This page describes how the AhISee website is organised and how you can navigate it. This guide may be particularly useful if you are using a text, text-to-speech or similar browser.
This site is arranged in a few broad but shallow levels. You may like to check the sitemap for an overview.
First there's the AhISee home page, and branching off that some top-level pages - like this one. Some of these are concerned with site 'admin'; for example 'contacts', 'frequently-asked questions', or 'help' - that's this page.
Each page has navigation bars at the top and near the bottom of the page. The navigation bar for these 'admin'- type pages is color-coded: they're all the same color. There's also a descriptive text label at the left of the top navigation bar - for example, this page is called 'HELP'. This sort of page doesn't have other pages underneath it.
There are other top-level 'Section' pages with menus of links that lead 'down' to articles, essays, constructional or design information - whatever. These sections are color-coded, each in its own color. Articles in a particular section follow the color code of the top level page for that section.
If you can't see the color-coding for whatever reason, the navigation bars also have a text description of the section - 'AUDIO', for example. Articles in the audio section have a text description that begins with 'AUDIO' and is followed by the short name of the article. All sections follow the same scheme.
Short-cut keys have been assigned to the top menu bar using the first letter of the link name as follows: Previous page, Up to index page, Help (the ? symbol, leading to this present section), Menu for the alternate menu, Search page, Translate page and Next page. On the bottom menu bar the shortcut key O is assigned to the Top-of-page link. To use these shortcuts use your alternate key and the letter (Alt key in Windows, Command key on Mac) and then the Enter key.
Wherever you are in the site, the 'AhISee' button at the left of the navigation bar leads back to the homepage. If you're using a non-graphical browser, then the *AhISee* text link leads to the Homepage.
The website pages are fully resizable - if you'd prefer tall narrow pages, or wide short ones, then make it so! The images will stay the same size, of course. The text size (with the sole exception of the pull-down menu) is fully adjustable as well - try it! The site mainly uses style sheets for formatting, so you can override these with your own settings if you prefer.
Article pages have links for same-level navigation - that is, following and reading the article - and links back up to the top page for the section and to the homepage. They don't usually link to other articles, though they may.
And a note to any non-sighted visitors - AhISee refers to insight - not eyesight! We've tried to make the site acceptably navigable for everyone, please let us know if we have not succeeded, together with any suggestions you may have as to how we can improve matters. Availability and accessibility have taken priority over fancy gizmos, animations and the rest -- where there was a conflict between the best appearance in a Graphical browser and the best functionality in a browser like Lynx, we've opted for the functionality. We hope the site still looks OK.
This site has been checked:
for accessibility using Bobby
for valid HTML
for functional compatibility with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5+, Netscape Navigator 4.7, Opera 3.06, 4.02, and 5 (on PC)
for backward compatibility with Lynx and Mosaic 3.
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