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navigational guidance



Navigation is provided in several ways. First of all, the main subjects are contained in the header. On mouse-clicking one of these tabs the relevant sub-navigation menus will appear on the left of the relevant page(s). These sub-menus provide direct links to the related artcles. In the points raised below, you will find some more detailed information on how to navigate our pages:

  1. Hit the F11 key to go to full screen mode (pressing the key a second time will bring you back to normal mode). If required, you can increase the size of the displayed pages by hitting the 'Ctrl and +' button simultaneously ('cmd and +' on the Mac). Hitting the 'Ctrl and -' button will decrease the size of the displayed page (Mac: 'cmd and -'). On some browsers pressing the 'Ctrl and 0' (zero) button simultaneously will put you back to the default size.
    Note: full screen mode is not supported on the Mac
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  2. Use the "tabs" in the top navigation menu to select the subject of your choice. On mouse-over the button will change color indicating that the relevant subject can be selected. Following log-in, additional button(s) will appear giving access to information of a more sensitive nature. Further explanation is given in the following picture (see red and yellow text):

    explain_nav

  3. Breadcrumbs: from the breadcrumbs you can see where you are in the information structure. You can click any item in the line of breadcrumbs to return to the page connected to that item.
  4. For each selected item, special links will be provided to related issues on the navigation bar on the left;
  5. Short cuts are provided at the top right of each page to the 'esa portal', the 'scap-jpas site' and the 'van Breda' pages;
  6. For ares members, additional navigation tabs become visible after log-in e.g.

    members_nav

  7. username and/or password:
    the following links are found directly under the login module:

    'forgot your username?' : clicking this link will display a form >> enter your email address as registered with ares, and click the 'submit' button. Your username will be send to your registered email address.

    'forgot your password'? : clicking this link will display a form >> enter your email address as registered with ares, and follow the on screen instructions. Please enter an alphanumeric password of at least 8 characters! 

  8. Quickest way to find information is through the search engine (top right of each page). The search covers the 'open' part of the web site. However, following log-in the entire site is covered, including the password protected area;
  9. Sometimes, information is displayed within a so called 'iFrame'. Some browsers provide additional navigation tools for these iFrames, others just add scroll bars which enables you to scroll through the iFrame pages without leaving the page in which the iFrame is contained;
  10. Some images, associated with an article, will be loaded as thumbnail (small version of the original image). This will result in the lowest download time possible. Mouse-clicking the thumbnail will load a page containing the corresponding larger image, slide-show or flash movie;
  11. Minutes of meeting and/or reports can be found under the respective heading e.g. minutes of the executive committee meetings under the label "executive committee", sub-item "minutes of meeting";
  12. Reports on the social events organised by the different branches are published under the label "reports" provided on the table of content associated with the selected branch pages;
  13. Missions are covered as sub-heading under the heading executive committee;
  14. Although you can use the 'back' command (alt + left arrow), it may be more consistent to re-select the relevant article from the breadcrumbs, in particular if you want to go back several pages at once;
  15. Upgrade your browser: to simplify maintenance, use has been made of the Cascading Style Sheets, standard CSS 2.1 and XHTML 1.1 . These standards are closely followed by browsers like Firefox >=3.5.2, Google Chrome>=5 and Opera >=10. Internet Explorer version 6 (IE6) has not been updated for some years and is, for that reason, not compatible with the standards in use to day. However, I.E. version 8 is again fully compatible and so is Safari >=5. When the latter shows embedded documents, like pdf files, on top of the page rather than embedded, just use the vertical scroll slide to scroll down the page and back up again which makes the embedded file to reposition into the correct position.

    Download, free of charge, the latest version of your preferred browser by clicking the relevant browser icon in the table below:

    browserversion
    firefoxfirefox
    >= 3.5.2
    operaopera
    >= 10.0
    safarisafari
    >= 5
    google chrome >= 5
    internet explorerinternet explorer
    >= 8.0

  16. When navigational aids are provided within a page, use the button:
    pijlup (normally on the right at the end of each article) to go back to the top of the page. Alternatively, using the 'spacebar' will make the text to scroll down one page (display size) and 'shift+spacebar' will provide the same function but in reverse direction.
  17. Contact the ares international secretariat, your president, local branch chair or web administrator by clicking, following log-in, the 'contact us' button, available at the end of each page. Subsequently, click the name of the person to be contacted, complete the displayed form and click the 'send' button.
  18. Please keep our secretariat informed about any changes in your email or postal address. Following log-in, select the 'members' tab and, from the displayed sub-menu 'report changes'; this will display the relevant form. Complete this form and hit the 'send' button. The, in this way reported changes, will be processed without delay.
  19. Translation required? Use e.g. the Google Chrome browser, or a Firefox add-on, in case there is a language understanding problem.
    In the Google Chrome browser, you find the translate 100916translate_iconicon on the right of the address bar (see figure at left).
    Click this icon, select the language of your choice and click 'translate'. The displayed page will be instantly translated into the selected language. You can not expect that the translation is perfect. However, when you put your mouse over a sentense of interest, the sentence will be displayed in the original language (in a floating window). Comparing the two may contribute to the understanding.
    Another way is to add the 'Easy Google Translate >= 2.1' add-on to your Firefox browser as follows: in the Firefox browser select Tools >> Add-ons >> Get Add-ons >> click (bottom right) See All Recommended Add-ons >> enter (in the search box) Easy Google Translate; download and install the add-on. Following installation of this add-on go to: Tools >> Add-Ons >> Extensions >> Easy Google Translate >> Preferences and enter under 'from': English and under 'to' your prefered language. Furthermore, you can set 'speech' to: destiny language or original language or swtich it off. Selected text on the web site is translated into the language you have set by double clicking the 'ctrl' key (see figure at right). 100918easy_translate
    This is the method I (han de waard) prefered as it is mostly just a word or part of a sentence for which you need some clarification. The shorter the selected text, the better the translation!

  20. Have fun!
    Retired ESA Staff, do not forget to register as ares member. Subsequently, you can apply for a password to access the 'restricted section' of this web site.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 23:43
 
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