Navigation and using Snipets for global variables

Hi guys

On my home page I have a page part called menubar which uses the
following
snipet.

This displays the main navigation and works well. I only have one issue
with it. I would like to highlight to the user which section they are
currently in. The CSS has been setup so all I actually need to do is
something like this, by just using the class = “on”:-

  • Extranet
  • At the moment, I am thinking about having to create separate menubar
    snippets for each section and using some kind of if statement. Is there
    a
    simple way to do what I need?

    My next question relates to using snippets as global variables. I
    wanted to
    create a snippet called CompanyName. I wanted this snippet to use
    textile
    and simple be the company name e.g. Company Name. I figured that if
    the
    company named changed it would be child’s play to change it throughout
    the
    website.

    The only problem is that when I call the snippet it adds a line break
    which
    is no good as it would be typically put into regular paragraphs. Is
    there
    anyway to achieve global variables for a website?

    Thanks in advance
    Harvey

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    Harvey B. wrote:

    This displays the main navigation and works well. I only have one issue
    with it. I would like to highlight to the user which section they are
    currently in. The CSS has been setup so all I actually need to do is
    something like this, by just using the class = “on”:-

  • Extranet
  • There seem to be two approaches to this. The first is to use the
    <r:navigation /> tag as described in part 2 of the Tag Primer:

    http://radiantcms.org/blog/2006/06/15/tag-primer-2/

    The second is to use slugs in combination with id elements as Randy
    Heneise covers in his article on Radiant:

    http://artofmission.com/articles/2006/06/06/radiant-cms

    My next question relates to using snippets as global variables. I wanted to
    create a snippet called CompanyName. I wanted this snippet to use textile
    and simple be the company name e.g. Company Name. I figured that if the
    company named changed it would be child’s play to change it throughout the
    website.

    The only problem is that when I call the snippet it adds a line break which
    is no good as it would be typically put into regular paragraphs. Is there
    anyway to achieve global variables for a website?

    Not at the moment. The best you can probably do is to use a snippet
    without a filter applied to it. Textile and Markdown both put paragraph
    tags around content that appears on a line by itself.


    John L.
    http://wiseheartdesign.com

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