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Pc Angels
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Navigation Menus

Post by Pc Angels » Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:45 pm

Hi Norman

I posted this message before but for some reason it didn't submit.

We are working on recreating Joy's ecommerce website http://www.joythestore.com We are keeping the 'front end' of the site how it is and just concentrating on the 'shop' section, using Actinic and Norcat.
There are a few questions we need to ask.

1. Is it possible to have the Section List menu only on the top bar? (the javascript menu) E.g like menswear, womenswear, accessories, gifts & home are displayed on http://www.joy-ful.co.uk/shop/index.php

2. Can we have a previous and next button/navigation on each product page, so you can go from one product to another, within a particular department?

3. If its possible to have a 'special offer 'fragment on the same page as particular type/deparment?
E.g. http://www.joy-ful.co.uk/shop/index.php ... 0.88531000

norman
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Post by norman » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:04 pm

1. Is it possible to have the Section List menu only on the top bar? (the javascript menu) E.g like menswear, womenswear, accessories, gifts & home are displayed on http://www.joy-ful.co.uk/shop/index.php

Once your section structure is defined, the page names are set, so you could hard-code such Navigation in Act_Primary.html.

Another way is to use the Norcat generated Menu. This can be set to show the top-level sections across the screen. Info on that is on http://www.drillpine.biz/norcat/


2. Can we have a previous and next button/navigation on each product page, so you can go from one product to another, within a particular department?

I'm not sure. It is possible to do this in Actinic so it may be better looking on the Actinic Forum community.actinic.com for help there.

3. If its possible to have a 'special offer 'fragment on the same page as particular type/deparment?
E.g. http://www.joy-ful.co.uk/shop/index.php ... 0.88531000

You can duplicate products by starting the T2T Notes fields with

[SECTION NAME]

so if you had an imtermediate section called MENSWEAR then adding

[MENSWEAR]

to the start of a Notes field would make an additional copy of that product in MENSWEAR. Info on this is in the Norcat Options and Flags documentation.
Norman

Marianna

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Post by Marianna » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:10 pm

Thanks Norman,

I have added some code for the navigation and it seems to be working fine, also I got a code for the previous and next sections from Actinic and it seems to be working too. I am going to try out the special offer and thumbnail bits when I have all the data.

Tx

Marianna

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