Help - viewing and browsing tips

These pages are intended for an audience of high-school or college-undergraduate level readers who have experienced some success with using World Wide Web browsers. If you have never used a WWW browser by yourself, please read its documentation first. If you have no problems using the pages, then you know how to skip this page and go back to reading.

These pages have been designed for both text-only browsers such as Lynx, and graphical browsers such as Netscape Navigator, using HyperText Markup Language level 2.0, and optional extensions such as font size and background color. Pages have not been tested on other browsers, but ought to display as intended.

New windows will pop up, in addition to the browser window displayed, when you select some pages, as, for example, the Words glossary. (We use Netscape's "target" command to do this.) Note that sometimes the new window emerges right over the old one, so it doesn't look like you have two windows. (You'll also know it's a new window because the BACK button won't work any longer--you have to return to the original window.) You can then resize that window and move it to a clear area of your screen. The next time you look up a word it will be displayed in that already-opened second window, so you don't have to do anything to redisplay the original text in the first window. When you are finished with the new window, just dismiss it by clicking in the top right box. This is a sort of poor man's frameset feature, but it's simpler than frames and more flexible.

If you're using a non-frames browser, the "target" command probably won't open a new window, and you'll have to move back and forth in the same window as usual. Have you tried opening a second browser window manually so you can refer to information in it more quickly?