REDHALL HELP PAGE 

 Scripts 

In order to access all the available information, in particular e-mail addresses, the site requires that your browser has scripts enabled

 Links 

Links are designed to be unobtrusive. Both visited and un-visited links are shown in gray, bold text and the link text changes to a paler gray when you hover the pointer over it.

 Pop-ups 

Pop-ups are used to give a brief description of some graphics and a summary of various links as shown on the introductory page.

Having pop-ups disabled on you browser will NOT stop these being displayed.

 Navigation 

As well as the menus and other links, you can return to the introductory page by clicking the Redhall graphic Redhall at the foot of each page.

 Feedback 

You can send us your comments on the various parts of the site by clicking the feedback button Feed back button on the pages concerned.

 The Browser 

The site is written using the current standards for the Internet, HTML5 HTML5 logo & CSS3 CSS3 logo and has been checked in Chrome, Chromium portable, Firefox, IE 9, Iridium, Pale Moon and Opera. It is just useable in IE7 & 8 except for the feedback form.

However, this does mean that you need to have the most up-to-date version of whichever browser you use as older versions cannot cope with CSS3. In particular, much of the display will be garbled by IE6 and that version leaves you very vulnerable to attack and, as indicated above, even IE8 lacks some of the facilities used by the site.

The latest versions of suitable browsers are, in alphabetical order with release dates,

Chrome logo
Chrome
70.0.3538.77
[24/10/2018]
Chromium  logo
Chromium
72.0.3601.0
[2/11/2018]
Edge logo
Edge
44.17763.1.0
[2/10/2018]
Firefox logo
Firefox (x64)
63.0.1
[31/10/2018]
IE logo
IE
11.285.17134.0
[11/9/2018]
Iridium logo
Iridium
2018.11.70
[31/10/2018]
Opera logo
Opera
56.0.3051.52
[17/10/2018]
Pale Moon logo
Pale Moon
28.1.0
[20/9/2018]
Safari logo
Safari
12.0.1 *
[30/10/2018]

The Chromium portable project is now dormant. The last version, 61.0.3153.0, was released on 16/7/17.
* The last Windows version of Safari was 5.1.7.

There are usually βeta versions of the next major release of the above browsers available to download and you can check your current browser's facility with CSS3 by taking the CSS3 Selectors Test.

 Fonts 

The fonts used for the site are Verdana, (Sans Serif), and Georgia, (Serif), as these are widely recognised as being the most legible fonts for screen use. If your computer doesn't have Verdana installed, the display will default to your chosen Sans Serif font. Georgia is embedded on the site as is timeburner which is used on the Index page and in the Marmite section in Savouries.

If you're interested in font design, perhaps have a look here.

 Text size 

The pages are optimised for a screen resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels and a default browser font size of 12 to 14pt. To allow for different resolutions, as much of the page as possible is defined in percentage terms rather than absolute sizes.

If you're using a wide screen format on a laptop or LCD monitor, some of the horizontal sections may overlap. This can usually be cured by browsing in full-screen mode, (toggle with the F11 key). I shall deal with this when the common browsers all support the use of variables with CSS3 and I can find time to re-write the code to adjust section heights to match the browsing device window.

 Other problems 

If you have any other problems, please email me giving details of the nature of the problem, the version of the browser you're using and, if possible, an appended screen-shot of the problem.