In an effort to help our visitors navigate this
web site, this page provides a detailed description on how this web site is
structured and how to find your way through it.
Every page of this web site includes a grey sidebar, located on the left
side of your browser window, and a header bar which is the grey bar at the top of the
browser window. The only exception to this rule is the main/home page which only has the
sidebar. The sidebar has all the navigation tools required to access the primary and
secondary level web pages. The header contains the term "CambridgeWeb.Net" on the left
side. These words are hot linked. Clicking on the term: "CambridgeWeb.Net" will return
you to the main/home page regardless of which page you are on at the time. Primary and
secondary web pages can be identified by their title, located on the right hand side of
Essentially, this web site is divided into three levels. Think of it in terms of a
First Level pages can be identified by the white text graphic
in the grey sidebar to the left of your browser. When you place your mouse on any of
these, the type changes to yellow. This "Help" page is an example of a primary page.
Other examples are "About", "Things to See and Do", "Available Services", etc. To
open any of the primary web pages, you must click on the white (changing to yellow)
Primary level page titles are located in the top right hand corner of the grey header
bar. For example, when you click on Things to See & Do it will say Things to
See & Do in the header bar. All primary pages have a title in white type.
The Second Level web pages can be accessed using the pulldown menus located
in the grey sidebar on the left of your browser. Secondary pages are associated
with their corresponding primary pages by their location. For example, the pulldown
menu located below the "Available Services" text graphic link are the secondary pages
for that section. In this case, they are "Municipal" and "Social" services. Please
read the following paragraph if you are not familiar with using pulldown menus.
Pulldown Menus are extremely easy to use. First, click on the down arrow
located to the left of the "Go!" button. This will open all links available
(this is why this type of navigation is called a pulldown menu). Second, put your
mouse over and click on the link title of your choice. In most browsers, this will
highlight (change the background of your link to blue) your choice link. Finally, click
on Go!. Depending on your browser settings,
you may now get a window entitled "Security Information". This is a generic warning which
is built into your browser. It is there to remind you to use caution when sending
personal (private) information over the Internet using this technology. Since the
information you are sending when you click on Go! is not of a private nature,
rather, it is a request for a document, it is safe to click on Continue. Once
you clicked on Continue the browser will link to the page you have chosen from
the pulldown menu.
Second level pages can be identified by their title text graphic located in the header
and below the primary level page name. All secondary pages have a title in yellow type.
For example, suppose you went to the Surf the Internet (primary) WWW Links
(secondary) section, the word WWW Links (in yellow) is located below this section's
primary title, which is Surf the Internet (in white).
Please note that not all sections in this web site have a second level. A good
example of such a section is the SiteMap. Also, some sections, although having
third level pages, do not have secondary pages. Examples of such sections are the
What's New section, Guestbook and Postcard Center.
Whenever possible, Third Level web pages can be accessed from text links located
in a box with a grey background, just below the header and to the right of the sidebar.
Whenever the third level page title is not obvious, we inserted a title band. Therefore,
most third level pages can be identified by their title located in a coloured band just
below the third level text link box. For example, suppose you had gone to the Surf the
Net (primary) WWW Links (secondary) Sports (third level) section, the
title Sports is located in the red band (see figure above). The colour of this
band varies between sections and does not have any meaning other than to visually help
in differentiating web pages.
There is only one section in this web site where it was not practical to create a third
level text link box because of the large number of third level pages in that section.
This was the Religious section under Things to See & Do. Therefore, the
easiest way to navigate this section is to use the Back button of your browser.
Finally, should you get lost, always remember that you can also navigate this
web site using the SiteMap. Also, you can always return to the Main/Home Page
by clicking on the term: "CambridgeWeb.Net".
- The Cambridge Humane Society, Galleries and Library sections grew so large
that their own web sites were created. As we are great believers in tradition,
the links to them remained, however, under assault from the Head librarian, the city and
their lawyers we have, as of May 22, 2000, closed our Library and our Gallery sites down.
- The look of the page may vary depending on the version and type of browser you use.
The examples shown above were created using Netscape Communicator (Version 4).