ORGANIZATION OF THE WEB SITE
HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS WEB SITE
The web site, when begun, was never envisioned to be as large as it is now. For this reason the layout and organization of the site leaves much to be desired. It has grown so large that I no longer remember all the material on the site and I certainly do not remember where everything is located.
For this reason I depend on the LINKS which are located on the left of your screen. This is a quick guide to getting around the site. I also use the ARCHIVED "NEW STUFF" when looking for "stuff" on the site or when I am adding new material.
THIS IS WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU CLICK ON A LINK
If the box is yellow it will take you to a single page. If the box is gray, it will take you to a DIRECTORY PAGE. A DIRECTORY PAGE will have one or more other links to other pages. If the box is white it will take you to a SUBMITTAL FORM where you can input information and then send the information to me. These forms are intended for persons who have lived or are living in Aruba to submit information or anyone who wishes to contact me.
SINGLE PAGE LINK
LINKS TO A DIRECTORY WITH LINKS TO OTHER PAGES
I have tried to organize the site with information about Lago Colony, the Lago Refinery, the island of Aruba and special events that have occurred on the island. There is also information about families that were connected to Lago as well as scrapbooks of photos sent in by different people.
There is also information about World War II, the attack on Aruba by German U-Boat 156, Cookbooks, links to video on the web site and numerous other bits of information.
If you scroll down the links on the left hand side of your screen you will see the different subjects and topics listed. Remember, the gray colored boxes will take you to another page, usually with many additional links, some only have a few links but most have a lot of links.
Many of the photos will be used two and sometimes three and four times. You may see a photo in a Family Scrapbook and then later see the same photo under some section of Lago Colony or the Refinery. The original information on the web site came from my small collection of Aruba items, Mary B's, (my wife) collection. The reason for the web sites phenomenal growth is all the other wonderful items that has been sent in by others. I have tried to give credit and note who sent it. When a photograph is used more than once I do not always carry the credit over.
Another useful tool is the NEW STUFF. You can click on this link and see what has been added to the site. This is updated with each new addition to the site and once a month I archive the last month and begin a new month. When I add new material to the web site I change the date on the opening page to indicate the last date information was added. If you click on this date on the opening page it will take you to the NEW STUFF. In addition to the NEW STUFF you can also go back and use the archived list to find things. I find this most useful and refer to it often when trying to find something.
You will also find links within pages (see TIPS TO USE THE WEB SITE). These links take you to related subject matter within the web site.
EXPLORE AND ENJOY THE WEB SITE
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ERRORS ARE NUMEROUS,
SO PLEASE POINT THEM OUT WHEN YOU FIND THEM
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