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Navigation/Organization of Website

Screen Shot from a page in the website.Persistent navigation and logical organization makes it easy to navigate and find the information you're looking for in our website.  Let's take a closer look:

1. You will always know what section of our website you're in by the banner at the top of the page.

2. The primary menu (always present at the top of the page) divides our website into six main categories:  Business Development, Our Government, Explore Our Community, Services and Departments, Reference Desk, and Event Calendar.

3. The secondary menu will change depending on what section of the website you're in.

4. Larger sections of our website (i.e., Services and Departments), will have tertiary-level menus (and sometimes even quad-level menus).  Menus within sections are always present on the page.  More information on tertiary menus is below.

5. Search the website here.  Or for advanced search functionality, visit our Search page (also available by clicking on Reference Desk, then Search.

6. Quick Links brings commonly viewed pages to your fingertips.

7. Events Calendar and Document Library are available on every page.  Links to comprehensive event information and document library are available at the bottom of these events/documents.

Top of PageMore on Tertiary Menus

Screen shot of a tertiary menu.

Larger sections of our website (i.e., Services and Departments), will have tertiary-level menus.  Along the top will be links to information related to each section.  For example, if you click on FAQs in the above menu, you would be linked directly to the Planning & Community Development FAQs.  Same for Forms/Permits, Links and Contact Information.  Clicking on Locate Us will take you to a City Map.

If you see a plus symbol in a tertiary menu, it means there is another "section" of information, not just a single page of information.  For example, if you click on Zoning Division in the above menu, a "quad menu" will appear with additional items. 

If you see a .pdf icon in a tertiary menu, it means that particular menu item is available in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.  Clicking on it will open the .pdf document in a new browser window.  See more information on .pdf documents in Printing/Downloading.

Top of PagePrinting/Downloading

When we think our visitors would want to print the information we are presenting in our website, we make it available in Adobe format (.pdf), indicated by this symbol: PDF Icon

If you are having problems viewing .pdf documents, please download the free Acrobat Reader here.

To print a .pdf document, left click on the link, then click on the printer icon, or click on File/Print.

To print information on a page in our website where a .pdf is not available (just a regular page), highlight what you want printed, click on File/Print, then select "Selection" under Print Range.  This way all the graphics (buttons along the top and left side) will not print.

To download a .pdf file to your computer's hard drive, left click on the link, then click on the save icon (looks like a disk).  Enter the filename and click Save.  You can also right click, then "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Netscape).  Enter the filename and click Save.

(Note that the above outlined options may not be available on older browsers.)

Top of PageTechnical Stuff

We've optimized our imagery as much as possible without affecting the quality of the graphics.  This minimizes slow download times.  In addition, graphics are also sliced optimally to minimize slow download times.

Our website is designed so that it can be viewed as easily at 800x600 resolution as 1024x768.  No need to scroll left/right at the lower resolution.  If you have to scroll left/right to see the entire page, your resolution is set too low.  To adjust your resolution, go to your computer desktop, right click, go to Properties, then select the "Settings" tab. 

Some services in our website open new browser windows on your computer. Unfortunately, this technology is similar to the approach used for those annoying pop-up and pop-under advertisements.  If you have pop-up blocker software on your computer, this content may not be displayed.  To work around this problem, simply suspend the operation on the pop-up blocker software, open the page, then re-engage your pop-up blocker software.

Technical difficulties can be reported here.

Top of PageSearching the Website

If you cannot find what you are looking for, use our advanced search feature.  Detailed help on Searching is available on the Search Page.

We also offer an alphabetical listing of Services in our Services Directory page.

Top of PageAccessibility

We thought is was important to make our website accessible.  Websites are accessible if they can be used as effectively by people with disabilities as by those without.  A sighted visitor will not even notice, though.  The steps taken to make a website accessible are "behind the scenes." 

Top of PageContacting the Webmaster

Contact the City of Farmington Hills webmaster by clicking here.

 

 

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