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Navigation bars in Dreamweaver
Navigation bars which can change automatically

 7:13 am on Feb 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is it possible to add a navigation bar in dreamweaver which automatically includes the Child level pages or Top level pages or same level pages as appear in the Site Map?

Like in Front page, when you apply a theme to your site, the navigation bar in any page can automatically include all the pages on top of the current page or child level pages.

Is it possible to do the same using Dreamweaver?





 9:07 am on Feb 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

Not entirely sure what you mean.

But in DW you can use libraies or templates, the libraies are like snippets of html so that you can create a nav bar point it to your files and then any other pages you make will just use that same piece of code. Updating it will update all the other pages that use it.


 9:22 am on Feb 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

You see what I mean?

In front page you can apply a theme to your whole web site. Every time you add a new page the navigation bar adds a button for that page automatically.

This means that if you set the navigation bar's properties appropriately, for every new page front-page will add a button to the navigation bars of the rest of the pages.

How can I do the same in Dreamweaver???



 2:30 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

That particular feature of FP is precisely the thing that produces all that code-bloat and unhappy SEOs. It's a neat concept that doesn't work very smoothly in its execution.

Fortunately you can do the same thing in FP without themes with Include Pages, or you could use SSI. I don't have DreamWeaver, so I can't say what it does...

Yes, the idea of having the software auto-generate links on your navigation is nice, but with only a little more work on your side you can do almost the exact same thing, and still have control over the end result.


 8:44 am on Feb 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Looks like this issue got handled in a new thread:

Please post any further comments over there.


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