Navigating the site
Most blue text is a hyperlink and will appear underlined when the cursor is over it. There are some black hyperlinks in the main calendar display.
The top menu is identical on every page and using this, you can get to any page in one click. Navigate through the menus with multiple layers by moving your cursor down, right, down and right as necessary. If you click anything on the way you will arrive at one of the 'sites within the site' and from there you can use the menu in the left side-bar. If you use IE7, there is a known problem in pages that display documents for download such any page in School policies that you can reach by clicking one of the categories of policy. On these pages if you hover over any of the document titles, the top menu will disappear. To recover, click your browser back button, click the logo or just continue with the download.
A few pages do not have a menu in the left side-bar and you can navigate away from these using the top menu, the back button of your browser or by clicking the School logo (which always takes you to the Home page).
The Home page has some useful Quick links on the left.
At the bottom of each page under the blue line there is the bottom menu and some buttons to make the text larger or smaller.
The Site map (in the bottom menu) explains the structure of the site and you can click all the links in the map.
The Registered users' menu is for teachers and others who need additional information and contributors to the site content.
Use the Search box at the bottom left of any page to search articles and events in the calendar. Enter a word or a selection of words, or part-words, in any order separated by spaces (not commas) and click the Go button. The search is not case sensitive. The search will cover the titles of articles, their content and their meta data (which describes articles). For more advanced search options, just click the Go button. Searches will find downloadable documents but only if the your search string appears in the name of the document, in the description of the document (many do not have a description) or in the name of the category under which the document is filed: So you cannot search the content of the documents themselves. When you search for an Event in the calendar it is only possible to find words in name of the Event.
Printing and emailing
Each article that can be printed displays an icon depicting a printer at its top right. Clicking this icon causes the article to be displayed in a suitable layout and font for printing in a new window. By clicking the print icon in this window, you can send the article to your printer.
There is an icon to email the article. This brings up a form to input the email details and a send button at the bottom. The email contains a link to the article and the other information you provided on the form. Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the window to find the send button.
There are numerous documents available through this web site in their original form that can viewed on-line or saved on your computer. They are filed in a management system called DOCman. These include the Devonshire Dispatch, other letters sent home with the children and various School policies. Most of these documents are in PDF format and to read them you will need a PDF reader. The Letters home and School policies pages have an icon you can click to download a PDF reader.There are also links to these documents in articles and and those in PDF format are indicated by the PDF icon.
Documents that can be downloaded are organised in categories to make them easy to find and their names should be reasonably self-explanatory. Click the category to see a list of the documents in it.
Using the calendar of events
The School maintains a schedule of events on this website. The events are organised in colour-coded categories such as 'Clubs and activities' and 'PTA'. Events that affect the whole School are in the 'General' category colour-coded red. The Home page shows all upcoming events and several other pages show only those events in the appropriate category for their subject matter. Click any link in these displays to navigate to the main calendar page where you can see all events and full details.
The Calendar page has navigation aids in the left side-bar to hide all but one category or show all events and mini-calendar views to select the events and time frame of interest. You can click a day or use the << < > >> chevrons to change the view in the main part of the page going back, or advancing, lesser (< or >) or greater (<< or >>) amounts of time. This main view has a number of alternative views (day, week and month) and further navigation controls at the top
In the monthly view, hover over any event to see more information or click it for all the information. There is a print icon and a search button that will find the next event that contains the word or exact phrase you enter. The search is not case sensitive.
Please note that there is currently a fault in the date display in the header of every page: The date advances at 6am rather than at midnight. We will fix this.
Your can view RSS feeds using most browsers but not Google's Chrome.
Pages that contain frequently added articles have an icon like
this at the bottom. You can click this to see a presentation (called a feed) for that
page. Alternatively most browsers have a button in their tool bar that
can show feeds for a page that has a feed.
To subscribe to the page's feed, display the feeds for that page and
bookmark them. Then in future your browser will monitor the page
without you having to visit this website and display only new articles
(but not changes to existing articles) on that page. Some browsers
(such as Firefox and Internet Explorer) indicate that there are new
articles in their bookmarks sidebar.
Feeds for pages that require you to be logged in can only refresh or
be viewed if you are logged in. This works in Safari and Firefox but
not in Internet Explorer: in IE8 you will see the message "A
normalization error has occurred"; IE7 throws up the error, "This
feed contains a DTD (Document Type Definition). DTDs are used to define
a structure of a webpage. Internet Explorer does not support DTDs in
Some email programs such as Outlook 2007 will let you set up a folder for your feeds so you can view them as emails.
When viewing images in the gallery the entry screen has a blue question mark. Click this for help on how to control the gallery. There are two levels of enlargement, both through a single click.
When viewing a thumbnail image like the one on the home page top right, you can see a modest enlargement by hovering over it. For a greater enlargement double click.
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