9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2007 10:34 PM by Newsgroup_User

    pop up menu's

    silo~
      I've created pop-ups using DreamWeaver's internal tool for those of us not very savvy with html coding. I have set these up many times with no problems. For some reason, the most recent I've developed aren't appearing when I test the pages. The javascript file is located in same directory folder as the files that it pertains to, but for some reason it's not working. Anyone have any ideas, or solutions?

      thanks in advance,
      ~silo
        • 1. Re: pop up menu's
          Level 7
          Read this -

          http://www.losingfight.com/blog/2006/08/11/the-sordid-tale-of-mm_menufw_menujs/


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          "silo~" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > I've created pop-ups using DreamWeaver's internal tool for those of us not
          > very
          > savvy with html coding. I have set these up many times with no problems.
          > For
          > some reason, the most recent I've developed aren't appearing when I test
          > the
          > pages. The javascript file is located in same directory folder as the
          > files
          > that it pertains to, but for some reason it's not working. Anyone have any
          > ideas, or solutions?
          >
          > thanks in advance,
          > ~silo
          >


          • 2. Re: pop up menu's
            silo~ Level 1
            I appreciate the information, and try and stay away from pop-up(drop-down) as much as possible with DW. I prefer to develop them in Flash, and use plug-in, but too many of my clients are "afraid" of flash because of the search engine scare. My client is adamant on using pop-ups, wants nothing to do with flash in any way and is beyond any sort of technical advice on the matter. So if someone can help me with why they are not working any longer, I would appreciate it.

            Thanks.
            • 3. Re: pop up menu's
              Level 7
              What I'm trying to do is to steer you away from this broken method and
              suggest a much better approach.

              Check the uberlink and MacFly tutorials at PVII -
              http://www.projectseven.com/

              and the Navbar tutorial/articles at Thierry's place
              http://tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/

              Or this one (more recent article):
              http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp

              Or to get it done fast, go here -

              http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/navigation/auto_hide/index.htm

              The irony is that by using the DW menus, you have given your client the very
              thing that they are scared of with Flash menus - SE non-visibility.

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              "silo~" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              >I appreciate the information, and try and stay away from pop-up(drop-down)
              >as
              > much as possible with DW. I prefer to develop them in Flash, and use
              > plug-in,
              > but too many of my clients are "afraid" of flash because of the search
              > engine
              > scare. My client is adamant on using pop-ups, wants nothing to do with
              > flash in
              > any way and is beyond any sort of technical advice on the matter. So if
              > someone
              > can help me with why they are not working any longer, I would appreciate
              > it.
              >
              > Thanks.
              >


              • 4. Re: pop up menu's
                silo~ Level 1
                I understand your point exactly. Using Java is really no different than ActionScript, but in my clients eye's, if it doesn't have the term "flash" associated, or carry the ext. .swf, or .fla then it must be good. Like I said, he is inconsolable, and is the type who believes he knows more about everything than everybody. Quite frankly, he is a pain in the behind, and I am just trying to finish this project, get paid and dump him asap. Thanks for the links, I will check them out and let you know how it went.

                respectfully,
                silo~
                • 5. Re: pop up menu's
                  L._Simon Level 1
                  I can understand your angst on this, but please try to make sure you are referencing the right language when complaining about someone else's ingorance ;)

                  Java and JavaScript have pretty much nothing in common other than the name.
                  • 6. Re: pop up menu's
                    Level 7
                    Good luck!

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                    "silo~" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    >I understand your point exactly. Using Java is really no different than
                    > ActionScript, but in my clients eye's, if it doesn't have the term "flash"
                    > associated, or carry the ext. .swf, or .fla then it must be good. Like I
                    > said,
                    > he is inconsolable, and is the type who believes he knows more about
                    > everything
                    > than everybody. Quite frankly, he is a pain in the behind, and I am just
                    > trying
                    > to finish this project, get paid and dump him asap. Thanks for the links,
                    > I
                    > will check them out and let you know how it went.
                    >
                    > respectfully,
                    > silo~
                    >


                    • 7. Re: pop up menu's
                      silo~ Level 1
                      Your correct L. Simon, a testimony to my frustration. Alas, since I havn't designed with hand-coding html since 1997, the links didn't help too much, as I'm not sure where to start with them. I'm teaching myself all of this on the fly (as with everything else) and am not savvy with writing, interpreting, or utilizing code at all. ActionScript is another story, and even though I have a pretty good understanding of AC, javascript still looks pretty "latin".

                      What I don't understand is this. I started a blank document, created the nav bar, and added the js drop-menu as normal, and it worked. When I re-created it on the layouts for use, still doesn't work. I looked over the .js files with all but a fine toothed comb, and they appeared identicle. Very frazzled at the moment.

                      silo~
                      • 8. Re: pop up menu's
                        Level 7
                        Do yourself a favor and spring for the P7 popmenu magic:

                        http://www.projectseven.com/products/menusystems/pmm/index.htm

                        At this point $90 should seem like a bargain.

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                        "silo~" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                        > Your correct L. Simon, a testimony to my frustration. Alas, since I havn't
                        > designed with hand-coding html since 1997, the links didn't help too much,
                        > as
                        > I'm not sure where to start with them. I'm teaching myself all of this on
                        > the
                        > fly (as with everything else) and am not savvy with writing, interpreting,
                        > or
                        > utilizing code at all. ActionScript is another story, and even though I
                        > have a
                        > pretty good understanding of AC, javascript still looks pretty "latin".
                        >
                        > What I don't understand is this. I started a blank document, created the
                        > nav
                        > bar, and added the js drop-menu as normal, and it worked. When I
                        > re-created it
                        > on the layouts for use, still doesn't work. I looked over the .js files
                        > with
                        > all but a fine toothed comb, and they appeared identicle. Very frazzled at
                        > the
                        > moment.
                        >
                        > silo~
                        >


                        • 9. Re: pop up menu's
                          Level 7
                          > I started a blank document, created the nav
                          > bar, and added the js drop-menu as normal, and it worked. When I re-created it
                          > on the layouts for use, still doesn't work.

                          If you want to use those menus, and want them to work warts and all; then
                          give a link to an uploaded page.

                          Link to the uploaded page:

                          Identify an example link in the page that doesn't work:

                          Page/URL address that the example link should go to but does not:


                          it's most likely a path problem. Either a path to the included scripts or
                          the path to links.

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