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No Dropdowns?

Apr 13, 2012 6:28 AM

Hey guys,

I am posting in the Adobe DW forum because I cannot find any macromedia forums that let me register, so sorry.

I sort of need help at the moment, I have created a navigation bar with dropdowns in Fireworks MX 2004, with all appropriate slices. I went of export wizard and selected dreamweaver (target program for site) and when exported (exported right), I put in macromedia dreamweaver 8 and when i previewed from DW, I found out the drop downs do not appear in Internet Explorer, but they do in Google Chrome, how do u get them to work in Internet Explorer 9.0? The dropdowns appeared when i previewed from fireworks.


Any ideas?



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    Apr 13, 2012 6:33 AM   in reply to dannyyyy000000

    The answer is in the code which includes markup, css, js and server side code. Unless we can see what you have done, we cannot help you.


    The best way is to upload your site to a remote server and give us the URL to the site.



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    Apr 13, 2012 7:46 PM   in reply to dannyyyy000000

    Way back, about 150 moons ago, I thought that Fireworks was the bees knees to web design. I had all the graphics lined up, the text and menubar, it was beautiful. I was even given the option to save my sliced graphics and create an HTML page.


    This is where the headache started. The finished web page looked nowhere near what I had intended, the markup was bloated and I was too green a developer to see what was wrong. This is when I started to dig into HTML and CSS. I spent up to 18 hours a day studying and studying.


    In the end I was able to continue using FW for a quick mockup of my page and to use the graphics for my html-document. But I had to develop the document and accompanying CSS in DW not in FW.


    Your document reminded me of my early days. Fortunately you are in an era that others can advice you not to go down that path. In your document I see layers that have aboslute positioning; this is asking for trouble. Then I see mm_menu_0319151718_0.addmenuitem("school directory"staff") which contains three double quotes which is going to give you problems. All in all too many problems to go through.


    My advice is to go to one of the tutorials on the Adobe site and learn how to develop a webpage properly. This will be a good place to start



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    Apr 14, 2012 11:54 AM   in reply to dannyyyy000000

    Those MM Rollover Menus were a train wreck when they came out.  They never worked right and were ultimately discontinued by Adobe.

    You can read the whole sordid story about them below: nujs/


    Best advice, use a modern CSS Menu System.   Spry Menus are free from the Adobe Exchange.




    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists

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    Apr 14, 2012 2:54 PM   in reply to dannyyyy000000

    You can also look at a pure CSS menu with dropdowns that does not use the Spry framework.


    I like Spry and Adobe did a good job of updating it, but I got burned on one website by the older version, which did not work with mobile devices. I was visiting the client when I found that out.

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