for browsing EuroproNET, The GlobalMarket, and/or WEBJeannie!
On this page I´d like to tell you a few things about this site and
how it´s done.
EuroproNET is mainly written by just one person, and it is an awful lot of work;
recently, I haven't found as much time to update the site as I used to.
Therefore, I can´t always guarantee that all pages are updated
as often as they should.
I´ve been on the internet for some time now; EuroproNET was started back
in October 1995. Since that time, there have been three or four major
layout changes, and a lot of new information and sections have been
added. The very first version consisted of just four pages that had
been written with CompuServe´s Homepage Wizzard. A month or so
later, I switched to Word Perfect Internet Publisher V7, which was a
plug-in for the WordPerfect 7 word processor. The next step was the
use of three different programs to write the HTML code, WordPerfect
8, Netscape 4, and the Notespad text editor. Today, I still use WordPerfect (now version 9)
and Netscape´s Composer (now in version 6), but also quite a
number of other programs, including StarOffice 5.2 and EMACS. Most of
the code is now actually written with XEMACS (for those of you who don´t
know the program, it´s a UNIX plain text editor) without the
help of a special HTML tool.
Back in 1995, the OS was MS Windows 3.11/DOS6.2, and later I used Windows 95.
In January 1999 I switched to both Linux (SuSE) and Windows 98. Today, I also use
Windows ME and Windows 2000 in addition to Linux. In my
opinion, Linux has a couple of major advantages over Windows - it
virtually NEVER crashes (!), and most of the software for Linux is
free; plus, system security is much better. The main disadvantage is that
it is not compatible to Windows, which is why I have Win98/ME/2000 installed,
as well, to run all the programs that are only available for Windows.
Anyway, there are the main pages, called Homepage,
12+ Web Search, Online Shop,
Jeannie Pages, Image Gallery,
News and Sports,
Download Area, and Guestbook.
If you use the main version of EuroproNET (the one with
frames), you can access these pages by clicking on the blue buttons
on the left. To access some of the pages, you have to go back to the Homepage first!
Although it is generally possible to view the pages with just about any
browser, please consider using NETSCAPE, OPERA or
StarOFFICE 5.2 or maybe the KDE Konquerer with true color
and at least 800x600 resolution to get the best out of EuroproNET.
browsers. I have compiled some information about some of the best
browsers that are currently available; for more information, please
There are some great alternatives to Netscape or
MSIE, like Opera, and you can find more information about these here!
All main EuroproNet pages make heavy use of frames, tables, and
link, but if you are using a 486, are on a slow link, use lower
resolution, or use an old browser that cannot handle frames, there is
a special EuroproNet
version especially for
you, which contains most, though not all, information available on
Users on Unix systems may have to resize their main browser window to properly
display all EuroproNet pages. The best setting would be approx.
Also, please make sure to hit the reload-Button from time to time;
this way you will always get the latest updated version of our pages!
Finally, PLEASE contact me whenever you feel like it - I LIKE to hear from
not send a message NOW?
Getting some feedback is necessary for any webmaster.
How the pages are done:
Ever wondered what I exactly use to bring you this service? Well, here's a
Silicon Graphics 9000 multi processor system based on Unix
serveral PCs by Dell, IBM, Fujitsu, and Europro, with Win95, Win98, WinME, Win2000, and Linux (SuSE)
a range of older computers, i.e. Sinclair Spectrums and QLs
true-color scanners by Trust Multimedia and Mustek
several modems and ISDN cards
Corel WordPerfect Suite 8, with WordPerfect 8, Presentations 8, and Netscape Communicator (Win)
Corel WordPerfect Suite 9, with WordPerfect 9, Presentations 9, and Trellix 2 (Win)
Corel WordPerfect 8 (Linux)
Netscape Communicator 4.7 for Linux
Netscape Communicator 6 Preview Edition (Win)
Opera Browser 5.0 (Win)
Opera Browser 5.0 (Linux)
Eudora 5.0 (Win)
KDE Desktop Environment for Linux (incl. KDE Konqueror)
FVWM95 Linux Window Manager
Notespad (yes, Notespad, which is far better than Windows Notepad)
XEMACS (Unix editor)
JASC Paint Shop Pro 7.0 (Win)
The GIMP (Linux)
Softkey PhotoFinish 4 (Win)
StarOffice 5.2 (Linux)
StarOffice 5.2 (Win98)
Corel Draw 9 (Win)
Corel Photo Paint 9 (Win)
IPhoto plus (Win)
Thunder Byte Anti Virus (Win)
McAffee VirusScan (Win)
Microsoft Internet Explorer V5 (Win)
Compuserve 2000 (Win)
Corel Central 9 (Win)
The main frame-setting pages are written in plain HTML using EMACS. The general content of more
complex pages is written using either WordPerfect 9, the Netscape
other functions are then added to the code generated by WP8 or the
Composer using EMACS. Graphics are designed with Paint Shop Pro, The
Gimp, Presentations, PhotoFinish, CorelDraw, or Photo Paint, and
photos are scanned into IPhoto plus or PSP. The Jeannie Gallery was done
with Corel Presentations 8. Next, I load the pages into a number of
different browsers (Netscape 4/ 6, MSIE 4/ 5, Opera 5.0, KDE Desktop
Browser, StarOffice5.2, Lynx) to see if they are compatible with
these browsers. Then, I load them into the W3 Arena browser (Unix) to
see what they look like with a frames-challenged browser. All files
are then checked for viruses (McAfee) and finally uploaded onto the server.
All software, of course, is properly registered, except for Notespad,
which is freeware.