Information on the MTA portal conforms to guidelines designed for easy navigation.
Each of the MTA pages has a graphical navigation section at the top and down the left hand side of the screen. We have also provided a breadcrumb trail on the top right-hand side of the screen to help you return to the pages where you came from. Another non graphical navigation can be found at the bottom of the page. The bottom menu does not change to display the sub-sections for the main options.The graphic links include a description box informing the user where the link will go. This can be viewed by placing the pointer over the image.Some of the sections have also a drop down menu with text links making the website more user-friendly.
The MTA portal has been designed with all users in mind. The standard outline guide for the site is for a resolution of 1024x768 using 256 colours. However the can still be viewed with lower resolution than the above.
The MTA portal has been fully tested on browser ranging from Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and above, Netscape 7.1 browsers and Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 browsers. The MTA portal uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to format the textual information within each page. Only browsers from version 5.5 upwards fully understand CSS formatting.
Any page can be printed from the web by the user-selecting file, print from the menu option within Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape.
Book marking pages
To bookmark a particular page the user selects Favourites, Add to Favourites from the menu option within Microsoft Internet Explorer or Bookmarks, Add Bookmarks in Netscape.
To complete a search the user has to enter a word or collection of words into the text search box. Pressing the return key or clicking on the go button will present the user with a listing of documents which correspond to the search details. These results will be rated, the most complete matches will be listed first and decreasing in relevance as the user goes further down the list.
The MTA portal supplies a contact form within the "Contact Us" section, to give users an opportunity to voice their comments on the service. Once the form has been completed the user must click on the submit button at the bottom of the page. This will forward the information to the Malta Tourism Authority. We cannot reply to every query but each one will be read and acted upon where necessary.
Any page displayed on your browser can be saved to your local drive. Select File, Save as from the menu option within Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape.
Some pages within the MTA portal are in other formats other than HTML or ASP. These are portable document files (pdf). To read these files the user requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software which can be freely downloaded from the Internet.