There are two possible methods of navigating my webspace The first is the traditional frames in the same browser. There you will be directed to a page where you can adjust the division of the frames to suit the page that you are viewing. The frame on the left is a table of contents that is almost randomly placed as a image map. Some of the links are truly localized to events happening in the area clicked in the map some are not. The image map may change to reflect the position of the reader from space to Gateway to Heechee spacecraft.
The image map is intended as a random lexia jump. Only perhaps one who has read and reread the novel might make out where the events are happening. To the new reader, it can truly be a 'lost in space' experience if the reader chooses to navigate using the image map. The image map is in contrast useful when the reader has reached a dead end in the links. As, this story is an enigma-type, dead ends are to be expected as the reader's inquiries cannot always prove fruitful. Nevertheless the image map is there to assist the reader in starting in a new node and continue the experience.
The links in the lexia are followed in pursuit of reader interest to yield clues.
The second navigation mode is just simply to open the two frames in two separate browsers. This way, full screen can be viewed for both frames (my stunning images sometimes require a wide screen to be breathtaking). By clicking on links in the image map would yield a change in contents in the lexia window. Unfortunately, the reader is required to do a little work of clicking on the lexia window, as the browser will not automatically change windows. My alternative was to create new windows with every click, an experience I am sure would ruin the enjoyment of the webspace.
Be always ready to hit the back button on your browser or alt left arrow in IE to retrace back your steps to reread the lexia or if you are feeling lucky try clicking on links in the image map.
Time to get lost in Hyperspace!Back