Optional, Configurable Menu Items for Templates

Idea created by dtaylor343 on Dec 26, 2014
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    • chrismpace
    • dtaylor343
    • slim@unitedwater
    • elove
    It would be really great to have a means of easily providing links from the map window to web content that is related to the map topic/theme.  These links would be for content that would not likely be an attribute of any specific feature set, but rather would lead the user to additional content to enhance the user experience.
     
    All Templates:
    Provide the ability to display an extra (but optional) menu item with a drop-down link list that can be enabled/disabled via the config.js file, allows you to specify the text that will display for the menu item,  list the URLs to display under that menu item, and the link text to display for each URL.
     
    My Government Services:
    Provide for an extra (but optional) menu item with a drop-down menu that can be enabled/disabled via the config.js file, allows you to specify the text that will display for the menu item,  list the URLs to display under that menu item, and the link text to display for each URL.  In addition, provide for multiple menu/link list pairings where the desired menu/link list can be displayed based on a URL parameter passed to the template.
     
    General Example:  If we were building a Public Art Tour from the Story Map template, some common information to display in the carousel boxes at the bottom that would be unique to each public art item would be the artist’s name, date displayed, materials used and a description of the artwork.  Some additional information that might be of interest to someone viewing the art items that pertains to all art items might include links to guidelines for submission, approval criteria, how to obtain funding, the ordinance authorizing the program, and so on.  For this example, the menu item text might be “Related Info” with a drop-down list of links that includes Submission Guidelines, Approval Criteria, and Funding Sources.
     
    My Government Services (MGS) Example:  If we were to link to MGS from a content area regarding neighborhoods, we might want our “Related Info” drop-down link list to include links like the Neighborhood Registry, Neighborhood University, Enforcement Complaints, Foreclosure Registry.  However, if we were linking to MGS from a content area regarding parking areas, the previous links would be irrelevant and we would instead want to see links to information such as Parking Regulations, Parking Permits, and Violation Payments.