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August 5, 2005, 10:45 am
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I was wondering what I should look for to make sub-menus appear at
the moment you click a link or image. The menu should appear on top of
I'd need to know what are the technical details involved, is this
java-script, java, just html, layers? And what is the compatibility
status of that technique; ie. how does it display in Netscape, Mozilla,
Explorer, Safari, etc...
Thanks for the tip! Oh btw, I hope this is the right place to ask
On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 06:45:34 -0700, Turner sent:
I find such things generally very poor, in various browsers. Typically,
the sub-menu pops up nowhere near the mouse, and as soon as you try and
mouse over to it, it disappears. The next common fault is that the menu
contents don't fit into the space that the author thought it would (so you
see things like half a line of text, with the bottom chopped off).
If you insist on e-mailing me, use the reply-to address (it's real but
temporary). But please reply to the group, like you're supposed to.
This message was sent without a virus, please destroy some files yourself.
In other words, you suggest reloading the page with the new menu with
the sub-options displayed in plain html (doing so with php to make the
process automated will be easy).
That's also what I personnally will tend to do, but I may have clients
that request the layered (or DIVed) menus.
Thanks for your input!
Have a look here:
Those were good starting points for me.
Once you get the hang of it using CSS-only techniques, it's pretty
The only real complex part is getting IE to handle hovers on non
anchor elements. See:
for more details on this.
Xavier van Unen