We have tried to make it as simple as possible to navigate the Heartlight
site, but we also know you could always use a little help. So, weve
tried to touch on most of the major issues here in this brief guide.
Along the top of virtually every page, or along the bottom
of some, is what we call the navigation menu. From there you can get
to the main page of all of the column, feature and department sections
by clicking the name of the section you would like to visit. Clicking
the small house image near the bottom of the page, or on the word
"HOME" takes you back to the home page of the site.
So where are the old articles? When you go to the main page
of one of our sections, you will see the most current article displayed.
If you choose the Previous Articles link, you will
find a list of previous articles for that section. They are arranged
so that the newer articles are on the top, all the way down to the
oldest articles. Just click on the title of one that interests you
and the miracle of modern technology delivers it to your screen! No
articles are ever just dumpedall are kept
on the system and are available.
Having said that, it should be noted that sometimes
we will archive an article. This means that it no
longer appears on the table of contents for a particular section,
but it is still available on the system. This is only done to reduce
the cluttering and byte-consuming effects of having ultra-long tables
of contents. To find archived articles, just use the search engine.
We have created a site search engine
to allow you to find concepts or keywords of interest to you in our
articles, gallery, even our discussion boards. For instance if you
wanted to find articles mentioning the word grace,
you could ask the search engine and it would direct you to the articles
matching that criterion. Slick!
The search page is accessed directly from the
navigation menu by entering a word or word in the box and clicking
While surfing the net, youve got an amazing array of software choices
confronting you. Browsers, plugins, extensions, helper appsall seemingly
with the goal of confusing the stuffing out of you. Unfortunately, we
dont have all the answers, but we can steer you
toward the software you will want to fully realize the potential of this
You may not want to hear this, but Microsoft already
rules the Internet world. We highly recommend IE 5.0, and will continue
to optimize our site to take advantage of its features. Here are a
few sites you might care to visit:
Netscape Navigator will still be an important platform
for us. All of our pages are cross-checked on IE and Navigator to
ensure a good experience on both. Below are some sites of interest
Java, a new programming language from Sun Microsystems,
is revolutionizing the Web. And making it more crash-happy. We have
delayed serious usage of Java until it becomes more stable as a language.
We will, however, experiment with it on a regular
basis. Assuming it is working, your experience at HEARTLIGHT will
be enhanced by using a Java-capable browser such as Navigator 2.0
or higher, HotJava, or Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher. A Java-capable
browser is necessary to access the Heart to Heart Chat page, and enhances
the experience of the Forum in that section as well.
Stay tuned for more Java developments, and check
out these sites for more general Java info.
Real Audio is the king of all streaming audio software
for the Internet. It features pretty good audiomuch better than
Toolvoxand it is widely accepted. Support for Real Audio may
be built into future releases of Internet Explorer/Navigator.