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CSS

I need some help CSS bootstrap in RoR

I'm trying to get the link that correlates with the current page viewed to be have the active class but only one link is staying selected regardless of the current page being viewed.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>MyStatus | Jared Cowan</title>
  <%= stylesheet_link_tag    'application', media: 'all', 'data-turbolinks-track' => true %>
  <%= javascript_include_tag 'application', 'data-turbolinks-track' => true %>
  <%= csrf_meta_tags %>
</head>
<body>
    <nav class="navbar navbar-inverse navbar-fixed-top" role="navigation">
        <div class="navbar-inner">
            <div class="container">
                <a href="/statuses" class="navbar-brand">MyBook</a>
                    <ul class="nav navbar-nav">
                        <li>  <!-- These two 'li' links I want to be selected when they're being viewed-class="active" --->
                            <%= link_to "All Statuses", statuses_path %>
                        <li>
                            <%= link_to 'New Status', new_status_path %>
                        </li>
                    </ul>
            </div>
        </div>  
    </div>
</nav> 
<!-- Main Page Container -->
<div class="container">
    <%= yield %>
</div>

</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Hi Jared,

This will be something you'll have to do with Rails - I'm sure with some searching of phrases like 'how to show active page in rails' you should find what you're looking for.

A really basic premise is to place a conditional in the class attribute:

<li class="if 'this-page' == 'menu-item-1' print 'active'">Menu item 1</li>

Maybe this might help you get started

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8552763/best-way-to-highlight-current-page-in-rails-3-apply-a-css-class-to-links-con