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IE 6 problem & style ?

Thread began 4/22/2010 7:43 pm by michellemoose405915 | Last modified 5/07/2010 9:07 pm by Eric Mittman | 830 views | 6 replies |

michellemoose405915

IE 6 problem & style ?

Hi,

I've just purchased Menu Writer 2 and have some questions.
I'm getting a browser compatibility problem with IE6. Dreamweaver says it's the Dissapearing List Background Bug. The main menu looks fine but the sub-menu's appear in the wrong spot. How can I fix this?

I also have a style question.
I'm using a horizontal Vista Style menu and want to make the blue box that appears around text on mouse-over big enough to cover all the words. Currently the longer words are longer than the box (photos, policies and contact). Here is a link to the menu I made testnav.html


Thanks, Michelle

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Eric Mittman

I have created a menu like yours and I'm not getting the same issue with the background hover image size. For me the backgrounds cover all of the text regardless of the size. I'm also not getting the same results in regards to the sub menus moving over. I can see this on your site with IE6, but not with the menu that I created.

What does the menu look like when you have it on a page by itself? if you can post back with a copy of the page that has the menu on it as well as a copy of your CSSMenuWriter folder. I will use your files to reproduce the results and look into it.

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michellemoose405915

Hi Eric,
I created a blank page and inserted a default vista menu and still have the same results. The background hover image still does not cover the long words.
testnavblank.html

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Eric Mittman

Post back with a copy of the page that has the menu on it as well as a copy of your CSSMenuWriter folder in a zip archive. I will use your files to reproduce the results and look into it.

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neilo

Hi Michelle and Eric,

It's as much a problem with the maths as it is with the CSS, (this exact menu problem has cropped up here before).The size you are seeing is the max you can get with 9 menu items and with the image files that are provided:

navbar div = 920px wide
left.jpg and right.jpg : (28px + 28px) x 9 = 504px

That leaves 416/9 = 46px (maximum) per item background hightlighted effect, with 2px to spare (which accounts for the space at the far right of the navbar div).

The left & right.jpgs should ideally have been provided as the narrowest possible width (6px) for optimum flexibility to account for menus that might have more items in them. The 28px is unnecessary and somewhat limiting.

You can sort it, but you need to crop the two mentioned jpgs to 6px wide - being careful to crop to the correct side. (Two attached if you need them).


1. Crop the left.jpg and right.jpg images in your > cssmw_images folder to 6px wide (or replace them with the two attached)

2. To correct the 2px gap, adjust the #navbar rules in the cssmw/menu.css:


#navbar {
height: 38px;
background-color: #036; /* remove this */
background-image: url(CSSMenuWriter/cssmw_images/bg.jpg); /* add this */
background-repeat: repeat-x; /* add this */
padding-left: 1px; /* add this */
}


This gives:


#navbar {
height: 38px;
background-image: url(CSSMenuWriter/cssmw_images/bg.jpg);
background-repeat: repeat-x;
padding-left: 1px;
}



Example of outcome here.

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michellemoose405915

Thanks neilo :)
Made the changes you suggested and it worked perfectly.

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Eric Mittman

Thanks Neilo, you are very good with the css manipulations.

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