7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 17, 2008 7:56 AM by Newsgroup_User

    linking index page in navigation

    nicknamewastaken Level 1
      I built a drop down nav in FW.

      the FW nav html is kept in my images folder. FW also created an image folder inside my image folder for the slices.

      In DW it works fine and navigates to all pages that are kept in a folder called "site"

      my HOME link is looking for my index page in the site folder where all my other pages are kept.

      how do i change the link to not search in the site folder for the index page?

      FW is automatially adding "site/index.html to my link action"

      tq
        • 1. Re: linking index page in navigation
          Level 7
          You are being confused by using FW to write your HTML. FW's HTML abilities
          are really best used for prototyping and *not* for production work. You
          would be so much better off by using FW ONLY for production of your web
          graphics, and leaving the heavy lifting to DW.

          Nevertheless, is the 'site' folder the top-level folder in your workspace
          for this site?

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          "nicknamewastaken" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I built a drop down nav in FW.
          >
          > the FW nav html is kept in my images folder. FW also created an image
          > folder
          > inside my image folder for the slices.
          >
          > In DW it works fine and navigates to all pages that are kept in a folder
          > called "site"
          >
          > my HOME link is looking for my index page in the site folder where all my
          > other pages are kept.
          >
          > how do i change the link to not search in the site folder for the index
          > page?
          >
          > FW is automatially adding "site/index.html to my link action"
          >
          > tq
          >
          >

          • 2. Re: linking index page in navigation
            nicknamewastaken Level 1
            Murray thanks for the answer. I solved it by linking within DW. I think this is what you were suggesting.
            tq
            • 3. Re: linking index page in navigation
              Level 7
              In a broader sense, I was suggesting to never use FW HTML. FW is a graphics
              application, and while it can write HTML, the result is only suitable for
              prototyping, not production.

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              "nicknamewastaken" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Murray thanks for the answer. I solved it by linking within DW. I think
              > this is what you were suggesting.
              > tq

              • 4. Re: linking index page in navigation
                nicknamewastaken Level 1
                Murray thanks again, I have a follow up.

                How do suggest I create an html drop down menu in fireworks/dreamweaver? ( or do you).

                I like the ease of creating it and allowing the program to do the work, but I hear it's not best.

                Lastly, what do you see as the main purpose of fireworks? Buttons? Navigation?

                Currently I use CS2 design premium and Studio 8. Next week my CS4 Master Collection arrives.

                thanks for all of your answers in the forums!
                tq
                • 5. Re: linking index page in navigation
                  Level 7
                  > How do suggest I create an html drop down menu in fireworks/dreamweaver?
                  > ( or
                  > do you).

                  Sure - I use drop-down / fly-out menus on nearly every site. For me there
                  is nothing better than the ProjectSeven menus (specifically PopMenuMagic),
                  but I have also used TreeMenuMagic, and TabBarMagic.

                  > I like the ease of creating it and allowing the program to do the work,
                  > but I
                  > hear it's not best.

                  I would not recommend using FW pop-up menus. And I never recommend using FW
                  to write your HTML.

                  > Lastly, what do you see as the main purpose of fireworks? Buttons?
                  > Navigation?

                  Rapid prototyping, and creation of web graphics.

                  > thanks for all of your answers in the forums!

                  You're welcome!

                  --
                  Murray --- ICQ 71997575
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                  "nicknamewastaken" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > Murray thanks again, I have a follow up.
                  >
                  > How do suggest I create an html drop down menu in fireworks/dreamweaver?
                  > ( or
                  > do you).
                  >
                  > I like the ease of creating it and allowing the program to do the work,
                  > but I
                  > hear it's not best.
                  >
                  > Lastly, what do you see as the main purpose of fireworks? Buttons?
                  > Navigation?
                  >
                  > Currently I use CS2 design premium and Studio 8. Next week my CS4 Master
                  > Collection arrives.
                  >
                  > thanks for all of your answers in the forums!
                  > tq
                  >

                  • 6. Re: linking index page in navigation
                    JoeDaSilva Level 4
                    Fireworks is a graphics application at heart, with some extra features designed to make web designers lives easier. Macromedia, and then later Adobe, designed Fireworks for the web from the ground up. This gives it a distinct advantage over Photoshop or Illustrator in terms of workflow.

                    Here's a great article on Fireworks:

                    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/why_fireworks.html

                    Here's some history on the Fireworks menu:

                    http://www.losingfight.com/blog/2006/08/11/the-sordid-tale-of-mm_menufw_menujs/

                    The ugly truth of the matter is that those menus weren't intended to be used for "prototyping". They've been apart of Fireworks long before Adobe added the "rapid prototyping" marketing angle to the software. But as Murray and others have stated numerous times, the code they create leaves something to be desired. A Google search for "CSS list menu" can provide plenty of great alternatives.
                    • 7. Re: linking index page in navigation
                      Level 7
                      > The ugly truth of the matter is that those menus weren't intended to be
                      > used
                      > for "prototyping". They've been apart of Fireworks long before Adobe added
                      > the
                      > "rapid prototyping" marketing angle to the software.

                      Unfortunately, you are correct. It's a way of making a silk purse from a
                      sow's ear, really. The actuality of it is that you will never find an
                      experienced developer using something like that. And, since they *do*
                      function in a tightly controlled environment, they seem suitable for
                      prototyping....

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                      "JoeyD1978" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > Fireworks is a graphics application at heart, with some extra features
                      > designed
                      > to make web designers lives easier. Macromedia, and then later Adobe,
                      > designed
                      > Fireworks for the web from the ground up. This gives it a distinct
                      > advantage
                      > over Photoshop or Illustrator in terms of workflow.
                      >
                      > Here's a great article on Fireworks:
                      >
                      > http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/why_fireworks.html
                      >
                      > Here's some history on the Fireworks menu:
                      >
                      > http://www.losingfight.com/blog/2006/08/11/the-sordid-tale-of-mm_menufw_menujs/
                      >
                      > The ugly truth of the matter is that those menus weren't intended to be
                      > used
                      > for "prototyping". They've been apart of Fireworks long before Adobe added
                      > the
                      > "rapid prototyping" marketing angle to the software. But as Murray and
                      > others
                      > have stated numerous times, the code they create leaves something to be
                      > desired. A Google search for "CSS list menu" can provide plenty of great
                      > alternatives.
                      >