The St. Joseph County, Michigan website has been designed to conform with the XHTML 1.0 Transitional and the CSS 2.1 standards as set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and has been validated as such by the W3C. Even though we have taken care to make the site as accessible as possible there are still some configuration settings and additional programs that you may need to take full advantage of the website.
The St. Joseph County, Michigan website is best viewed at 1024 by 768 pixels resolution or higher with 96 DPI (Normal) settings.
Web Browsers & Browser Settings
Due to the way different web browsers interpret the same html and CSS code differently, it is difficult to produce a webpage that will appear the same across all browsers and platforms. The St. Joseph County, Michigan website has been tested to work properly with Internet Explorer 6 and newer, Firefox 2 and newer, Opera 8 and newer and Chrome.
While the website has been designed with fonts that will increase and decrease with user Font size and Zoom setting preferences within the user's web browser, the website is best viewed with Default or Normal sized font settings in your web browser. Setting the Font size or Zoom settings within your web browser to a custom setting may help you in viewing the website, however it may also result in unpredictable placement of items, images and text when a webpage on this and other websites are displayed.
For some features of the site to work properly, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker, or temporarily allow pop-ups from this website.
Many downloadable files from the St. Joseph County, Michigan website, require a Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer. Adobe Reader (Adobe Website) is recommended.
A limited number of webpages have been made to include Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash Player (Adobe Website) is recommended.
The St. Joseph County website has been formatted using CSS to print the content of web pages while excluding the header/banner and footer of the website. Users with current versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Opera should use the "Shrink to Fit" option within those browsers to ensure that the entire width of the content is printed.
Users with older browsers without a "Shrink to Fit" option (for example Internet Explorer 6) may need to decrease the default margins in their browsers to 0.5 inches or lower to ensure that the entire width of the content is printed.