3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2008 6:06 PM by Newsgroup_User

    PVII Menu Magic

    Level 7
      I have tweaking a Menu Magic insertion...I happen to use Sculptor to create
      my style sheets and now I am trying to color scheme this menu. My modified
      menu colors are not showing up....I am reading the instructions but I am not
      clear....I am putting the nav in my left colurmn which is called
      leftColumn1. I tried to place this text in the html side of my template
      page so it says

      <div id="leftColumn1">
      <div id="#leftColumn1.p7MBM_1xy" class="p7MBM09v">
      <ul>

      But, the text changes color but not the background color despite going into
      each button state and changing it to the appropriate color.

      TIA.


        • 1. Re: PVII Menu Magic
          Level 7
          That would be a CSS specificity issue. The best approach is to insert an
          menu in a container that does not have related link or list styles declared
          as descendant selectors. The next approach would be to append the ID of the
          Sculptor container in front of all your PMM style rules, like so:

          #leftColumn1 #p7PMnav a {background-color: red;}

          If that doesn't work, there is likely some bad coding in the page or the
          page's style sheet. If you post a link to an example page, we'll tell you
          how to fix it. Best to send the link to our support email address or, if
          you're able, give us a call during business hours Eastern Time US.

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          "tweaked_eye" <nospam@spammersuck.com> wrote in message
          news:gfkvno$59n$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I have tweaking a Menu Magic insertion...I happen to use Sculptor to create
          >my style sheets and now I am trying to color scheme this menu. My modified
          >menu colors are not showing up....I am reading the instructions but I am
          >not clear....I am putting the nav in my left colurmn which is called
          >leftColumn1. I tried to place this text in the html side of my template
          >page so it says
          >
          > <div id="leftColumn1">
          > <div id="#leftColumn1.p7MBM_1xy" class="p7MBM09v">
          > <ul>
          >
          > But, the text changes color but not the background color despite going
          > into each button state and changing it to the appropriate color.
          >
          > TIA.
          >

          • 2. Re: PVII Menu Magic
            Level 7
            "tweaked_eye" <nospam@spammersuck.com> wrote in message
            news:gfkvno$59n$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >I have tweaking a Menu Magic insertion...I happen to use Sculptor to create
            >my style sheets and now I am trying to color scheme this menu. My modified
            >menu colors are not showing up....I am reading the instructions but I am
            >not clear....I am putting the nav in my left colurmn which is called
            >leftColumn1. I tried to place this text in the html side of my template
            >page so it says
            >
            > <div id="leftColumn1">
            > <div id="#leftColumn1.p7MBM_1xy" class="p7MBM09v">
            > <ul>
            >
            > But, the text changes color but not the background color despite going
            > into each button state and changing it to the appropriate color.


            I don't know P7 menus nor Sculptor so I'm not sure where does that ID come
            from, but I suspect you are the one who plugged it in there.
            The "#" is a no-no and leaving the "." in that string should make things
            very complicated when it comes to styling that element.



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            • 3. Re: PVII Menu Magic
              Level 7
              "Thierry" <thierry@invalid.com> wrote in message
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              > "tweaked_eye" <nospam@spammersuck.com> wrote in message
              > news:gfkvno$59n$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >>I have tweaking a Menu Magic insertion...I happen to use Sculptor to
              >>create my style sheets and now I am trying to color scheme this menu. My
              >>modified menu colors are not showing up....I am reading the instructions
              >>but I am not clear....I am putting the nav in my left colurmn which is
              >>called leftColumn1. I tried to place this text in the html side of my
              >>template page so it says
              >>
              >> <div id="leftColumn1">
              >> <div id="#leftColumn1.p7MBM_1xy" class="p7MBM09v">
              >> <ul>
              >>
              >> But, the text changes color but not the background color despite going
              >> into each button state and changing it to the appropriate color.
              >
              >
              > I don't know P7 menus nor Sculptor so I'm not sure where does that ID come
              > from, but I suspect you are the one who plugged it in there.
              > The "#" is a no-no and leaving the "." in that string should make things
              > very complicated when it comes to styling that element.

              Thanks. I thought he was talking about Pop Menu Magic instead of Menu Bar
              Magic. My mistake.

              Menu Bar Magic, when inserted, contains a wrapper DIV, like this:

              <div id="p7MBM_1" class="p7MBM09v">
              This tag should *never* be altered.

              The ID is used to track instances of the menu on a given page. So
              id="p7MBM_1" means the first instance. id="p7MBM_2" would be the second, and
              so on. From there, we can't predict the page setup so it is not uncommon to
              have specificity conflicts. Tweaked Eye should not have changed the ID, but
              should have edited his style sheet to make the Menu Bar rules more specific
              by appending the conflicted selectors with an element ID from his page
              layout.

              It's almost like he was writing a selector name inside the tag. In his
              scenario, a selector change to make one of our rules more specific would be,
              for example:

              #leftColumn1 #p7MBM_1.p7MBM09v {color: green;}


              Thanks again.


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              http://www.projectseven.com
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