5 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2008 9:03 PM by pixlor

    Pop up menu - Dreamweaver

    DreamChristine Level 1
      I found this awesome tutorial here for creating drop down menus in Fireworks and I created it just fine, looks fabulous. I also added a swap image effect, love it. Problem is I am trying to get it onto Dreamweaver and its not working.

      11. Then go to File/ Export and select the location you want to save them. Open the folder there you can find a file called mm_menu.js which has the code for the drop-down menus created by Fireworks. The menu items will be coded in the head content of the page.

      I found the folder alright and I understood when it says the menu items will be coded in the head content of the page..I think. I might have placed it wrong but I think no matter where I placed it the text wouldnt appear when I preview the site, it would just not work, but the text appears above the header of the my site,, pretty much above my entire site. The code located in mm_menu.js is located below, I tried inserting the code right below the <head> cuz to my knowledge that is the head content. When I saw that the code text only appeared on the site I wondered if I should delete all the { and }. I wasnt sure if that was apart of the code cuz though I am familiar with basic html I know nothing about those symbols there, so, I tried getting rid of them all and still same problem. Not exactly what it is I am doing wrong, I followed the tutorial exactly... If you want to see the entire code of the site I can attach it.

      Yes I have read the article

      http://www.losingfight.com/blog/2006/08/11/the-sordid-tale-of-mm_menufw_menujs/

      But that doesnt mean that this feat is impossible..
        • 1. Re: Pop up menu - Dreamweaver
          Level 7
          DreamChristine wrote:
          > I found this awesome tutorial
          > http://www.maagraphics.com/tutorials/drop-down-menus-in-fireworks.htm for
          > creating drop down menus in Fireworks and I created it just fine, looks
          > fabulous. I also added a swap image effect, love it. Problem is I am trying to
          > get it onto Dreamweaver and its not working.
          >
          > 11. Then go to File/ Export and select the location you want to save them.
          > Open the folder there you can find a file called mm_menu.js which has the code
          > for the drop-down menus created by Fireworks. The menu items will be coded in
          > the head content of the page.

          That last step is the problem. First, the site must be properly defined
          in Dreamweaver. Second, the menu must be exported to the site root.
          Place your cursor on the page where you want to place the menu, and then
          use the Dreamweaver Insert > Image Objects > Fireworks HTML feature.
          Note that these menus are not the best navigation solution for a website.

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          • 2. Re: Pop up menu - Dreamweaver
            Level 7
            > Note that these menus are not the best navigation solution for a website.

            This is really an understatement. Please read this carefully to see why -

            http://www.losingfight.com/blog/2006/08/11/the-sordid-tale-of-mm_menufw_menujs/

            There are other methods that are much better. If you want to know about
            them, let us know.

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            "Linda Rathgeber" <lightly@sc.rr.com> wrote in message
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            > DreamChristine wrote:
            >> I found this awesome tutorial
            >> http://www.maagraphics.com/tutorials/drop-down-menus-in-fireworks.htm for
            >> creating drop down menus in Fireworks and I created it just fine, looks
            >> fabulous. I also added a swap image effect, love it. Problem is I am
            >> trying to get it onto Dreamweaver and its not working.
            >>
            >> 11. Then go to File/ Export and select the location you want to save
            >> them. Open the folder there you can find a file called mm_menu.js which
            >> has the code for the drop-down menus created by Fireworks. The menu items
            >> will be coded in the head content of the page.
            >
            > That last step is the problem. First, the site must be properly defined in
            > Dreamweaver. Second, the menu must be exported to the site root. Place
            > your cursor on the page where you want to place the menu, and then use the
            > Dreamweaver Insert > Image Objects > Fireworks HTML feature. Note that
            > these menus are not the best navigation solution for a website.
            >
            > --
            > Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
            > --------------------------------------------------------------
            > http://www.projectseven.com
            > Fireworks Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/fireworks/
            > CSS Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/css/
            > http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/
            > --------------------------------------------------------------

            • 3. Re: Pop up menu - Dreamweaver
              DreamChristine Level 1
              I already stated in my post that I already read that website. It was interesting yes but they wouldnt make something that wouldnt work. Maybe hard to use or learn but not impossible. What do you mean properly defined in Dreamweaver? The entire site is made in Dreamweaver.

              And yes if there are other methods that would be easier please share. After reading that website I searched the web for other options. I found two options: 1.) Use intensely complicated code 2.) Pay for a program thatll do it for you.

              I found a way to put them in Dreamweaver, where it does it for you, but you cant customize it all too well.. But I think this would be a nice effect for my site.. just cant find a way to do it.
              • 4. Re: Pop up menu - Dreamweaver
                Level 7
                >I already stated in my post that I already read that website. It was
                > interesting yes but they wouldnt make something that wouldnt work.

                Of course they could, and indeed they did. The menus they are using DO NOT
                WORK in the way that you need them to for any use on the web.

                > And yes if there are other methods that would be easier please share.
                > After
                > reading that website I searched the web for other options. I found two
                > options:
                > 1.) Use intensely complicated code 2.) Pay for a program thatll do it for
                > you.

                Those are about your only options.

                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


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                "DreamChristine" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                >I already stated in my post that I already read that website. It was
                > interesting yes but they wouldnt make something that wouldnt work. Maybe
                > hard
                > to use or learn but not impossible. What do you mean properly defined in
                > Dreamweaver? The entire site is made in Dreamweaver.
                >
                > And yes if there are other methods that would be easier please share.
                > After
                > reading that website I searched the web for other options. I found two
                > options:
                > 1.) Use intensely complicated code 2.) Pay for a program thatll do it for
                > you.
                >
                > I found a way to put them in Dreamweaver, where it does it for you, but
                > you
                > cant customize it all too well.. But I think this would be a nice effect
                > for my
                > site.. just cant find a way to do it.
                >

                • 5. Re: Pop up menu - Dreamweaver
                  pixlor Level 4
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: DreamChristine
                  I found two options: ... 2.) Pay for a program thatll do it for you.


                  And what's your time worth? Let's say a professional package that is tested on modern browsers (IE 6 and 7 as well as Firefox 2 came out since that article was written) is $90 and your rate is $15/hour. If you spent 6 hours working with that Fireworks code (including reading articles, searching, and posting on forums) and got nowhere, you just wasted the equivalent of that professional package... and you don't know how to make it work reliably in Firefox 2 or IE 7. Or IE 8, due out "like real soon now."

                  So...how much (your hourly rate rate times hours spent fighting with the code) have you wasted so far?

                  Read Murray's answer ^^