Hungary SIG #Hungary Re:Cemeteries in Hungary #hungary


Carolyn Roth
 

Thanks for your critique. I had a short go at this and experienced all the
frustrations described, but since the scroll control was by that time
disabled, I could do nothing about it. I will have another go.

Carolyn Roth (researching Reich, Neumann, Nabel)

From: tom klein <h-sig@ecologicaltech.com>
Reply-To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: Re:[h-sig] Cemeteries in Hungary
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 08:51:11 -0400

That's an amazing site, and thanks for pointing it out! (really.)

However, being a curmudgeon, I would also like to add some warnings (and
tips):

be prepared to battle one of the worst web site designs I've ever seen.
First, be ready to turn off your speakers, because the full voice,
cantorial rendition of kol nidre never stops.

and after the assault on your ears, be prepared for severe eyestrain, since
the type used to display the data has almost no contrast (medium gray on a
deep red and black background), which no combination of colour/resolution
settings could make it more than barely readable on my high-quality
monitor. tip: selecting the contents of the page will highlight it in a
different colour, and often make it easier to read. (using an alternate
web browser, i managed to override text and link colour - setting both to
bright blue at least makes it readable, albeit not pretty.)

just for an additional challenge, the site's "belepes (teljes kepernyo)"
option >from the main page gives you the chance to disable your window
scroll bars, making navigation "interesting" - tip: it's better to select
"belepes (ablak)".

and last but not least, be warned that selection by name and date
simultaneously results in server error messages.

it's just very frustrating to see such a rich resource buried behind such a
misdesigned interface.



....... tom klein, toronto


Stephen Schmideg <stephen@sicore.com.au> wrote:

I don't believe the following website has been brought to the group's
attention:

http://www.oroklet.hu/

Not all cemeteries are available, but it contains a very thorough
listing of Jewish burials in Hungary.
You can search by name and cemetery.
It gives such information as birth and death dates, maiden and married
names and plot numbers.
The site is in Hungarian, but it is easy to work out for those who don't
speak the language, or use the dictionary at
http://szotar.sztaki.hu/index.hu.jhtml

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