View Full Version : ddsmoothmenu and frames

12-02-2009, 06:23 PM
1) Script Title: Smooth Navigational Menu (v1.31)

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

3) Describe problem: I have a frameset issue in which dropped-down horizontal menus inside the top frame are not visible. In other words, they do not spill over onto the content frame as desired, but are hidden underneath the content frame. I'm hoping that somebody can clue me in to how to accomplish what I want.

Here's the page:

It's the "Sale Items" and "Customer Service" links in the blue strip across the top.

Here's the link to the page used in the top frame so you can see what it should be looking like...


12-03-2009, 02:00 AM
There's no easy way to modify this script to drop down over frames unfortunately. Frames are basically separate windows, with DHTML layers unable to cross over from one frame to the next. Now, there are menu scripts that get around this, by recreating the layer in the other frame and showing that instead, though this script can't do that unfortunately.

12-03-2009, 02:45 AM
ouch....ok, thanks.

12-03-2009, 11:47 PM
Embryo1, some time ago I wrote something about this problem HERE (http://molendijk.110mb.com/include_menu10_on_top/include_menu10_on_top_smooth/index.html?page1.html). It shows that what you want is not impossible. But if you can avoid using framesets and iframes, that would be better. (I didn't fully realize it when I wrote the script).
Anyhow, if you want to use a frameset allowing submenus going on top of the frame(s), it can be done.
Arie Molendijk.

12-06-2009, 06:14 PM
Thanks Arie, that's exactly what I was hoping to find, however I'm buried with other work right now..will test it later next week.