How to use this site.


Finding information

If you know which part of Britain you are visiting then you should be able to find appropriate information by following links from the Home page either from the county map or from the 'Major Towns' map by clicking the 'Towns' button. If you want specific types of location e.g. Historic buildings, Landscapes, Coasts etc. then look in the 'Pictures by Subject' section. Otherwise use the 'Search this site' button. What this site covers is explained under 'What is it?' on the Home page.

If you have Javascript enabled then hovering over a county on the map will pop up a few details.

Site Navigation

I have tried to make navigation as simple as possible and a navigation bar is included in the header and footer of each page, as you can see above, with the exception of the Home page. The nearer you are to the Home page the fewer the available links.

There should be a 'Previous page' link on the left-hand end of all navigation bars. If you cannot see this link it will be because you have Javascript disabled. In these circumstances you should still be able to return to your previous page by selecting one of the other links although this will mean that you have to remember where you came from. Life is hard! You can, of course, also use the Back button on your browser.

The link on the extreme right is always a link back to the Home page and the second from right is always a link to the County page if appropriate.

If there are other links in the bar then the link which is second from left may be a link back to the geographical parent page. For example if you are looking at the Tarr Steps page then the parent page will be the Exmoor page.

Other links are likely to be links to the 'Pictures by subject' section which covers the whole country by category. These links appear as 'Pictures by subject' (The whole list), 'Churches', 'Landscapes', 'Villages', 'Geology' etc.

County Maps

Place names in bold text, with a solid spot marking the location, can be clicked to go to the appropriate page. Other names with a hollow spot marking the location are for information only. Alternatively the standard links on the same page may be used. There are occasionally some bold, clickable, place names without an accompanying solid spot. This is because they indicate a more general area than a town or village e.g. Exmoor.

If you have any navigation problems then please let me know.


External Links

Links to other relevant sites are shown in italics. These external links, including location map links, will open in a new browser window. To return to this site just close the new browser window. Some of you may object to this method of operation but it does make it easy for beginners.

There are also location map links where appropriate. These maps are links to Streetmap's site in the U.K. where it is possible to navigate around the country and zoom in and out to different scales and amounts of detail. The 25,000 scale gives very good detail.

There are extra links on some pages which give access to aerial views. Moving the mouse cursor over these aerial photographs superimposes a small section of transparent map which can help to indentify the underlying features.


Location Information

On some pages you will see some extra buttons as explained below:

Information sign Click this button to see more information about the location or topic.
Parking information sign Click this button to see parking information for the location.
Satellite image sign Click this button to see a satellite image of the location.
Visitors comments sign Click this button to see visitors comments about the location.

Photographs

I have tried to make the small photographs large enough to give a reasonable amount of detail but small enough that the pages load reasonably quickly. If you think otherwise please let me know.

The apparent size of the photographs will depend upon your screen resolution. This site has been designed using a resolution of 768 x 1024 and if your resolution is lower than that then the pictures will appear to be larger than I intended. Conversely if your screen resolution is higher the pictures and pages will appear smaller. There is an option to view a larger version of each picture by clicking on the obvious link or by clicking on the picture.

To see the photographs as they were intended your monitor settings need to have been adjusted properly. If that is the case then you should see, below, 11 distinct sections within the bar. If some of them are indistinguishable from their neighbours then the contrast and/or brightness of your monitor should be adjusted. If only the darkest two are similar then I wouldn't worry too much about trying to change your settings.

Greyscale
Greyscale kindly supplied by John Allen

Technicalities:

This site does not use frames or cookies, does not require java or javascript and neither is it intended for any particular brand of browser. It is intended to be pictorial and anyone with graphics disabled will probably get very little from this site. I hope that most browsers will cope adequately with it but if you have any problems viewing this site I would like to hear about it.

Technical details of cameras, laptop and other ancilliary equipment used in the making of this site.