About This Web Site: Navigation

All pages are equipped with four logical groups of links. Placement of these link groups never varies. The four groups are:

  • Main Navigation Menu A group of links at the top of each page that access the seven main sections of the web site and also a link to the Turkish version of the page content;
  • Previous page and next page Two links at the end of the main text content that allow users to follow the sequence of pages in a section;
  • Local Menu A list of links after the main text content to pages in the same section;
  • Auxilliary Menu A list of links to supporting sections of the web site, such as this one, including external links to UNICEF Worldwide and the United Nations in Turkey.

Links in these groups have been equipped with a ‘skip’ link to make keyboard navigation easier. All links belonging to logical groups can be activated using pre-defined keyboard shortcuts or accesskeys. This includes the search engine.

See the next section on Accesskeys for more about keyboard shortcuts.

Users of the Opera and Mozilla 1.1 browser applications have an extra navigational aid in the form of the Site Navigation Bar which allows the user to navigate the web site from the browser window without having to use the conventional navigation links within the page. The Navigation Bar is configured from meta information concealed in the head of the document. Meta information is machine-readable data about a document as opposed to data contained within the document’s visibly readable content -- such as this text, for instance.

  • In Opera, go to View > Navigation Bar > Auto. The Navigation Bar will hide when another web site has not been configured to use it.
  • In Mozilla, go to View > Show/Hide > Site Navigation Bar > Show Only As Needed.

In the case of the Lynx text-browser, the supplementary list of meta tags used to create the Site Navigation Bar is rendered as a dense paragraph of links at the head of the page. The list is prefixed by a ‘#’ sign denoting that it is meta information. Since Lynx does not render the relative headings necessary to differentiate the context or purpose of these links, this group can be a daunting task to explore. Therefore we have included an extra ‘skip’ anchor at the beginning to help users avoid them. This link is invisible to all other browser applications apart from Mozilla 1.1 where it appears as a redundant ‘Bookmark’ in the Site Navigation Bar.

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