5: How to use this ALM site

 

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How to use this ALM site

Tip: you should be able to see a narrow vertical strip of dark blue on the right hand side of your screen. The page will shrink and change its layout to be workable on a smaller screen such as a tablet or an Iphone, if you are using one.

How do you make your desktop computer browser window wider or narrower? On a Mac, you place your mouse arrow over the bottom right-hand corner of the browser window, LEFT-click to “grab” the corner, and drag to the right, or to the left, or up and down, if you like. Hint: if you use this method to make the page very small, you can see how the page automatically redesigns itself for e.g. an Iphone screen.

If you would like to Search this site for a particular word — say, an author’s last name — click on the little magnifying-glass icon at the top right of the screen, and enter your search word in the text box that appears. That will search your whole computer, and tell you which “finds” are located on our website.

Categories: our authors’ work is classified according to Category, and there is a list of Categories (called “Authors and their Genres” here) in the sidebar. For example, click on “Sport”, and you should be able to look at the entry for Christine Wallace’s book on the letters of leading cricket player Donald Bradman, titled The Private Don, as well as other authors and their books relating to “Sport”.

This is a WordPress site. WordPress is designed as a blog, not a Content Management System, so all Categories (i.e. “Genres”) are sorted in reverse date order, which translates to reverse alphabetical order. You may well want to ask why it is so difficult to change that, without a four-year degree in PHP programming. Indeed. Also, each author has a link to her or his own page.