Better menu system for navbar

It seems to me that the current navbar only supports first level navigation, and for instance if I want to show second level items for the current page, I have to implement some javascript logic that does it for me.

I would like to have a menu system, where there are two separate functionalities, which work together. 

  1. the abillity to define menu links as a tree structure so that the same ones are available on any page
  2. the ability to dynamically load the structure into a UI element, and show a selected part of it, for instance only the 1st level items, only the 2nd level children of the currently active item, 2 to n levels or all the items as nested lists etc.

I think it would be useful to uncouple the structure and presentation on the menu items. 

  • Kimmo Tukiainen
  • Apr 5 2017
  • Admin
    Webflow Team commented
    May 16, 2017 23:47

    >> I think it would be useful to uncouple the structure and presentation on the menu items. 

    Makes sense to do this, but I'm wondering if you tried to add a sub-menu manually using the Dropdown component. 

     
     
  • Martin Seifert commented
    September 18, 2017 10:46

    I am sure many of you have been there - you design a main navigation with a page like products that of course has descriptions of various products. But: when navigating to one of the sub-pages in the products section you will lose the ‘current’ setting for you main navigation as you can only link the ‘current’ to one page. But for the sake of an understandable UX we would want to have the top navigation continue highlighting the products menu entry even if the user visits a sub-page!