Functionalities of the site

 

Listen

You can listen to the content of a page or paragraph on the Lafarge website by clicking on the "Listen" button.

  • When the button is next to an article, you can listen to the whole article.
  • When the button is next to a paragraph title, you can only listen to that paragraph.
     

If you cannot hear any sound, please check the volume of your speakers, both on the task bar and on the speakers themselves.

Favorites

You can store a page from the site in your browser's memory so you can access it more easily in the future. This function is available on most pages. To use it:

  • click on the "Bookmark" button on the top right of the page,
  • a new window appears,
  • click on the "Favorites" icon represented by a star,
  • follow the instructions supplied by your browser.

Register to RSS feeds

RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") is a real-time information feed which brings together all or part of a website's content in an .xml file.
Registering to the RSS feeds means you are informed automatically, without having to visit the site, when new content is added to your chosen pages.
An RSS feed provides the title and first words of the new information and a link to the complete page.
To use an RSS feed:

  • click on the "RSS-Register" button on the top right of the page,
  • copy the url address that is displayed,
  • add the address to an RSS reader (Netvibes, My Yahoo).
 

Bookmark

You can bookmark a page and share its content with your friends thanks to the main existing social bookmarking tools: Facebook, Delicious, Twitter, Technorati, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Yahoo Bookmark, Google Bookmark.
This function is available on most pages. To use it:

  • click on the "Bookmark" button on the top right of the page,
  • a new window appears,
  • click on the icon you want that represents a social bookmarking tool,
  • follow the instructions.

Print

You can print the content of most of the pages on the Lafarge site:

  • click on the "Print" button at the top right of the page,
  • the page to be printed will open in a new window,
  • click on "Print" in the dialog box which will open.

You can also use the "print" function offered by your browser.

Send

You can send the content of a page on the Lafarge website to 1 or more recipients. To do this:

  • click on the "Send" button at the top left of the page,
  • complete the form (e-mail addresses are not stored and are not used for any other purpose).

Podcast

"Podcast" is a combination of "iPod" and "broadcasting". The podcast function allows you to download content as a sound file then listen to it on an MP3 player without being connected to the internet.

Subscribing to the podcast feed means you can automatically download and listen to new pages as they are added to the site. To subscribe to the podcast feed:

  • download and install a podcast software (generally free of charge), such as iTunesWinamp or Juice,
  • copy the address of the podcast feed from the Lafarge website and paste it into your podcast software,
  • each time you plug your MP3 player into your computer, the player will recover and download the content from the feed.