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General Information, Facts & Tables
[Navigating this site]

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Overview

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The G.I.F.T. web site contains hundreds of pages, and there are several elements d that assist with navigating to the desired page / topic. At the top of most pages is an "Overview" section which describes the content of the page, and at the bottom of each page there is a "Notes" section with any relevant notes or links to other related pages or web sites.
 

Hyperlinks

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Three different types of hyperlink are used within the site, and their background colour (when the cursor is moved over them) makes them easily recognisable.

  • Page links (Green background), relate to a link on the same page, and they open in the same browser window.
  • Local links (Blue background ) relate to a page within the G.I.F.T. site, and they open in the same browser window.
  • Off Site links (Red background) relate to a page on another web site, and they open in a new browser window.
     

Colour Coding

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Each of the five main page categories uses a different background colour to help with understanding its content. This colour scheme is also used for the main category links at the top of each page.
 

Page Category

Background Colour

Pages relating to the G.I.F.T. business.
eg Contact details, Latest News, etc

Light yellow background

Pages relating to G.I.F.T. Booklets.
eg Booklet Index, Computing Booklet, etc.

Light blue background

Pages relating to G.I.F.T. Software
eg Software Index, G.I.F.T. Booter, etc

Light orange background

Pages relating to on-line HTML data
Tables Index, Calculator Index, etc

Light green background

Pages relating to tutorial / reference files
eg Reference Index, Computer Tutorial, etc.

Light pink background

 

Some page elements with a special meaning are highlighted to make them stand out:

  • See Also: Links to other related files (Typically located in the "Overview" paragraph of each page.
  • Note!: An important note or warning regarding the information on the page.
  • Hint: A useful hint or tip related to the information on the page.
  • Pop Up Hint: Used for acronyms and abbreviations, and "pops up" a hint window when the cursor is held over the term. Where multiple instances of the term appear on a page, only the first instance of the term (from the top of the page) is highlighted. 

Page Header

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The top of each page contains four main elements, the "Page Title", the "Main Category Index", "Sub Category Index", and the "Page Topic Index".
The "Main" and "Sub" category indexes are navigated by clicking on the underlined text, and the "Page Topic" index uses a drop down list to navigate between the topics (grey dividers) on each page. At the far right of each topic title is a link to return to the top of the page..

Page Title
Contains the G.I.F.T. logo, the title of the page, and a link to the site search.

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General Information, Facts &Tables
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Main Category Index
The five main categories are always displayed at the top of each page.


Sub Category Index
The content of this element will be different for each of the main categories.


Page Topic Index
Lists all of the topics on the current page

Page Topics:

 

Site Map

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View the list of all pages on this site.The site map lists all of the pages within the site in categorical order. The icons (images) next to each item relate to the type of content that the page contains. The table at the top of this page contains a list of each icon and explains the data that the page contains. Each page contains a graphic link to the "Site Map".
 

Search Engine

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Search the content of this site by keyword.The "Search Engine", is accessed by clicking on the magnifying glass in the top right of each page, and allows the pages of the site to be searched for keywords. The search is not case sensitive, so the entering the text "Medical", will return pages with the keywords "medical" and "MEDICAL". Once the keyword has been entered, press the "Search" button to initiate the search, and the results will be displayed in the lower half of the page, with the highest ranked pages at the top of the list. Click on the hyperlink to  load the page in the same browser window.

Note! The "Search Engine" requires a browser that is capable of displaying frames.
 

Frames

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View a framed version of this site.The new version of this site can be viewed using a "Frameset" which displays a list of all the pages in a tree format at the left hand side, and the content of each selected page at the right hand side.
To activate the frameset, click on the "Framed" icon in the header.
To remove the frameset, click on the "Remove Frames" link at the top of the list in the left frame.