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The Pageant website is a large site - currently pages. It is our policy not to delete most old pages so that they are available for reference. pages. Over the last few years, more and more people use their smartphones to access websites. Our website did not display well on small screen devices. We have converted our main and our most often accessed pages to a responsive format, so that these pages display properly on any screen size down to 320 pixels wide. We now have pages in responsive format.

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the above links are also on Menu 2

Navigating through this large number of pages means that we need a good logical structure, an easily followed system of links and a comprehensive sitemap. We also have a site search facility which is accessible from every page.

Navigation - Main Menu

The Main Menu is available on every web page. On responsive pages, viewed on large screens, it appears as a fixed bar across the top of the screen, which stays put when the page is scrolled down. On small screens there isn't room to display the menu bar horizontally, so it is hidden behind a single link 'Menu'. Clicking this reveals the main menu as a vertical list.

On unconverted pages the main menu is also displayed as a horizontal bar at the top of the page, but this disappears when the page is scrolled down. So a second version of the main menu is shown as a 'float down' list which is always visible off the right hand side of the page. Links available from the main menu are:

Navigation - Menu 2

Many pages have a second menu, which can have links to places on that page, or to other relevant pages. On responsive pages Menu 2 is accessed by clicking a link 'Menu 2' at the left end of the menu bar on all sizes of screen. Menu 2 varies in its appearance with a single or multiple column design. But it should always fit into a typical smartphone screen. On pages where Menu 2 is not used, there is just a link to get you back to the top of the page. On large screens, Menu 2 is often duplicated as a bulleted list near the top of the page, but this is not shown on small screens to avoid wasting precious screen space. [example on this page]

On unconverted pages Menu 2 use the bulleted list as above but this is duplicated by a second 'float down' menu on the right of the page, so that the links are still visible when the list is scrolled out of sight.

Navigation - Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are a secondary navigation system that shows a user's location in a website, with a path back through the site hierarchy up to the home page. This allows easy navigation to higher level pages, particularly when the user has arrived at a page from an external link or via a search. On our pages, the Breadcrumbs are near the top of the page, just below the title.

Technical Information


The Pageant website is designed to work with these main browsers; Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari and Google Chrome. These are always updated to the latest version, and new pages are checked in all these browsers. Older pages which were checked with earlier versions of browsers may not have been rechecked with later versions. I rely on backward compatibility of the browsers, but please let me know if any page fails to work with any version of these browsers.


JavaScript is included with most modern browsers, and is required for many features of this site. We strongly recommend that you enable JavaScript. Some pages will work with reduced functionality if JavaScript is not enabled, but many will not really be usable without it.

Coding Standards

All new pages are built to be compliant with HTML 5 and CSS 2.1 standards. Older pages were built to less exacting standards, and will only get upgraded to comply with current standards when major changes are made.


Pageant collects and stores a strictly limited amount of information about website users. This is explained in detail on our Privacy page.


Please use the website feedback form if you have any problems with this website, or suggestions for how it could be improved.

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