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Spry Horizontal Menu not showing up in IE

Feb 11, 2013 9:00 AM

Tags: #internet #dreamweaver #spry #explorer #menu

I created a spry drop down menu (horizontal) with Dreamweaver CS5.


It displays great in all browsers, except for Internet Explorer, where the menu is not visible at all.


I read on other threads about similar issues (problems with IE) that spry is no longer supported by Adobe, but that it still is part of CS6. (?)


Can these issues with IE be resolved? Or...


Should I be looking into other software or plug-ins for Dreamweaver? If so, what would be the best choice for someone who is not a programmer?


I use a Mac.





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    Feb 11, 2013 10:49 AM   in reply to MoniLifecom

    Unfortunately, Spry 1.6 pre-dates IE9 by several years.  Also Spry drop-down menus don't work well on touch screen devices.  If this is your target audience, find a better menu system.


    Project Seven's Pop-Menu Magic 2 is a commercial extension for DW. 

    The menus work well in all devices.  They're easy to deploy from DW.  And PVII has great customer support in case you ever need it.



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    Feb 13, 2013 9:56 PM   in reply to MoniLifecom

    Have you read carefully through the extensive PMM2 PDF Help file which is included in the Zip file which you downloaded when you purchased PMM2?


    You'll get excellent help from the PVII product forums. Al Sparber is the main man there.

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    Feb 13, 2013 10:28 PM   in reply to MoniLifecom

    John gave you the link to our forum, but your product also comes with

    free one-on-one support, which means you can email us directly or even

    telephone us.



    Al Sparber - PVII

    The Finest Dreamweaver Menus | Galleries | Widgets

    Since 1998

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    Feb 14, 2013 8:56 AM   in reply to MoniLifecom

    In the old days of web design, image maps were all the rage. But all that has changed.  Image maps are not menus.  And they're not web friendly for mobile users.  My advice is to stick with list menus. 


    Read the PVII documentation on how to use CSS to customize your menus.


    Personally, I don't use image based menus anymore because each time you edit your site, you must open your graphics editor to create new images.  This gets old in a hurry.  Also images take bandwidth which many mobile device users pay for.  To save money, some mobile users turn off images.  No images, no menus.


    With the power of CSS, you can have great looking list menus that don't rely on images.  And best of all, you can update them in a snap in DW.


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