Thoughts about navigation templates

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Hi Brent ---

A few thoughts on the navigation template

  • Looking for a generic navigation template that we can use to replace all the current navigation templates, for example:
  • A hack on the front page navigation like this one used for PCF5 would be nice
  • Do we include the feature to have main links and sub-links like the navigation on the main page?
  • Would be nice if we could incorporate an image element.
  • The idea is to use named parameters in the form {{Navigation|Main links = [[Page 1]] [[Page 2]] ...[[Page n]]|Sub links= [[Subpage 1]] [[Subpage 2] ... [[Subpage n]]|Image=[[logo.png]]}}
  • I'm not sure of the best way to deal with the "Heading" of the navigation when required.
  • We must think about the layout when optional parameters are not used.

Advantages

  • Promoting consistent look and feel accross the wiki.
  • Making it easier for users to set up navigation templates that look smart and professional
  • The ability to have one print specific template, eg {{Navigation_print}} that will suppress the printing of navigation on all pages using the Navigation template.

Hope this helps.

Mackiwg (talk)03:48, 19 December 2007