getting around this site.
To navigae this site you can use MENUS, LINKS, ICONS, FIND
and SEARCH see below, using your mouse or other
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 arrows.
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, HTML
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.
ICONS and pictures
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
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
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
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.