HTML  Menu Navigation

Posted on 2013-12-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-10
I have a ASP.NET site using an HTML menu.  I have several pages within different folders in the site.  The navigation is not working correctly with the pages that are in the folders.  I am inserting the navigation menu as it existed prior to adding the folders and pages within the folders.  When I navigate to a page within a folder I don't know how to fix it so it will navigate to a page outside of the folder.  The only way I know of is with ASP: Menu using a Navigation URL.  However I don't want to use that method,.  Thanks.

<div class="collapse navbar-collapse navbar-responsive-collapse">
                <ul class="nav navbar-nav navbar-right">
                    <li class="dropdown active">
                        <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" data-hover="dropdown" data-delay="0" data-close-others="false">
                            <i class="icon-angle-down"></i>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
                            <li class="active"><a href="index.html">Option 1: Default Page</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_home1.html">Option 2: Layer Slider</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_home2.html">Option 3: Revolution Slider</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_home3.html">Option 4: Amazing Content</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_home4.html">Option 5: Home Sidebar</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_home5.html">Option 6: Home Flatty</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_home6.html">Option 7: Home Magazine</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_home7.html">Option 8: Home Portfolio</a></li>
                    <li class="dropdown">
                        <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" data-hover="dropdown" data-delay="0" data-close-others="false">
                            <i class="icon-angle-down"></i>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
                            <li><a href="page_about.html">About Us</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_about1.html">About Us Option</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_services.html">Services</a></li>
                           <li><a href="page_404_error.html">404 Error</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_404_error1.html">404 Error Option</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_clients.html">Clients Page</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_privacy.html">Privacy Policy</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_terms.html">Terms Of Service</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_2_columns_left.html">2 Columns Page Left</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_2_columns_right.html">2 Columns Page Right</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_3_columns.html">3 Columns Page</a></li>
                    <li class="dropdown">
                        <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" data-hover="dropdown" data-delay="0" data-close-others="false">
                            <i class="icon-angle-down"></i>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
                            <li><a href="feature_grid.html">Grid Layout</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_boxes.html">Content Boxes</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_typography.html">Typography</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_tagline_boxes.html">Tagline Boxes</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_buttons.html">Buttons</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_icons.html">Icons</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_thumbails.html">Thumbails</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_components.html">Components</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_accardion_and_tabs.html">Accardion and Tabs</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_navigations.html">Navigations</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_tables.html">Tables</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_forms.html">Forms</a></li>
                            <li><a href="feature_testimonials.html">Testimonials</a></li>
                    <li class="dropdown">
                        <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" data-hover="dropdown" data-delay="0" data-close-others="false">
                            <i class="icon-angle-down"></i>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
                            <li><a href="portfolio_text_blocks.html">Portfolio Text Blocks</a></li>
                            <li><a href="portfolio_2_column.html">Portfolio 2 Columns</a></li>
                            <li><a href="portfolio_3_column.html">Portfolio 3 Columns</a></li>
                            <li><a href="portfolio_4_column.html">Portfolio 4 Columns</a></li>
                            <li><a href="portfolio_item.html">Portfolio Item Option 1</a></li>
                            <li><a href="portfolio_item1.html">Portfolio Item Option 2</a></li>
                    <li class="dropdown">
                        <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" data-hover="dropdown" data-delay="0" data-close-others="false">
                            <i class="icon-angle-down"></i>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
                            <li><a href="blog_page.html">Blog Page</a></li>
                            <li><a href="blog_large.html">Blog Large</a></li>
                            <li><a href="blog_medium.html">Blog Medium</a></li>
                            <li><a href="blog_full_width.html">Blog Full Width</a></li>
                            <li><a href="blog_left_sidebar.html">Blog Left Sidebar</a></li>
                            <li><a href="blog_right_sidebar.html">Blog Right Sidebar</a></li>
                            <li><a href="blog_item_option1.html">Blog Item Option 1</a></li>
                            <li><a href="blog_item_option2.html">Blog Item Option 2</a></li>
                    <li class="dropdown">
                        <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" data-hover="dropdown" data-delay="0" data-close-others="false">
                            <i class="icon-angle-down"></i>
                        <ul class="dropdown-menu">
                            <li><a href="page_contact1.html">Contacts Default</a></li>
                            <li><a href="page_contact2.html">Contacts Option 1</a></li>
                            <li><a href="~/default.aspx">Contacts Option 2</a></li>
                            <li><a href="~/Account/Login.aspx">Login</a></li>
                    <li class="hidden-sm"><a class="search"><i class="icon-search search-btn"></i></a></li>
                <div class="search-open">
                    <div class="input-group">
                        <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Search" />
                        <span class="input-group-btn">
                            <button class="btn-u" type="button">Go</button>
                    </div><!-- /input-group -->
Question by:misnstt
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by:Paul Jackson
ID: 39709763
Can you post the structure of your website showing the folder structure you're referring to.
Normally in the situation you describe you would change the href url so that it always starts at the root of the website  and then works up to where the page is located like :

href = "~/foldername/pagename.htm"

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ID: 39709832
Hello I am attaching a image with a portion of the folder structure.  If I select a page in for example the Account Folder it is no problem.  I tried marking the pages within the Account folder as you suggested :
href = "~/Default.aspx"   to go to the main Default page outside of the Account Folder and that will not work.

Folder Structure
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Paul Jackson earned 500 total points
ID: 39709855
try :


each ../ means to go up one level

so if it was 2 folder levels down from the root you would use:


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