View Full Version : modding ddsmoothmenu problems

02-10-2009, 11:39 AM
1) Script Title: ddsmoothmenu

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

3) Describe problem:
Hi there all - quite a newbie to coding so please help if you can...

found the above script as it was the nearest thing to what i needed, tried to figure what is what on it so i can mod it to my needs but i'm still short of getting it to do what i want...

1. i would like to loose the arrow images from the menu. I deleted the imege ref from the js script, line 10, like this

arrowimages: {down:['downarrowclass', '', 23], right:['rightarrowclass', '']},
this works in firefox but not opera as opera shows an image place holder or something like this

2. the sliding menu doesnt show over embeded video player - any ideas why and if it can be done
(see my test site
goto 'sample footage' -> 'showreel' for the video)

3. can i delay the slide out of the menu for half a second or so?

4. trying to place my elements correctly on the page i had to resolt to tables and splitting the menu into four menus (each in a cell inside a neted table)
any other way to position menu elements on the page or is usung a nested tables acceptable solution?

thats all for now and thank you in advance for any advice you can give

02-10-2009, 07:59 PM
1) is simple enough, but since the others aren't, have you looked at All Levels Menu (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/ddlevelsmenu/index.htm) instead? It supports 2) and 3) by default. With 4), it shouldn't be an issue with neither script (a link to the problem page would help).

02-11-2009, 12:30 PM
thank you for that - I will look at your suggestion for alternative script later on today...

in regard to 4. the page in question is the same


the difficulty i had was spreading the top menu items to fit evenly across the page (or to specific design as you can see on the link above) - thats why i resorted to split the menu into 4 menus and position each one in separate cells in the nested table using cell dimensions for correct positioning