Help for viewers of RiderwoodLife.com
Viewing / Navigating with different devices.
Home Page Appearance
- Opening Screen – The RiderwoodLife.com home page appears as in the image appearing below.
- This view is from a tablet but the appearance will be similar on a full-sized computer monitor.
- These instructions were prepared using Android devices. Apple devices may be somewhat different.
- The instructions appearing above were constructed with a wide screen device which are more well suited for extensive viewing of RiderwoodLife.com.
- Extrapolate from these instructions for use on narrow screen devices such as cell phones, discussed in more detail below.
- Zig-zag lines indicate that an image was truncated to save space.
- The appearance of the home screen may change from time-to-time as it is updated.
Links to Other Pages
Links to other pages, from RiderwoodLife.com, appear as shown in the accompanying screen shots which were taken while viewing the Chatterwood page, in the section about getting HELP.
- Un-visitied links are bright, bold blue. Touch the link and a new screen (“tab”) is opened, nearly instantaneously, and the page to be visited appears.
- Upon returning to the originating screen (“tab”) the visited link is highlighted with a colored background and the link is a lighter shade of blue to help distinguish it from visited links.. Touch the screen, in an area other than a link, and the link reverts to appearance 1.
Viewing Home Page On Cell Phones
The appearance of web sites differs markedly when viewed on a narrow screen device such as a cell phone or tablet. Changing orientation of the device can sometimes help bring things into view.
Understanding Portrait vs. Landscape
Portrait View On A Cell Phone
Landscape View On A Cell Phone
- Notice that in portrait mode, the alphabetical list on the right disappears.
- In Landscape mode, it reappears if one scrolls down by dragging the screen.
Portrait Mode – Details
Viewing the site becomes more “interesting” on narrow screens!
- Access links for clubs and groups by clicking the Menu button at the top.
- Scroll down and way down for:
- Icons for various features accessible directly from the home page.
- Search Box
- Alphabetical Menu
- Zig-zag lines indicate that an image was truncated to save space. Otherwise, this screen would stretch nearly to Antactica!
Change Between Portrait and Landscape Modes
While keeping a cell phone or tablet oriented perpendicular to the ground, rotate it 90 degrees to change view modes. The orientation module on cell phones is sensitive to orientation so be sure to keep it in a plane that is vertical.
If the view on a cell phone or tablet does not rotate when the device is twisted about its axis, try turning on “Auto-rotate.”
- Access settings using the “notification bar” at the top of the screen, highlighted here with a gray border.
- The notification bar’s position is highlighted with a large RED X.
- While touching it, swipe down to open settings.
- This action opens settings for various options.
- Touch the Auto-rotate icon to toggle it on of off.
- This second screen appears on the device used for this demo.
- Note the gear icon, lower right, indicating settings are being accessed.
- On this device, it was necessary to flick the screen to the left to expose the Auto-rotate setting.
- Touch the Auto-rotate icon to toggle this feature on and off.
- Similarly, on a tablet, access settings with the notification bar. This example is for a Samsung tablet.
- Touch the notification bar, swipe down.
- A settings screen will appear
- Touch the Auto-rotate icon to toggle it on / off.