Grouping Navigation Items

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Hi,

I need to build a navigation similar to the top bar on http://www.johnlewis.com/ 

This displays all child items when hovering over the main item and the child items are grouped by a sub heading. So far I can display the child items and specify the number of columns but I'm wondering what the best approach would be to apply the sub heading. I need the CMS users to be able to create/edit/delete the headings up to a maximum of 4 (for layout reasons) and then somehow assign each child page to one of the subheadings. Also, I would need to cater for the heading being changed/deleted and how this would affect the child page and probably need to group any child pages that do not have a sub heading association.

Has anyone done anything similar or have any ideas how this might be acheived from an EPiServer perspective?

As always any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Mark

#42520
Aug 25, 2010 17:03
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The subheadings would be pages with Shortcut set to "No link, only text."  So the other pages would be "under" those subheadings.

Look at memorex.com.  Their top-level headings are pages, but the shortcut is set to "No link," so you can't click on them.  They're just empty nodes for grouping, nothing else.

#42521
Aug 25, 2010 17:14
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Hi Deane,

Thanks for your answer and that's good to know. I'm not sure if this will work for my scenario as the top level navigation needs to be selectable then I need the headings then the child pages, also the heading needs to be optional.

In addition when selecting a top level navigation item a left hand navigation needs to be displayed with all the child items but without the subheadings.

Mark

#42753
Aug 31, 2010 13:09
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So why couldn't the second level be not selectable?  Just insert the "no link" pages wherever you need the headings.

#42760
Aug 31, 2010 15:32
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