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Information relating to links and making site navigation easier

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  1. Managing legacy links with .htaccess
    An .htaccess file is nothing more than a simple text file but one that offers a vast amount of power for users running their web sites on an Apache server. These tiny files are the hidden, and generally unsung, heroes of web designers, offering them the chance to quickly and easily extend the fu ...
  2. Creating navigation menus with the CSS Menus Action
    Freeway 5 provides a new method for creating navigation menus. The new menus are CSS driven (making them fast) and they are built upon HTML lists, so they are accessible to people who are using assistive technologies such as screen readers. Previous versions of Freeway provided JavaScript driven ...
  3. Framesets always display the same title in the browser
    A frameset is a sort of web page containing other pages in different frames within the main overall frameset. To the browser, however, it appears to be a single page, and the browser will display the title for the outermost frameset in its title bar, and will ignore the titles of any of that fra ...
  4. Creating a Breadcrumb Trail
    In large web sites, it is good practice to let the visitor know where they are at any point in time in the site's hierarchy. Say, for instance, that the site is one for a Garden Center, you may have different sections of the site for specific areas of interest - such as plants, gardening equipme ...
  5. Site Maps
    In web design, site maps were used as a way to display all the pages on a site in a human readable format. These were typically used on large sites that were difficult to navigate around so, if you knew what you wanted, looking at a list of all the pages in the site and finding it was the easies ...
  6. Creating a "Back to Top" Link
    You need to create an anchor to do this. Select some HTML text or a graphic at the very top of your page then, from the Edit menu, click Anchor and give it a name (i.e. "top"). At the bottom of your page, create a link or graphic that says something relevant (like Top or Back to Top) then open t ...
  7. Creating Back and Forward Links
    To set up Back and Forwards buttons do the following: Forward ButtonSelect the graphic item you want to be the forward button and select Hyperlink from the Edit menu. Click on the External Tab and choose "javascript:" from the Protocol pulldown. Paste the following in the large field in the cent ...
  8. Creating and Extending Email Links
    To make a link that opens a new email message do the following: Select the HTML text or graphic item you want to create the new email and open the Hyperlink dialog from the Edit menu or press Command-k Click the External tab Select mailto: from the Protocol pulldown Add the recipients email add ...
  9. Creating a Link to a PDF
    In order to link to a PDF file the file must be placed on your web server. Once on there you can link to it like linking to any web page. There are two ways to place the file on to the server - through Freeway using the one of the Actions (see below) or by using a third party FTP client such as ...
  10. Forcing Links to Open in a New Browser Window
    It's a good idea to make some links open in a new browser window, for instance, if you have a link to an external site it's better that people don't have to use the browser back button to get back into your site. To do this: Select the HTML text, graphic item or existing link and open the Hyper ...
  11. Linking to Files Gives File Not Found Error After Uploading
    If you want to link to files from your site you will need to use one of the Link To File (text link) or Graphic Link To File (graphic link) Actions. Selecting the files from your hard drive through the Hyperlink dialog will not work, a link to the local file will be created rather than uploading ...
  12. Linking to External Websites
    Linking to an external site is really easy in Freeway. Highlight some HTML text or select a graphic and open the Hyperlink dialog from the Edit menu or press Command-k Select the External tab Select http: from the Protocol pulldown Type the rest of the address after the http:// that appears in ...