The templates are sample pages, with custom objects that appear on all them. Masters are custom objects, so they don’t work as pages. You can put any object inside a template, including masters. For example, you are creating a huge portal, with a menu bar in some of them. So you can create the template for the pages, and create a master with the menubar, inserting actions and events to the master.
- The first step is creating a master. Let’s call it navbar.
- I started editing it, creating all the elements: labels, colors, events.
- We create a navbar quickly by dragging the pages on your right to the labels, thus creating links. For example, the page aaPlayer, dragged and dropped over the label My Profile creates a link. Since the navbar will be on all pages, you’ll have this link on everypage of your site, quickly.
- The navigation is created like that: my profile leads to a page, my team leads to another, and so on.
- Then we’ll use another widget to add some efect: we want the label Other teams to have a dropdown menu, with several other teams, just to simulate better how the site’s gonna be.
- We drag it to our canvas and start editing the properties, to match the label (colors, size, font, etc).
- Note that the text inside the menu is edited on the properties, not on the text. We change another characteristics as well.
- When created, the widget only has one submenu. But we want more.
- We drag the widget Menu Item. This will do. We change their content to fit what we want, and creating a dropdown effect.
- When the mouse comes over, it opens the options.
IMPORTANT: widgets are positioned according to the canvas. Since we want a kind of banner, we’ll put it on the top left corner. This will do. Let’s go back to the template.
On our wireframe, we had a gray box for the menu, just below the logo. We simply replace it with the master. Drag and drop works at best!
We have then a fully functional master, with several links to several pages, working inside a template. Then, we can have all our site’s pages linked between them easily. Ain’t it great?