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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 site.

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 graphics: This type of link usually leads to an explanation or further information.  A banner like this would lead to our bookstore or whatever is advertised on the banner graphic.   A link like this might be used to log on to a public forum or members only area.  This link will usually lead to a new page, article, or addition to our web site. 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 link.

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.


Downloadable Documents

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.

Requires Acrobat reader software be installed on your computer. 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.


Bookstore Security

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."


Web Browsers

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



   

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