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Paul Alford
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Menu not showing in Safari, but fine in all PC browsers

Mar 25, 2013 3:36 PM

I built a website about a year ago using a flash menu maker software and I can see and use the menu fine on all PC browsers.  My client recently contacted me and said he couldnt even SEE the menu in Safari (Mac)....so I thought it might be the menu making software I used and downloaded a trial version of Bluementals CSS Menu Maker and mad a test page.  He cant see that one either.    Errrr..   Is there some issue with Safari HTML that the other PC browsers dont have ?  Or what is going on here ???


The URL is www.MacMillanWireless.com  (original menu)

the other is www.MacMillanWireless.com\index2.html   (test Blumental menu)

 

If you can help with any ideas, feedback....THANKS !!!

 

Paul

 
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:47 PM   in reply to Paul Alford

    You know how troublesome Flash navigation is?  Do you also know that search engines can't spider the menu links? Except that's not a Flash menu, although it is equally bad - it's an all javascript menu. It's absolutely terrible.

     

    Anyhow, I'll see if I can figure out what's going on....

     
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:58 PM   in reply to MurraySummers

    The menu javascript is causing Safari to throw an error -

     

     

    That's probably enough to terminate the execution of the script, rendering the menu invisible. Don't know why Opera/FF doesn't see the same thing though.

     

    At any rate, the only thing this menu is suitable for is the trash can - honestly. The CSS menu is MUCH MUCH better, and it's visible in Safari (6.0.3).

     
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    Mar 26, 2013 4:22 AM   in reply to Paul Alford

    Your script is dodgy This is the beginning of "awmlib7.js":

    if(parseFloat(nua.substring(nua.indexOf("Version")+8,nua.indexOf("Vers ion")+12))>2.99||nua.indexOf("Chrome")){document.write(" ...

    This is very strange way of doing things, but as you can see Chrome is catered for but not Safari. You can change "Chrome" to "WebKit" to include Safari, or change it to:

    ... nua.indexOf("Chrome")||nua.indexOf("Safari") ...

    (There may be other areas the script is not right though.)

     

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    Mar 26, 2013 6:37 AM   in reply to Paul Alford

    Your second link doesn't work?

     

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    Mar 26, 2013 6:55 AM   in reply to Paul Alford

    Displays fine on my Safari (as well as on Chrome and Firefox) - all on Mac.

     

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    Mar 26, 2013 7:33 AM   in reply to Paul Alford

    Can your client see the menu on Chrome? Safari and Chrome use the same rendering engine (WebKit) so this can tell you something.

     

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    Mar 26, 2013 8:37 AM   in reply to Paul Alford

    Then the issue is your client's Safari specific. I can't tell the reason as it's working on mine, sorry...

     

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    Mar 26, 2013 11:06 AM   in reply to Paul Alford

    Its old code from the menu maker that I havent updated (bought their update). 

    Save your money.  AllWebMenus are notoriously bad.  You would be much better off replacing what you have now with a good CSS Menu.

     

    Some CSS Menu Systems to look at:

     

        Pop-Menu  Magic2 by PVII (DW extension purchase)

        http://www.projectseven.com/products/menusystems/pmm2/index.htm

     

        jQuery Superfish

        http://users.tpg.com.au/j_birch/plugins/superfish/

     

        CSS3 Dropdown Menus

        http://www.red-team-design.com/css3-dropdown-menu

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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