It is often easy to forget the notion of time when you are surfing the web as
websites become more and more nested and an intuitive site structure is lost. To help make your browsing experience a
more fulfilling one, we have employed three navigational bars (discussed in
Main Menu Bar
The main menu is designed for two types of users: 1. advanced users who are
searching for very specific material, and 2) novice users who are new to the
field of cell biology.
The main menu provides you with a horizontal navigational system. Each of the
main sections is listed and color-coded. As you move your mouse over each menu
option, the main subsections will show up and advanced users will be able to
easily locate their desired destination page.
For novice users, the upper level of the main menu provides two easy-to-use
tools. The Forward and Backward buttons will allow the user to systematically
tour through in a sequential order. The Guided Tour button will take the user
through a sequence of pages presented as major biological themes.
The features of the main menu bar is listed below:
|Forward / Backward
||Use these two buttons to navigate between the main sections
of the site. The buttons allow you to sequentially visit every page
||Click here to go back to the introductory page when you get
||Participate in on-going discussions about particular areas of
||Browse through the website in order of major biological
themes with the assistance of a tour guide.
|Main Menu Options
||Use this menu to go to any section directly.
||Use this menu to go to any subsection within a major
The contextual menu is aimed to help the user gain more control over each
webpage. We provide students and teachers who wish to print the information
presented on the webpage with the option to generate a page containing only the
content. Students may also wish to test their knowledge by choosing to take an
For the most advanced or curious users. the Beyond button is provided to
allow the user to view up-to-the-minute research results in cell biology. By
clicking on the button, a page is generated that includes abstracts for the most
recent research papers published in cell biology.
||The main content page.
||Get the PubMed search result for all of the
latest ground-breaking research papers published in cell biology.
||Take an interactive quiz to see how much you have learned.
|Printer Friendly Version
||Generate a printer-friendly version of the page for
The sidebar provides a top-down approach to web browsing. As the
user clicks on each option in the menu, the content index of the subsection is
displayed. Together with the main menu options, the sidebar provides the user
with total control in navigating through Cellupedia contents.
|Red Up Arrow
||Click on the arrow to go to the previous level of contents.
|Red Right Arrow
||Click here to expand this level's contents.