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Version

See Main Navigation Bar >    Tools    >  Version  for up to date information about this version of our website.







Screen Size (Resolution)

This web site has been designed to fit into a particular screen size. It is therefore best viewed in screen resolutions of 1024 x 768, 1280 x 768, or 1360 x 768.

The web site will not display correctly in a screen resolution of 800 x 600, as no scroll bars will be displayed, and the web pages are larger than the screen display.

The effective screen size is also restricted if your browser has extra toolbars. The display was designed for Firefox with a menu bar, address bar, and tabs. If your display is restricted, you may want to turn off extra tool bars while browsing this site.

To change screen size:

To turn off extra toolbars:







Browser issues

The website was designed to be used with Mozilla Firefox. Although every attempt has been made to keep the website compatible with other browsers, there are known issues as follows:

Firefox

Works in Firefox 19.0.2

Internet Explorer 8

Chrome

Works in Chrome version 26.0.1410.43 m, with the following exceptions:

Safari

Works in Safari version 5.1.7 (7534.57.2), with the following exceptions:

Opera








Javascript

The website uses javascript throughout, and in particular to:

If you have not activated javascript on your browser, then the website will work to some extent, but some strange error effects may be seen, and the more interactive features will be unavailable to you.

Unfortunatley there is a known issue relating to the way some anti-virus software recognises fragments of javascript that can result in loading difficulties with one file.





Display Problems

There are three main ways that you may have problems with the way the website is displayed:

For more information click on the link buttons above.






Photographs

Photographs of our walk are used in three places in the website:

Each photograph has two pieces of data associated with it:

The quality of the images varies from the early days, when a disposable camera was all that we carried, through two different compact digital cameras, with improving resolution. There were some years, where we didn't carry a camera at all, so there are some stages with no associated photographs.

Over the years, subsequent expeditions have allowed additional photographs to be taken, so the year shown below a photograph does not always match the year of walking.





Printing Photographs

Photographs can be printed from

In either case, a new window is opened, with Print and Close buttons. Eg:

Photograph print window

Click on the Print button to open the print dialogue box. What that dialogue box will look like, and the function it contains will depend upon your browser in use.

Most browsers however, will open a print dialogue window that will allow the user to either print preview, or print the page.






Printing

Most browsers allow printing of the current page, through one way or another, but using the print functions in the browser directly would lead to printing of menus, backgrounds etc.

Printing is better achieved through a more printer friendly facility obtained through:

the main menu bar >   Tools   >   Print  

Some pages require further user input:

Printing Photographs can be done through one of two ways:






Profiles

Profiles are a graphic representation of the ups and downs during a walks stage.

Profiles Overview

The overview profile is opened from the main navigation bar by:

Main Navigation Bar >   Profiles   >   Overview  

Daily Profiles

The profile of each day's walk is selected from the main navigation bar as shown in this example:

Main Navigation Bar >   Profiles   >  Saltburn to Harwich  >  1994 Scarborough to Hornsea 

This will display a set of tabulated card displays. Select the required day's walk by clicking on the appropriate tab Eg:

daily profile tabs






Printing Profiles

Stage, and overall profiles can be printed by:

  1. Select the required Stage or Overall profile page
  2. Main Navigation Bar >   Profiles   >   Overview  

    or Eg:

    Main Navigation Bar >   Profiles   >  Saltburn to Harwich  >  1994 Scarborough to Hornsea  

  3. Select Print from the Tools menu bar option to open the printable version
  4. the main menu bar >   Tools   >   Print  

  5. Select any display variation in this printable screen page.
  6. Eg Using the day tabs in the stage display, or the stage tabs in the overall display:

    daily profile tabs

    or the overall display type buttons in the overall profiles display:

    stage profile type buttons

  7. Click on the Print button at the bottom of the printable screen, or use browsers File > Print function, or the File > Print Preview function if the browser supports it.





Statistics

There are two statistical analyses available:






Overview Statistics - All Stages

The overview statistics table is a complex table. It's prime function is to show a summary of each stage's distances, climbs, times, and speed. The overview statistics table is opened from the main navigation bar by:

Main Navigation Bar >   Statistics   >   Overview  

The table columns are shown below. Click on the button below the column for an explanation of each column.

Summary Statistics - All Stages
Stage Year Walk Total Distance
(Miles)
In
(Days)
Distance per day
(Miles)
Total Height
Gain
Daily Height
Gain
Highest
point
Time taken
(Mins)
Avg speed
(Mph)
(mtrs) (feet) (mtrs) (feet) (mtrs) (feet)
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Overview Statistics - Project Overview

The overview statistics for the whole project is table is shown at the foot of the Stages Overview Statistics Table. The overview statistics table is opened from the main navigation bar by:

Main Navigation Bar >   Statistics   >   Overview  

The table columns are shown below. Click on the button below the column for an explanation of each column.

Summary Statistics - All Stages
Stage Year Walk Total Distance
(Miles)
In
(Days)
Distance per day
(Miles)
Total Height
Gain
Daily Height
Gain
Highest
point
Time taken
(Mins)
Avg speed
(Mph)
(mtrs) (feet) (mtrs) (feet) (mtrs) (feet)
Project Total
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Individual Stage Statistics

Each individual stage statistics is displayed as an individual table opened from the main navigation bar. Eg:

Main Navigation Bar >   Statistics   >  Saltburn to Harwich  >  1994 Scarborough to Hornsea 

or through each stage's detailed diary page from the Stage Index.

The table columns are shown below. Click on the button below the column for an explanation of each column. Note: This is the same data as embedded in the expanded overview table

Detailed Statistics - Stage X - YYYY
Day Walk Distance
(Miles)
Total Height Gain Highest point Time taken
(Mins)
Average speed
(Mph)
(metres) (feet) (metres) (feet)
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Printing Stats Tables

Stage, and overall statistics tables can be printed by:

  1. Select the required Stage or Overall statistics page
  2. Main Navigation Bar >   Statistics   >   Overview  

    or Eg:

    Main Navigation Bar >   Statistics   >  Saltburn to Harwich  >  1994 Scarborough to Hornsea  

  3. Select Print from the Tools menu bar option to open the printable version
  4. the main menu bar >   Tools   >   Print  

  5. Select any display variation in this printable screen page.
  6. Eg Use the table expansion button plus/minusto display day stats in the overall table.

  7. Click on the Print button at the bottom of the printable screen, or use browsers File > Print function, or the File > Print Preview function if the browser supports it.





The Gallery

Accessed through: Main Navigation Bar >    Gallery   

There are four areas of the Gallery screen:

Photo Selection and Navigation Buttons
Photo Description

Brief notes about the selected photograph will appear here

Photo Location Map

A schematic map showing where the photograph was taken.

Photo Display Area

The selected photograph will appear in this
panel once it has been selected.

This panel is also used to display the
drop-down lists of photograph for selection.

That function is accessed through the
navigation button
drop down list button

A photograph will appear once selected from the navigation system, so to start, click on one of the navigation buttons, or select from the drop down list function.






Photo Selection and Navigation Buttons

The default arrangement of photographs is by the order they occur in the walk around the coast.

There are a number of buttons used to navigate the (photo) gallery.

ButtonFunction
Photo List buttonFind a particular photograph from a list of photographs available. Opens in a new window.
First photograph buttonGo to the first photograph in the gallery
previous photograph buttonGo to the previous photograph in the gallery
next photograph buttonGo to the next photograph in the gallery
last photograph buttonGo to the last photograph in the gallery
print photograph buttonPrint the current photograph - opens in a new window.
Jump to narrative buttonJump to the relevant daily diary. That is the web page showing the diary that relates to the currently selected image.
Help buttonOpens this help dialogue explaining the navigation buttons.




Photo Selection Using Drop-down Lists

This screen allows selection of an individual photograph from a drop down list. It is accessed through the photogallery screen, navigation bar, by clicking on the list button.lists button

photo gallery list screen

There are two lists.

Select the photograph from either of the drop down lists. The title/description of the photograph will appear in the description panel.

Click on the Show button to display the photograph in the display panel.

The selected image will be shown in the image panel, replacing the photograph selection lists.





Photograph Location Map

This panel shows a small schematic map of England showing where the photograph was taken.

Eg:

location map

The map shows a flashing yellow spot to illustrate where the photograph was taken.

Obviously it is not accurate, at this scale, but indicates the relevant part of the country or walk route.





Embedded Images

Some photographs appear in the stage blog narrative, but many more are embedded in the schematic maps, and are represented by the icon:

embedded image

The icon is positioned as close as possible to the location of the photograph. Eg:

Day 1 walk map graphic Photograph Photograph Photograph

Tip: When the mouse pointer is hovered over the icon, the title/description of the embedded image is displayed in the grey area below the navigation bar.

Tip: Click on the embedded photograph icon to open a new window showing the photograph. Try it on the example above.

Tip: The new window will allow printing of the photograph.







Known Firewall Issues

At least one popular free-ware anti-virus programme produces a false warning when the website attempts to load one of the interactive files, and can cause that particular file to be blocked by its firewall.

This is caused by false recognition of a fragment of javascript code, and has been reported to the provider of that anti-virus programme.

It is hoped that this problem will be remedied as soon as possible.






The Home Page

This page offers the most fundamental navigation, and an overview of the walk to date.

The key area is the map (apart from the navigation menu bar above).

Click on the coloured coastal strip of the home page diagram                  to open a new expanded schematic of the stage/day's walk, in a new popup window.

Click on the numbered rectangular box  X  on the home page diagram for a quick link to the detailed diary for the selected stage.






Stage Diary

This screen contains two regions:

stage detail display graphic






The Stage Detail - Side Index

The side index is available to the left hand side of every stage detail diary. Eg:

There are three regions;

  • A day index - to allow a jump to a particular day's diary - eg Day 2.
  • General Navigation - to further details of this stage:
    • Statistics related to the stage
      • daily distances
      • feet gained
      • time taken
      • etc
    • Daily Profiles - a graphic of the changes in altitude during the stage
    • Further external information via relevant hyperlinks
  • Stage Navigation - to next and previous stage details






The Stage Detail

Each stage detail page starts with an animated schematic map of the stage.

Tip: Place the mouse cursor over an animated dotted line in the schematic to view a confirmation of the function in the status area, below the main navigation bar..

Tip: Click on the dotted animated line in the schematic to jump to the narrative of that day.

Some stages have photographs to illustrate the text.

Each day starts with a schematic map of that day's walk.

Where there are additional photographs associated with the stage, they are embedded in the day's schematic map, represented by

embedded image icon

Tip: Place the mouse cursor over the embedded icon to see a brief description of the photograph in the status area, below the main navigation bar.

Tip: Click on the embedded icon to open a pop-up window of the photograph.






Profiles - Overview

This page shows three bar charts of each stage. These are:

Tip: To select the stage, click on the numbered tab:

daily profile tabs

Tip: To select the display type, click on the option buttons:

stage profile type buttons






Stage Profiles

This page shows graphs of the ups and downs for each day of the selected stage. Eg

Tip: To select the day, click on the numbered tab:

daily profile tabs

There are a number of icons used on some charts and maps. Some graphics show rivers crossed in blue, possibly with a ferry icon.


Tip: To see numerical data, use the Statistics function in the main navigation bar,







Transport Icons

There are a number of icons (symbols) used in charts and map schematics.

Icons used:

IconMeaning
Ferry iconFerry of any size. In some charts
the word 'ferry' is used rather
than the icon to save space.
Train iconTrain
tram iconTram
Bus iconBus
Taxi iconTaxi






External Links

We have included hyper-links to external web sites that give more information about places and things we found interesting that we have observed during our walks.

Hyper-links are organised into stage links pages, keeping the links with their relevant stages.

Stage links pages can be accessed by






Stage External Links Pages

Each stage links page contains a panel displaying an active hyper-link list, and a graphic with embedded hyper-link images. The two systems are provided as alternatives.

The map shows the location relating to the relevance of the hyper-linked reference. Eg:

Tip: When the mouse pointer is hovered over the icon, the details of the hyper-link is displayed in the grey area below the navigation bar.

Tip: Click on the web icon to open a new window to display the linked web-site. Try it on the example above.

Tip: Some stages have maps that are too big to display alongside the hyper-links list panel. These maps may be expanded/contracted by placing the mouse cursor over them or by using the expand icon in the corner of the map (if your browser and operating system allow).

Run your cursor over the map above.

Click on the expand button in the top left of the map.







Help System

The main help browser page is split into three regions:

Selector and Functions Area


Recently Visited Menu Area


Help display panel


Tip: Most pages in this site will access their help topics directly, by clicking on the "Help on Current Page" from the Tools menu. This will open up a pop-up window equivalent to the Help Display Panel in this Help Topic Browser. Try it on this page now.






Help Selector and Functions Area

Drop Down Selector

Select a topic from the drop down list (in the actual Help Browser - not the one shown here which is just for illustration).

The help display panel will update automatically, and a short cut button will be added to the Help Menu Area. The entry is added to the recent history list of viewed pages.

Topics in the drop down list are arranged alphabetically.

Function buttons

The function buttons have the following purpose:

Clears the recently viewed list, and Help Menu buttons.

Help

Arranges the Help Menu buttons in alphabetical order.

Displays previous entry as defined by the recent history list.

Help

Displays next entry as defined by the recent history list.

Help






Recently Visited Help Menu Area

The (Recently Visited) Help Menu is created as a list of recently visited topics, each with short cut buttons.

Eg:

The list is updated each time a topic help page is visited, and allows the user to quickly re-visit a help page.

The order is the order that the particular help page was first visited in this session, but can be re-ordered alphabetically using the History A-Z function button.

Tip: The ones in the illustration here are not active - try using the real ones in the Help Menu list to the left.







Help Display Panel

The help display panel is the area of the screen that is used to display the help topic selected through:

This help topic is currently being displayed in that panel.







Help - Recent History List

A list of topics accessed through the drop down list, is stored as a recent history list.







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