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Horizontal Menu with Dropdowns not working in IE7

Thread began 6/14/2010 10:06 pm by gregb440246884 | Last modified 6/20/2010 6:41 pm by gregb440246884 | 2460 views | 13 replies

neilo

Hi Greg,

Ta for listing the steps you took, and thus providing the clue, which was in the fact that the menus only stayed open when hovering over the text; so, if I may be so bold, EURIKA - I have it.

It should have ocurred to me earlier - IE7 is very fussy about having to have heights/widths stated in exact units (not %, not 'auto') There was nothing defined in the CSS to tell IE7 that there was actually a menu item there - apart from the text (which it saw because it was defined in the CSS) - as there was no width and height for the Level-1 menu items. They were effectively invisible to IE7.

In your final pages, check which stylesheet is being referred to, (in the test2.php page it is 'cssmw1' - see the line : <ul class="level-0" id="cssmw1"> )

and either change the menu.css for that page's menu (CSSMenuWriter/cssmw1/menu.css) Line 107-ish onwards:

ul#cssmw1 ul.level-1 > li > a, ul#cssmw1 ul.level-1 > li > a:link {
background-color: #f0b478;
background-image: url("../cssmw1_images/topNavDropdown.jpg");
background-repeat:repeat-y; /* Add this line */
border-bottom: solid 1px #f0b478;
border-right-style: solid; /* Remove this line */
color: #644b32;
display: block;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: .7em;
font-style: normal;
font-weight: bold;
margin: 0 0 0 0;
padding: 5px 5px 5px 5px;
text-decoration: none;
width: auto; /* Change this to width:150px; */
height: 15px; /* Add this line */
outline-style: none;
}

or change the appropriate IE conditional statement in the head tags to include IE7 (currently all lte IE6) :

<!--[if lte IE 7]>
<style type="text/css" media="all">
@import url("CSSMenuWriter/cssmw1/menu_ie.css");
</style>

<![endif]-->
and change the menu.css for that page's menu (CSSMenuWriter/cssmw1/menu_ie.css) Line 107-ish onwards (same as before) :

Line 107

ul#cssmw1 ul.level-1 > li > a, ul#cssmw1 ul.level-1 > li > a:link {
background-color: #f0b478;
background-image: url("../cssmw1_images/topNavDropdown.jpg");
background-repeat:repeat-y; /* Add this line */
border-bottom: solid 1px #f0b478;
border-right-style: solid; /* Remove this line */
color: #644b32;
display: block;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: .7em;
font-style: normal;
font-weight: bold;
margin: 0 0 0 0;
padding: 5px 5px 5px 5px;
text-decoration: none;
width: auto; /* Change this to width:150px; */
height: 15px; /* Add this line */
outline-style: none;
}

That will sort it.

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