Navigation View In FrontPage

Working In Navigation View

Navigation View in FrontPage offers a useful overall view of the structure of your website. Using navigation view, you can easily see and understand the relationships between your web pages. Not only are you able to see your website's structure, but you can also add new web pages in this view.

To work in navigation view in FrontPage, click Views > Navigation.

Navigation View In FrontPage

You should now see a graphical representation of your website, showing where each web page exists in relation to the other pages. If you can't see anything in this view, click on your index.htm page from the folder list and drag it over to the empty navigation pane. You can build pages off of this page which is your main or "home" page.

Using this view, you may drag pages from your folder list into the navigation view to build a navigation structure. Pages must be in the navigation structure for FrontPage to generate navigation bars.

Deleting pages is intuitive: right-click on a particulat page and select Delete. You can also rename pages by rightclicking on them and selecting Rename.

The pages that are on the top level of your hierarchical structure are called "top level pages". If you want to, when you insert navigation bars you can indicate that they should only point to these top level pages. Usually, webmasters put frequently visited pages here to make it easier for your visitors to find them. Also, the main entry points to exploring the deeper recesses of your site are good pages to go here.

Navigation View - Different Levels

Let's look at some of the terminology that FrontPage uses, regarding the different levels of web pages.

  • The level of pages directly beneath a page is the "Child Level" of the page.
  • The level above a page is the "Parent Level" of the page.
  • The page in the Parent Level that is directly connected to the page is the "Parent Page."
  • The pages next to the page are known as "Same Level" pages.