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I'd personally would like to hand code it, which is what I'll end up doing anyway if me makes me use FP.
What kind of naviation do you like, and where do you like it; top bottom, left, right.
Thanks for the ideas!
I still use FP for low budget sites and find it more productive for simple sites (but more limiting) than the "pro" web wysiwyg editors, once you understand the program.
FP includes are OK to use and I've never had a problem with the regular text mouseovers or image maps(but have with the "hover button" rollovers).
So, If you MUST use FP, just make your own nav in a table, instead of using their "shared borders". You can even use their block diagram thingy. If you turn off "add to navigation" on each of the pages in the block diagram, FP won't try to create a nav system.
And (as stated above), you can create, add, delete or modify the graphics and colors and fonts of an FP "theme" as much as you like - and even save it as a new official FP theme. Or use no theme and just do your own "look".
I like to have a text only list of links at the page bottom, you know - the traditional "¦ Home ¦ About Us ¦..." sort of thing (in an include) for the robots and the occasional human that needs them.
My favorite layout is the one FP uses (they did their usability homework):
-Nav column on left for local folders and subfolders
-Logo and page Title along the top
-Nav along the top for links that should always be accessible from any page
But, I like to do a breadcrumb trail across the top as well.
I also like just having every available link to every page in a left column and no nav on top, if the site is small enough.
Ok, try this idea (I blow off FP!) we go with the major sub-heading pages at the top with a logo (I hate our logo, it can't be resized, and it's virtually impossible to duplicate, grrrrrrr!)the left we do a js in a 2 column table and we do the typical text link of those items in the js at the bottom.
The site they we are consider going e-commerce it tricker; they sell gps like equipment. We used a js Menu Tree in the past and broke it down buy equipment type, then mfg, then style, then produced a frame page with model nos on top and descriptions on the bottom. I'd like to get away from that if at all possible. Anybody got any ideas Please...........