The version of Kairos you are reading makes use of a new feature included with the Netscape 2.0 browser called frames. Frames represents a great leap forward in browser ability, allowing the display of multiple URLs in a single window. Each frame within a window can be individually changed and updated allowing the user to display content from various sources simultaneously, without the need to switch back and forth between different windows.
The Kairos Shell
Kairos makes use of several different frames in order to display its own articles, provide references and search engines, and to allow authors to have links from their article while still keeping the article on the screen.
The Kairos shell is divided into 6 different frames (see figure 1), each with its own unique abilities.
Frame 1- Title
This frame includes the title information. Users can click on the Kairos logo at any time to display the Kairos home page in the reference area (frame 6).
Frame 2- Issue information
This frame displays information about the issue number you are currently viewing.
Frame 3- Table of Contents and Articles
This is where the table of contents and all articles in the journal are displayed.
Frame 4- Navigation Bar
These buttons are used to navigate through the journal. There are two different forms of this bar:
The results of all of these buttons are displayed in the references area (frame 6) at the bottom of the window, except for the table of contents button.
Frame 5- Article Links
Articles that have links that reference URLs outside of the journal are displayed here. In order to view information in this frame you will probably have to resize that frame by clicking on its left edge and dragging the border to the desired size. This will cause the article area (frame 3) to shrink correspondingly. You can follow any links that are in the article links area, but they will replace whatever is in this area with the new information.
Frame 6- Reference area
This area displays the results of any button or link in the navigation bar (frame 4). In order to view information in this frame you will probably have to resize that frame by clicking on its top edge and dragging the border to the desired size. This will cause the above frames to shrink correspondingly. You can follow any links that are in the reference area, but they will replace whatever is in this area with the new information.
Navigating in the Kairos Shell
Using the Netscape buttons: Although the navigational icons at the top of the Netscape browser still work, they may not work in the way you expect. Since the Kairos Shell is actually one URL:
The Table of Contents: Clicking on the icon or title for a particular section of the journal at the top of the TOC, will take you to a list of articles for that section. Clicking on the icon or title here will take you back to the top list.
Returning to the Table of Contents: To return to the Table of Contents after reading an article or at any time, use the "table of contents" button in the navigation bar (frame 4).
Opening a link in a New Window: If you wish to open a link in a new window, hold down the mouse button (right mouse button in Windows) while clicking on the link. A pop-up menu will appear giving you the selection of opening the link in a new window.