This website is designed to help you research the complex orchestrated event of the September 11th attack, its context, the misinformation surrounding it, and the exploitation of it. It is a large site containing more than 500 pages. This page describes tools for using the site, and describe how the site is organized, with a view to helping you use it more effectively.
This website is designed to facilitate ease of navigation, as described below. It also has several special pages provided to assist navigation
- Site Map - a listing of most of the site's pages and presentations
- Recently Modified Pages - a date-sorted list of recently modified or created pages
- Glossary - an alphebetical list of 9/11/01-related terms with accompanying definitions
- Highlights - links to some of the site's more summary pages
At the top level, the site divides into two branches: the content hierarchy and the adjunct documents. The content hierarchy is a tree of pages, designed to be browsed in any order or read sequentially. The adjunct documents are all the pages other than the content hierarchy. These two branches are distinguished by the colors of the navigation bars, which are darker for the content hierarchy.
The Content Hierarchy
The content hierarchy is essentially a hyper-text book, which emphasizes the tree-structure organization over the sequential order of the pages. At the top level, the content is divided into a handful of sections. Most pages provide a horizontal navigation bar near the top of the page, with a tab for each section, and a vertical navigation bar on the left of the page, displaying the contents for the currently selected section. The current page highlights both its section on the top navigation bar and its title on the left navigation bar. This structure allows one-click access to the main pages of each section, and two-click access to all pages in the content hierarchy having an entry in the section's contents bar.
When we first created the website, we considered two contrasting organizational schemes, one based on different ways of viewing the event, and the other based on what and who was involved in the event -- schemes we label functional and topical. The functional scheme divides the content into six main sections:
Alternatively, the topical scheme divides the contents along the lines of the targets of the attack:
- Twin Towers
- Building 7
- Ground Zero
While the topical organization would seem appropriate to 9-11 Research, given our concentration on the physical evidence of the attack, it would not be conducive to analysis that combines data from the different parts of the attack. Since we emphasize that the attack was an intricately coordinated series of assaults, we chose the functional organization, because it better accommodated the creation of timelines and analysis of the attack as a whole. The functional organization also helps to distinguish between reporting, evidence, and analysis.
Although we adopted the functional organization to divide the content hierarchy at the top level, you will notice that the organization within several of the sections recapitulates the topical scheme, listing pages for the World Trade Center, Pentagon attack, flights, and so forth.
The scope of each of the main sections in the content hierarchy is as follows:
Provides background information on the targets and the entities that were supposed to protect us.
Provides the specifics of the September 11th assaults, (lack of) defensive response to them, and apparently related events in the immediate run-up to the attack.
Documents the actions of authorities in response to the attack, ranging from their handling of evidence and investigations, to the implementation of domestic and international policies in open defiance of constitutional due process and international law.
Includes archives of available evidence, such as photographs, videos, and eyewitness reports, and describes the status of evidence not available to the public.
Is a guided tour of some of the absurdities of the official story and its most prominent spokespersons.
Subjects the events of September 11th to simple rational analysis using high-school-level chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
The Adjunct Documents
The adjunct documents branch of the site includes all its parts that are not in the content hierarchy. This includes some original content that recapitulates material in the content hierarchy in a different form, such as the slideshows and interviews in the talks section, and the articles in the essays section. The Site Guide section -- the subject of this page -- includes the following special navigation pages described above: