New to the internet?
If you've never used the internet before
Some definitions first. A website, like a book, is made up of lots of different pages (called web pages) which form a consistent whole. You look at websites using your browser (usually Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari) which you're using now to read this. When you first visit any website you'll normally see the home page of the website, which serves firstly as the book's cover and secondly as a short introduction to what the book is about.
Unlike a book, however, you don't have to read the pages in sequential order, but instead you choose which page you want to read at any time by using links (which are sometimes called hyperlinks). A link is usually represented by a word or phrase which is underlined; the underlined words describe what the link refers to. To see the page, use the computer's mouse to move the pointer over the link and it'll change to a hand symbol. When you see the hand, press and release the button on the mouse (use the left button if your mouse has more than one - this is known as clicking or left-clicking) and the relevant page will appear.
If you're looking at a web page containing lots of information, sometimes your browser will only show the first bit of the page. To read the rest of it, you'll have to scroll down, which you can do either by pressing the down arrow key on the keyboard, or by clicking the arrow at the side of the window which looks something like this: .
When you've finished looking at a website, all you need to do is to close the browser window. On a PC you do this by clicking the X at the top right-hand corner of the window ( or ), and on a Mac, by clicking on the red circle at the top left ( ). If you use a phone line to access the internet, you might also have to tell your computer to hang up the phone - but the computer might do this for you automatically.
Near the top of every web page, just underneath our logo, you'll find a menu bar - the horizontal bar saying "Home", "Jali Designer" and so on. You can use this to find your way around the website: just click on any of the words and it'll take you to the relevant section. Each section will then list its contents in a block on the left-hand side, and you can use this block to read the various pages within the section.
What do I do next?
- To go back to the front page, click here.
- To read about how shopping works on our website, click here.
- Or to find out how you can design your own furniture, click here.
Alternatively, you can start browsing around our website by choosing something from the menu bar at the top of the page. (You might have to scroll up () until the top appears again.)