Hints on Using this Site
Works in Any Device
The site is designed using Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques to respond to device screen size and to present the best possible viewing experience for the visitor no matter how they view the site.
When viewed in a wider screen a narrow aside (or sidebar) is located on the right side of the main column as shown in the image below:
When viewed in a narrow screen (a viewport less than 825 pixels wide) the aside column is removed and the content is relocated below the main column.
A link to the aside — the Quick Links menu item on this page — will usually be the last item in the internal navigation so that it is more accessible in narrow devices like smartphones.
External Links Open New Windows
- These are not pop-up windows. Simply close the new tab or window to return to this site.
Local Links Open in Same Window
Links pointing to an address within this site (e.g. my Home page) will open in the existing window or tab.
Use your browser's back arrow () to return to the page you were referred from.
Different Browsers — Different Experiences
Unlike printed documents, each browser may layout or display content differently — even within the same operating system.
You should be able to view the content on this site with any browser although your experience may not be optimal when using older browsers.
Use a Recent Web Browser
Older software, including web browsers, may not display this site as intended and can contain significant security vulnerabilities. I strongly recommend updating to the most current browser supported by your computer or device.
- Download a current browser from the Russ Harvey's Browsers & Plugins page.
- Mozilla's Update Your Software has instructions for updating Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android plus current browsers and their plugins.
Text May Be Enlarged/Reduced
Text sizes may be increased/decreased in modern browsers if you have difficulty viewing the default sizes or if the default sizing doesn't work for you.
This function varies by browser and version, but try Menu ⇒ Zoom. The menu is usually represented by some variation of a “hamburger” icon () in modern browsers.
For quick access, try holding down the
Ctrl button and pressing:
+(plus) to increase the text size;
-(minus) to decrease the text size; and
0(zero) to reset the page to 100% (the default) — not supported in IE.
Several documents on this site are provided in PDF, a format that displays content correctly whatever program created it.
A number in brackets — e.g. (PDF–250 KB) — indicates the size of the document in Kilobytes (KB) or Megabytes (MB).
Firefox & Other Browsers will Display PDFs
In most cases, these documents will display inside current versions of browsers like Firefox.
However, some features (like auto-fill) may not work, in which case you'll need to open the PDF in a dedicated PDF reader that has the ability to manage these extras.
Nitro PDF Reader Recommended
Nitro Reader or Nitro Pro are recommended.
- Nitro Reader is the best free PDF reader and viewer. Create, review, sign, and share PDFs.
- Nitro Pro (free to try; US$199.99 to buy) allows you to create professional quality PDF documents that anyone can view, with any PDF reader, on virtually any device.
Adobe Reader Vulnerable
Adobe Reader is a known vulnerability. You should uninstall it and replace it with an alternative like Nitro Reader or Nitro Pro.