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Site Help

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Navigating the Mercer Web Site

The Web site has been organized to help you obtain information about Mercer County Community College quickly and easily. Additionally, you will be able to interact with the site to perform functions such as registering for classes, checking grades and accessing online course materials. As you will see on the diagram below, the main menu has been set up across the top of the screen within the green colored area. The eight main menu items dynamically expand when you mouse-over each choice as drop-down menus to display more specific web page links within that topic. Once a user navigates from the Home Page of the site into an interior page, they are presented with a sub-menu for that site section on the left-side of the screen located in the pale yellow colored area. Any sections that contain another level of content will then be provided via links within the main content area of the page.

If you are still unable to locate information you need from the main navigational menu, there is an internal site search available. This site search can be found in the upper-right location of every web page's header, just above the main menu. In addition to the site search, an auxiliary menu is available. Lastly, In the top right hand corner of the page header, a Quick Links drop-down menu is available for quick navigation to the site's most popular information.

This Web site has been designed to be accessible, which means people with disabilities can access the site using alternative browsers and obtain the information. As such, this web site complies with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Priority 2 guidelines. This Web site has been tested and most of the pages are Bobby approved (i.e. accessible according to Priority 2 Guidelines).

This diagram provides a reference point indicator for the all the sections mentioned above. The main menu items can be located by indicator "A" and the submenu items can be found by indicator "B". The main content area is located by indicator "C". The auxiliary menu can be found by indicator "D". The Mercer County Community College logo that serves as a link back to the Home Page of the web site is located by indicator "E".

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Viewing the Mercer Web Site

This Web site has been designed to be used with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, and America On Line (AOL) version 5.0 and above. The World Wide Web (WWW) is continuing to evolve and as a result, this site utilizes the latest web-publishing standard of HTML 4.01. It is best viewed at a screen resolution of 800x600 or greater, and a monitor color setting to support 256 colors or greater.

Considerable effort has been made on this site to consider the limited capabilities of various viewing platforms and browser support to properly display graphic files. We have also tried to make this site as accessible as possible according to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) 1.0 guidelines set forth by the by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3). Users should note that by shutting off scripts, there are still able to navigate around the site, even though the appearance will not be the same, if the scripts were on.

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Viewing PDF Files

PDF files are electronic documents designed for printing that are commonly used to publish information on the World Wide Web (WWW). It is a format by which fonts, formatting, colors and graphics are preserved when printed to a hardcopy. These files can be shared, viewed and printed exactly as intended by anyone with the Adobe Acrobat® ReaderTM installed on their computer. PDF files typically display exactly as created, regardless of fonts, software and/or operating systems. In addition, PDF files typically print correctly on most printing devices.

This Web site contains many PDF files located and linked to from various sections throughout the site. These files are often copies of frequently requested documents and forms. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, it is easy to download from the Adobe Web site or by the links that we have installed on the specific pages.

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