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Guide

In the top left area above you may see the so-called breadcrumbs, the Location bar. This global navbar may be useful; From any page a click on » » en » » will bring you back to the English homepage, the main page or the top of the hierarchy. On any other page you will find 'chapters' or 'levels' after en, i.e.: » sitemap, as above.

Navigation on the right hand side is persistent throughout the site and includes links to chapters, sections or main areas, i.e.:

  • The 'blog', which was originally written as a kind of news page mainly for friends who wanted to keep up-to-date with my doings, work and interests. The section developed into a blog.
  • In addition to giving an overview of the site, this 'sitemap' section offers this Guide/Help Page, Privacy Policy for the web site, and a rather lengthy (and dreary) juridical remark on what law that rules and guards the content of this site. Via the sitemap you may also find pages not visible from the navbars.

When visiting such an abovementioned areas a local sub-navbar for the section will be displayed under Navigation.

Top right you also may opt for another text size and layout. Please try the Screen styles switcher!

A word on accessibility

There's a separate page on accessibility for the visually impaired. Among the useful functions described is a set of Access Keys. Please note that these keys may be useful anyway, whether you use device-independent event handlers or not.

Read on! [Alt+0]

Information provided in PDF-files is also available as standard web pages.* With the release of Acrobat 6.0 Adobe promised full readability of PDF-files. The search engine of this site also finds all text found in such PDF-files.

Hyperlinks

Links provide additional and relevant information. Text of differing colour links to pages on third parties web sites. Underscored text links to pages at this web or the mother site. You'll also find links in graphics, pictures and text. Links contain additional information which becomes visible on mouse over.

Scattered throughout the web site are hip images that may link to foreign places of wonder while others are simply there to make the journey down the page pleasing to the eye.

Technical quality of the web site and printing

JavaScript is an additional gadget for regular users in an optimal viewing environment and is highly recommended while surfing through these pages. Changing font size and layout is the main feature available through the use of script. Java is used for additional and non-essential information only.

Most pages are written according to standards. Please have a look at the validation links at the bottom of the page!

Pages are made with flexible width. Whether your paper size is A4, letter or legal, you shouldn't have too many problems printing the pages. Please observe any additional advice on some of the pages in the rock section in Norwegian to get a nice print. Finally there are a few pages that are not to be printed or stored by any other means at all. Such pages are clearly marked to avoid any legal confusion. You may or may not get an unpleasant surprise if trying to print such pages. Please respect the legal notes concerning your use of this web site.

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Metadata

Note that most PHP pages utilizes metadata (information about information), including Dublin Core encoding and a range of Next, Previous, Chapter, Section, and other attributes of the link element. Some Dublin Core information will not, though, be useful to anything but some kind of future database software or aggregator. But the link-element additions are immediately practical for anyone who uses a browser like Mozilla, Netscape 6 or later, Opera, iCab, or Lynx, all of which give access to those navigational elements, which let you move from chapter to chapter and section to section. Have fun with them!

Hint for Mozilla and Netscape users: Turn on the Site Navigation Bar in the View menu's Show/Hide submenu. In iCab, the Standard Links toolbar must be active. In Opera, reveal the Link Bar. Lynx shows navigational elements automatically.)

Comments on metadata are adapted from Joe Clark.

Download free software

Using the latest generation browsers enables more advanced content and faster navigation, as well as new features designed to enhance your browsing experience. Opera is a fast browser of Norwegian origin available free of charge.

Adobe PDF enables documents to be downloaded onto your PC retaining their original hard copy format. In order to view these files, you will need the free Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Occasionally, additional features in the form of animations may be included. Created in Flash format, these elements require the Macromedia Flash player, available from the Macromedia site. There are also some short 'videos' scattered around. These may be viewed in for instance Real Player or Windows Media Player.

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