Before we start, please take time to read through this section to learn a little about computers.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions.
What do I need to use this Web Site?
Setting up your computer
General requirements from your computer
A Pentium 100 MHz MMX computer 16 Mb RAM; SVGA monitor, capable of 800x600 resolution in 16-bit true colour, modem or network card; and a 1.44 Mb Floppy Drive and/or 16x CD-ROM (if these are to be used). If your computer does not meet these requirements, it is highly probable that the Web Site can still be viewed. If your connection to the Internet is through a modem with 28.8 kbps (the size of a standard telephone line), then it will mean that downloading pages may take some time. However, we have endeavoured to reduce the numbers of images so that downloading times are faster.
What programs do I need to have installed?
Other than a browser and Internet connection, you do not need any additional or "plug-in" programs installed to view this Site.
Where do I start?
How do I find my way around?
Once you click on a Section name in the side bar or on the front page, you will notice a banner appear on the page with the topics covered in each part. This will enable you to quickly navigate between topics without needing to return to the front page. At the top of each page, there is a "page trailer" that shows you where you are, and how you can get around. It looks like this:
What happens when I go to another Web Site?
Web Sites and Web Pages outside of the main program launch in a new browser window. This makes them easy to read and explore but you cannot use the browser's "back" navigation to return to this Web Site. This is because there is more than 1 browser window open. Close the window when you have finished exploring the Web Site or move between screens using the ALT and TAB keys on the keyboard. .
Help on the Internet
For beginners, both Netscape and Internet Explorer Web Sites have a comprehensive tutorial on the basics of Web browsing. They both contains topics like:
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