Navigational Menus

Hi, this is my 2nd and last naive question for the day. Based on the
observation that Rails addresses so many issues and handles them so
well, I was a little surprised that it seems that Rails doesn't appear
to have some sort of built-in support for constructing navigational
menus. I'm not sure what I would expect that support to do; but, I'd
just like to know if there are Rails tools for building navigational
menus so that I don't go off doing my own thing and ignoring
capabilities that Rails provides. I've got a couple of Rails books
and neither of them mention anything about support for building
navigational menus.

Thanks for any input.

      ... doug

doug wrote:

Hi, this is my 2nd and last naive question for the day. Based on the
observation that Rails addresses so many issues and handles them so
well, I was a little surprised that it seems that Rails doesn't appear
to have some sort of built-in support for constructing navigational
menus. I'm not sure what I would expect that support to do; but, I'd
just like to know if there are Rails tools for building navigational
menus so that I don't go off doing my own thing and ignoring
capabilities that Rails provides. I've got a couple of Rails books
and neither of them mention anything about support for building
navigational menus.

Thanks for any input.

I'm also new to RoR but I suspect that this is more in the scope of CSS and XHTML

cheers
</jima>

hi,

take a look at goldberg. It's a generator for rails which gives you nice page
layout, configurable menus and user/role support...

http://goldberg.240gl.org/

Regards,
Timo

Thanks to all.

     ... doug

doug wrote:

Hi, this is my 2nd and last naive question for the day. Based on the
observation that Rails addresses so many issues and handles them so
well, I was a little surprised that it seems that Rails doesn't appear
to have some sort of built-in support for constructing navigational
menus. I'm not sure what I would expect that support to do; but, I'd
just like to know if there are Rails tools for building navigational
menus so that I don't go off doing my own thing and ignoring
capabilities that Rails provides. I've got a couple of Rails books
and neither of them mention anything about support for building
navigational menus.

Thanks for any input.

      ... doug

As Jim said, this should be more of a CSS issue. However, i would like
to point for your interest to the link_to_unless_current helper;
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionView/Helpers/UrlHelper.html#M000489

One more thing that you might be interested in would be the tabnav
thingy; http://blog.seesaw.it/articles/2006/07/23/the-easiest-way-to-add-tabbed-navigation-to-your-rails-app