I am using CSS Menu tools V 2.12 to create a horitzontal drop down menu. The drop down menus will not over lay the page content. When the menu is selected you can not select part of the drop down menu as the page content is over the top. How do I make my drop down menus come to the front so they are over the page content?
Using APDivs or so called layers for primary layouts is pure poison. This is going to create many problems for you later on. It's much better not to position elements and instead use CSS floats, margins and padding.
The issue with your menu is caused by conflicts in your stacking order (Z-index)
See Z-Index - A Comprehensive Look
Hi Alan -
Site finally came back and menus are fine in Firefox and IE
IMHO, that is totally unacceptable downtime; consider getting a better Hosting provider.
Are you aware that, (second only to unsolicted sound) visitors hate horizontal scrollbars more than anything else?
Your page width is wawwwwy too wide.(this is full screen) Try for 980px or so.
Your top banner in Flash will disappear for your Smartphone and Tablet audience.
Thanks for the information. Hate how different browser do things so
different. Can you suggest some other type of menu for what they want -
with all the pages etc. Also, I will bring the page width down, guess it
is because of the size of the screen on my computer- looks fine.
Nowadays, there is no one-size fits all approach. It's anybody's guess which device / display size your site visitors will be using. To address this, you should be building responsive layouts to fit nicely on mobiles, tablets and desktops.
Flash is dead and should never be used for anything as important as your site navigation. There are at least a dozen excellent CSS styled menus you could use. I'll post links to them at the end.
If you have CS6 or higher, start over with the Fluid Grid Layout system.
CS6 Fluid Grid layouts (17 min video)
If you don't have CS6, download the free Bootstrap Extension from DMX Zone.
Project Seven Responsive Tabs
Project Seven's Pop-Menu Magic2
CSS3 Dropdown Menus
Thank you very much, will see if I have the time and energy to start
over!! The menus are not flash they are created in a Dreamweaver CS6 add
on called CSS MenuToolV2.12 it was recommended by Adobe! Works well and
easy to use if I can just get the size thing to work. They told me how to
fix the overlay it was a Z index thing which they have an option for (did
not see it) Now if I can just get the size thing to work!!
Also see about the fluid layout and try it.