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Website Design

Our website is designed to be fully responsive, meaning the view of content will change depending on the width of the device you are using. As an example, if the information provided was across 3 columns, on a PC or Laptop you will see 3 columns, but on a Smart phone it will be displayed as a single column.

To make things easier on a Smart phone the images are resized to cut down on space taken or even removed altogether and some of the additional menu features are also removed so they don't get in the way.

Our website is made up of a number of separate websites in order for us to provide all the information. Some of these sites don't work in this responsive way, we are working with our suppliers to rectify this situation so that no matter what type of device you use or the section of the website you are in you will get the information correctly displayed.

Use of PDF. files on the website

Where information we need to provide is too large or complex to display on a web page, Basildon Council provides the information as an Adobe Acrobat .PDF file.

To view these files you will need to have the free Adobe Reader viewer installed on your computer.  If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download and install this to your computer free of charge.  Visit: Get Acrobat Reader (opens new window).

To view a .PDF file attachment : if you have the Adobe Acrobat viewer installed on your PC then just click on the link to the .PDF file where it appears on a web page.

  • Depending on your browsers settings it will then open in either the web browser window you are using or in a separate browser window.
  • Use either your browser's 'back' button, or close the second window, to return to our website.
  • If you want to open the .PDF file in a separate browser window (or tab if your browser supports tabbed browsing), so that you can continue to surf the web while the .PDF file downloads, then 'right mouse click' on the appropriate document link that you want to use, and from the range of given options select 'open in new window'.  You can then swap between windows using the task bar at the bottom of the screen or tabs in your browser window.

To download and save a .PDF file attachment:

  • 'right mouse click' on the appropriate document link
  • select 'save target as ...',
  • browse to the location on your hard disk where you want to save the file to
  • click 'save'.

You can now open and use the file 'off-line'.

Visually Impaired

If you are visually impaired and need help viewing the .PDF attachments on this website then please visit the Adobe Accessibility website for assistance where you can find out how to configure the free Adobe Reader software to work with the assistive technology you may use and obtain greater access to PDF files: Adobe Accessibility.