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Widest Possible Access
Standard Screen Sizes & Colours
Speed Is King!
No Sneaky Stuff




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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 of people.

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 that too.

Standard 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.

Speed Is King!

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 1999).

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 JavaScripts sparingly at present. You can expect this to change as bandwidth and connection speeds continue to improve and both Java and JavaScript support and standards become more mature.

No Sneaky Stuff

Australian Cybermalls doesn't make use of cookies anywhere on our site and we don't monitor our visitors in any way except for collecting routine statistical information from our web server logs.

Some of our affiliates do use cookies - but if they do, it's only to help serve you 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 trust.

As part of the Mall's privacy 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 to.


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