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New translation, the Magna Carta Orientation to
MagnaCartaPlus
advancing freedom and civil liberties
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Mission statement
  Objectives
How to get around MagnaCartaPlus – browsers and printers
  Browsers – viewing/printing in black on white
  if you're using firefox using firefox or another mozilla-based browser... printing in black and white
    viewing in black and white
    changing text size
  if you're using ms-ie 4/5.... printing in black and white
    viewing in black and white
    changing text size
  if you're using netscape 4.X.... printing in black and white
    viewing in black and white
    changing text size
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Mission statement
The purpose of this site is to promote civil liberties and to provide information in pursuit of that objective. It is a watch on any attempts by governments to reduce or interfere with civil liberties and freedoms.

Objectives

  1. To make British citizens and the international community aware factually of the content of recent repressive legislation passed by the British Parliament and the effect it is having or will have on the lives, businesses and rights of British citizens and those of their descendents using every legally available means of publicity, including, inter alia, the Internet, international, national and local newspapers and periodicals, television networks and radio stations.
  2. To illustrate through the use of history and the identification of patterns the effect that repressive legislation developed in Britain (and other pioneering countries) is having or could have globally and to welcome and publish comments and observations from interested people worldwide.

How to get around MagnaCartaPlus

customising your browser -
viewing/printing in black on white, changing text size

this site was designed using a range of editors from textpad to dreamweaverMX. the pages are best viewed in a browser that can cope with a number of features included with the html 4 and css 2 specifications; imperfect examples include Microsoft Internet explorer (ms-ie) 4+, Netscape versions 4+ and a wide variety of less common beasts. Better browsers include the Firefox range.

We have chosen off-white on a black background, after various tests, as the most restful and readable combination of page colours for light-driven screens. However, it appears that there are some who still hanker for the glare of black on white pages, inherited from books. Be not too dismayed, you may still take comfort from that old world by some small adjustments to your browser, as described in the next section.

if you're using firefox or another mozilla-based browser....
and you want to print black on white,
or if you don't like the text being white on black on the screen:

  1. Opening the 'tools' menu and clicking on 'options'.
  2. When the box opens, in the 'content' section (if necessary, click on the button at the top that is labelled 'content').
  3. In the 'font and colors' box, click on the 'Color' button.
  4. Next uncheck the tick in the check box next to 'Allow pages to use their own colors, instead of my own', then press 'OK'. Beware this will make all sites (not just this one) use your colours not that site's colours.
  5. To turn back to the web site's color scheme, you redo the same process, so that the checkbox ends up with a tick in it.

In our view, this should be your standard browser setting. This setting will make the background of coloured boxes, as well as the general background, appear white with black text. All coloured linked words and all images (buttons, etc) will remain their original colours.

A fast method to read some unclear text, without following the instructions above, is to highlight the text you wish to read using your mouse. This will give harder contrast between text and background.

to change the text size on the screen:

  1. open the 'View' menu;
  2. click on 'Text Size', then on 'Increase' or 'Decrease' to change the text viewing size.

if you're using ms-ie 4/5....
and you want to print black on white: go to the 'tools' menu: 'internet options'. go to the 'advanced' tab. next go down to the 'printing' section and deselect the 'print background colors and images' box. press ok. in our view this should be your standard browser setting. This setting will make the background of coloured boxes, as well as the general background, appear white with black text. All coloured linked words and all images (buttons, etc) will remain their original colours.

if you don't like the text being white on black on the screen, you can tell ie to override with whatever your standard colours are... do this by:-

  1. opening the 'tools' menu and clicking on 'internet options'...
  2. clicking on the 'accessibility' button, and then...
  3. selecting the options you want, and pressing ok to the two boxes.
  4. to turn it back you go back into the 'accessibility' window, and change the options again.
  5. beware that these options apply to all websites that you view, not just ours.

    A fast method to read some unclear text without following the instructions above is to highlight the text you wish to read using your mouse. This will give harder contrast between text and background.

to change the text size on the screen:

  1. open the 'view' menu and click on 'text size';
  2. choose a size from the drop-down list and click on it.

if you're using netscape 4.X....
and you want to print black on white: go to the 'file' menu: 'page setup', and select 'black text'. in our view this should be your standard browser setting. This setting will make the background of coloured boxes, as well as the general background, appear white with black text. All coloured linked words and all images (buttons, etc) will remain their original colours.

if you don't like the text being white on black on the screen, you can tell netscape to override with whatever your standard colours are... do this by:-

  1. opening the 'edit' menu and clicking on 'preferences'...
  2. when the box opens click on the '+' next to 'appearance' (on the top left hand side)... then click 'colors'... this should change the right hand area...
  3. next click on the check box next to 'always use my colors, overriding document'.... then press 'ok'.... beware this will make all sites (not just ours) use your colours not that site's colours...
  4. to turn it back you redo the same process, so that the checkbox ends up without a tick in it.

    A fast method to read some unclear text without following the instructions above is to highlight the text you wish to read using your mouse. This will give harder contrast between text and background.

to change the text size on the screen:

  1. open the 'view' menu;
  2. click on increase font, or on decrease font, to change the text viewing size.

 


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Contributions
We welcome all contributions submitted, which are written to the general purpose and standard of the MagnaCartaPlus site.
However, we cannot guarantee that any submission made will be included on the site.
All contributions that are included on MagnaCartaPlus will be fully acknowledged.

advertising policy
All advertising on this site is clearly indicated as such. All editorial links are placed on this site entirely by merit. No reciprocal links are given, nor are links traded with other sites.
Advertising is taken only from sources which magnacartaplus.org is reasonably convinced are honest and undamaging [*]. For example, we will not take cigarette advertising, nor will we continue to advertise any organisation that does not respond to reasonable complaints.

Note: we are currently experimenting with displaying commissioned advertising from google. The advertisements offered under this system are claimed pre-classified by google as “Family-Safe” .

We have minimal control over which advertisers are selected for display and do not endorse the advertisers or their products. Any interactions, including money exchanges, made with advertisers are done at your own risk and by your own choice.

As we are experimenting with this system, we shall be watching it. We also request user comments if any problem is noticed. [12.04.2004]

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