8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2008 3:52 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Pop-Up Menu Issues

    captainbianco
      I am using CS3 Fireworks and CS3 Dreamweaver to edit a pop-up menu originally made in Fireworks. I have not altered the pop-up menu code whatsoever, and when I preview the index file that the pop-up menu is in from Dreamweaver, the menu appears to run just fine. There are no numbers within any of the file names or menu items. For some reason, once the index file is loaded onto my server, certain menu items do not show up and the ones that do are out of order. There are multiple pop up menu's within the index file, but those two are single tiered and work fine. The pop-up menu in question has 2 sub-groups. Could this be the problem?
        • 1. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
          JoeDaSilva Level 4
          The menu code that Fireworks produces leaves a lot to be desired. If you want to post a link I can try to pick through it, but most folks (myself included) would recommend exploring other flyout menu options.
          • 2. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
            captainbianco Level 1
            I agree completely and totally, and I will haha but I'd like to get this one fixed if I can. You can view the page here
            http://www.flooringanswers.com/nysurfaces/index2.htm
            Hover over the letters to see the pop-up menu's. The one over "t" is the problem.
            • 3. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
              pixlor Level 4
              quote:

              Originally posted by: captainbianco
              I agree completely and totally, and I will haha but I'd like to get this one fixed if I can. You can view the page here
              http://www.flooringanswers.com/nysurfaces/index2.htm
              Hover over the letters to see the pop-up menu's. The one over "t" is the problem.

              Under Flooring, for example, you have a div with id of MMMenu0910163730_1_1 (ugh). Under that are four items and they have their own IDs:
              MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_0
              MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_1
              MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_2
              MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_3
              MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_4

              Your CSS file, however, doesn't have location information for the ..Item_4 object.

              That's just from a quick, cursory look. In order to fix this, you're going to have to go through it line by line and debug it. By the time you do this, you might be better off getting something else and starting from scratch.

              Read this: The sordid tale of mm_menu/fw_menu.js
              • 4. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
                Level 7
                pixlor:

                OP is using CS3 and the menu blog is talking about the menus in earlier
                versions of FW, so *most* of the points made in the blog don't apply.
                That's not to say that using CS3 pop-up menus is a *good* thing....

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                "pixlor" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                >
                quote:

                Originally posted by: captainbianco
                > I agree completely and totally, and I will haha but I'd like to get this
                > one
                > fixed if I can. You can view the page here
                > http://www.flooringanswers.com/nysurfaces/index2.htm
                > Hover over the letters to see the pop-up menu's. The one over "t" is the
                > problem.

                > Under Flooring, for example, you have a div with id of
                > MMMenu0910163730_1_1
                > (ugh). Under that are four items and they have their own IDs:
                > MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_0
                > MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_1
                > MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_2
                > MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_3
                > MMMenu0910163730_1_1_Item_4
                >
                > Your CSS file, however, doesn't have location information for the ..Item_4
                > object.
                >
                > That's just from a quick, cursory look. In order to fix this, you're going
                > to
                > have to go through it line by line and debug it. By the time you do this,
                > you
                > might be better off getting something else and starting from scratch.
                >
                > Read this:
                > http://www.losingfight.com/blog/2006/08/11/the-sordid-tale-of-mm_menufw_menujs/
                >

                • 5. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
                  captainbianco Level 1
                  If this isn't an example of how I'm an amateur, I don't know what is...
                  For some reason when I was syncing the folders in Dreamweaver, index2.css was not syncing correctly because both the server file and the local file had changed...
                  So once I forced putting the file, everything works fine.
                  Did I say amateur? I really meant newb.
                  • 6. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
                    JoeDaSilva Level 4
                    Newb or not at least you don't have to deal with hacking that menu!
                    • 7. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
                      pixlor Level 4
                      Okay, thanks Murray.

                      Still...that code is uglyuglyugly! *shudders* I'm running Chrome, though, and the find function in its source viewer highlighted all the instances of a string, so it was easier to see captainbianco's problem than in any other code viewer I've ever used. Pretty nifty. Still...so ugly with those long, meaningless ID names.

                      quote:

                      Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                      pixlor:

                      OP is using CS3 and the menu blog is talking about the menus in earlier
                      versions of FW, so *most* of the points made in the blog don't apply.
                      That's not to say that using CS3 pop-up menus is a *good* thing....

                      --
                      Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                      Adobe Community Expert
                      (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                      • 8. Re: Pop-Up Menu Issues
                        Level 7
                        Oh, I agree.

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                        "pixlor" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        news:gbdoen$1gk$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > Okay, thanks Murray.
                        >
                        > Still...that code is uglyuglyugly! *shudders* I'm running Chrome, though,
                        > and
                        > the find function in its source viewer highlighted all the instances of a
                        > string, so it was easier to see captainbianco's problem than in any other
                        > code
                        > viewer I've ever used. Pretty nifty. Still...so ugly with those long,
                        > meaningless ID names.
                        >
                        >
                        quote:

                        Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                        > pixlor:
                        >
                        > OP is using CS3 and the menu blog is talking about the menus in earlier
                        > versions of FW, so *most* of the points made in the blog don't apply.
                        > That's not to say that using CS3 pop-up menus is a *good* thing....
                        >
                        > --
                        > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        > Adobe Community Expert
                        > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                        > ==================
                        > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        > ==================
                        >

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