If you think you're insane now, try maintaining those pop up menus.
As far as I know, these menus have not been updated since FW 8, so
they are at least two versions old.
Save yourself a lot of grief by avoiding those menus. There are many
other products on the market which do a much better job of creating
and maintaining this type of navigation structure.
Read this link before you climb any higher on this slippery slope:
There was another blog post by the fellow who originally wrote the pop
up menu feature, but I can't seem to locate it. Even he says stay away
Not the answer you probably want, but I hope it helps, nonetheless.
Hmmm. Thank you so much for the response. Crappy menus aside - I can't even display ANY images..whether they are library buttons or imported pictures. Is there some sort of error with the program that I don'tknow about? I just want to be able to preview in browser. Any clue?
A link to your PNG file would be very helpful. Something seems to be up.
There was another blog post by the fellow who originally wrote the pop up menu feature, but I can't seem to locate it. Even he says stay away from them.
If that code still says Andy Finnell in the comments, then here's his explanation...
And his exclamation...
“Run! Run like the wind!”
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Glad to find this thread here-- as I'll stop wasting time trying to make this type of menus work. I plan to use CSS anyway-- just wanted to show them to a client and thought Fireworks "rapid prototyping" would save me time...
(And I think it's pretty cool that Jim Babbage comments on this forum-- I just got his book 100 Essential Techniques and so far it's been super helpful about saying what Fireworks does and doesn't do well.)
Problem solved. I reinstalled fireworks and can preview again. As far as the whole menu vs css thing.... i'm going to try it on my own...although I will have a rough road in the form of learning.
Thanks everyone who viewed and commented.
For a quick slap-together for prototyping, they're fine - assuming they work. It's just that way too many people think they're useful for more than that.
Thanks too for the feedback about the book. I'm glad you're enjoying it! My newest one, Fireworks CS4 Classroom in a Book came out a few weeks ago. It's more of a "ground up" book, though. Lots of step by step exercises.
Ben, if you're wanting to build these menus for an actual site, there are some excellent products on the market to help you along. Project Seven has 5 different products for menu systems, and Webassist has CSS Menu Writer. Both companies support their products very well.