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The Totem's
Reading Tips:

1. Style Sheets are cool. Get'em.

Do yourself a favor, get a browser that has Cascading Style Sheet support. The Totem Tales use them extensively because a) we want them to look just right and b) putting text in an image is wrong! Style sheets allow us to give the FoamTotem the exact look the Foameister wants without sending you hundreds of K in useless images that are really just text.

2. Make your browser like a piece of paper

The Totem feels that its web pages should emulate the printed page. Most of the things we read aren't very wide. Newspaper columns and paperback books are good examples.

All the pages here look best when the browser's client area is around 600 pixels wide, which is how wide the line above is.

3. Study for the bar

On every page at this site, you'll find a navigation bar. The icons in the bar are described here:

Home The Totem - brings you to the home page.
Previous Previous - brings you the previous article or tale.
Next Next - brings you to the next article or tale.
Index Index - Brings you to an index of that portion of the site
About About - Brings you here.

That's the bar. Now, 'cause I know nobody really reads the 'About' page at a site, I'm gonna sing a little...

"Spider-man, Spider-man, Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves, just like flies. Look out! Here comes the Spider-man!"


"Is he strong? Listen, Bud! He's got radioactive blood. Can he swing from a thread? Take a look overhead. Hey there, there goes the Spider-man!" Yeah!

The Blame

The Foam Totem site is written, devised, compiled, and stolen by Shannon Posniewski. Shannon (poz) is the author of the majority of the Foam Totem, with many Tales of the Foam Totem devised and written by Craig Zinkievich.

The site is put together with a set of custom Perl scripts which glue the source pages together, determine links, and apply a standard formatting.

In addition, we're sorry we stole your images, text, or ideas. We hereby give you all the credit. Anything we didn't steal is ours, though. Copyright 1996-2001 and all that. All rights reserved, you know the drill.

Comments or Problems

Any ideas you send us might be stolen.