Roger Bell of Footnote.com alerted me on Saturday at the Family History Fair that the commercial database site http://www.footnote.com/ would unveil their new record viewer early this week. It's here!
On the previous Footnote viewer screen, there was only one navigation tool to move forward or backward in a particular record - the filmstrip at the bottom of the page. To go Back to the results page, the user clicked on the "Go Back" button.
Here is the screen shot of a page in the Revolutionary War Pension file for Philip Row of New Jersey:
The user can grab a corner of the magnifier and expand its scope, and can use the mouse to drag it around the image. I really like this!
In the screens above, there is a navigation ribbon above the Menu (and below the Footnote viewer banner menu) that displays every step in the process that Footnote takes to get to a specific document image. For this example, the navigation ribbon says:
Using this list of pages, I could navigate to another page in the file. I could also have used the Microfilm Strip at the bottom of the page.