this site wherever you see a
or the word HELP in
green it means that some form of help or explanation
is available. Just click on the ICON (the image or
the word HELP)
to go to there.
- getting around this site.
practising using the menu to the top left
on most pages, especially the sub-menus.
There may be other stuff hiding beneath.
The MENU is
the block of text to the top left hand
side of every page entitled Menu and
it's your guide to what's on the site
and one means of navigating there.
MENU is where you have choices (just
like in a restaurant), pages to go to. Make
your choice by clicking on a MENU item,
the pale blue TEXT or the little grey
on the TEXT will take you directly
to that page. Your mouse
cursor (the pointy thing
on the screen) will change shape
when you are on a menu item and the
text will become underlined.
menu system described above works by using links,
Text Markup Language) links. Links appear
in many guises but they all do the same thing,
they take you from one part of a page to another
part of the page, another page completely or indeed
another site. Links usually have a different
colour to the rest of the text and are usually underlined. Your mouse
cursor (the pointy thing that wanders around
the screen under you control) also normaly changes
shape when it's over a link. What it changes to
and from depends upon your computer and browser. On
mine it changes from an arrow to a pointing finger
when over a link.
On this site links that you
have not followed appear in green and
links you have followed appear in red. (You
can't click on the two in this paragraph though,
they look like links but they are not, they are
for explanation ... or confusion, you need to understand
the web is like real life, full of different ways
of doing things.
Sometimes links open up in
the same window or view that you are already using. Sometimes
they open up in a new TAB or WINDOW and
sometimes in a completely new incidence of your browser. This
can be quite confusing until you learn how it all
works for your particular setup or device. As for
understanding that's another question. On this site
most links that are to other parts of this site keep
to the same TAB, whereas links
that take you away from this site open up in a new TAB or
new WINDOW. You will need
to learn how to get backwards as well as go forwards,
usually this is using the next and back arrows
on your browser.
and other pictures are sometimes links, so clicking
on them may simply enlarge the picture or carry
you off into the world wide web (www), watch out
for the mouse cursor shape change to indicate a
you need to FIND something in particualar on this
site, say a known person, then you can use at
least two methods of looking this up. FIND and
SEACH are synonyms as far as this site is concerned.
The Site - This is part of this website
- To the top right of every screen is a 'Search
this site' box. Just enter the text
you want to find in the left hand white box
then press 'Search this site'. The
whole site will be searched and the next
page will show you links to pages that your
search item was found on. NOTE: to the
page NOT the actual item. If the page
is long you may well than have to use method
On a Page - This is part of your web
browser - it may be different to as described
here, my browser is Mozilla Firefox. Usually
just press the Ctrl+f key combination (that's
hold down the key marked Ctrl and tap the
f key), you can also find it thought the
browser's menu sytem (not the site's menu
system) under EDIT > FIND maybe?
A box should pop-up or appear somewhere, in the
case of my browser Firefox it's to the
bottm left, MS Internet Explorer I think
is to the top right. Anyway type in he text
you want to find again and 'voila', it should
be highlighted on screen. You can then use 'next'
and 'prev 'or 'up' or 'down' buttons near the
find box, or whatever it says to search further. NOTE:
this only searches the particular page you are
on and NOT the whole site, for that see 1.
want to print a page it's best to use the 'Print
page' link right at the bottom of the
page under the picture of Diss Mere, it's quite
small. This will print the main contents of
the page not the menu and side-bar. You'll gat
a preview and the usual print options for your
You can also use the Print option in your browser
from its menu, normally FILE > PRINT.
- FILM THEATRE.
for the videos (YouTube and Google Docs) can
be found on the Film
some longer pages you may need to scroll
down / up and at some point a Go
To Top pop-up box may appear at
the bottom right. Click this box when it appears
to return to the top of the page — it'll
save a lot of scrolling.
failures of humanity are those who were too
or too shy to admit that they did not know.
nobody told them!" — Seth Reeder 1975.