is there a way to move the lower items on a verticle spry menu down when a sub-menu appears, so that the submenu does not cover up the items below? Hope that makes sense?
I haven't uploaded the site yet, so I have no link to provide.
just press the blue thing appear above the menu and go down to properities down and press the iteme in the left SQUARE and in the middle one there is a + and - sign there you can add or remove any item...hope i understood you well and answered well...all the best
Normally, the submenus fly out to the right on a Spry vertical menu. They don't cover the remaining items. So there should be no need to move the other items down.
Are you testing the Spry menu on Internet Explorer? The Spry menus in the Dreamweaver Insert panel/bar are incompatible with IE 8 and IE 9. You need to insert a Spry Menu Bar 2.0 from the Adobe Widget Browser instead. There's a tutorial on Spry Menu Bar 2.0 at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/spry_menu_bar.html.
Just to complicate matters, I have been using the SpryMenuBar successfully for quite some time and have no problem with IE8 and IE9. The only problem is with touch screens because of their inability to show hover events.
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