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These days, any decent web browser will handle the majority of Corporeal Meadows just fine. Even if you are viewing the site with somewhat outdated software/hardware you can at least access the text information. However, I can't ignore the possibilities of presenting, well, a more corporeal online experience, which means photo-realistic scans of album covers, instrumental parts and the like, and sound clips of relevant material. I'm not trying to fool anyone here: the CD's you buy will have better sound, but you'll find things on the Meadows that you can't find anywhere else. The following are some tips for the Meadows
[ If you've read all this before and you are still having problems, write to TheParkRanger@corporeal.com -- I really do try to fix things when people bring them to my attention. ]
A recent change has been to make the "Contents", on the Meadows home page, very brief (known as the Brief Listings) -- this will make the page smaller, and download faster. When you come here, and are still new to the items available, you will probably want to look at the main Table of Contents. Here you will find the same complete listing, but with more verbose descriptions of the individual items on the site (articles, sound files, graphic galleries). Whenever you move off of these two main pages, you will frequently see the following "navigation" bar somewhere at the top of the page:
You will always know where you are, and can navigate back: the above shows that you are reading the "Lyrical Partch" page, which is in the "Partch Reading Room" section of the "Table of Contents". Clicking on Contents will take you to the top of the Contents page, while clicking on Reading will take you right to that sub-section. Off to the right you see "HOME", which will take you right back to the main entrance to Corporeal Meadows. And on any page that you see a link stating TOP, well, it takes you to the top of the page (probably where you'll see that navigation bar).
NOTE: Some areas of the site pre-date this well-thought-out navigation scheme, and I haven't decided the best way to go on some areas. You can always get back to the Meadows home page, either with a Meadows or HOME link.
The tools we recommend for an optimal browsing experience:
I do my level best to check the site on different browsers, hardware, etc., but it has gotten nearly impossible to craft a site that looks good on every possible combination -- that is, unless all you want to display is text. The Reading Room should give you plenty of info even if, for some reason, you don't or can't opt for sound or better graphics.
That Should Do It
My sentiments exactly, whatever that means. Welcome to DIY on the Meadows...