Surfing with the Bard Frequently Asked Questions
Updated April 4, 2000
This page is set up to answer
the frequently asked questions about this site. Please read through it before sending
e-mail off to me. If there is a glaring omission, please let me know and I will add it.
Why does Surfing with
the Bard look so bad on my machine?
Surfing with the Bard is designed for machines running in 800x600 mode. I
figure that most people are now running at this resolution. This site is also designed for
machines running 16 bpp (65,536 colors).
Why are several of the Zones
currently empty or pointing to blank pages?
This is an easy one...I am basically
the only person working on this site, and it's hard for me to fill up those pages by
myself. Hopefully this will change. Anyone can submit content to the site.
What's with all the menus?
The basic layout of the site looks like
The Surfing with the Bard main page and the Zone pages have the same layout with the Zone menu to the
left and handy links and stuff to the right. This is for functional navigation.
Auxilliary pages (like this
one) of reviews, study guides, etc; or informational pages will not have navbars on the
left OR right.
The images at the top of
each page contain links back to the main Surfing with the Bard
page and to the main Zone pages.
Doesn't this slow the site
Actually, not really. These are all the
same images being repeated over and over, so once they are loaded into your
cache and memory they actually load pretty quick.
Why don't you answer your
Like most teachers, I am a very busy person. I tend to answer my e-mail in
spurts--usually when guilt consumes me over not answering my e-mail for months at a time!
Well, it is either guilt or the fact that my inbox has over 300 messages in it!
Will you please help me with
my homework, essay, project, etc.?
Again, due to my very busy schedule, I am unable to help students with homework questions.
On rare occasions when I have had a spare minute, I have been able to help, but
these free moments don't come very often. I will be working on the
Student Zone this summer in an attempt to provide more resources
Where do I get more
information about Don Stoneman's Midsummer PC program?
Any questions about the Quarto Software's
Guide to A Midsummer Night's Dream may be
addressed directly to Don Stoneman.
Mr. Stoneman is offering this program as freeware, so feel free to pass it on!
your qualifications? Are you affiliated with an institution of
Ah...if only I WAS
affiliated with an institution of higher learning, I would be a happy
camper! Alas, I am a lowly high school Shakespeare/English/drama
teacher who started this site as my personal homepage. I am not
sponsored by anyone, nor do I receive any help on the site. If you
work at a college and have a job for me, please let me know!
How do I
cite your site on my school project?
Use the following
example as a guide for citing the various pages throughout this website:
Last name, First Name of Author. "Title of Document." Date of publication.
<http://url.or-address.com/whatever.html> (Date of Visit/Download).
Ulen, Amy. "Shakespeare 101: a student guide." Surfing with the Bard.
January 28, 2000. <http://www.ulen.com/shakespeare/students/guide/>
(4 April 2000).
you get your images? May I use them on my site?
I created most of the
images on this site myself or obtained permission to use the images from
other sources. I would still prefer it if you would write me
directly requesting permission to use the images. If I created the
image, I will usually have no problem letting you use it, and I can
point you to the right person to ask for permission for images I didn't
create. Please note that this also includes the backgrounds of the