I am not a coder and have used DW in the past to create relatively simple websites. I have a client who needs a horizontal nav bar with one of the buttons prompting a drop-down menu. First tried this using DM8 and then discovered the drop down menu behavior feature doesn't work in a template. So upgraded to DW CS5. Started to work with the Spry menu bar feature and was learning how to change font color, background color, hover color, add menu items, etc.... I noticed that whenever I tried inserted a new Spry menu bar it had the attributes of the most recent menu bar I created.
After working with the CSS menu I noticed that there seemed to be a division in each menu bar cell -- a small rectangular shape that I couldn't highlight but would affect how the bar looked in a browser. It almost looked like cell divisions in a table. The bar is horizontal with the text centered LtoR and top to bottom, but there was more space at the bottom of the menu bar due to this added "bar". Then when I inserted a new Spry menu I could barely see it. The menu, which included the default 4 fields/ buttoms was literally about 1" wide on my screen. I tried keying in a new pixel width and nothing would help until I got up to 900px.
To make an already long story short, the Spry feature is completely screwed up. Is there a preference I can trash to at least re-set it to how it was before I somehow screwed it up?
Any tips would be great.
Usually it's more painful chasing down the troubles than it is to start over with a fresh Spry Widget on a plain vanilla page. Once your get your menu working as you want it, then paste the relevant code into your main site page(s).
Spry Menu 2.0 from Widget Exchange is newer & improved with greater latitude for customization
Thanks again for the reply!
My biggest problem, that I created, is that now when I insert a new Spry menu bar it has all the problems of the recent menu bars. If I configure the menu using the Spry menu 2.0 widget, will it come in clean, whithout any of the problems I created?
You can delete the Spry support files from your Files Panel, thus eliminating the problem code.
Spry Menu 2.0 files use a different naming convention. You edit the menu styles inside Widget Browser's visual editor then save/export files to your local site folder.
The support files for Spry Menu 2.0 (aka Spry UI-1.7) look like this: