8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2006 5:27 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Drop down menus obstruct forms

    skibum70 Level 1
      First of all I must say that Fireworks drop menus are great. I use them alot but I have come up with a small problem.
      If a drop down menu falls over a form, the menu actually falls behind the form making the menu hard to read / click on. How can i make sure that the drop down menu is always displayed at the front, so it is always visible and unpbstructed.
        • 1. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
          Level 7
          > First of all I must say that Fireworks drop menus are great.

          Most of us feel like they are an abomination. And for good reasons too....
          Perhaps you haven't encountered any of them, but you will.

          > If a drop down menu falls over a form, the menu actually falls behind the
          > form
          > making the menu hard to read / click on. How can i make sure that the drop
          > down
          > menu is always displayed at the front, so it is always visible and
          > unpbstructed.

          Form elements like list/menus are what is known as Active content - they are
          constantly being redrawn to the screen. This means that you cannot make a
          layer sit on top of them (or any other Active content, like Java, or Flash).
          Your only options are a) to redesign your page so that the overlap doesn't
          happen, or b) to hack into the menu code so that the form element is somehow
          hidden when that menu element is triggered to open.

          --
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          "skibum70" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > First of all I must say that Fireworks drop menus are great. I use them
          > alot
          > but I have come up with a small problem.
          > If a drop down menu falls over a form, the menu actually falls behind the
          > form
          > making the menu hard to read / click on. How can i make sure that the drop
          > down
          > menu is always displayed at the front, so it is always visible and
          > unpbstructed.
          >


          • 2. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
            Level 7
            Hi Skibum:

            This is a known issue. See:

            http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_15842

            The best thing you can do in these cases is to design your pages so that
            the menus will not conflict with the form elements on the page.

            enthusiastically,
            mark haynes
            webassist sales
            Check out our Special Offers at:
            http://www.webassist.com/professional/products/specials.asp





            skibum70 wrote:
            > First of all I must say that Fireworks drop menus are great. I use them alot
            > but I have come up with a small problem.
            > If a drop down menu falls over a form, the menu actually falls behind the form
            > making the menu hard to read / click on. How can i make sure that the drop down
            > menu is always displayed at the front, so it is always visible and unpbstructed.
            >
            • 3. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
              Level 7
              mark haynes wrote:
              > Hi Skibum:
              >
              > This is a known issue. See:
              >
              > http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_15842
              >
              > The best thing you can do in these cases is to design your pages so that
              > the menus will not conflict with the form elements on the page.
              >
              > enthusiastically,
              > mark haynes

              No, the best thing you can do is dump these menus and get some that
              work. Like, over at www.projectseven.com. ;-)


              --
              Bonnie (equally enthusiastic)
              in California
              8 ^ )
              • 4. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
                Level 7
                Bonnie -- I don't believe the form elements issue is limited to FW menus.
                Albeit, the menus at PVII are far superior IMHO to those produced by FW.

                --
                Kelley Rao, Webeze
                ------------------------------------
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                http://www.web-eze.com/dwpg.html
                ------------------------------------

                "Bonnie" <kroko@pixel[occam]plum.com> wrote in message
                news:edkqto$t99$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > mark haynes wrote:
                >> Hi Skibum:
                >>
                >> This is a known issue. See:
                >>
                >> http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_15842
                >>
                >> The best thing you can do in these cases is to design your pages so that
                >> the menus will not conflict with the form elements on the page.
                >>
                >> enthusiastically,
                >> mark haynes
                >
                > No, the best thing you can do is dump these menus and get some that work.
                > Like, over at www.projectseven.com. ;-)
                >
                >
                > --
                > Bonnie (equally enthusiastic)
                > in California
                > 8 ^ )


                • 5. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
                  Level 7
                  Hey Mark -- it's nice to see your enthusiastic presence again!

                  Kelley Rao, Webeze

                  "mark haynes" <mark@webassist.com> wrote in message
                  news:edkq70$sjj$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > Hi Skibum:
                  >
                  > This is a known issue. See:
                  >
                  > http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_15842
                  >
                  > The best thing you can do in these cases is to design your pages so that
                  > the menus will not conflict with the form elements on the page.
                  >
                  > enthusiastically,
                  > mark haynes
                  > webassist sales
                  > Check out our Special Offers at:
                  > http://www.webassist.com/professional/products/specials.asp
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > skibum70 wrote:
                  >> First of all I must say that Fireworks drop menus are great. I use them
                  >> alot but I have come up with a small problem.
                  >> If a drop down menu falls over a form, the menu actually falls behind
                  >> the form making the menu hard to read / click on. How can i make sure
                  >> that the drop down menu is always displayed at the front, so it is always
                  >> visible and unpbstructed.
                  >>


                  • 6. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
                    Level 7
                    Kelley Rao wrote:
                    > Bonnie -- I don't believe the form elements issue is limited to FW menus.
                    > Albeit, the menus at PVII are far superior IMHO to those produced by FW.
                    >
                    Right--it was a general warning, you know. It doesn't seem efficient to
                    invest any learning time in these menus, is all. ;-)

                    P.S. You getting any good thunderstorms out there? That's what I miss
                    about Arizona!

                    --
                    Bonnie
                    in California
                    8 ^ )
                    • 7. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
                      Level 7
                      Oh yeah, some real winners lately! Funny, I used to dread the rain in CA
                      and now we just love it! Wonderful to have the temps drop 15 degrees in a
                      hours time frame and to relish in the coolness (at least from an AZ
                      standpoint).

                      -Kel

                      > P.S. You getting any good thunderstorms out there? That's what I miss
                      > about Arizona!
                      >
                      > --
                      > Bonnie
                      > in California
                      > 8 ^ )


                      • 8. Re: Drop down menus obstruct forms
                        Level 7
                        > Bonnie -- I don't believe the form elements issue is limited to FW menus.

                        It isn't. Any layer placed over them will get poked through....

                        --
                        Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        Adobe Community Expert
                        (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                        "Kelley Rao" <krao@lightsoffweb-eze.com> wrote in message
                        news:edl35h$8cc$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > Bonnie -- I don't believe the form elements issue is limited to FW menus.
                        > Albeit, the menus at PVII are far superior IMHO to those produced by FW.
                        >
                        > --
                        > Kelley Rao, Webeze
                        > ------------------------------------
                        > Website Planning Guide for Developers
                        > http://www.web-eze.com/dwpg.html
                        > ------------------------------------
                        >
                        > "Bonnie" <kroko@pixel[occam]plum.com> wrote in message
                        > news:edkqto$t99$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        >> mark haynes wrote:
                        >>> Hi Skibum:
                        >>>
                        >>> This is a known issue. See:
                        >>>
                        >>> http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_15842
                        >>>
                        >>> The best thing you can do in these cases is to design your pages so that
                        >>> the menus will not conflict with the form elements on the page.
                        >>>
                        >>> enthusiastically,
                        >>> mark haynes
                        >>
                        >> No, the best thing you can do is dump these menus and get some that
                        >> work. Like, over at www.projectseven.com. ;-)
                        >>
                        >>
                        >> --
                        >> Bonnie (equally enthusiastic)
                        >> in California
                        >> 8 ^ )
                        >
                        >