PAGEANT - "Education is the future"
How to use the Pageant website
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.
Navigating through this large number of pages means that we need a good logical structure, an easily followed system of links and a comprehensive. We also have a 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:
- Pageant home page
pages are arranged under these headings:
- Fundraising - raising money for Pageant projects with various sponsored events.
- General Projects - covering all parts of The Gambia.
- Projects in schools and communities on the North Bank.
- Projects in schools and communities in Banjul and surrounding area.
- Projects in schools and communities up-country & the South.
- Science & other Workshops for Gambian teachers.
- latest news and events, plus an archive of past news and links to individual news pages.
- information about Pageant, what we do and how you can help. This includes our sponsorship scheme which funds education for poor Gambian children, and an interactive index to the Gambian schools Pageant is associated with.
- links to selected websites which we think Pageant members will find useful
- how to contact Pageant by phone email etc.
- display site map with all pages in structured arrangement
- a simple site search in case the above pages don't help
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.
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.
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.
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.
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