This site has over 400 pages, long and short, many of which
thread from one to the next and over 1500 images.
If you are new to working glass, then "What Can I Do With Glass?"
If you want to explore furnace glass specifically, a good place to start is the
narrative of a glassblowing session in the Glossary of Tools,
The core of the site is the
Sitemap, which contains several tables that organize the starting
points of threads
through the site. Almost every page on the site
has a link back to the Sitemap, as this one does above.
The top of the table columns gives a category name to the items
in the column
and it is assumed that a person with an interest in
one entry may enjoy the others.
An ever increasing number of hyperlinks in the pages join topics
Many pages have a table of contents of related pages as well as links within the
so the first screen offers quick jumps.
More recently, instead of maintaining these reference tables on every page,
reference center has been set up, like metalctr.htm
For the person focused on words, there are
several indexes and glossaries that allow reviewing
directly to an entry in a web page.
every glossary entry in a long alphabetical list which links throughout
One notable index is to images. Every image on the site should
have an alt label and these labels are gathered in the image index for examination and reference.
Another useful one for repeat visitors is the update index, showing most recent changes
at the top
with a summary index being
a small file with just the most recent ten or twelve.
These can be
accessed directly from the current edition of Hot
Glass Bits, my newsletter that started on paper. This page also has a
convenient link that will notify you when the issue is changed, which happens up
couple of times a week.
A search engine is provided for word searches.
Access is at the bottom of the Sitemap.
Several Tables of Contents are provided to
further group access choices, including one for the issues of Hot
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