5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2012 4:43 AM by MurraySummers RSS

    Problems with side nav controls in CS3

    Sam York Fox Community Member

      I am using CS3 and have a problem with my side navigation buttons when I am trying to nest my pages. I did not design the website originally  and do not have access to the person who did. The examples of the pages are: http://www.foxthermalinstruments.com/index.php for the page that is working correctly and http://www.foxthermalinstruments.com/resources/communication_manuals.php for the page where the side nav is messed up. I would like to nest my pages for SEO purposes but I can't solve the problem with the side nav.

        • 1. Re: Problems with side nav controls in CS3
          MurraySummers CommunityMVP

          What do you mean when you say "nest my pages"?

           

          Anyhow, I am seeing lots of "not found" files in this list -

           

          SafariScreenSnapz065.jpg

           

          But I don't see a reason for the missing images to be sized differently as they are....

          • 2. Re: Problems with side nav controls in CS3
            Sam York Fox Community Member

            Thank you for responding.

             

            By nested I mean: that there is a heirarchy to the pages, for instance, foxthermalinstruments.com/resources/communication_manuals.php, instead of foxthermalinstruments.com/communication_manuals.php. That way it is kind of a trail of where they came from. So instead of all of my webpages just being under the foxthermalinstruments.com there would be folders and they would be broken up into appropriate folders. However, when I break them up into folders then the side navigation buttons get messed up. (see the example: www.foxthermalinstruments.com/resources/communication_manuals.php)

             

            I am somewhat familiar with Dreamweaver, but I am not sure what it means when you say that you are seeing lots of "not found" files in the list. I see them too, but what does it mean?

            • 3. Re: Problems with side nav controls in CS3
              MurraySummers CommunityMVP

              It means that the links that are contained in your pages do not point to the correct location on the remote server.

               

              The first rule of working with files in DW is that you NEVER move files around using FINDER/EXPLORER.  If you move files, move them from within the DW Files panel.  That will keep all of your files properly linked.

               

              Next, to achieve your "nesting" (which is normally how sites are organized), just create the folders in the site using DW, and place the files you want to be there within those folders.  For example, if you want to have a link like "resources/communication_manuals.php", you would create a 'resources' folder in the local site at the root level, and move the 'communication_manuals.php' file into that folder.

               

              Make sense?

              • 4. Re: Problems with side nav controls in CS3
                Sam York Fox Community Member

                Your answer made sense, and I tried it, however it didn't work. The side nav is still messed up. See the following page:  http://www.foxthermalinstruments.com/ft3/ft3.php.

                • 5. Re: Problems with side nav controls in CS3
                  MurraySummers CommunityMVP

                  This page - http://www.foxthermalinstruments.com/ - is at the root level of your site.  It links to the arrow image you use in your left menu like this -

                   

                  <img src="horiz-menu.css3prj_files/css3menu1/resultset_next.png" alt="Applications">

                   

                  This page - http://www.foxthermalinstruments.com/ft3/ft3.php - is one folder level below the root of your site.  It links to the arrow image like this -

                   

                  <img src="horiz-menu.css3prj_files/css3menu1/resultset_next.png" alt="Applications">

                   

                  That's clearly wrong as it should be like this -

                   

                  <img src="../horiz-menu.css3prj_files/css3menu1/resultset_next.png" alt="Applications">

                   

                  Does the left navigation on those pages look right when you open them in DW?  Have you moved the pages to other folders when you upload them, or are they uploaded to the same locations on the remote server?

                   

                  Anyhow, the solution is to just remake the links in DW so that they point to the correct locations.