How to use AllWebMenus with HotDog
AllWebMenus has a very simple and intuitive way for attaching your menus to web pages created with HotDog:
Step 1: Specify the HTML files you wish to contain your menu
Suppose your web site is under the C:\SiteRoot local folder. This means that the HTML files that you wish to contain your menu are located inside that folder:
In HotDog your web site structure would appear as follows:
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 C:\SiteRoot folder to save your compiled menu:
Once you do this step, all the necessary AllWebMenus files will be automatically saved inside the C:\SiteRoot 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 can select many pages at once and link to as many pages as you wish.
Step 4: Link your menu to your web pages
You can use the remote server features of HotDog or your favorite FTP client to upload all the necessary files to your web server.
Remember 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 HotDog your local and remote site should appear as follows:
Enjoy your menus online!