We welcome constructive feedback on technical issues at the address below.
These pages use the HTML 5 and CSS 3.
The pages are designed for accessibility and are therefore DIV, rather than TABLE based.
The layout of the site is enhanced using CSS but the only aspect of the site that relies totally upon CSS to remain usable is the rendition of
foreign languages (e.g. Hebrew). The use of these is restricted to the notes pages.
Three style sheets are used:
- A sheet that provides a basic rendering suitable for use on smaller displays;
- A sheet enhanced for printing;
- A sheet that provides enhanced rendering on larger displays.
The context triggered use of the appropriate non-visual and printing style sheets will depend upon your browser’s capabilities.
Mention should also be made of the citation style. This is based upon SBL Style, but for managability currently
uses a hybrid of the general style and the author date style.
For text in English, only web safe fonts are used. For text in other languages, this site is designed to use the following fonts:
- Galatia SIL (for Greek text);
- Charis SIL (for Latin text);
- Ezra SIL (for Hebrew text).
All three are Open Type fonts and may be downloaded freely from SIL International (scripts.sil.org).
use of Microsoft ® WEFT technology was tried, but proved too cumbersome. Therefore, if the preferred font is not available, the site looks for a
variety of other commonly used alternatives. If you have ever installed an electronic Bible package then it is likely that you will have one of
these. If not, then the site tries to use Times New Roman and, failing that, the browsers default serif font. Under Windows ®, Times New Roman
does a reasonable job of rendering some foreign language text. The fail-over hierarchy for all three languages includes the free Cardo font from
Fonts for Scholars (http://scholarsfonts.net).
When viewing pages that use Hebrew it is advisable to enable Unicode support in your browser where that option exists.
- page citation text;
- last updated dates.
Scripts are tested with the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Some icons have been sourced from third parties, as follows: