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bassa
04-17-2008, 10:32 AM
Hey,

I'm not too comfortable with CSS, so here's a quick question.

I installed the Switch Menu with sitewide persistency, but I cannot get the submenu's to look right.

I am trying to make all the menu's have the box display effect on them with a change in color with the 'hover'. For example, 200 pixels width and 30 pixels height, red background and changing to white background when mouse hovers across the menu's.

Problem is, I can't get the submenu items to do this. Menu titles works fine, and expands the submenu's fine, but the hover effects on the submenu's don't work right.


<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css"> @import url("default.css");
<!--
body {
margin-left: 0px;
margin-top: 0px;
margin-right: 0px;
margin-bottom: 0px;
background-color: #323C46;
}
-->
</style>
<style type="text/css">
.menutitle{
cursor:pointer;
background-color:#FF0000;
color:#000000;
width:200px;
padding:0px;
text-align:right;
/*/*/border:0px solid #000000;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Arial;
display: block;
height: 30px;
line-height: 30px;
margin: 0px;
}
.menutitle:hover {
cursor:pointer;
margin-bottom: 0px;
background-color:#FFFFFF;
color:#000000;
width:200px;
padding:0px;
text-align:right;
/*/*/border:0px solid #000000;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Arial;
display: block;
height: 30px;
line-height: 30px;
}

.submenu{
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 30px;
color: #000000;
background-color: #B40000;
text-align: right;
display: block;
width: 200px;
height: 30px;
margin: 0px;
}
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">

/***********************************************
* Switch Menu script- by Martial B of http://getElementById.com/
* Modified by Dynamic Drive for format & NS4/IE4 compatibility
* Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code
***********************************************/

var persistmenu="yes" //"yes" or "no". Make sure each SPAN content contains an incrementing ID starting at 1 (id="sub1", id="sub2", etc)
var persisttype="sitewide" //enter "sitewide" for menu to persist across site, "local" for this page only

if (document.getElementById){ //DynamicDrive.com change
document.write('<style type="text/css">\n')
document.write('.submenu{display: none;}\n')
document.write('</style>\n')
}

function SwitchMenu(obj){
if(document.getElementById){
var el = document.getElementById(obj);
var ar = document.getElementById("masterdiv").getElementsByTagName("span"); //DynamicDrive.com change
if(el.style.display != "block"){ //DynamicDrive.com change
for (var i=0; i<ar.length; i++){
if (ar[i].className=="submenu") //DynamicDrive.com change
ar[i].style.display = "none";
}
el.style.display = "block";
}else{
el.style.display = "none";
}
}
}

function get_cookie(Name) {
var search = Name + "="
var returnvalue = "";
if (document.cookie.length > 0) {
offset = document.cookie.indexOf(search)
if (offset != -1) {
offset += search.length
end = document.cookie.indexOf(";", offset);
if (end == -1) end = document.cookie.length;
returnvalue=unescape(document.cookie.substring(offset, end))
}
}
return returnvalue;
}

function onloadfunction(){
if (persistmenu=="yes"){
var cookiename=(persisttype=="sitewide")? "switchmenu" : window.location.pathname
var cookievalue=get_cookie(cookiename)
if (cookievalue!="")
document.getElementById(cookievalue).style.display="block"
}
}

function savemenustate(){
var inc=1, blockid=""
while (document.getElementById("sub"+inc)){
if (document.getElementById("sub"+inc).style.display=="block"){
blockid="sub"+inc
break
}
inc++
}
var cookiename=(persisttype=="sitewide")? "switchmenu" : window.location.pathname
var cookievalue=(persisttype=="sitewide")? blockid+";path=/" : blockid
document.cookie=cookiename+"="+cookievalue
}

if (window.addEventListener)
window.addEventListener("load", onloadfunction, false)
else if (window.attachEvent)
window.attachEvent("onload", onloadfunction)
else if (document.getElementById)
window.onload=onloadfunction

if (persistmenu=="yes" && document.getElementById)
window.onunload=savemenustate

</script>
</head>

<body>
<table width="100%" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td align="center" valign="middle"><table width="920" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td width="200" align="right" valign="top">
<!-- Keep all menus within masterdiv-->
<div id="masterdiv">

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub1')">Site Menu</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="new.htm">What's New</a><br></span>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="hot.htm">What's hot</a><br></span>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="revised.htm">Revised Scripts</a><br></span>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="morezone/">More Zone</a></span>

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub2')">FAQ/Help</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub2"><a href="notice.htm">Usage Terms</a><br>
<a href="faqs.htm">DHTML FAQs</a><br>
<a href="help.htm">Scripts FAQs</a> </span>

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub3')">Help Forum</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub3"><a href="http://www.codingforums.com">Coding Forums</a><br>
</span>

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub4')">Cool Links</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub4"><a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com">JavaScript Kit</a><br>
<a href="http://www.freewarejava.com">Freewarejava</a><br>
<a href="http://www.cooltext.com">Cool Text</a><br>
<a href="http://www.google.com">Google.com</a></span></div>
*</td>
<td width="720" valign="top">&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table></td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

Medyman
04-17-2008, 12:23 PM
Try changing this:


.submenu{
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 30px;
color: #000000;
background-color: #B40000;
text-align: right;
display:block;
width: 200px;
height: 30px;
margin: 0px;
}

to this:


.submenu a {
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 30px;
color: #000000;
background-color: #B40000;
text-align: right;
display: inline-block;
width: 200px;
height: 30px;
margin: 0px;
}

.submenu a:hover {
background-color:red;
}

bassa
04-17-2008, 12:56 PM
Cool, that worked.

The menu doesn't expand all the submenu's now, though. I noticed this occured when I changed the height of the Box to 30.


.submenu a {
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 30px;
color: #000000;
background-color: #B40000;
text-align: right;
display: inline-block;
width: 200px;
height: 30px;
margin: 0px;

I think the height of 30 pixels only reveals a 30 pixel area in which to display additional content, in this case only one submenu (the "What's New" submenu item), thus not making room for the 3 other submenu items.

In any case, each menu item should be 30 pixels high and 200 pixels wide, and with a block display.

if I change the height from 30 to 120 (since each submenu is 30 high, and there's 4 items, totalling to 120 pixels), then it looks fine. But then the hover block effect is huge.

How do I make this work?

Medyman
04-17-2008, 01:07 PM
In any case, each menu item should be 30 pixels high and 200 pixels wide, and with a block display.

Then, apply those styles to the .submenu class and not to the anchor within it.

So, do this:


.submenu {
height:30px;
width:200px;
display:block;
}

and remove the height,width, and display properties in the .submenu a style block.


Alternately, if things were just as you wanted them before and all you needed was the background to change on :hover.

You could do
.submenu:hover { background-color:#fff; }

But that doesn't work in all versions of IE.

bassa
04-17-2008, 01:29 PM
It seems the submenu items show up right, except for the ones in the top menutitle:


</style>
<style type="text/css">
.menutitle{
cursor:pointer;
background-color:#FF0000;
color:#000000;
width:200px;
padding:0px;
text-align:right;
/*/*/border:0px solid #000000;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Arial;
display: block;
height: 30px;
line-height: 30px;
margin: 0px;
}
.menutitle:hover {
cursor:pointer;
margin-bottom: 0px;
background-color:#FFFFFF;
color:#000000;
width:200px;
padding:0px;
text-align:right;
/*/*/border:0px solid #000000;
font-size: 12px;
font-family: Arial;
display: block;
height: 30px;
line-height: 30px;
}

.submenu a {
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 30px;
color: #000000;
background-color: #B40000;
text-align: right;
display: inline-block;
width: 200px;
height: 30px;
margin: 0px;
}

.submenu a:hover {
background-color:white;

}
</style>

Here's the menu:


<div id="masterdiv">

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub1')">Site Menu</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="new.htm">What's New</a><br></span>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="hot.htm">What's hot</a><br></span>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="revised.htm">Revised Scripts</a><br></span>
<span class="submenu" id="sub1"><a href="morezone/">More Zone</a></span>

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub2')">FAQ/Help</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub2"><a href="notice.htm">Usage Terms</a><br>
<a href="faqs.htm">DHTML FAQs</a><br>
<a href="help.htm">Scripts FAQs</a> </span>

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub3')">Help Forum</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub3"><a href="http://www.codingforums.com">Coding Forums</a><br>
</span>

<div class="menutitle" onclick="SwitchMenu('sub4')">Cool Links</div>
<span class="submenu" id="sub4"><a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com">JavaScript Kit</a><br>
<a href="http://www.freewarejava.com">Freewarejava</a><br>
<a href="http://www.cooltext.com">Cool Text</a><br>
<a href="http://www.google.com">Google.com</a></span></div>

Why does all the submenu's show when the top one doesn't? That's so weird!

bassa
04-17-2008, 01:30 PM
"What's New" is the only submenu item that shows up after expanding the first menu.

All other submenu's in the other three menu's shows up.

bassa
04-17-2008, 01:37 PM
I got it! :D

Thanks, man!