Collapsing Menu

Another automatic cascading menu for Actinic 5 onwards. This one allows more modern DHTML effects.
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MattyS
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Collapsing Menu

Post by MattyS » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:04 pm

Hi

I am working on V7 Business and have integrated Nortree.

All is working fine.

My only query is that, as the menu uses div's, when the page is minimised, the rest of the site collapses successfully, but the menu holds and position and doesn't collapse, the result is that it sticks out and looks awakward.

This would be a problem if users insist on view the site without browser window maximised.

Do you know of a fix to this?

norman
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Post by norman » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:07 pm

Do you have a live site so I can see what's happening?

MattyS
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URL

Post by MattyS » Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:13 pm

Hi, yep have emailed you URL and log on details (as password protected).

Also, is there a way of dropping the code into a (nav) table instead of it sourcing a javascript file?

Thanks

Matt

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Post by norman » Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:43 pm

You have some pages (Product ones) using a centred & fixed width layout and other pages (Store Top) using a full width left aligned layout.

NorCascade can work with either but not both (the configuration parameters are common to all pages).

You can either use a centred menu with a negative X offset (for centred & fixed width layout). Or a left aligned one with a right offset (full width left aligned layout).
Norman

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Collapsable menu

Post by MattyS » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:00 pm

Hi Norman

Thanks for your help.

I am not completely sure what you mean, could you possibley elaborate?

I have now added fixed widths, but the menu still doesn't collapse. I know it should as have seen the menu work on other sites.

Matt

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Post by norman » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:50 pm

OK. Looking at http://www.surfline.external.smarte-commerce.co.uk/ I see you now have a centred fixed width layout. However you menu is bound to the left edge of the browser window.

To fix this, run the NorCascade configurator and check Center (near top left). This centres the menu on-screen.

Now adjust your Level1 / H Offset to be a negative value that will place the menu left of centre; e.g. try -200 and see what happens.

Please remember that this code is DonationWare (both to me and Angus Turmbull at TwinHelix).
Norman

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Donationware

Post by MattyS » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:59 pm

Hi

will def be donating.

matt

MattyS
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Still not collapsing

Post by MattyS » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:19 pm

Norman

I have centred the menu and have set H offset to be a negative value.

The menu is still not collapsing?

Matt

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Post by MattyS » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:49 pm

Norman

I would like to replace the text arow, currently used to signify and sub section, with an image arrow

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'<b>></b>'
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Is this possible.

Regards

Matt

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Post by norman » Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:20 pm

Any valid HTML will work there so just try an <img...> tag.

You'll need to manually FTP these images to your servers acatalog directory (or upload then via Actinic's Advanced / Additional Files).

Also keep a copy of these images in PreviewHTML so that they work OK on previews.
Norman

MattyS
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Menus probs still

Post by MattyS » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:33 am

Norman

I have centred the menu and have set H offset to be a negative value.

The menu is still not collapsing?

Can you advise?

Matt

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Post by norman » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:04 pm

http://www.surfline.external.smarte-commerce.co.uk/ is now working as it should. Perhaps we have different interpretations of what "collapsing" means.
Norman

MattyS
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Menu query

Post by MattyS » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:11 pm

Hi

Sorry for confusing, when I mean collapsing I mean the nav stays with the rest of the site if the window is resized, which it doesn't. Would like to get this sorted as it looks ugly when the window is resized, apart from that the menu is absoloutely fanatastic!

Matt

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Post by norman » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:39 pm

It is possible (but complex) to anchor the menu to an HTML element. Read the TwinHelix documentation for how to to that.

The NorCascade program will allow you to set the Target parameter (main page near top left), but you'll have to get the rest from the documentation as I don't use this feature myself.
Norman

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