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Website Tutorial A beginner’s guide to website navigation www.amplexabrasives.com Julie Simpson July 2006
Common Website Terminology (or, what does this thing do?) Banner Primary Navigation Bar Secondary Navigation Bar Search Feature News & Events area Text Links (underlined words) to other webpages Picture Links to other webpages Bottom Navigation Bar Site Map Left Link area Drop-Down Arrow Back
Home Page (or, help – take me back to where I started!)
The first webpage that you see when you open up a website is called the “Home Page.”
It’s used as a starting point to navigate throughout the entire website.
Look for underlined links to other pages, pictures with links, navigation bars and search features.
A “link” is any item (picture, text or button) that will take you to an item on this website like a product page, a document, or even to another website.
Banner and Site Map (and why are these two together?)
These lead you to the two primary navigation webpages.
Click anywhere on the banner at the top of any page and it toggles between the Site Map and the Home Page.
Site Map (or, sneaking in the back door)
A Site Map is a “map” or listing of the entire website.
It contains links to all the primary webpages on the website. Click on any underlined link to take you to that page.
The Site Map is organized into standardized sections and works the same way on most Saint-Gobain Abrasives websites.
Search engines like Google, Yahoo, or MSN, etc., use the Site Map as one part of an assessment of the website to give the website a ranking. The ranking establishes where the site appears on their search list.
Primary and Secondary Navigation Bars (or, if I click here, where does it take me?)
These navigation bars appear at the top of every webpage. They are links to special sections of the website other than the product category pages.
The sections on the primary (top) navigation bar are standard to all Saint-Gobain websites, and contain brand-specific information.
The sections on the secondary (2 nd line) bar are links to specially created functions that may be unique to this website.
About Us (or, what you always wanted to know about Amplex)
The About Us section contains general information pages about Amplex products.
Watch for left links to go to other web pages as they become available.
News and Events (or, what’s happening at Amplex)
Current News and Events show up on the right hand column of the Home Page. Click on the underlined words to find out more about each item.
Or, click on News & Events in the primary navigation bar to go to the News & Events page. Look for left links to News Archive and Events Archive to see older items.
Library (or, how to find it, view it, or download it)
The Library is located on the primary navigation bar on each page.
Click on the “drop-down arrow” to show a listing of all document types available, such as catalogs, brochures or flyers.
Click on your selection to highlight it and then click on the “search” button.
Titles, descriptions, file size show.
To open file in Acrobat Reader™, click on underlined text.
To download PDF, right-click on underlined text and choose “Save Target As…” and choose a folder on your PC to save the file to.
Locations (or, where in the world to find Amplex)
Click on “Locations” on the primary navigation bar.
Click on the continent or continent name. A list appears of all countries and states where a Amplex sales office is located.
Click on the desired location. A dialog box appears with the address, phone and fax information.
Contact Us (or, help – I still need more information)
Click on “Contact Us” in the primary navigation bar.
Fill in the fields in the Contact Us form so we can get back to you. Fields with an * must be filled in.
Provide additional information and key in your question. The more information, the better we can direct your question to the appropriate person.
Click on “Submit” to send your question.
Search (or, how do I start looking for a specific product?)
Key in a word or phrase in the Search box on the left side of any page.
If you’d like to set parameters for the search (like documents only) use the advanced search>> area. The default is “all” areas of the website and “all words”.
Press Go to start search. A new page will list all the search results.
Click on the link to the desired document or webpage.
Product Pictures (or, how do I get a picture of ?)
The “Product Pictures” gallery is accessed from the secondary navigation bar.
Click on the drop-down arrow to show a listing of pictures, sorted by product type, application, etc.
Click on the desired category to highlight and press the “Go” button.
All pictures available in the category appear on the screen.
Right click on the picture to show options such as “Copy” or “Save Target As…”
The “Save Target As…” is the better option of the two, because the true image is on your computer and can be used in most software programs using “File, Insert, Picture”. It is a true graphic image (original) attached to your document as opposed to an object embedded (photocopy) in your document using the “Copy” command.
Product Category Pages (or, what kinds of products does Amplex have?)
Category pages are accessed from the Home Page by clicking on the underlined product name or by clicking on the product picture.
Or, for a short cut, use the Site Map and click on the category link.
Product Category Pages (cont’d) (or, I need more product information)
Category pages generally show a group picture and very general information about a group of products, and links to related documents.
Right click on the picture to show downloading and copying options available.
Look at the “left links” area on the webpage. Choose “Document” to go to a PDF file of the related catalog pages.
Document Pages (or, now I need to find a specific product )
Choose from the list of documents associated with the product line.
In this case, a section of the catalog in PDF format is available.
The underlined text is a link to the PDF file. Click to open the PDF file in Acrobat Reader on a new webpage.
Document Pages (cont’d) (or, now I need to find a UPC number)
The PDF file may contain one or more pages. In this case there is only one page of catalog information.
Click anywhere on the page and then use your Page Up or Page Down keys to see the entire document. You can also use the scroll bar along the side of the page.
Hint: Need to find a specific product size or word? Use the “search feature” binoculars to help.
Document Pages (cont’d) (or, the quick way to find a UPC number)
Once the PDF opens in Acrobat Reader, click on the binoculars (signify search icon).
An “Acrobat Find” dialog box opens. Key in the entire UPC or word you are looking for. You may want to click on the checkbox for “Match Whole Word Only” to limit the search.
Click on “Find” to start the search.
Document Pages (cont’d) (or, Eureka! I’ve found it!)
When finished, the Adobe Acrobat search will go to the correct page and highlight the UPC number.
Click on the binoculars (search icon) again to find another UPC. Remember to click on the “Find Backwards” checkbox so the search will look both forwards and backwards within the document.
Short Cut: When looking for a known UPC number, use the Search tool in the left link area of the web page. It skips the “in between” steps (pages 14 – 16). Go back to page 12 to review.
Legal (or, who knew?)
“ Legal” is on the bottom navigation bar.
Check out left links for more information. Use scroll bars to get to the bottom of the document.
Literature Request (or, where can I get a paper copy of this)
Click on “Literature Request” on the bottom navigation bar.
Fill out the fields in the Literature Request form. Fields marked with * must be filled in.
All literature currently available in hard-copy form is listed.
Use the drop-down box beside the literature piece you want to indicate quantity required.
Remember to click on “Submit” to send in your request.
Change your mind? Documents can also be opened or downloaded to your PC from this page.