1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 17, 2008 5:29 PM by Newsgroup_User

    pop-up menus

    sparkler89
      I have created a pop-up menu in Fireworks 8 and exported the images and files into Dreamweaver 8. When trying to update any changes through roundtrip editing the changes to the pop-up submenus do not update in all the web pages with the pop-up menu but only changes are made to the original page that I have edited (index.html). I thought with roundtrip editing any changes to the .png file would automatically change the navigation bar pop-up submenus on all pages where it had been inserted. This is a large site with many html pages - I do not want to have to manually reinsert the navigation bar pop-up on every page when a change is needed. I am not using templates or or library items as I believe that these can be a problem with pop-up menus. Any ideas as to how to apply edits to pop-up menus automatically to all pages.
        • 1. Re: pop-up menus
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          > I am not using templates or or library items as I
          > believe that these can be a problem with pop-up menus. Any ideas as to how
          > to
          > apply edits to pop-up menus automatically to all pages.

          Templates would be one way, and they will work OK with these pop-up menus,
          but if you are concerned about best practices, then the best practice would
          be to never use the FW pop-up menus at all. There are much better ways -

          Check the uberlink and MacFly tutorials at PVII -
          http://www.projectseven.com/

          and the Navbar tutorial/articles at Thierry's place
          http://tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/

          Or this one (more recent article):
          http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp

          Or to get it done fast, go here -

          http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm

          Also consider using Server-side includes for your navigation elements. And
          the combination of Templates with Server-side includes just cannot be beat.
          I use this on almost every site I build.

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          Adobe Community Expert
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          "sparkler89" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I have created a pop-up menu in Fireworks 8 and exported the images and
          >files
          > into Dreamweaver 8. When trying to update any changes through roundtrip
          > editing
          > the changes to the pop-up submenus do not update in all the web pages with
          > the
          > pop-up menu but only changes are made to the original page that I have
          > edited
          > (index.html). I thought with roundtrip editing any changes to the .png
          > file
          > would automatically change the navigation bar pop-up submenus on all pages
          > where it had been inserted. This is a large site with many html pages - I
          > do
          > not want to have to manually reinsert the navigation bar pop-up on every
          > page
          > when a change is needed. I am not using templates or or library items as I
          > believe that these can be a problem with pop-up menus. Any ideas as to how
          > to
          > apply edits to pop-up menus automatically to all pages.
          >