SemanticMenu

A plugin to make large menus easier to write.

Supports arbitrarily deep nesting; parents will be marked as 'active' if any of its children are active.

Example

<%= semantic_menu do |root|

root.add "overview", root_path
root.add "comments", comments_path

end %>

Assuming you are on /comments, the output would be:

<ul class=“menu”>

<li>
  <a href="/">overview</a>
</li>
<li class="active">
  <a href="/comments">comments</a>
</li>

</ul>

add and semantic_menu both take an optional parameter hash, and you can nest the menu as deeply as you want:

<%= semantic_menu :class => 'top_level_nav' do |root|

root.add "overview", "root_path"
root.add "comments", "comments_path", :class => 'button' do |comments|
  comments.add "My Comments", "my_comments_path"
  comments.add "Recent",      "recent_comments_path"
end

end %>

This would look like this:

<ul class=“top_level_nav”>

<li>
  <a href="root_path">overview</a>
</li>
<li class="active">
  <a href="comments_path" class="button">comments</a>
  <ul class="menu_level_1">
    <li class="active">
      <a href="my_comments_path">My Comments</a>
    </li>
    <li>
      <a href="recent_comments_path">Recent</a>
    </li>
  </ul>
</li>

</ul>

Copyright © 2008 Daniel Haran, released under the MIT license