navigation and logical organization makes it easy to navigate and
find the information you're looking for in our website.
Let's take a closer look:
1. You will always know what section of our website you're in
by the banner at the top of the page.
2. The primary menu (always present at the top of the page)
divides our website into six main categories: Business
Development, Our Government, Explore Our Community, Services and
Departments, Reference Desk, and Event Calendar.
3. The secondary menu will change depending on what section of
the website you're in.
4. Larger sections of our website (i.e., Services and
Departments), will have tertiary-level menus (and sometimes even
quad-level menus). Menus within sections are always present
on the page. More information on tertiary menus is
5. Search the website here. Or for advanced search
functionality, visit our Search page
(also available by clicking on Reference Desk, then Search.
6. Quick Links brings commonly viewed pages to your fingertips.
7. Events Calendar and Document Library are available on every
page. Links to comprehensive event information and document
library are available at the bottom of these events/documents.
More on Tertiary
Larger sections of our website (i.e., Services and
Departments), will have tertiary-level menus. Along the top
will be links to information related to each section. For
example, if you click on FAQs in the above menu, you would be
linked directly to the Planning & Community Development FAQs.
Same for Forms/Permits, Links and Contact Information.
Clicking on Locate Us will take you to a City Map.
If you see in a tertiary menu, it means there is another
"section" of information, not just a single page of information.
For example, if you click on Zoning Division in the above menu, a
"quad menu" will appear with additional items.
If you see in a
tertiary menu, it means that particular menu item is available in
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Clicking on it will open the .pdf
document in a new browser window. See more information on .pdf
documents in Printing/Downloading.
When we think our visitors would want to print the information
we are presenting in our website, we make it available in Adobe
format (.pdf), indicated by this symbol:
If you are having problems viewing .pdf documents,
download the free Acrobat Reader here.
To print a .pdf document, left click on the link, then click on
the printer icon, or click on File/Print.
To print information on a page in our website where a .pdf is
not available (just a regular page), highlight what you want
printed, click on File/Print, then select "Selection" under Print
Range. This way all the graphics (buttons along the top and
left side) will not print.
To download a .pdf file to your computer's hard drive, left
click on the link, then click on the save icon (looks like a
disk). Enter the filename and click Save. You can also
right click, then "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save
Link As" (Netscape). Enter the filename and click Save.
We've optimized our imagery as much as possible without
affecting the quality of the graphics. This minimizes slow
download times. In addition, graphics are also sliced
optimally to minimize slow download times.
Our website is designed so that it can be viewed as easily at
800x600 resolution as 1024x768. No need to scroll left/right
at the lower resolution. If you have to scroll left/right to
see the entire page, your resolution is set too low. To
adjust your resolution, go to your computer desktop, right click,
go to Properties, then select the "Settings" tab.
Some services in our website open new browser windows on your
computer. Unfortunately, this technology is similar to the
approach used for those annoying pop-up and pop-under
advertisements. If you have pop-up blocker software on your
computer, this content may not be displayed. To work around
this problem, simply suspend the operation on the pop-up blocker
software, open the page, then re-engage your pop-up blocker
difficulties can be reported here.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, use our advanced
search feature. Detailed help on Searching is available on
the Search Page.
We also offer an alphabetical listing of Services in our
Services Directory page.
We thought is was important to make our website accessible.
Websites are accessible if they can be used as effectively by
people with disabilities as by those without. A sighted
visitor will not even notice, though. The steps taken to
make a website accessible are "behind the scenes."
City of Farmington Hills webmaster by clicking here.