the 800X600 resolution in mind, the page comes up properly framed. If William wants to get even more adventurous, he could set the monitor to 1024X768. Now, he would notice that the page still looks good, but there's a bit of blank space to the right of the page.

This site has been designed for a monitor displaying 800 pixels across, and 600 pixels in height. According to recent Internet research, 82.12% of Internet users are viewing pages in 800X600 or higher. To change this setting, refer to your operating system's Help Section.

Colour Depth: This issue is double-edged. Essentially the more colours you tell your monitor to display, the better the monitor will show pictures. But the flip side is that the more colours a monitor displays, the more memory it requires. As of October 9,1999, 89.93% of users are viewing their monitors with 65,536 colours or higher. We create our pages with this majority in mind. To change this setting, refer to your operating system's Help Section.

Browser: As of early October, 1999, 75.72% of Internet surfers use Microsoft Internet Explorer as their browser of choice. You can say what you like about their exertion of power on the computing community and the recent Department of Justice decision in the US which reflects this, but the fact remains: Internet Explorer shows web pages better and faster than Netscape Navigator (hope I'm not ruffling any feathers by saying that). Click here to download the latest version of Internet Explorer.

With these research statistics in mind, we have designed this page for users viewing the site with Microsoft Internet Explorer, at 800X600, and a colour depth greater than 256. In other words, this site has been developed for the average user.

If you have any further questions regarding the content or technical issues about this site, please feel free to email us at . Thank you for your interest in



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