How to use this Site
The main part of CyprusRocks is the on-line topos. To access these click on the Areas link on the top menu. This displays a clickable map with icons indicating the location of each main climbing area. Hovering the mouse over one of these icons will pop-up a small floating box that gives a brief description of the area. Clicking the mouse whilst one of these boxes is visible will take the user to the details page for this climbing area. A textual representation, with links, of the areas is reproduced below the graphic should the user prefer this method of navigation.
If the selected area (such as Agios Irakleidhios) has only one crag/sector, then the details page for this crag/sector will be displayed. In most cases an area has several crags/sectors; in which case the details page for the area will display a Google Earth image of the area, with individual crags indicated by icons. In this case hovering the mouse over an icon will, as with the areas, invoke a small informational box together with the option of clicking the mouse to display the details of the chosen crag/sector.
The actual crag/sector details pages contain a graphic showing the location of the crag within the area, together with a picture of the crag. Each route is then listed giving the name, grade, length, description (when available), etc. A 'camera' icon is also displayed for each route. When clicked this icon will display, in a new window, a picture of the crag (or part of the crag) containing the route (and neighbouring routes).
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Boring Techie Stuff
This web-site has been designed around LAMP - Linux, Apache Web Server, MySQL, and PHP. All information related to climbing areas - sectors, crags, routes, etc is stored in a MySQL database, and the web content dynamically generated via PHP. Styling of the HTML pages is via CSS.
Cross browser testing has incorporated IE versions 6 through 8, Firefox 3, Opera and Google Chrome. The operating systems used in testing have been Windows XP and Vista. If you have problems viewing any of the content then please send an email. describing the problem, what browser (and version) you're using, and what operating system your browser is running on.