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Wstar
04-10-2008, 03:40 PM
1) Script Title: Slashdot Menu

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/slashdot.htm

3) Describe problem: The menu works great. The only problem I'm having is I can not add simple text under any menu. When I put text inder one of my headings in the menu, the entire menu messes up and doesn't work. The only work around I have found it do make a table and wrap it in <a></a> tags but it turns it into a link, or course.

I'm trying to add a table with text under a menu heading. Is this possible with what I have?

Test site: http://www.alloutassault.net/alpha/

CSS:

div.sdmenu {
width: 226px;
font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 12px;
padding-bottom: 0px;
letter-spacing: 0.5cm
color: #fff;
}

div.sdmenu div {
background: url(menu.jpg) repeat-x;
overflow: hidden;
}

div.sdmenu div:first-child {
background: url(menu.jpg) no-repeat;
}

div.sdmenu div.collapsed {
height: 56px;
}
div.sdmenu div span {
display: block;
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
padding: 21px 0px;
font-weight: bold;
color: white;
text-align: center;
cursor: default;

}

div.sdmenu div.collapsed span {

}
div.sdmenu div a {
background : url(menu_spacer_2.jpg) repeat-y left top;
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
padding: 5px 40px;
display: block;
color: #ffffff;
}


div.sdmenu div a.current {
background : #333333 url(menu_spacer_2.jpg) repeat-y left top;
}

div.sdmenu div a:hover {
background : #333333 url(menu_spacer_over.jpg) repeat-y left top;
color: #ffffff;
text-decoration: none;
}

.sdmenu .title, .sdmenu .titlehidden, .sdmenu .submenu a {
width: 226px;
height: 56px;
}


JS:

function SDMenu(id) {
if (!document.getElementById || !document.getElementsByTagName)
return false;
this.menu = document.getElementById(id);
this.submenus = this.menu.getElementsByTagName("div");
this.remember = true;
this.speed = 3;
this.markCurrent = true;
this.oneSmOnly = true;
}
SDMenu.prototype.init = function() {
var mainInstance = this;
for (var i = 0; i < this.submenus.length; i++)
this.submenus[i].getElementsByTagName("span")[0].onclick = function() {
mainInstance.toggleMenu(this.parentNode);
};
if (this.markCurrent) {
var links = this.menu.getElementsByTagName("a");
for (var i = 0; i < links.length; i++)
if (links[i].href == document.location.href) {
links[i].className = "current";
break;
}
}
if (this.remember) {
var regex = new RegExp("sdmenu_" + encodeURIComponent(this.menu.id) + "=([01]+)");
var match = regex.exec(document.cookie);
if (match) {
var states = match[1].split("");
for (var i = 0; i < states.length; i++)
this.submenus[i].className = (states[i] == 0 ? "collapsed" : "");
}
}
};
SDMenu.prototype.toggleMenu = function(submenu) {
if (submenu.className == "collapsed")
this.expandMenu(submenu);
else
this.collapseMenu(submenu);
};
SDMenu.prototype.expandMenu = function(submenu) {
var fullHeight = submenu.getElementsByTagName("span")[0].offsetHeight;
var links = submenu.getElementsByTagName("a");
for (var i = 0; i < links.length; i++)
fullHeight += links[i].offsetHeight;
var moveBy = Math.round(this.speed * links.length);

var mainInstance = this;
var intId = setInterval(function() {
var curHeight = submenu.offsetHeight;
var newHeight = curHeight + moveBy;
if (newHeight < fullHeight)
submenu.style.height = newHeight + "px";
else {
clearInterval(intId);
submenu.style.height = "";
submenu.className = "";
mainInstance.memorize();
}
}, 30);
this.collapseOthers(submenu);
};
SDMenu.prototype.collapseMenu = function(submenu) {
var minHeight = submenu.getElementsByTagName("span")[0].offsetHeight;
var moveBy = Math.round(this.speed * submenu.getElementsByTagName("a").length);
var mainInstance = this;
var intId = setInterval(function() {
var curHeight = submenu.offsetHeight;
var newHeight = curHeight - moveBy;
if (newHeight > minHeight)
submenu.style.height = newHeight + "px";
else {
clearInterval(intId);
submenu.style.height = "";
submenu.className = "collapsed";
mainInstance.memorize();
}
}, 30);
};
SDMenu.prototype.collapseOthers = function(submenu) {
if (this.oneSmOnly) {
for (var i = 0; i < this.submenus.length; i++)
if (this.submenus[i] != submenu && this.submenus[i].className != "collapsed")
this.collapseMenu(this.submenus[i]);
}
};
SDMenu.prototype.expandAll = function() {
var oldOneSmOnly = this.oneSmOnly;
this.oneSmOnly = false;
for (var i = 0; i < this.submenus.length; i++)
if (this.submenus[i].className == "collapsed")
this.expandMenu(this.submenus[i]);
this.oneSmOnly = oldOneSmOnly;
};
SDMenu.prototype.collapseAll = function() {
for (var i = 0; i < this.submenus.length; i++)
if (this.submenus[i].className != "collapsed")
this.collapseMenu(this.submenus[i]);
};
SDMenu.prototype.memorize = function() {
if (this.remember) {
var states = new Array();
for (var i = 0; i < this.submenus.length; i++)
states.push(this.submenus[i].className == "collapsed" ? 0 : 1);
var d = new Date();
d.setTime(d.getTime() + (30 * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000));
document.cookie = "sdmenu_" + encodeURIComponent(this.menu.id) + "=" + states.join("") + "; expires=" + d.toGMTString() + "; path=/";
}
};

HTML:

<div style="float: left" id="my_menu" class="sdmenu">
<div>
<span>Main Menu</span>

<a href="#">Home</a>
<a href="#">Gallery</a>
<a href="#">Enlist</a>
<a href="#">Forum</a>
</div>

<div>
<span>Divisions</span>

<a href="#">Divsion 1</a>
<a href="#">Divsion 2</a>
<a href="#">Divsion 3</a>
<a href="#">Divsion 4</a>
</div>

<div>
<span>Calendar</span>
<!-- Testing Text --><!-- Doesn't work! -->
<!-- <div>Testing Text</div> --><!-- Doesn't work! -->
</div>

<div>
<span>Roster</span>

<a href="#">Wstar</a>
<a href="#">Wstar</a>
<a href="#">Wstar</a>
<a href="#">Wstar</a>
<a href="#">Wstar</a>
</div>

<div>
<span>Miscenalleous</span>

<a href="#">Contributions</a>
<a href="#">Donate</a>
<a href="#">Merchandise</a>
</div>

<div>
<span>Information</span>

<a href="#">Links</a>
<a href="#">About Us</a>
<a href="#">Contact Us</a>
</div>

<div>
<span></span>
</div>


</div>

ddadmin
04-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Certain container tags like DIV have special meaning with SD Menu, though you should be able to use other container tags like P to display regular text under a menu header. Using P for example, this works:


<div style="float: left" id="my_menu" class="sdmenu">
<div>
<span>Online Tools</span>
<p class="regular">Welcome to our site. Hope you enjoy the links below!</p>
<a href="http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/imageoptimizer/">Image Optimizer</a>
<a href="http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/">FavIcon Generator</a>
<a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/emailriddler/">Email Riddler</a>
<a href="http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/password/">htaccess Password</a>
<a href="http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/gradient/">Gradient Image</a>
<a href="http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/button/">Button Maker</a>
</div>
<div>
<span>Support Us</span>
<a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/recommendit/">Recommend Us</a>
"
"

In the .css file, you'll want to add this to the very end to give the text block the appropriate look:


div.sdmenu p.regular{
background: white;
overflow: auto;
color: black;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px;
}

Wstar
04-10-2008, 08:50 PM
Seems to work but the menu jumps. It starts scrolls nicely down, then when it reaches the links - it just jumps to fully expanded. Also, I must put a link for it to collapse and expand. Is there a way so i don't need a link under the menu?

Any ideas?

BTW, thanks again for the reply.

ddadmin
04-10-2008, 09:06 PM
Hmm I'm not getting any jolting, though I am using the default example in the zip file as basis for the changes above. Try adding a valid doctype to the top of your page perhaps:


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

With regards to arbitrary links that expand/ contract the menu, per the info on the demo page, the script does support the following methods:


// Additional methods...
var firstSubmenu = myMenu.submenus[0];
myMenu.expandMenu(firstSubmenu); // Expand a submenu
myMenu.collapseMenu(firstSubmenu); // Collapse a menu
myMenu.toggleMenu(firstSubmenu); // Expand if collapsed and collapse if expanded

myMenu.expandAll(); // Expand all submenus
myMenu.collapseAll(); // Collapse all submenus

Wstar
04-10-2008, 09:43 PM
I used the doctype and still the menu jumps. If I take out the link within the menu:



<div style="float: left" id="my_menu" class="sdmenu">
<div>
<span>Online Tools</span>
<p class="regular">Welcome to our site. Hope you enjoy the links below!</p>
</div>
</div>


The menu just does not work. It only will work if I put a link under the text. If I make a menu with nothing but links, it works perfectly.

I just don't know where to look for the problem. I've tried several difference browsers and still, no luck.

Try going to the test site: http://www.alloutassault.net/alpha/
Under Calendar is the text example.

Pred86
05-17-2008, 05:12 PM
hi all,

im using SDmenu too.

And i also wanted to place some Text instead of Links in the Menu (a Login menu ect.).

I've tried the <p> Tag, but it doesnt work.

Anyone have an Idea, how to make this Work?

best regards,
Pred

P.S: Sorry for my Bad English, im from Germany ;)

Ictinus
06-15-2008, 06:31 AM
You might like to try the modified version of SDMenu.... SDNMenu. See the links in my signature. The simple example shows non-link text.
Cheers