You want HTML? You got it. You want frames? You want animated GIFs? You got them, too. You want Java? You got it. You also have the option to turn off frames, animations, and Java.
Well, Cyberdog comes with a Notebook that includes some websites. A Website Cyberitem looks like a regular document icon, but with some writing on it, and a globe-looking thing superimposed upon it. Just double-click one of those.
Alternatively, you can hit Command-T, and you will see a menu of possible connection options. Choose URL. You'll get a form-like dialog that asks you for the URL to which to connect. Just enter it and hit OK. Pretty soon, there you'll be.
Okay, you have the webpage up. Look up there in the left-hand corner of the browser...see that thing that looks like a website Cyberitem, with the name of the site beside it? Okay, drag that to your notebook. Hey! Look at that! You've now got a double-clickable route to that site. Oh, now try this: Drag that same thing to the Desktop. It works there, too.
Well, of course you're using Cyberdog for your email, right? Okay, just highlight the URL in the email message. Done that? Okay, now hit Command-K. There you are.
Okay, well, do you really need one? Wouldn't it be better if everything fit on one page? Okay, maybe not. This is a hotly contested issue for some. I've adjusted to having no horizontal scroll bar, and just maximize or resize the window when I need to see the rest of the page. The only real problem here is when the page is SO wide that you can't get a reasonably sized view on your screen. This is more of a problem for those with smaller monitors, of course.
Here. To use Java with Cyberdog you need Macintosh Runtime for Java. Get the latest version they have. They also have a JIT compiler that will speed up your Java experience. Remember that when you hit a Java page, you're actually invoking another OpenDoc part, the Applet Viewer. But, it gets integrated seamlessly into the browser page. Well, I think it's pretty cool....
Poof. Go to Cyberdog preferences, to Web, then you can shut off Java, Animation, and/or frames, if you so choose.
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