Technical policy 

Reporting problems

We welcome constructive feedback on technical issues at the address below.

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These pages use the HTML 5 and CSS 3.


The pages are designed for accessibility and are therefore DIV, rather than TABLE based.

Page style

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:

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:

All three are Open Type fonts and may be downloaded freely from SIL International ( The 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 (

When viewing pages that use Hebrew it is advisable to enable Unicode support in your browser where that option exists.


The site is designed to be usable even when support for scripts is not available. However, enabling scripts allows the site to provide additional content that might be helpful, e.g. Javascript is used to provide dynamically generated:

Scripts are tested with the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox.


Some icons have been sourced from third parties, as follows:

The social media icons Email iconFacebook imageGoogle+ icon LinkedIn iconTwitter Iconare from the 15 Free Social Media Icons set from GraphicsFuel where their creator cites the license terms as "Royalty-free, Free for personal and commercial use."

Other icons Set Bible version and Search site are from the Oxygen project's Icon Library, downloaded via IconArchive. These are licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.