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The web is defined as "new media". You wouldn't design a television commercial for a magazine, would you? Then don't design a brochure for the web. The format for a web site is the "browser" in which you view the site. You don't know what format your viewers will be using, so there's no way to know how your design looks to others unless you test your design in all the formats (browsers) available. If your design works great in Internet Explorer, don't pop the cork on that bubbly yet - check out your site in Netscape, WebTV, AOL, and many other browsers on the market. Then, and maybe then, you can sigh in relief. Maybe.