CoolPage is a rather simple HTML editor that uses
many automated web design processes. AllWebMenus has
a very clear integration path with CoolPage:
Step 1: Export your CoolPage pages in a directory in
CoolPage functions in a way that
conceals entirely the HTML form of the documents from
the user. In order to include AllWebMenus in the CoolPage
pages you will need to have access to the raw HTML format
of the pages and manipulate those in order to attach
the menu to them. However, this is done very easily
through the automated mechanism of AllWebMenus, and
without the need to access the HTML code of each page.
For this reason you have to use "Files->Export"
in CoolPage, to export your pages to a local directory
(let's say to the directory c:\SiteRoot).
Your pages are now saved in HTML
format inside that directory:
Step 2: Compile your menu
From inside AllWebMenus, click on "Tools->Compile
Menu", in order to compile your menu and link it
to your HTML pages:
This opens the "Compile Menu As" dialog.
Select a location under
your C:\SiteRoot folder to save your compiled menu:
Once you follow this step, all the necessary AllWebMenus
files will be automatically saved inside the C:\SiteRoot
Step 3: Link your menu to your web
In the next AllWebMenus window, select the button
that allows you to link the menu to your web pages.
The next window in AllWebMenus allows you to select
the web pages that you wish to contain your menu. You
can select many pages at once and link to as many pages
as you wish. Keep in mind that CoolPage sometimes creates
two different sets of pages, one set of which is only
used by Netscape 4 browsers. You will need to include
all the CoolPage produced pages so that your menu can
appear properly in all browsers.
that runs your menu and adds it inside the selected
Step 4. Publish your updated
web pages and your compiled menu files
The next step requires you to publish your pages to
your web server. This should be done separately from
CoolPage and you should not publish your site by using
the CoolPage Publish feature:
...as this will simply ignore all the additions that
have been done with AllWebMenus. You will need to
use a simple FTP client to upload the documents to
your web server.
to upload all the AllWebMenus files at the exact
same position as they are created inside your local
site structure (i.e. inside the C:\SiteRoot folder).
In other words, your local and remote site should
appear as follows:
Enjoy your Cool Menus online!