Problems with Nortree and 'Best Sellers' layout.

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Yo-yo Monster
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Problems with Nortree and 'Best Sellers' layout.

Post by Yo-yo Monster » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:52 pm

Hi all

I'm building a new website for my boss (old site is at http://anti-gravity.co.uk) and I've got a couple of problems.

The first is menu placement. We are using Actinic 7 with Brochure, the new site is based on the 'Best Sellers' layout supplied.

Using the placement tool in Nortree doesn't work very well because the side bar menus in Brochure and Catalog are different lengths, causing white gaps in the sidebar that I really can't have. Any work-around?

Also, we're using the single product in a sub-section/Link back system (from the Advanced User Guide) to show extended information for some, but not all products. If you check the Site Map on the extisting site you can get an idea of the problem. The Menu picks up and displays all sections/sub-sections of the site. Because the menus are, of necessity, of different "depths", I'm getting products (the extended information sub-sections) showing in the menu. Limiting the layers in Nortree doesn't work as there are differing numbers of click throughs in different sections of the site.

Is there a way of limiting the depth of the menu in different areas of the site?

I hope my descriptions of my problems are clear enough. Any advice is welcomed.
Peace, Love & Jellybabies

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Post by norman » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:41 pm

Using the placement tool in Nortree doesn't work very well
You can try something like replacing

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<script type="text/javascript" src="nortree_menu_var.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="nortree_menu_create.js"></script>
with

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<script type="text/javascript" src="nortree_menu_var.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
CUSTOMVAR:NORTREEFIX
//-->
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="nortree_menu_create.js"></script>
Then create a Custom Property NORTREEFIX that contains some JavaScript that overrides the usual parameters. E.g.

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StartTop=123; StartLeft=456;
You can set this for different pages as needed.
Is there a way of limiting the depth of the menu in different areas of the site?
The same technique as above but using the MaxDepth parameter might help. E.g. MaxDepth=4;
Norman

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