Finding information on the website
There are a number of different methods that can be used to find information on this website:
1. Using the search box
The search box can be found in the top right hand corner of every page. To use the search box, type the relevant words that are likely to be in the text of the page or the document you are seeking in the box, and click on ‘Search’.
Note that on the search results page lists the results for the entire site. However, it is possible to choose the option to search for specific sections of the website by clicking on the tabs which are displayed above the results – entire website / Committees / A-Y / related websites.
Further information on how to use the search box can be found on the search page.
The A-Z lists the Council’s main services in alphabetical order, and it can be found on the homepage.
Click on the first letter of the service you are searching for. For example, if you are searching for bus timetables the page can be found under 'b' for buses,’t’ for transport, and under 'p' for 'public transport.
3. Site Map
The site map lists all the sections on the website. You can use the map to get an overview of the structure of the website. The site map can be found at the bottom of the Search box on every page.
4. Quick links
The quick links dropdown menu on the homepage takes you directly to useful sections on the website. Click on the arrow to choose the relevant section, and click on ‘Go’.
Navigating around the website Left of the screen
The information on the website has been divided under twelve main headings which are listed in the Main Menu on the left of the homepage. Clicking on a heading in the main menu will navigate you to that particular section, and a list of subheadings within that section will appear. Different types of arrows appear next to the headings to help you know where you are within the structure of the website.
- parent category
- section(s) you have already visited in order to reach where you are within the structure of the website.
To return to the homepage, click on the Home button which appears at the top of the list on every page.
Centre of the screen
Bread crumb trail – the bread crumb trail appears on every page to show you where you are within the structure of the website. It is possible to click on the headings within the bread crumb trail to navigate to that particular section.
If there are any attachments to the page, they will appear on the bottom of the page. Click on the title of the attachment and the attachment will open in the same window as the website.
Right of the screen
‘See Also’ box – the ‘See also’ box navigates you to other pages within Gwynedd Council’s website which could be relevant to the information you are looking at.
‘External Links’ box – the links to external websites which could offer further information will appear in the ‘External links’ box. If no external links are suggested, the box will not appear.
Contact us – this box appears on every page and offers information about how to contact the Council, and details about how to send us comments.
Problems with page language
To make it easier for you to browse through the Council’s website in a fully bilingual manner cookies need to be enabled on your computer. If you choose to disable cookies on your computer it’s possible that the Council’s website will not function in such a sophisticated manner. It is possible that you will find yourself in the Welsh version of each page as you browse through the site and you will need to click on the English button in the top right hand corner to view the English version of the page.
A number of tools are available on this website to make it more accessible to users.
For information about changing text size, contrast, and using access keys, visit the accessibility page.
New to the internet
If you are not familiar with using the internet, a number of useful information resources are available. One of these is the BBC Webwise course.