|The main purpose of this website is to showcase the artistry and wood carvings of Bill Windsor. As such, the Gallery is unquestionably the main focus of the website design. Other aspects of this website are entirely tertiary.|
Since the Gallery is the showcase medium on this website, a description of its operation may enhance the experience you have as you enjoy browsing through the many carvings created by Bill.
The Gallery navigation bar appears at the top of each page of the Gallery. It consists of your location, a link to this document (the 'Gallery Help') and a 'Category' drop-down selector.
In the image above, the Location section indicates the 'Category' you are currently in. The Drop-down Selector allows you to switch between 'Categories'. When you select an item to look at by clicking on the image thumbnail, the Gallery navigation bar changes.
Now the Location section indicates the 'Category' you are in and the title of the item you are looking at. In the Location section, the 'Category' is now a hyperlink allowing you to return to the 'Category' listing. The Drop-down Selector still allows you to switch between 'Categories'.
While in the Category listing, the items available for you to look at in the selected Category will appear as a series of thumbnails below the Gallery navigation bar. To view a specific item, simply click on the appropriate thumbnail.
Upon clicking on the item thumbnail, you will be presented with the item page. The item page still contains the Gallery navigation bar at the top but now presents information about the item selected.
Below the Gallery navigation bar, on the left, is the title of the item. Below the title of the item is the main picture frame. To the right of the main picture frame and below the main picture frame are thumbnails of different views of the item. To see a different view of the item simply hold your mouse over the thumbnail and the alternate view will be displayed in the main picture frame. Below the main picture frame is the caption associated with the item picture. As you move your mouse over the thumbnails to see an alternate view, the caption also changes to give you more insight into the creation of the item.
Below the main picture frame and the thumbnails is some interesting information about the item.