Navigation and Display

Navigation
This site offers two ways to move around besides using your browser’s back and forward buttons. The most versatile is the site map. As on our other sites, it’s a universal menu, listing and linking to every page in the site. Each gallery or notes page also has a row of menu buttons at the top that you can use to move back and forth between galleries or notes pages, or to move between a gallery and the related notes or the notes and the related gallery.

You can see both the little square site map “trigger” and the menu bar in this picture :
If, after displaying the site map, you decide that you really don’t want to leave the current page after all, you can click the trigger (which now displays a left-pointing arrow) and it will slide back. If you're using a desktop computer, you can also close the site map by clicking on any part of the page outside it, but this doesn't work on tablets—you have to click the trigger.

Tablet devices differ from desktops in another way, too: the menu bar doesn't appear at the top of the screen when it’s in portrait orientation. But if you turn the device 90 degrees to landscape orientation, there it is. However, the site map is available in both orientations, so, if you need to hold the device that way, you can still jump directly from any page on the site to any other page.
Display
Each gallery page shows a grid of thumbnail images that you can click to display the linked pictures. When a picture appears, it has a little navigation bar at the lower right that looks like this:
Clicking one of the white triangles in the middle takes you to the previous or next photo (as I bet you’ve already guessed), and the numbers tell you that this is the 22nd picture out of 33 (or whatever).

The brown triangle in a box, at the left, starts a slideshow that begins with the picture you’re looking at when you click it. After the last picture in the gallery, the slideshow loops around to the beginning, so you can start it at any point and still display all the photos. Each photo stays on your screen for four seconds—an interval I chose arbitrarily, since the software doesn’t include a way for users to speed things up or slow them down. However, if you see a picture that you want to spend more time looking at, you can halt the slideshow by clicking the box at the left, which now looks like this:
The vertical bars (representing a static sequence of pictures) are replaced by the forward triangle when you click that symbol to stop the slideshow. You can click that triangle again to restart it.

Depending on the size of your screen, you may find that portrait-shaped pictures look smaller than landscape-shaped ones. If you're using a handheld device, you can of course turn it 90° to see a portrait at the same size as a landscape.

To close the display (whether it’s the slideshow or a standing-still picture) and get back to the thumbnail grid, click any part of the screen outside the picture.

A Note about the Where We Went page: You can't move directly between the four small map images on this page—each must be opened and closed individually. The enlarged image has an X tab in the upper right corner that fades away quickly, but you don't need to catch it; you can close the image when you're good and ready by clicking anywhere outside it.
Site Map
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Colorado National Monument
    Gallery       Notes

Colorado River Valley
    Gallery       Notes

Arches National Park
    Gallery       Notes

Dead Horse Point State Park
    Gallery       Notes

Canyonlands National Park
    Gallery       Notes

Lake Powell Boat Trip
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, Inside
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, North Rim
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, South Rim
    Gallery       Notes

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
    Gallery       Notes

Garden of the Gods
    Gallery       Notes

Faces
Site Map
Home
    Navigation and Display
    Where We Went

Colorado National Monument
    Gallery       Notes

Colorado River Valley
    Gallery       Notes

Arches National Park
    Gallery       Notes

Dead Horse Point State Park
    Gallery       Notes

Canyonlands National Park
    Gallery       Notes

Lake Powell Boat Trip
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, Inside
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, North Rim
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, South Rim
    Gallery       Notes

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
    Gallery       Notes

Garden of the Gods
    Gallery       Notes

Faces