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Spry menu bar stuck as unordered list

Apr 17, 2012 8:43 AM

Tags: #spry #menu #bar #list #unordered

I'm completely new to Dreamweaver and am trying to use it to update an existing website.  I exported the website files back onto my PC.

 

When I open a page in DW to edit it, the Spry menu bar (which works with horizontal drop down on the website) shows as an unordered list.  If I preview it, the list remains, i.e. the menu bar doesn't re-appear.

 

If I click the 'turn styles off/on' button, nothing happens.

 

I would be extremely grateful for any advice as to what I can do in order to get the page to open in DW with the menu bar functioning.

 

Many thanks

 
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:16 AM   in reply to cheekbones1

    Hi,

     

    it sounds like your DW doesn't find the files situated in the "SpryAssets" directory. Please control your pathes. If there is a deeper nested directory or a file you need these ../ or ../../.

     

    If not, please load up your website onto your server, no matter how it looks like and give us the link to it.

     

    Hans-Günter

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 10:48 AM   in reply to cheekbones1

    Hello cheekbones,

     

    here my "cookbook". First open one of your files, and jump to the place where you want to insert a spry menu.

     

    drSpryInsert.jpg

     

    next step select the layout:

    drSprySelect.jpg

     

    If you had used a new DW file as I did for this example, your source code would like this:

     

    drSprySourcecode.jpg

     

    The two files, which you need, takes DW of itself and expects that your files are stored in a folder "SpryAssets". If DW does not find them it will ask you for them.

     

    Good luck!

    Hans-Günter

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 11:22 AM   in reply to cheekbones1

    Hi,

     

    here it's now time to look after my family (blue hour), some hours before we have to go to bed.Also dann bis morgen!

     

    Hans-Günter

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 2:22 AM   in reply to cheekbones1

    Hi cheekbones,

     

    I copied your source code into my DW and I used my SpryAssets, in the same directory. The spry menu bar worked in this case, by deleting these ../.

     

    And in this context, the question arises, why did you insert a SpryMenuBarVertical, as I can see here:

     

    <link href="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarVertical.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />?

     

    In my opinion you can delete it there.

     

    Hans-Günter

     

    P.S.

    cheekbones > Wangenknochen?

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 4:38 AM   in reply to cheekbones1

    Hi D,

     

    sorry no images in your note. Here a screenshot of MY directory:

     

    drCheekB.jpg

     

    what gives with my

     

    <script src="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBar.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <link href="SpryAssets/SpryMenuBarHorizontal.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

     

    drCheekSpr.jpg

     

    Hans-Günter

     

    P.S.

    Blaue Stunde > Blue Hour is today mainly a poetic term for the time between sunset and the twilight darkness of the night and for the time just before sunrise.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_hour

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:16 AM   in reply to cheekbones1

    Hi D,

     

    you welcome, good luck furthermore!

     

    Let me add to your statement the importance of my suggestions which I expressed already in point 1: "it sounds like your DW doesn't find the files situated in the "SpryAssets" directory. Please control your pathes. If there is a deeper nested directory or a file you need these ../ or ../../."

     

    Hans-Günter

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 11:05 AM   in reply to cheekbones1

    I would use trial-and-error method, 'cause nobody here knows your tree structure (see above). The best would be you load your website up to your server and publish a link to it.

     
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