How to use AllWebMenus with Adobe GoLive
Adobe GoLive is a versatile Web Authoring tool that can
be integrated with AllWebMenus in a manner of ways. You
can simply use the "generic approach" for all the pages
that are created with GoLive by compiling the menus and
linking to them individually. Here, we present an alternative
method that you can use with GoLive to make the
maintenance of your GoLive sites simpler.
Suppose you have created a site with GoLive (with the name Site) which appears as follows:
In order to attach your menus to the pages of this site you can follow the following steps.
Step 1: Create a component to be used for all your pages
Add a page component in GoLive by selecting Components, right-clicking and selecting "New Page":
Here we select footer.html as the name of this object, but of course you can select any name you wish.
Step 2: Compile your menu
Click on "Tools Compile Menu" to compile your menu:
This opens the "Compile Menu As" dialog. Select a location under your Site structure to save your compiled menu:
Once you do this step, all the necessary AllWebMenus files will be automatically saved inside the Site folder.
Step 3: Link your menu to your web pages
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
will simply need to link to the footer.html page which
is found in the Site.data/Components directory. You
do not need to select any of your other HTML files.
Step 4: Attaching the footer component to the HTML pages
In order to achieve this, double click
on your pages in GoLive and drag the Object icon to
the bottom of the page. Make sure there are no spaces
or other text under the object as this can create conflicts
for older browsers. Once you do this, click on Reference
in the Inspector pane:
...and associate footer.html with that object:
You will need to assign this object
at the bottom of all your pages if you wish the menu
to appear in them. If you are using a Template for
your Site you can simply include the footer in the
Template and all your pages will have the menu immediately
on application of the template.
Step 5: Publish your updated web pages and your compiled menu files
You can use the GoLive Site FTP feature to upload the full set of pages along with the menu files to your web server:
Enjoy your menus online!