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539567940_Inactive (New Admin) 3/20/2008 7:03 AM EST : Left-Sided Menu

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Hi everyone,

Is there any way to create a left-sided menu with images instead of text links?

I mean custom images for the tabs are simple enough if you go with the default horizontal tab bar, but I'm hoping I won't have to create a custom-html box, put my code there, and then have to rinse and repeat for every single page.

What's worse, each time I add a feature (for example, right now I have no need for voting, but one day we might) I would need to edit every single custom box to add a link to it.

If the only way to do this is indeed with custom html (sigh..) is there any javascript function provided by GP which we can use to query an users' access level for this site? (For example, so that I only display the links they have access to)

Thanks in advance for any help
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Tymanicor (New Admin) 3/21/2008 2:33 AM EST : RE: Left-Sided Menu
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If you go to your Control Panel, then Site Style, there's an option for "Tab Bar Style", which allows for a content box menu style, in either the left, center, or right side. I haven't played with it (still have the default horizontal), but perhaps that'll help?

And are you referring to having the links (the main tab pages) only available to certain levels? Because you can set the pages by user level (public, associate, member, officer, etc), when you create them, but I wasn't sure if maybe you meant something else.

*Edit* I just checked it on mine, and I see how it lists a menu that way. I don't know if custom tab images would override the "plain text" version that is there, since I don't yet have custom images (too many pages ><).
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539567940_Inactive (New Admin) 3/21/2008 4:25 AM EST : RE: Left-Sided Menu

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Tymanicor said:
If you go to your Control Panel, then Site Style, there's an option for "Tab Bar Style", which allows for a content box menu style, in either the left, center, or right side. I haven't played with it (still have the default horizontal), but perhaps that'll help?

And are you referring to having the links (the main tab pages) only available to certain levels? Because you can set the pages by user level (public, associate, member, officer, etc), when you create them, but I wasn't sure if maybe you meant something else.

*Edit* I just checked it on mine, and I see how it lists a menu that way. I don't know if custom tab images would override the "plain text" version that is there, since I don't yet have custom images (too many pages ><).


Unfortunately, no, the images get ignored when used as a left-sided menu, and you only get plain text.

By default, by assigning different levels to different pages, GP automatically hides tabs that you're not entitled to access. However, if I were forced to use my own custom html for a menu, instead of using GP's own, this functionality would be lost, unless I had some way (quite likely through javascript)  to query an user's access level.

Anyway, thanks for the response. I just hope there is a solution.  :-)
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Tymanicor (New Admin) 3/21/2008 5:07 AM EST : RE: Left-Sided Menu
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*nods* I swore I've seen some pages with a left hand image menu, but I never thought to look into it more, to figure out how they're doing it. Guess I'll have to remember to peek when I see another one
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539567940_Inactive (New Admin) 3/23/2008 12:36 PM EST : RE: Left-Sided Menu

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Tymanicor said:
*nods* I swore I've seen some pages with a left hand image menu, but I never thought to look into it more, to figure out how they're doing it. Guess I'll have to remember to peek when I see another one


Yeah, but unless one can talk to the creator, chances are they didn't find a solution other than using a custom html box, and doing everything by hand, which kind of sux and removes some of the built-in functionality.
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Bolitash (Guild Admin) 3/24/2008 5:02 AM EST : RE: Left-Sided Menu
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I've wondered the same as well... = /
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