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Navigation/Organization  Searching the website 
Printing/Downloading  Accessibility 
Technical Stuff  Contacting the Webmaster 

Navigation/Organization of Website

Screen Shot from a page in the website.Persistent navigation and logical organization makes it easy to navigate and find the information you're looking for in our website.  Let's take a closer look:

1.  The primary menu (always present at the top of the page) divides our website into five main categories:  Government, Business, Community, Services, and Reference Desk.

2. The secondary menu will change depending on what section of the website you're in.

3. Larger sections of our website (i.e., Services), will have tertiary-level menus (and sometimes even quad-level menus).  Menus within sections are always present on the page.   If you see a .pdf icon in a tertiary menu, it means that particular menu item is available in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.  Clicking on it will open the .pdf document in a new browser window.  See more information on .pdf documents in Printing/Downloading.

4. Search the website here.  Or for advanced search functionality, visit our Search page (also available by clicking on Reference Desk, then Search.

5. Events Calendar is available on every page.

6.  Each page is printer-friendly.  Click on the icon for just the information on the page without the navigation. 

Top of PagePrinting/Downloading

When we think our visitors would want to print the information we are presenting in our website, we make it available in Adobe format (.pdf), indicated by this symbol: PDF Icon

If you are having problems viewing .pdf documents, please download the free Acrobat Reader here..

To print a .pdf document, left click on the link, then click on the printer icon, or click on File/Print.

To print information on a page in our website where a .pdf is not available (just a regular page), click on the printer-friendly icon.

To download a .pdf file to your computer's hard drive, left click on the link, then click on the save icon (looks like a disk).  Enter the filename and click Save.  You can also right click, then "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Netscape).  Enter the filename and click Save.

(Note that the above outlined option may not be available on older browsers.)

Top of PageTechnical Stuff

We've optimized our imagery as much as possible without affecting the quality of the graphics.  This minimizes slow download times.  In addition, graphics are also sliced optimally to minimize slow download times.

Our website is designed so that it can be viewed as easily at 800x600 resolution as 1024x768.  No need to scroll left/right at the lower resolution.  If you have to scroll left/right to see the entire page, your resolution is set too low.  To adjust your resolution, go to your computer desktop, right click, go to Properties, then select the "Settings" tab. 

Some services in our website open new browser windows on your computer. Unfortunately, this technology is similar to the approach used for those annoying pop-up and pop-under advertisements.  If you have pop-up blocker software on your computer, this content may not be displayed.  To work around this problem, simply suspend the operation on the pop-up blocker software, open the page, then re-engage your pop-up blocker software.

Technical difficulties can be reported here.

Top of PageSearching the Website

If you cannot find what you are looking for, use our advanced search feature.  Detailed help on Searching is available on the Search Page.

Top of PageAccessibility

We thought is was important to make our website accessible.  Websites are accessible if they can be used as effectively by people with disabilities as by those without.  A sighted visitor will not even notice, though.  The steps taken to make a website accessible are "behind the scenes." 

Top of PageContacting the Webmaster

Contact the Chesterfield Township webmaster by clicking here.