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PhewCR (New Admin) 3/28/2008 12:10 PM EST : Info Sections and page layout

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Hello!  I'm working on my guild site and want to add pages that follow the general layout of the site but don't necessarily take up room on the crowded tab bar.  For example, I want to make a link to a FAQ or Raid Rules page that isn't necessarily a "top level" link, that goes to another page.

Info Sections seem like the perfect solution to this for me.  Almost perfect.  Info sections will pop up new pages (which is fine) but the content on the page is only the CSS along with the text.  It looks ugly and very amateur (of us!).  I would love to have a "normal" layout on this page:

Header, Footer, left pane, right pane, center content.  The header, including the logo and tab bar, seem necessary, but I can't get them to come up.  It would be nice to have sections on the left and right content, but not necessary.

I've tried various block[] settings, but they come out as raw text.  Is there any way to do what I'm looking for?

Alternatively, is there any way to add a page to the Site Pages, and have it not show up on the tab bar yet still be accessible through some direct link?

Thanks very much for any help you can offer.  For reference, my site is concentric.guildportal.com, and I'm looking at getting the Info Sections on the left side into the general site design.

Thanks,

  PhewCR

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538250866_Inactive (New Admin) 4/4/2008 7:55 PM EST : RE: Info Sections and page layout
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Have you thought of scrapping the default nav bars and making your own?
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PhewCR (New Admin) 4/7/2008 12:13 AM EST : RE: Info Sections and page layout

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I was trying to figure out how to do that actually.  I ended up using images for the various sections, and made a transparent PNG (2x2 pixels) for the sections that I wanted that I was going to hide.  So I might have a FAQ page that is linked to from a few different pages, but its icon is transparent, so the link doesn't show up at all (except in text-only browsers).

Took me a few days to figure it out, but I think it turned out to be an acceptable solution.
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538250866_Inactive (New Admin) 4/7/2008 3:03 PM EST : RE: Info Sections and page layout
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well what i had in mind when i said that was that you could totaly scrap their nav bar and replace all the buttons with 1x1 px images and build a custom looking nav bar using javascript and get it to look and do exactly what you want.  If your interested i made a nav bar that slides on screen when you need it and off when you dont and you can add links to it however you want.
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PhewCR (New Admin) 4/8/2008 3:17 AM EST : RE: Info Sections and page layout

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Interesting idea.  I will give that a shot.  I haven't played around very much with Javascript, it would be a fun endeavor.  Thank you for the suggestion.
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