4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2009 3:00 PM by Newsgroup_User

    What to use, what to use

    Breezy_C


      It seems to be that whenever I look for a way to do something for websites, there are loads of different options, which confuses me, simple being that I am!!!
      At the moment, I want to do two things, so I will post two separate posts.

      Here, my question is: what is the best way to make a drop down menu that will appear when I hover the mouse over one of the options in my menu/nav bar and then stay visible when I actually click on that main option?
      Example: I want a left hand vertical menu bar with maybe ten or so menu options. The top option is Patient Lifters, so I when a mouse hovers over it, I want the sub options of: smart, QR1, QR2, and V2+ to appear underneath. Then when the Patient Lifters is clicked, the drop downs stay visible.

      I never know when to use Fireworks and then export and when to use Dreamweaver for the various things.
      Up to now, I have been creating my nav bars and buttons in F/Works and then exporting them, but I have never attempted a drop down/pop up menu before.
        • 1. Re: What to use, what to use
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          "Breezy C" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >
          >
          > It seems to be that whenever I look for a way to do something for
          > websites,
          > there are loads of different options, which confuses me, simple being that
          > I
          > am!!!
          > At the moment, I want to do two things, so I will post two separate posts.
          >
          > Here, my question is: what is the best way to make a drop down menu that
          > will
          > appear when I hover the mouse over one of the options in my menu/nav bar
          > and
          > then stay visible when I actually click on that main option?
          > Example: I want a left hand vertical menu bar with maybe ten or so menu
          > options. The top option is Patient Lifters, so I when a mouse hovers over
          > it,
          > I want the sub options of: smart, QR1, QR2, and V2+ to appear underneath.
          > Then
          > when the Patient Lifters is clicked, the drop downs stay visible.

          I guess you're lookinmg for something like this, but with the action on
          "mouseover" too.
          http://tjkdesign.com/articles/TJK_SlideMenu/TJK_SlideMENU.asp

          That script would be easy to modify to do what you're looking for, but I'd
          advise you to not trigger the action when the user hovers over the top list
          item, as it'd create a usability issue



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          • 2. Re: What to use, what to use
            Level 7
            And always remember to put a descriptive subject line when posting in the
            forums...

            hehe

            "Thierry" <thierry@invalid.com> wrote in message
            news:glb3mi$gd4$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > "Breezy C" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            > news:glb19m$dmm$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >>
            >>
            >> It seems to be that whenever I look for a way to do something for
            >> websites,
            >> there are loads of different options, which confuses me, simple being
            >> that I
            >> am!!!
            >> At the moment, I want to do two things, so I will post two separate
            >> posts.
            >>
            >> Here, my question is: what is the best way to make a drop down menu that
            >> will
            >> appear when I hover the mouse over one of the options in my menu/nav bar
            >> and
            >> then stay visible when I actually click on that main option?
            >> Example: I want a left hand vertical menu bar with maybe ten or so menu
            >> options. The top option is Patient Lifters, so I when a mouse hovers
            >> over it,
            >> I want the sub options of: smart, QR1, QR2, and V2+ to appear underneath.
            >> Then
            >> when the Patient Lifters is clicked, the drop downs stay visible.
            >
            > I guess you're lookinmg for something like this, but with the action on
            > "mouseover" too.
            > http://tjkdesign.com/articles/TJK_SlideMenu/TJK_SlideMENU.asp
            >
            > That script would be easy to modify to do what you're looking for, but I'd
            > advise you to not trigger the action when the user hovers over the top
            > list item, as it'd create a usability issue
            >
            >
            >
            > --
            > Thierry | Adobe Community Expert | Articles and Tutorials ::
            > http://www.TJKDesign.com/go/?0
            >
            > Spry Widgets | http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/samples/ [click on
            > "Widgets"]
            > Spry Menu Bar samples |
            > http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/samples/menubar/MenuBarSample.html
            > --


            • 3. Re: What to use, what to use
              Level 7
              "GPaul" <gwpaul@ptd.net> wrote in message
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              > And always remember to put a descriptive subject line when posting in the
              > forums...

              ;-)

              Thierry

              • 4. Re: What to use, what to use
                Level 7
                Look at Project VII's menus
                http://www.projectseven.com/



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