How to use this website

This web page will give you hints and tips on how to make the most of the content and tools available on this site and help you to find your way around the timbre website.

General internet usage guidance is available on the BBC website at BBC webwise.


The menu on the top of the screen shows the main content sections of the website. When you click on one of these content sections the relevant related subsections and pages will be shown on the left.

The current page is always indicated in green in the horizontal line below the top navigation, so the sections you have clicked on to reach the current page remain visible to help you find your way back to previous pages. Additionally, subsections are highlighted in green on the left to show you where you are.

You can use the back button on your browser to return to the page you last visited.

You can click on the timbre logo at the top of every page or on the „Home“ in the navigation bar at the left at the bottom of each page to return to the home page.

If there are related web pages, forms, documents or external links, these will be highlighted in green.

On the bottom of each page, you find a second navigation bar which contains web pages regarding the website. Below this, you find a sit map of all sections. If you know the name of the section you like to visit you can find it and navigate to it quickly there rather than clicking through the sections.


At the top right of each site, you find in a light grey rectangle different icons indicating the following functionalities:

Printer - Print the webpage

PDF - Convert webpage into a PDF. To view a PDF file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from

Question mark  - Get to this Help section

Letter A minus - Reduce font size

Letter A plus - Increase font size

Blck-white-circle - Change colored text to black


At the top right of each page is a search box to help you find the information you are looking for on the timbre website. You can search exactly like you would on Google or other sites.

You can enter your search words in the top-right of any page and it will look for keywords in all sections of the website.

Enter one or more keywords and click on the ‘Search’ button to bring up a list of pages which are related to the word or words you have searched for. Try to make your search as specific as possible because if you just use a common word you may get lots of results.


The majority of downloadable files on the timbre website are PDF files. To view a PDF file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from

Browser compatibility

The timbre website is designed to be fully compatible with most common browsers, such as:

  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Netscape

Our content should be legible and online forms be functional. - If you experience any problems, you may choose to update your browser to the latest version via the appropriate suppliers website.


We hope you find the timbre website easy to use but if you have any suggestions for improvements or experience any problems please provide us with feedback using the Contact link at the bottom of every web page.