It has come to our attention that a number of people may be using older versions of Internet Explorer in Development Mode and are unaware of it. If the browser mode is emulating an old, out of date version, the site will not render properly, pages may disappear, menus may not function properly, graphics may be distorted, etc. There are a number of older versions of IE that are not supported anymore and should be upgraded.
IE6 and IE7 are not supported and will fail on this site. If your browser is emulating one of these versions, that could be the reason you're having difficulties viewing the site. You really shouldn't be using either version as they are very old technology and are a wide open door to your computer from internet hackers. Supported and recommended browsers are found in the question following this one.
How can you tell if Internet Explorer is in Development Mode? It's very easy; simply press F12. This will bring up a new window and at the top menu line to the right, you will see two items; Browser Mode and Document Mode. By clicking either one of these links, a menu will drop down. Follow the table below and choose the options that match the version of your browser, usually the top selection of both modes. This choice is for the most up-to-date version of your browser. After you have made your selections, the browser will refresh and it should look fine. Press F12 and close the panel.
IE10 Compatibility View
* Do not use the (version) standards (Page default) Document Mode e.g. "IE 9 standards (Page Default)". Use only the "Standards" mode.
Now you need to make sure it doesn't do it again; for Internet Explorer versions 9 and below, click on Tools in the browser's top menu bar and if in the drop-down panel Compatibility Mode has a check mark beside it, click it to remove the check mark. Next, click the Compatibility View Settings item. This will open another panel and if vcoa.org is listed in the "Websites you've added to Compatibility View" box, highlight it and remove. Uncheck the remaining boxes and close the panel.
If you've been successful with those settings, you should viewing the site as in the examples below.
As of 11/07/2013, Microsoft has released version 11 of Internet Explorer for Widows 7, that in our initial tests is is functioning well except for an occasional tendency to lock-up. It appears as if most of the issues and incompatibilities of previous versions have been corrected and IE11 is now on par with competitive browsers, as far as web standard rendering is concerned. A download link for IE11 is on the following FAQ.
If you are using Internet Explorer, please review the question above. This site has been developed for the latest HTML5 and CSS3 web standards with backward compatibility to a reasonable standpoint. If the graphics are not displaying properly, then most likely the browser you are using is out of date or not configured properly (see previous FAQ). We suggest you upgrade to a newer version or change to a different browser altogether. Doing this will not only allow you to view this site as it was designed, but may also introduce you to a web you have never seen.
Another more serious reason to upgrade is for protection against web attacks that older browser technology was not designed for and simply cannot provide.
Browsers that can display this site and an increasing number of other sites developed for HTML5 and CSS3 are: