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Works in Any Device

The site is designed using Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques to respond to device screen size and to present the best possible viewing experience for the visitor no matter how they view the site.

Aside (Sidebar)

A link to the aside (usually be the last item in the internal navigation listing) displays differently for each viewport.

For example, the Quick Links menu item on the top of this page is the last item in the list and links to where the content is located.

When viewed in a wider screen the aside (or sidebar) link — the “Quick Links” content on this page — may not appear to work because it is located to the right of the main content as shown in the image below:

This page displayed in a wide screen showing the aside.

However, when viewed in a narrow screen (a viewport less than 825 pixels wide) the aside column is removed and the content is relocated below the main column so the link works like any other item on the navigation menu:

This page displayed in a narrow screen showing the aside at the bottom of the main content area.

Javascript Used

Javascript is used to enhance this site. If disabled, your experience of this site may degrade and some important content cannot be displayed.

External Links Open New Windows

Links pointing to an address external to this site (e.g. DuckDuckGo) will open a separate window or tab using JavaScript (any exceptions are noted) and will display a dotted line underneath.

  • These are not pop-up windows. Simply close the new tab or window to return to this site.
  • If Javascript is not enabled in your browser, external links will function the same as links pointing to resources within this site.

Local Links Open in Same Window

Links pointing to an address within this site (e.g. my Home page) will open in the existing window or tab.

Use your browser's back arrow (browser navigation arrows pointing back and forward) to return to the page you were referred from.

Different Browsers — Different Experiences

Unlike printed documents, each browser may layout or display content differently — even within the same operating system.

You should be able to view the content on this site with any browser although your experience may not be optimal when using older browsers.

Use a Recent Web Browser

Older software, including web browsers, may not display this site as intended and can contain significant security vulnerabilities. I strongly recommend updating to the most current browser supported by your computer or device.

Running obsolete (unsupported or unpatched) software makes you vulnerable and puts everyone at risk by allowing the spread of malware, viruses and security holes that can be exploited by hackers, governments and other parties that threaten our privacy.

Be sure to keep all your software updated to the most recent version including your Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android plus any installed programs or apps. When a program is updated, install that update. Cease using a program or device that is no longer receiving updates or support.

Text May Be Enlarged/Reduced

Text sizes may be increased/decreased in modern browsers if you have difficulty viewing the default sizes or if the default sizing doesn't work for you.

This function varies by browser and version, but try Menu ⇒ Zoom. The menu is usually represented by some variation of a “hamburger” icon (an icon with 3 horizontal bars) in modern browsers.

For quick access, try holding down the Ctrl button and pressing:

  • + (plus) to increase the text size;
  • - (minus) to decrease the text size; and
  • 0 (zero) to reset the page to 100% (the default) — not supported in IE.

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PDF Documents

Several documents on this site are provided in PDF format which ensures their original layout is retained.

A number in brackets — e.g. (PDF–2.5 MB) — indicates the size of the document in megabytes (MB) or kilobytes (KB) for users on cellular or slow connections.

Firefox & Other Browsers will Display PDFs

Most modern browsers will display these documents natively without plugins.

However, some features (like auto-fill) may not work, in which case you'll need to open the PDF in a dedicated PDF reader that can manage these extras.

Adobe Reader Vulnerable

Adobe Reader is a known vulnerability. You should uninstall it and replace it with an alternative PDF reader or a safer professional PDF program.

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Need Further Help?

This site is designed by Russ Harvey Consulting. Please if you have concerns directly related to the site design or function.

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Updated: September 4, 2019