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Lesson 12. Managing Web Sites > Changing the Navigation view

Changing the Navigation view

You can also change the way the Navigation view displays your site.

Click anywhere in the Navigation view window to deselect the index.html page, if it's still selected.

Choose Window > View to display the View palette.

In the Display tab of the View palette, notice that the Graphical option is currently selected. You would normally use this view to arrange and navigate across the objects in your site.

The View palette has tabs that let you set the Navigation, Display, and Filter properties of the Navigation and Links views. Take a look at the tabs and their options before continuing.

In the Navigation view (not the View palette), click the Links tab next to the Navigation tab to switch from the Navigation to the Links view (the two views are grouped together in a palette). Then click the right plus sign next to index.html.

Click the Filter tab of the View palette, and click the Toggle Media button.

The Filter tab lets you choose which site objects you see in the Links view. Notice how the content of the Links view has changed (you may have to scroll to see the changes). All the media files in your site are shown (or not shown) alongside the HTML pages when you click the Toggle Media button (depending on whether you have toggled the button on or off).

Drag the horizontal scrollbar of the Links view to the right to see all the added media files, if necessary.

Switch back to the Navigation view by clicking its tab.

Choose Scratch Pane from the Navigation view's pop-up menu. The Scratch pane lets you see pages that have been added to your site, but which remain unlinked.

The pages that you recently added to your site, martin.html and hottest.html, as well as an unreachable image file, martin.gif, and an unused HTML page, gibson.html, are displayed. If necessary, scroll to see the files.

You can check that these are unused, unlinked files using the In & Out Links palette. With the In & Out Links palette open, click each unused, unlinked file in the scratch pane in turn. No links show in the In & Out Links palette. Close the In & Out Links palette when you are finished.

GoLive also provides an Outline view of the site hierarchy.

Click in the top frame of the Navigation view window, then click the Display tab of the View palette. At the top of the Display tab, select Outline.

The Outline view displays a tabular view of your site. It also provides information about each object's status, type, and URL.

In the Outline view, if necessary, click the symbol next to the index.html page to expand the tree view, if necessary. In this view, you can expand and collapse the view, as well as move site objects. Outline view provides a more compact view that resembles the site window's Files tab.

In the Display tab of the View palette, select Graphical to return to a graphical view of your site.

In the Display tab, try some of the other view options. When you have finished, select Icons and File Name, and set the Cell Size Width value to 55 and the Height value to 140, and press Enter or Return.

For more information about how you can use the navigation view to add pages to the structure, see “Creating new pages in the Navigation view” on page 461.



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