To navigate through the pages of the DRA web site you simply
click the various "hyperlinks" with your mouse. You can tell
whether an item on a page is a link by moving the mouse pointer over it.
If the pointer changes to a hand (or some other form) then the item is a
link. A link can be a picture, an image of a button, or colored text.
Click any link on a Web page to go to another page or place within the
Generally, if your browser's settings are set to the default settings,
text links will show up as blue text that
turns to red text when you mouse pointer hovers over it. For technical reasons, some pages do not fully conform to this standard.
Text link or Not Underlined
Hover over text link also may not be underlined
Move your mouse over this actual link to see what happens.
Links may also appear as buttons and as
In any case you can tell a link is a link by the mouse pointer changing
form when it is guided over the link. Notice that when you hold your
pointer over the graphic links, a text box pops up telling you about the
You can return to the Web site's main or "home" page from
anywhere within the site by clicking on the "Home" link on the
menu bar at the top of every page. The blue heading graphic "Dual
Recovery Anonymous" at the top of the page and our DRA Crest logo at
the upper left corner of most pages are also links that will direct you back
home. In some cases the logo links may take you back to a main page that
is the parent page of a subset of related pages. Clicking on the logo on
those parent pages will take you to the main index or home page.
Many of the web site's pages and World Network Approved pamphlets and literature is available to download, view, or print, in the Adobe© Acrobat© reader format. This is an Internet standard format that requires specific software be installed on your computer.
The software is free and can be downloaded and installed from a link on our download page. When you see these symbols or icons next to a link, you will know that it links to a file that requires this software.
or, Adobe® Acrobat® required
In most cases, if it is already installed on your computer, it will automatically open inside your web browser when the link is clicked. Many brand name computers come with this program already installed.
Dual Recovery Anonymous is not affiliated nor does it endorse this software or the company that provides it. We use it because it is an industry standard and use the Adobe products graphics in a way that complies with their copyright use policies.
Protecting your personal and purchase information is a priority. The DRA Online Bookstore makes every effort to protect your online order information by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology.
SSL encrypts your order information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than DRA World Network. To check the security of your connection, look at the bottom of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. You can also double-check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters
of the site address will change from "http" to "https."
Browsers are the software that
allows you to access the World Wide Web. The most popular browsers are
Netscape's Navigator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Other browsers
include America Online, Opera, and WebTV. Each Browser handles web pages
and content a little bit different. Web pages may appear slightly
differently according to what brand and version of Browser software you
are using. It is our intent that the information we provide is usable no
matter what browser or type of computer you have, however due to the lack
of standards and the fast pace in the growth of browser technology, we
cannot guarantee it.
How Do Browsers Work
A web browser works by using a protocol called HTTP to request a text
document from a web server. The text document contains special
instructions (written in HTML*) that tell the browser how to display the
document on the user's screen. The instructions may include references
(hyperlinks) to other web pages, information about text formatting and
color, and position information for images contained in the document. To
see the HTML coding as it is written click the "View" menu
button on your web browser and then "Source" or View Source.
*HTML = HyperText Markup Language
A URL (or Uniform Resource
Locator) is the address of an Internet page on a Web site.
You will often see these written in this format: http://draonline.org/how-to-use.html