To make the text easier to read, especially on wider screens, the main text is usually divided into columns - although this only applies to modern 'standards-aware' browsers. Internet Explorer 9 is only partially 'standards-aware'; it does not support multiple columns.
In addition, most pages offer the facility for changing the size of the text. Your choice of text size is stored in a cookie so that they are available from one page to the next and also when you next visit the site.
to store the data from the customise section on the accessibility page so that they can be used automatically from page to page on this and subsequent visits.
in the SHOWCASE displays and those photo gallery pages that use the same slide show script.
to store for this visit the width and height of the browser window for use in displaying certain elements of the page.
The site's news service (more commonly called an RSS feed) alerts subscribers to the latest news. Subscribing is easy - and it's free.
For further information and a step-by-step guide, click here.
tablets and other mobile devices
The webmaster does not possess any of these devices although he does have intermittent access to an iPad; support for these devices is therefore rather limited.
Please let the webmaster know of if there are features missing from the mobile version and he will endeavour to provide a solution. One such example may be found on the timeline page - the draggable box now responds to both mouse and touch.
Changes to this website are routinely tested with the following: Windows 7:
Internet Explorer (version 9)
Apple Safari (version 5 for PC)
Internet Explorer (version 8)
Linux (Ubuntu 10.04 - Lucid Lynx):
This website has features that can only be enjoyed when using modern 'standards-aware' web browsers. Generally, Internet Explorer lags behind other browsers and does not support many of these features. To see this site at its best, you are recommended to use one of the following browsers:
If the layout appears to be wrong on any of the pages, please write to
the webmaster with details of the problem.
We have tried to ensure that all pages on our website are accessible to as wide a range of users as possible, and are compatible with assistive technologies for disabled users.
We believe the sites meet the priority 1 checkpoints in the W3C's Web Content Accessibility guidelines.
For more information, see the accessibility page.
We are using the following diagnostic tools:
-WAVE evaluation tool (link)
-Lynx text-only browser
-Mazzocato's colour wheel (link)
The following applications were used in the creation of this website:
Notetab Light was used in the creation of the first (html) version.
At the time of the launch of this website, all pages had passed
the validation tests for CSS and HTML 4.01 transitional.
Validation checks are carried out periodically.
The RSS feeds are validated whenever a change is made.