Welcome to the Give 'Em Beans!
small print disclaimer and (non) technical notes...


Erm, well... we say 'almost everything' since there is absolutely nothing in these pages on the subjects of gardening, vegetarian cookery, plants and vegetables of the leguminous and flatulent kind, or even little pieces of computer code written in the Java language, which is what you may have expected from a site called Give 'Em Beans! So, to all of you who may have landed here expecting a rake of invigorating material on any of those subjects, we offer our most sincere apologies. We also apologise to collectors of those little flat pieces of toner that sometimes get stuck to the pages of our regular edition during photocopying; there's nothing for you here, boys - try the parish newsletter! We hope none of you arrived here under false pretences, and should you decide to delve no deeper into our pages, then we'll bid you leave with the immortal words "Goodnight Austin, Texas; wherever you are!"


This site was designed and built with Claris HomePage 3.0 and SimpleText on an Apple Macintosh 6400. Color-It 3.0 and Graphic Converter were used for image creation and manipulation, and the site was tested in versions 3.01 and 4.52 of Netscape Navigator.

Graphics are all in GIF format. Text formatting is achieved through linked stylesheets so a DHTML capable browser is recommended. That's the down side, but the good news is that there are only one or two very simple Javascript elements to slow down loading times. Hyperlinks are a non-standard orange, changing to a slightly lighter shade of blue than the main text, once visited. Stylesheets have also enabled us to dispose of the unsightly underlining commonly associated with text links.

For best results open the right hand side of your browser window to the arrow indicated in the <Give 'Em Beans!> header above. Preferred/recommended screen resolution is 800 x 600 (832 x 624 Mac).

So there you are. While our ideal visitor is a Mac user running an up-to-date release of Netscape, we know that in the real world most of you will be seeing this via who-knows-what version of Microsoft Internet Explorer under Windows. It should still appear reasonably okay in this configuration; if it doesn't, that's Cowps knows how many hours work down the tubes!