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 now, especially those little grey
arrows, there may be other
stuff hiding beneath. A rightwards
pointing arrow indicates just this.
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
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 arrows.
on the pale
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
on the little grey arrows will
open or close sub-menu options.
page you are on is highlighted
menu system described above works by using
links, HTML (Hyper
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.
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 only, you
need to understand
the web is like real
life, full of different
ways of doing things).
links open up in the
same window or view
you are already using. Sometimes they
open up in a new TAB 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. 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
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 link.
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 2 below.
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 system.
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
- STILLS GALLERY.
for the photo galleries (Picassa Web
and Google+) can be found on the Stills
clicking this green chevron
you will be taken back
to the top of the page, it
save a lot of scrolling. You'll
find it some other pages as well.
failures of humanity
are those who were
or too shy to admit
that they did not know.
nobody told them!" — Seth