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User: pumpkin 6 years ago
Is there yet a way to display the current / active page in the navigation menu (different colour, background ...)? If not, it'd be grant if you could consider that :)

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User: Paul-RAGESW 6 years ago
Not yet, but we are working on it.

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User: Guest 6 years ago
Maybe adding a states panel to control the different states of the link " Normal, Rollover, Mouse Down, ... Active"
User: Paul-RAGESW 6 years ago
We already have the normal, mouse over and mouse down settings for shapes and those are used for the navigation. We may add another option their for active or use the mousedown settings.

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User: Guest 6 years ago
How about for the text portion of the navigation?
User: Roddy 6 years ago
Active links in a navigation menu aren't as straight forward as applying rollover colors universally.

Although the style is specified in the site wide CSS, the active link on each individual page has to have the class="active" applied in the HTML like this...

  • Active Link


  • It's easy enough to do if you are inserting your own custom menu but can be time consuming on large sites. The menu on this site is custom with active links...

    http://roddymckay.com/EasyWeb/index.html

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    User: Guest 6 years ago
    Other apps have made this fairly simple for the user allowing you to select the text then change the color on which ever state you want.

    (not saying the coding is a breeze)

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    User: Anne B. 3 years ago
    I agree ! This is definitely a basic option that you should consider add. The user cannot know in which page he is. The only solution right now is to do each menu manually page by page and it means you cannot use the master fonction....
    User: Roddy 3 years ago
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    The user cannot know in which page he is.

    The content area of every web page should start with an h2 heading with the page name. This name should be similar to the one in the navigation menu.

    On larger sites with two or more levels, the normal way to let visitors know where they are is by using Breadcrumbs.

    There is at least one navigation widget which allows the user to set the current page color.

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    User: Robert G. 3 years ago
    I have faced the same problem. The best work around I have found is to have the main navigation in the master page but create a page specific 'active' button with 'always on top' set on the page being viewed. In my case this sort of works but it is not ideal:

    Turnbull Homes

    As yet there is no option for (e.g.) 'white text on mouse down' as you say.
    User: Roddy 3 years ago
    You really should have an h2 heading with the page name at the top of the content area. Your site doesn't even have an h1 heading as you have used an image instead.

    Since you are using HTML4 - rather then HTML5 - the heading hiierarchy is really important for SEO. See THIS page for more info about this subject and THIS page for more info about the advantage of using HTML5 layout containers.

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    User: Robert G. 3 years ago
    Thanks for your concern Roddy. I am a great fan of Everweb Codebox as you can probably tell, however, the site I have linked in this discussion, although live, is really more of a proof of concept thing for now; hits are not a major concern for anyone involved at this stage (if we get them great but no one is looking for this just now and the site is far from finished). I haven't even attempted to sort out the SEO as yet, just getting the content in place first and working out what we need. I have also created the same site in Muse and I am also looking into a version using the latest RapidWeaver too. They each have pros and cons but I find I really like the EverWeb approach and the degree of control it affords coming from a print design background. As a total novice in web design, I'm not sure what you mean when you say I am using HTML4 instead of HTML5, perhaps you can elaborate?
    User: Roddy 3 years ago
    You should start a new topic about the advantages of using HTML5.

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    User: Robert G. 3 years ago
    Thanks Roddy. I have looked at the pages you linked and your point is well taken about planning SEO before putting pen to paper (or pixel to screen in this case). Like I said, no one is looking for this just now (think of it as a public beta that only staff are looking at purely for content). I'm gonna continue to show my ignorance here: are you saying that on the HTML5 & SEO page of your site (the one with the picture of Northwest Carolina) you use HTML5 for your first example and HTML4 for the second?
    User: Roddy 3 years ago
    See THIS TOPIC for info about five new widgets for creating navigation with an active class to display the current page.

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