The Oregon Judicial Department recently upgraded our website. New features include:
New internet home page
New top-level role based pages for attorneys, jurors, case participants, and self-represented parties
New website content that displays answers to a top ten list of "How Do I...?" questions
Expanded Court Information Finder that allows you to quickly find court addresses, maps, parking information, court phone numbers, and other information
Expanded Spanish pages
Expanded juror information pages
Improved access to court forms and rules
Ads highlighting new Judicial Department website features and news
This Site-Help tour explains the basic website navigation features. This Site-Help tour can help someone search for and find the information sought at the OJD website.
How to Navigate
At the top of the page (header), Oregon Courts, Oregon Judicial Department is present. In the example below, the Oregon Courts, Oregon Judicial Department is present on each page within the OJD Home site. In the same area as Oregon Courts, Oregon Judicial Department, please notice Text Size A+ A- A. Selecting A+ will increase the font size. Selecting A+ more than once will continue to increase the font size. Selecting A- will decrease the font size and again, selecting A- more than once will continue to decrease the font size. Selecting the A will return the font back to the original size with one click.
At the Oregon Judicial Department level, please notice About Us. Selecting this link will take the user to the About Us page. On the About Us page there is information the court believes may be of interest to users of the site. There are also additional links on the secondary pages that will help a user move around the site. The links FAQs and Contact Us are similar in that, selecting one of the links will take a user to the page attached to that link and there will be information that may be helpful.
In the pictured, or site image area, there are links to Espanol and ADA accessibility. These links, like the links above them, will display information concerning the subject matter that is the title on the link. Again, as above, there will be additional links on the secondary pages that will display additional information that may be of help or interest to the user.
The next set of links is the global navigation links. The links include Courts, Services, Materials & Resources, Administration, and Programs. Clicking one of the links takes a user to another page and there will be additional links that can provide additional information (tertiary pages). Typically, the information within the global navigation tabs is the most frequently requested information by users.
The navigation tabs in the above picture (header) should not change within the OJD website. The links should appear in the same order in each OJD Home website page.
Breadcrumb navigation shows the links used (traveled) to get to the page a user is on at a particular time. The name Breadcrumb came from the breadcrumb trail that Hansel and Gretel left to mark the direction they traveled, thus allowing them to find their way back home. Breadcrumb navigation allows backtracking of pages by one or more levels, within the path previously taken. Please see example below of breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs are located directly under the header.
The pages on this site have a search function that allows a user to search the site for court information. The search bar is located to the right of the breadcrumbs and directly under the picture header. Please see the example below of the search feature.
Additional Page Navigation
In choosing one of the global navigational links, (Courts, Services, Materials & Resources, Administration, or Programs) the screen will relocate to a secondary, or tertiary, page. There will be one or more tabs or links on the tertiary pages if a user is looking for additional information. In the example below, please note that the global navigation tab Programs was selected, as denoted by the darker blue color. The eight (8) tabs that are to the right of Programs will provide additional information concerning the topic stated on the tab.
When a user is in a link in the upper header, and then returns to a secondary page, the look and feel of that secondary page differs a bit. Typically, on the secondary pages, there will be a left navigation bar. This left bar may include different areas of interest, or titles, within each page.
Footer with Links
The links at the bottom of the page (footers) are there to guide a user through the OJD website. Using the footers at the bottom of the page eliminates scrolling back to the top of the page to move to a different place within the website.