Tips ordered by subject

Menu and submenu

In the case that your webpage is a part of another website (for example website of a research group of a faculty) place a link back to.. at the top of your website. In that case it is easier for the visitor to place your website. Select your website on the left and click on ‘properties’ at the top of the menu. In the new screen you can select at the tab page ‘@campus’ that your website is a subsite of another site and what the name and web address of the parent site is. Below you can check that this option is activated.

Activate submenu

At the properties of your website you can choose for a submenu (properties website, then tabpage @campus). In that case you will not only see the menu items of the main level in the menu but also one level lower. Attention: If you activate the submenu you eventually have to change some of the pages. If you earlier clicked on WHO DOES WHAT? you could see everything which was placed in the folder WHO DOES WHAT?. Using the submenu some of the items are moved and you see less in your main screen. Thus it can be useful to better fill in your index- file which was not necessary earlier.

A few basic rules about how the submenus work:

  • Ordering will be adjusted using WebHare (right-mouse-click on the index-file, then change ordering)
  • If you click on the main item (WHO DOES WHAT?) you get to the index file of this folder. Because of this it is not really attractive to keep a standard index.html file.
  • In the submenu, other items (not the index file) will be shown which can be found in the folder. It does not matter if these are folders, files or links.
  • Files (word, pdf, links) will not be shown below in the main screen if they are already shown in the submenu on the left. Folders will be shown in the main screen (if wished) because of the extra information which is not shown in the submenu (for example content/files in the subfolder). You can choose to don’t expand the folders (don’t expand these subfolders at the properties of the index file). This means: If the folder name also is shown in the menu or submenu the folder with the blue links will not be shown at all. If the folder name is not shown in the menu (which happens on lower levels) than the folder will not disappear but will not be expanded. This means that the folder name can be clicked on but you will not see what is placed within the folder.
  • If you don’t want an expanded submenu, you have to go to the properties of the folder and disable it for this folder. This can be useful if there are too many subitems in the folder.