Instructions on the Navigation of the U.S.S. DYESS Web Site
It has come to my attention that some of you have trouble navigating around the Web site we have created for you. This has become of utmost concern to me, and so, Uncle Joe and I have decided to include this page as a brief tutorial.
Before I start, let me be sure you all have heeded the main page's warning. This site has pages that load slowly, and that is because we have forsaken some of the speed and quickness so valued on the internet for some good old fashioned content. We have sounds of the Navy on almost every page, and the images (although sized and compiled for speed) are many. You sure can't get a destroyer out to sea at full steam with one click of a button, and that holds true for this Web Site. Please, please be patient.
Also, this page was designed with Internet Explorer, version 3.0 or later in mind, and if you are on CompuServe or AOL, you may not see these pages in their full glory. Internet Explorer (and Netscape Navigator are "Browser" programs that let you view the content of the internet. If I did design these pages for those AOL and Compuserve services, and/or for old versions of internet browsers, I could not have made it as good as it is. Do yourself a favor: Get a full internet account with your local provider (look in the phone book under "internet"), and scrap old AOL and CompuServe. Also, get the latest and greatest versions of Internet Explorer and/or Netscape Navigator from their respective sites. NOTE: Be wary of 'Internet Explorer 4.0', get 'Internet Explorer 3.2' to be the best and the safest.
There's a few things you need to know about "surfing the net". The internet is all about information availability, and the linking of information from one place to another. The key word here is "LINKING".
Throughout the entire Dyess Site you can find LINKS to other pages, and other Web Sites of interest to you. There are three things that you must look for, and three things only:
1.) A "Hyperlink".
A hyperlink is a portion of text that is "clickable" with your mouse, and will also take you to other places in the same exact manner that a button will. Again, be patient because of the extensive content of this site, some pages take a while to load, but believe me, it is well worth it. You can tell what text is a "hyperlink" simply because it is yellow, and it is (at least on THIS Site) ALWAYS underlined in yellow as well. Click on these yellow, underlined words, and you will go more places, and see more of what the site has to offer.
Some of the images on the Dyess's Site are also "clickable", and will take you other places. The way to tell if an image is clickable is to move your mouse over it, and if it turns into a different shape (like a pointed finger), it IS something you can click once on and get to somewhere else.
3.) Navigational Arrows (Hints)
I've recently changed the navigation of the Web Site to include "Pointers" ( and ) to signify when a link is going to take you forward or back. This does not apply to ALL the Hyperlinks and Images mentioned above, but it does cover most all of the major links.
If you need more help, visit your local bookstore and pick up a book on the Internet and "browsing". I mean, if you could do the job you did on a Naval Destroyer, for Heaven's sake, you can use an internet computer. I'm sure of it.
Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the Official Home Page(s) of the USS DYESS (DD DDR 880)!!
- Ernie T. Pomeroy, Webmaster
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