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How do I put navigation tools on the left of the Web Crossing screen

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Created On: 5 Mar 1999 1:09 pm
Last Edited: 14 Feb 2005 4:23 pm

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Many web site designers use a table format with navigation tools on the left side of the screen, and content on the right. It's not immediately obvious how to do this with Web Crossing, but in fact it isn't difficult.

Answer

In 5.0+ this is easily done by using the built in Themes and their various options.

Previous versions, in the "banner" section of the control panel or the banner macro use something like:

Example
<center><h1>My Banner</h1></center>
<table border=0 cellpadding=10 width=100%><tr>
<td width=145 align=left valign=top>
<a href="http://www.mysite.com/firstlink.html">First Link</a><p>
<a href="http://www.mysite.com/secondlink.html">Second Link</a><p>
<a href="http://www.mysite.com/thirdlink.html">Third Link</a><p>
</td><td align=left valign=top>

Since you haven't closed the cell or the table, Web 
Crossing will fill in the second table cell. Then you 
close off the cell and the table in the "footer" 
section of the control panel or the footer macro:

</td></tr></table>
<center><h2>My Footer</h2></center>

When you're doing this kind of work, be sure to back 
up your database first. If you fail to close a table 
properly the page will not display and it will be 
difficult to fix your error. Restoring a backup 
database is much easier.