If you fancy a break from looking at code, then try browsing home.fujifilm.com/efa. The site shows the aerial photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, who has been taking pictures of earth as a part of a Unesco-funded project entitled Earth from above. The site shows images Bertrand has taken since the inception of the project in 1996.
As well as providing visitors with information about the project and the photographer it shows some stunning aerial shots from around the globe.
The "site navigator" enables you to click on an area of the earth, there then follows the sound of a shutter opening and closing and up pops an image from that particular part of the globe. I chose a particularly impressive shot of Mont Blanc in France.
There is also an index of all the photographs on the site, which is an easy way to access some seriously beautiful images.
For the full visual effect of the site you'll need Netscape 4 and Shockwave Flash 4. There is also a "light" version of the site for slower machines.
This was first published in November 2000