Hope BC - Website Information

HopeBC endeavours to make sure your user interaction with www.hopebc.com and our website functionality will give you "Our Welcomed Guest" a unique and pleasurable experience. This webpage is well worth the time spent since it will provide you with precise information, mini-guides, howto's, and more. They are 6 sections listed here as follow:

Our Golden Rules

Golden Rule: # 1
The first golden rule is " to be quick and to the point." We will not subject you to flashy pizzazz on the way to a gourmet sales page - we don't have any! Fewer clicks equals much better. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity is best!
Golden Rule: # 2
The second golden rule is "to think like our visitor, not like ourself." One of the first steps we did in optimizing this website was to insure the purpose was clear. Another early and important step was to focus on understanding the visitor who will use www.hopebc.com, and to ensure the website would be optimized to meet user needs. Website performance and optimization can only be improved by constantly evaluating and considering the visitor's needs and experience. We do! We hope your journey through this website will be an internet experience you will not forget. We want you to come back as often as you want.
Golden Rule: # 3
The third golden rule is that "You are the guest here!" Courtesy rocks - we are here to assist you, not constrain you! We keep in mind that our site visitor is not just visiting our home. Instead this home is being built for you, with you in mind and we will treat you as such! We may respond to you with a little sense of humour but it will always be with careful taste. We want you to participate in this community website project. So feel comfortable, relax and enjoy your overall experience of our website.
Golden Rule: # 4
The fourth golden rule is that "Hope is our specialty." So we hope to keep your visit simple. If you wish to add new functionality, make recommendations or want to incorporate something new into our website; don't hesitate to pick up the phone or drop us a line (see Contact Page). It's simple because simpler equals much better!

Website Certifications / Ratings

Every page within this website has been certified for coding standards, W3C compliancy, conformance requirements, speed optimization and cross-browsers validation. We do our best to operate in compliance with Canada's federal privacy law (PIPEDA). For more information, please read our Privacy Policy webpage. All certifications and ratings of importance will be listed here.
Certification: XHTML 1.0
Certification XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Certification received for interoperable webpages using "XHTML 1.0 Transitional" for this website.
Certification: CSS 2.1
Certification CSS level 2.1
Certification received for interoperable webpages using "CSS level 2.1" for this website.
Certification: Rating Speed
Rating
Certification: CSS 2.1

Website Disclaimers

HopeBC.com accepts no liability or responsibility to any person or organisation as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained in this Website. Every effort is made to provide information that is accurate. However, materials contained in this Website are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of HopeBC.com. We give no assurance or warranty that information on this site is current, and take no responsibility for matters arising from changed circumstances or other information or material which may affect the accuracy or currency of information on this site. Copyright in this Website rests with HopeBC.com unless otherwise stated.
No Warranties. This Website is provided on an "as is", "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or NON-INFRINGEMENT or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. No advice or written information provided shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice. This publication is not intended to be a contract, explicit or implied, and HopeBC.com reserves the right to make changes to the information contained.
Disclaimer of Liability. The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this Website and the Internet generally. We accept no liability or responsibility to any person or organisation as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained in this site. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this Website be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or loss profits that result from the use or inability to use the Website and/or any other websites which are linked to this site. Nor shall they be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the Website; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. Provinces, States or Countries which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.
Online Conduct. Visitors agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the Website any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Any information on this Website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.
Access. HopeBC.com does not guarantee constant availability of this Website access and accept no liability for down time or access failure due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control (including any failure by ISP or system provider).
Links to Other Sites. HopeBC.com contains links to other sites on the internet ("Linked Sites") and other websites do link to us ("Back Links"). HopeBC.com is not responsible for the accuracy, legality, decency of material or copyright compliance of any Linked or Back Links Website or services or information provided via any other websites.
For more information, please read our Privacy Policy webpage.
Disclaimer: Iframe
Iframe
When using web browsers, the term iframe refers to the display of two or more webpages or media elements displayed side-by-side within the same browser window.
This website uses iframes to include other web content from another website, Google Maps, StreetViews, website statistics and some promotional links. HopeBC uses this feature for businesses who want to promote with us. This functionality is a setting within your browser.
Go to the "Website Browsers" section below for more information.
Disclaimer: Javascript
Javascript
JavaScript is a language standard and is primarily used in the form of client-side JavaScript, implemented as part of a web browser in order to provide enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites.
Javascript is used on this website and is required for forms.
Go to the "Website Browsers" section below for more information.
Disclaimer: Parental Controls
Parental Controls
Parental Controls is known as content-control mechanism, this is a method to observe what kind of content is available to a certain device on a network (usually a computer). This feature is not activated by this website. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy webpage.
This HopeBC Community Website is secured for your children since we provide web content information about the community to age-appropriate visitors. We want to make this website an excellent experience for your family.
Disclaimer: Popup Blocker
Pop-Up Blocker
A pop-up blocker refers to any software or application that disables any pop-up, pop-over, or pop-under advertisement window that you would see while using a Web browser.
HopeBC uses a popup window for the Live Webcam, Media Photo Albums and Real Estate Viewer.
Go to the "Website Browsers" section to setup this website in your browser.

Website Features

Feature: Add-ons
Add-ons
Add-Ons are additional software extensions used by a browser, sometimes referred to as plug-ins, extensions or ActiveX in Internet Explorer.
HopeBC uses ActiveX as an add-on to view the Live Webcam inside your IE Browser. If you do not have it, your browser will notify you to install it.
Go to the "Website Browsers" section to setup this website in your browser.
Feature: Adobe Reader
Adobe® Reader®
Adobe Reader software is the global standard for PDF (Printed Document File) Viewer which allows you to read or view any PDF documents.
HopeBC uses the PDF document format of monthly events within the District of Hope BC. This free software must be installed on your computer to view or print a PDF document. If you do not have it, your browser will notify you to install it.
Feature: Adobe Flash
Adobe® Flash®
Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application that delivers uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across screens and browsers.
HopeBC uses the Adobe Flash Player for media videos and it must be installed in your browser. If you do not have it, your browser will notify you to install it.
Adobe Flash Fixes
If Adobe Flash Player does not work properly on your Internet Explorer version-8+ browser, please use the following link to download the latest fix.
http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/ts/documents/tn_19166/Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip
Feature: Java
Java
Java technology allows you to work and play in a secure computing environment. Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few.
HopeBC Live Webcam uses this functionnality and it has to be installed. If you do not have it, your browser will notify you to install it.
Feature: Youtube
Youtube
YouTube uses Shockwave Flash to allow the viewer to see videos or movies online. You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch a video.
HopeBC uses the Adobe Flash Player for all our media videos. If you do not have it, your browser will notify you to install it.

Website Browsers

Browser: Safari
Apple Safari
Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple and included as part of the Mac OS X operating system. You can use the Safari browser on Windows XP, Vista or Windows-7.
Add-ons Activation
  • Open Safari
  • From the menu, select Edit
  • Select the "Security" Tab
  • Under "Web Content" section, click on the checkbox beside "Enable plug-ins"
  • Close the window
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to run add-ons (plug-ins) in your browser
Iframe Activation
Apple Safari has Iframe enabled by default, no changes are required.
Java Activation
  • Open Safari
  • From the menu, select Edit
  • Select the "Security" Tab
  • Under "Web Content" section, click on the checkbox beside "Enable Java"
  • Close the window
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to run Java in your browser
Javascript Activation
  • Open Safari
  • From the menu, select Edit
  • Select the "Security" Tab
  • Under "Web Content" section, click on the checkbox beside "Enable JavaScript"
  • Close the window
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to run Javascript in your browser
Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • Open Safari
  • From the menu, select Edit
  • Select the "Security" Tab
  • Under "Web Content" section, uncheck the checkbox beside "Block pop-up windows"
  • Close the window
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to open pop-up viewers in your browser
Browser Chrome
Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a free, cross-platform, graphical web browser developed by Google.
Add-ons Activation
Google Chrome has add-ons enabled by default and the browser will let you know which add-on is needed.
Iframe Activation
Google Chrome has Iframe enabled by default, no changes are required.
Java Activation
Google Chrome has Java enabled by default, no changes are required. If you do not have Java already installed, go to java.com for more information.
Javascript Activation
Google Chrome has Javascript enabled by default, no changes are required.
Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • Open Google Chrome
  • If pop-ups have been blocked, you'll see the blocked pop-up alert icon in the address bar
  • Click the icon to see a list of the blocked pop-ups
  • Click the link for the pop-up window that you'd like to see
  • Select "Always show pop-ups from [www.hopebc.com]"
  • This website will now be added to your exceptions list.
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to open pop-up viewers in your browser
Browser: Internet Explorer
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft. This browser is mostly used by users who don't know about security on the internet. This website only supports versions IE7, IE8 and IE9 for the same reasons.
Adobe Flash Fixes
If Adobe Flash Player does not work properly on your Internet Explorer version-8+ browser, please use the following link to download the latest fix.
http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/ts/documents/tn_19166/Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip
Add-ons Activation
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools | Manage Add-ons
  • On the left-hand side under "Add-ons types", select Toolbar and Extensions
  • On the left-hand side under "Show:" dropdown, select "All add-ons"
  • The Webcam uses the ActiveX Control "Airlink101 UltraCamX Class"
  • If not in your list, go to our website menu and select Media > Live Webcam
  • Login into the webcam as a visitor and you will be asked to install it
  • Follow the procedure given to you
  • Once the installation is complete, close Internet Explorer and reopen it again
  • The ActiveX should be on your list
Iframe Activation
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools | Internet Options | Security tab
  • Select the desired zone (Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted Sites)
  • Click on the Custom Level button
  • Scroll down to the "Miscellaneous" Section
  • Then scroll to "Launching programs and files in an IFRAME"
  • Select "Prompt (recommended)" if you wish to decide on a site-by-site basis
  • Click OK
  • Repeat for each of the desired security zones from Step (03) to Step (08)
  • Click OK to exit the Internet Options menu
Java Activation
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • If you do not have Java installed, go to our website menu and select Media > Live Webcam
  • Login into the webcam as a visitor and you will be asked to install it
  • Follow the procedure given to you
  • Once the installation is complete, close Internet Explorer and reopen it again
  • The Java Platform should now be installed
  • Otherwise, go to java.com
Javascript Activation
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools | Internet Options | Security tab
  • Select the desired zone (Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted Sites)
  • Click on the Custom Level button
  • Scroll down to the "Scripting" Section
  • Then scroll to "Active Scripting"
  • Select "Enable"
  • Click OK
  • Repeat for each of the desired security zones from Step (03) to Step (08)
  • Click OK to exit the Internet Options menu
Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools | Pop-up Blocker | Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • In the "Address of website to allow" textbox, type in: www.hopebc.com
  • Click on the button Add
  • Click on the button Close
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to open pop-up viewers in your browser
Browser: Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation.
Add-ons Activation
Mozilla Firefox has add-ons enabled by default and the browser will let you know which add-on is needed.
Iframe Activation
Mozilla Firefox has Iframe enabled by default, no changes are required.
Java Activation
  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • If you do not have Java installed, go to our website menu and select Media > Live Webcam
  • Login into the webcam as a visitor and you will be asked to install it
  • Follow the procedure given to you
  • Once the installation is complete, close Mozilla Firefox an reopen it again
  • The Java Platform should now be installed
  • Otherwise, go to java.com
Javascript Activation
  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Select Tools | Options
  • Select the "Content" Tab
  • Click on the checkbox beside "Enable JavaScript"
  • Click OK
  • In the browser, click the "Back" button to return to the previous page
  • On the menu, click on View | Reload
  • You will now be able to run javascript in your browser
Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Select Tools | Options
  • Select the "Content" Tab
  • Click on the checkbox beside "Block pop-up windows"
  • Click OK
  • On the right-hand side, click on the button "Exceptions..."
  • In the "Address of web site:" textbox, type in: www.hopebc.com
  • Click on the button Allow
  • Click on the button Close
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to open pop-up viewers in your browser
Browser: Opera
Opera
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. Opera runs on a variety of personal computer operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD. Opera is known for originating many features later adopted by other Web browsers.
Add-ons Activation
  • Open Opera
  • Select Tools | Preferences
  • Select the "Advanced" Tab
  • Click on the left menu option "Content"
  • Click on the checkbox beside "Enable plug-ins"
  • Click OK
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to use add-ons (plug-ins) in your browser
Iframe Activation
  • Open Opera
  • Press F12
  • Select the "Edit Site Preferences..." option
  • Select the "Display" Tab
  • Click on the checkbox beside "Enable frames"
  • Click OK
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to have frames in your browser
Java Activation
Opera has Java enabled by default, no changes are required.
Javascript Activation
  • Open Opera
  • Press F12
  • Select the "Edit Site Preferences..." option
  • Select the "Display" Tab
  • Click on the checkbox beside "Enable JavaScript"
  • Click OK
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to have JavaScript in your browser
Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • Open Opera
  • Select Tools | Preferences
  • Select the "General" Tab
  • Under Pop-ups, open the dropdown and select "Block unwanted pop-ups"
  • Click OK
  • Close the browser and reopen it
  • You will now be able to see the viewers in your browser

Website Operating Systems

OS: Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS)
Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Most PCs come with Microsoft Operating System already installed on the computer.
Windows XP / XP Pro
  • Click on the Start Menu
  • Right-click on "My Computer"
  • Select Properties. The "System Properties" window will appear
  • The Operating System is shown here under the "General" Tab
  • Information about your System will be displayed here
Windows Vista
  • Click on the Start Menu
  • Right-click on "Computer"
  • Select Properties. The "System Properties" window will appear
  • The Operating System is shown here under the "General" Tab
  • Information about your System will be displayed here
Windows 7
  • Click on the Start Menu
  • Right-click on "Computer"
  • Select Properties. The "System Properties" window will appear
  • The Operating System is shown here under the "General" Tab
  • Information about your System will be displayed here
OS: Apple
Apple MAC OS X
Mac is based on a vertical integration model in that Apple facilitates all aspects of its hardware and creates its own operating system that is pre-installed on all Mac computers. Mac also has a different version of Operating System similar to Microsoft.
Apple MAC OS X / Snow Leopard
  • Click on the Apple logo on the top left of the menu bar
  • Select the "About This Mac" menu option
  • A window opens which will give you the information about your Operating System
  • If you need more information about your Mac, click on the "More Info..." button
OS: Linux
Linux
Linux is an open-source version of the UNIX operating system with a graphical user interface (GUI) based on the Linux kernel. There are many distribution of Linux and the most common are: Red Hat, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva...
Ubuntu 10.04 - Gnome
  • Click on the System Menu Bar
  • Select Administration option
  • Select System Monitor
  • Click on System Tab
  • The content of the tab will give you the information about your Operating System