This page is to help you confirm that the features of this site are working correctly in your environment.
The site has been tested on PC's, Macs and Linux environments. All the features should work on recent versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. I'm doing my best to keep up with changes on the browsers but if you have any technical difficulties please e-mail me. Press here for contact address
1. Use of fonts
The site uses the default font on your browser.
Some pages use the Greek letters: alpha, beta and gamma. These letters should display correctly on recent versions of the main browsers.
The following (text):
Should be identical to the following (graphic):
At least to the extent that you can read the symbols on both correctly.
If there is a difference, then please e-mail me so that I can investigate the problem. Press here for contact address. I will need to know: whether your environment is Windows, Mac or Linux; which browser you are using and its version number.
Note: The following checks are only necessary if you intend to view the old versions of the demos. The new demos should work fully on most environments but if you are viewing the old demos, for any reason, I suggest you do the following checks. I've retained these old demos, because, if the sound works on your environment, then the sound should be better than on the new versions. They should also take less time to download and there is one demo that is not included on the new demo menu.
2. Diagrams in the Demonstrations
The "Parsing" diagram on Old Demo Number 1 should look as follows:
If it does not then the (old) demonstrations will not work correctly. I suggest you try the new demos on the new demo menu.
3. Sounds on Demonstrations
The demonstrations and example harmonisation sections include sound and animation. The new versions of the demos should work on most machines but you may experience problems playing the midi files on the old demo versions.
To view the demonstrations without sound move the pointer over the lowest branches of the diagram in turn. For Demonstration No 1 this would be:
(see parsing diagram above)
The corresponding sections of the music will show in red. You will need to do this in any case, in order to have sufficient time to read the notes corresponding to each section.
The Example Harmonisation is less likely to have problems with midi but will work fully without sound and the overview commentary is included within the scrollable text.
If you have any further suggestions for this test page or would like to tell me about any problems that I should be aware of or would like to make any suggestions for improving the site or make any comments on the contents then please e-mail me. Press here for contact address.