When creating the Chickscope website, the design
team attempted to make navigating through the vast
quantity of information easy and consistent. Easy in
that the younger visitor may enjoy the bright colors
and large buttons. Consistent in that each page has
a similar look and feel, with a common mechanism on
each page to move through the layers of pages on the
Each page attempts to present a set of visual cues
that help the reader identify their location within
the complex structure of the entire website. For
example, the title bars, as displayed in windowed
browsers like Netscape, indicate the path to
the current resource. Further cues will be discussed
Every page on the Chickscope website has the same
document template: a chickscope banner across the
top, section tabs on the left hand margin,
subsection buttons along the bottom, and extra navigation
buttons (if needed) in the right-hand corners.
If a page lacks the Chickscope banner, then that
page probably exists on a server outside of the
Chicksope project. Every attempt has been made to
reduce the number of outside links, but occasionally
an outside link is not only required but
desirable. The banner should help identify a page as
being a Chickscope page very quickly.
This help page gives general help that applies to the
entire website. For help specific to the Chickscope
MRI Database or to the Chickscope
either follow these links, or from the
Database and Scratchings pages click on the
Before proceeding, some terms must be defined.
- Section or Theme
- A category or collection of pages dealing with a
particlar, large-scale subject.
- A collection of pages on a specific subject,
such as biological imaging.
- A single page of text that may visually extend
beyond the current boundaries of the web browser
- Back Page
- A term for describing a page of background
information on a particular subject. Back
pages are found in conjunction with the
Either select one of the sections from the list
below, or click on the next-page button
above or below to go to the next help page.
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