Today’s post is about the relatively new Tabbed Interface Element. This element let’s you easily make a multiple tab display on any of your CommonSpot pages. An example of the element can be seen here: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-training/hallwa/Multiple-Tabs.cfm.
To put the element on a page, click the “Click to insert new element” link on your page, then choose “Tabbed Interface Element” listed under Custom Elements. Then click the “Click here to defined the custom element data” link to open the popup window that will let you put your content in the element.
Choose how many tabs you want to have, 2, 3, or 4. Pick the background color for the active and inactive tabs. With a purple background, the text will be gold, with a gold or white background, the text will be purple and with a gray background, the text will be white.
Then click on the “Tab One” tab to define the content of your first tab. You must have a Tab Label (the text that will appear on the tab) and content. Then do the same for each of the other tabs. You only have to complete as many tabs as you specified that you wanted. You can put content in more tabs than you specified in the first step, but the element will only display the content in the number that you specified.
As always, check out the ITCS Learning Center for more information about CommonSpot and other computer topics.