FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
Who is behind myfishbites.com?
Go visit the 'About' page for more on this. We are a non-profit, one-man band website, putting the youth work and other resources that God has given us online. At times, we use other people's resources when offered.
Do you offer any other services?
We also run a digital media website and service - myfishbitesmedia.co.uk. There are also other links at the top right of every page showing other free resources God's given us.
We have also had contact from various nations (usually in Africa) requesting various things. We are very sorry but we are unable to respond to any requests for money, books or resources. Myfishbites offers a huge range of materials and free downloads already and costs us a considerable amount of time and money. Please be assured myfishbites actively supports work among persecuted Christians, the poor and needy and other organisations bringing God's Word, love and justice.
Great name - where did that come from?
The idea came from a clothing range from the now defunct 'sons not dogs' people who were really helpful to us about the name - for which we thank them!! The name was used because we want to provide youth work resources that are Biblical, that bite and that are real.
Can I submit content?
Yes! If you would like to submit content, please let us know by using the contact page if you feel you have good content. All authors are credited with ideas where possible. We want to honour people and God by giving credit where it's due. Your material must be all your own work, or have the express permission of others who have contributed to the submitted material.
Can I share links with myfishbites?
We do get various requests to share links. The vast majority of these have no relation to youth work, youth resources or the UK which is primarily our user-base. Unless there is a very good reason to link, or unless we know you then we don't share links, sorry. But we do very genuinely pray God's favour over your work :)
Do you do a free newsletter to keep me up-to-date?
We did have a newsletter but do not use the function any longer.
But we are on facebook.
We are also on twitter.
Please connect with us and see you there!!
We are committed to making these web pages work on as many browsers on as many operating systems as posible and go to great lengths to make sure this happens. However, despite our best efforts, as technology develops, glitches can and do happen. We constantly test and check the pages, so if you are experiencing problems please let us know and bear with us as we attempt to fix the problems.
HTML and CSS Validation
This site has been validated by the World Wide Web Consortium for both code and cascading style sheets.
HTML5 and CSS3
Myfishbites does make use of CSS3. HTML5 will also be used in the future. Upgrade your browser to the latest version of Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Internet Explorer.
Typefaces have been used from - http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/
Thanks also to http://css-tricks.com/css3-gradients/
This site uses RSS and is fully validated.
RSS FEED - Click to use /subscribe to the Myfishbites Feed Reader
To make use of myfishbites RSS, you need a 'RSS' or 'Feed' Reader. Some browsers like Safari, Firefox, Opera do this automatically. If you're using another browser, you will need to use a free tool like Free Reader - www.feedreader.com
This site is designed to be used on 19" monitors minimum.
Your other needs for full use of this site
If you want to make the most of this site then you will need to have the following items:
Adobe Reader (to read pdf files)
Microsoft Powerpoint may be helpful (or Powerpoint viewer - PC only)
Proudly created using an iMac - why not consider making the change
Other Software and technology used
The site has been developed using Adobe Creative Suite Premium. The website uses www.godsweb.co.uk as the host, great features at unparalleled prices. They've been a helpful, reliable and excellent Christian company to deal with - highly recommended.
I also used the free code from http://www.mways.co.uk/prog/hidemail.php
We will also be using the free jquery audio scripts from here - pupunzi
This site is not fully compatible with older mobile / cellphones and PDAs, although it displays fine on smartphones. We don't have plans to introduce a mobile-specific version of myfishbites as it would take a huge amount of time, finance and resources.
We hope that this site is easy to navigate and use. We have made every effort to re-design the site to make it more easy to read than before where it was white text on a bluey background. We have also made Verdana the main typeface as it is a little larger and clearer than Arial. We hope this has helped. At the moment there are no plans to make this site accessible directly by speech enabled software.
If you have a Mac it is possible to get the Mac to speak a limited amount of text by going to System Preferences > Speech and using the options there. Mac OSX includes 'VoiceOver' for free - making the operating system friendly for those with visual impairment. Click here for more info about that...
The search facility is provided free of charge by freefind.com and you should type in a word that you are looking for and it will bring up pages containing that word or theme, if contained in the site.