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an Explanetary Document Dealing with this
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In a website with as many pages as this one... Problems
occur in navigation, smaller sites can get away with a menu or index
down the left hand side of the page, but there would be a thousand or
more entries in such a list, for this website, and the list grows
After many experimental navigation systems, each of which
had it's merits, I have come up with the system that is resident at
the top of this page, it seems reasonable and consistent. Apart from
there being "A-Z" indices applicable to each individual
The 'Home' button will take you to the home page of the
'Beekeeping and Bee Breeding' part of the website. Or if you are
within a different subject you will be returned to the homepage of
The 'Previous Menu' (sometimes abbreviated to 'Prev. Menu')
button will take you back up one level in the page hierarchy.
The 'Back' button works the same as the back button on some
web browsers and will take you back to wherever you came from.
button in the top right hand corner of most pages.
It will take you to the alphabetic index that is applicable to that
subject. There is also a search engine on this alphabetic index that
allows searching of the entire website. In order to indicate this I
have added '& SEARCH' to the button, the function of the button
itself is not changed.
Should you wish to use the other "A-Z" indices they are
available on the 'Find' buttons
that are on the various subject home pages.
The 'Find' page also has a search engine that is dedicated
to this site and there is a link to a page that has hundreds of
There are context sensitive menus on most pages, situated at
top left under the 'Previous Menu' button. Each entry in these lists
is separated by a thin red horizontal rule. (This rule shows grey and 2 pixels
wide in Netscape) If a menu item shows in black text it has not yet got a
link to it. In addition to the menu
listed links, other links are provided within text... These are colour
highlighted and the text is slightly larger than the body text.
The new navigation system was instigated in May 2001, but
there are still many hundreds of pages that have not yet been upgraded
to this navigation method and so there are many pages that appear
There are many pages that are incomplete, some of these
have been prematurely uploaded for navigation purposes and some are
awaiting further information or as often as not I have misplaced my
notes. They will be completed at some time in the future, but I can
make no promises as to when. Spell checking is in progress, but will take until
2004 to complete
Untidy or not I hope you will find the pages informative.
If an item is controversial... I will say so (I have no desire to
There are many early pages that have multicoloured
graphical buttons... These will eventually be replaced, but probably
not until year 2004 or later.
Pages that have buttons grouped as shown left have not yet
been upgraded (I manage to do about two per day, but it will still
take many more months). With these pages the "A-Z" and Home buttons
work the same as detailed above, but the back button works more like
the 'Previous Menu' button. Also menu items may have grey horizontal
rules that are two pixels wide.
There are some groups of pages that have the 'Step Forward'
function this is effectively an endless loop that incorporates all
the items on the 'Previous Menu'. It is intended to add a 'pre-load
faster navigation. In conjunction with this I have abbreviated the
Nav buttons in the bottom strap (the colours reflect the originals)
as shown below this block of text. This feature was suggested by
Allen Dick, to whom I am endebted.
It is envisaged that there will be conflicts between
various menus that use the same files... This will be overcome by
'Step forward' buttons with different background colours so that a
page that is part of two or more loops will have two or more sets of
StepNav buttons of different colours. In which case you will need to
follow the colour of the particular loop that you are following.
Finally may I say that I hope you enjoy working your way
around this site, as I have had much enjoyment in producing it.
Written... 26 Jan 2002, Spellcheck... 20 March 2002
Additions... 13 April 2002
This will be automated and applied to all pages when I sort out how to correct the date display order.