Site Map - iridethebus.org
What you will and won’t find on this site
Step-by-step transit guides make up most of the site. Each guide covers a particular destination in about four pages (when printed).
Schedule links are provided, where appropriate. These go to various sites. On our site, we tell you how often the bus runs instead of listing every single departure.
Mapquest links are provided where possible. We use a location map (one point) or a route map (two points connected), depending on the context. To access a route map, activate the
“Get Directions” button on the Mapquest Web site.
Links to attractions are provided, if a useful Web site is available.
Two ways to navigate
You can use this site map, or the home page, to get to any part of the site. On the home page, we grouped the transit destinations by type (cities, airports, etc.). For the site map, we decided to alphabetize them instead.
Links to all content pages
We have tried to make it easy for everyone to use this site. Special features include:
- Keyboard shortcuts
- You may be able to use handy key combinations to navigate through the site.
Keyboard shortcuts Use the
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“Help” command to find out whether and how shortcuts work in your Web browser. To jump to the site map link in Windows Internet Explorer 7, for example, you would press and hold the Alt key, press the m key, and let go of both keys. You could then press the Return or Enter key to activate the link.
- Formatting separated from content
- There are no formatting instructions embedded in our Web pages. You can accept our stylesheet, supply your own, or use none at all, to control formatting.
- Relative measurements and generic fonts
- If your Web browser lets you increase the text size or pick a different font, our stylesheet will respect your preferences.
- Extra navigation aids
- We let you skip long lists of links, and we provide extra headings to indicate where you are on the page. These features appear if your Web browser is non-graphical, or if it doesn’t support stylesheets.
- Plain language
- We try to use simple, short, familiar language. We use commands,
“you” for brevity — not because we are rude. We use the passive voice only if the alternative seems complicated.
- Extra link information
- We provide tool tips for every link on the site. These usually appear when you move the mouse pointer over a link, or when you advance the cursor to a link using the Tab key.
- Narrow tables
- If you use a text-based Web browser like Lynx, you will find that many of our tables fit an 80-column screen. Rows in bigger tables appear as paragraphs, which still make sense when read.
- Organized tables
- We specify row and column headers, so that in theory, a speech-based Web browser can read the contents of a table in logical order. Let us know whether this works for you!
- Descriptions of graphics
- Every graphic on the site has a written description that conveys the same information.
- Logical sequence of links
- In case you have to cycle through every link on a page, we suggest a sequence for your Web browser to follow. No tab order will be perfect, of course — and some Web browsers don’t support this feature.
Except for the forum (from an external content provider) and the wallet-size schedules (inherently visual), all parts of this site were designed to satisfy the following standards:
© 2001-2008, Paul Marcelin. This Web site is a public service, not affiliated with any transportation provider.