ABS Help File


Compatible Browsers

It is recommended that you view this website using the latest version of Internet Explorer with CSS, JavaScript and Cookies enabled. Cookies are only used for the Current Viewers list and to limit popups. Cookies on this site are not used to collect any information.

Internet Explorer

Required Plugins

These plugins are used to view some of the media content on this Site.

Flash Player
Shockwave Player
Java Plug-in
Windows Media Player
RealOne Player

Icons and their Meanings

Media and File Types

Media and File Types

Navigation and Information

Navigation and Information

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I search this Website?

A: This Site currently uses a customized Google Search Engine, which appears on the top right of a few of the Site's Pages.
You can also access the  Search Page here.

Also included on the  Search Page is a link to search through the Forum section of the site.

Q: How do I submit a Link or Link to a File to this Site?

A: On the Submit Page which can be found on a number of this Site's Pages.
You can also [Submit] Submit a Link or Link to a File here.

A: UPDATED: Submit by replying on the Links/Submissions section of the  Forum.

Q: How can I contact the Webmaster?

A: You can contact the Webmaster through IRC, ICQ, E-Mail or Telephone during reasonable hours in Eastern Standard Time Zone. The E-Mail may be full, so keep trying.
[IRC Chat]User: AB in - irc.lcirc.net   #albinoblacksheep
UIN 106122255 ICQ Number: 106122255

Telephone: Private to individuals. Businesses can call.

UPDATED: ICQ has given problems and the Email has been flooded with advertisements as expected. Please contact AB on the IRC Channel or AB on the  Forum.

The address for IRC channel is irc://irc.lcirc.net/albinoblacksheep
The server is irc.lcirc.net
The channel is #albinoblacksheep

Q: Can I link to this Site and any page on this site?

A: Yes, but only in a positive or neutral manner of course.
Use this code if unfamiliar with code:

<a target="_top" href="http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/">Visit ABS</a>

If you want the site to open in the same window, use this code:
<a href="http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/">Visit ABS</a>

Q: Does ABS syndicate its content for other sites to use?

A: Yes. Syndicate this Site for free.

Here is the link to the RSS feed:

UPDATE: The syndication files are updated by the Webmaster by hand. An automated method is being looked into. If you are able to provide assistance please contact the Webmaster. In this case, the RSS/XML syndication file would be favoured over the JavaScript syndication file.

Q: Can I licence content from this Site?

A: ABS can only licence ABS exclusive content - mainly content from its members or webmaster, and usually for free depending on the various authors' decision.

Q: Can I create content for ABS?

A: Yes. Feel free to submit content to ABS, but it may or maynot be posted onto the rest of the Website. You can sponsor your content so that it will be posted for certain.
Submit your content here.

UPDATED: Submit your content on the Links/Submissions section of the  Forum.

Q: How was the ABS Website created?

A: This Website was created mainly by using XHTML 1.1 code over the course of about 3 years, previously XHTML 1.0 and HTML 4.01 before that.
Other code used on this Website is CSS 2.1, PHP 3 and 4, DHTML and JavaScript. Plans are underway to upgrade this site to XHTML 2.0 as soon as XHTML 2.0 becomes finalized.
You can learn about coding a webpage in the Webmaster Section

Q: Can I advertise my product, service or Website on this Site?

A: The anwser yes, but only sometimes. If the time is appropriate you can advertise for a small fee or in exchange for hosting. Contact the Webmaster for additional information.

Q: What certifications does thie Site have?

A: These:

[Valid XHTML 1.1!] Valid XHTML 1.1 by the World Wide Web Consortium

[Valid CSS!] Valid CSS 2.1 by the World Wide Web Consortium

[Valid RSS] Valid RSS 0.91 by the Internet Archive (RSS File)

[Site Valet] Site Valet by WebThing (Main Page)

[WDG] WDG HTML Validator by Web Design Group (Main Page)

[Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0] Level Double-A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 by the World Wide Web Consortium (Main Page)

[Bobby 508] Bobby WorldWide Approved - U.S. Section 508 Guidelines
(Main Page)

Cynthia Tested! Cynthia™ Tested for Section 508 Accessibility Report Mode

[PayPal] PayPal account is International - Verified

The International Association of Web Masters and Designers (IAWMD) - 2003 Golden Web Award

Q: What recognitions does this site have?

A: Various mentions or interviews in Television, Radio, Magazines, Newspapers, and other Websites
Some organizations include TechTV, FOX, Newsday, Sierra Times, Newsmax, Asbury Park Press, Calgary Herald, Wall Street Journal, FHM Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, PC Magazine, About.com and Fark.

Q: Do you have a Pivacy Policy?

A: Yes. We respect your pirvacy. We do not collect personal information at this time. Third party sources may do so, including the optional TAF checklist and optional Freeze Survey, but ABS does not collect this information.
We have a mailing list, but we are not accepting any new suscribers or sending any Newsletters at this time.
We serve one cookie from our server, and it does not collect personal information. It is used to limit the amount of popups to one popup in total, rather than being displayed on each visit or each reload.

Q: Who visits this website?

A: You do, and between 90,000 and 150,000 unique computer users each day visit this site for entertainment or educational reasons. These people primarily visit from United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Japan.

Q: How can I help this website?

A: You can do a number of things to help.

You can donate money (give money as a gift), donate (give as a gift) server space and bandwidth, or create and submit Web and Multimedia content for the Website by using the  Forum.
You can also advertise on this Site.

Using our Winamp and ICQ skins is also appreciated. You can download these for free from the  Download Page

We are also looking for people who can create interesting Alternative Style Sheets for this site.

Mainly, you can help ABS by becoming a regular visitor and joining the ABS online community on the Site, Forum, and Chat. Your participation is valued.

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