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Styling Dropdowns

Thread began 4/02/2011 11:39 am by missbrashaw307820 | Last modified 4/04/2011 8:04 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1520 views | 6 replies |

missbrashaw307820

Styling Dropdowns

I have not implemented DD yet, I have one concern before I start. Are the dropdowns style-able with CSS?
I am rebuilding a clients website that is entirely flash (ugh) using javascript. He is a stickler about design and how things look. The standard dropdowns would never be acceptable with him. They will need to visually match his site.

I am attaching a picture of his current (flash) filtering dropdown menu.

thanks!

Donovan

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missbrashaw307820

will DD work in a situation like this?

OK, upon delving a bit further into this project, I am not sure DD is the right extension. A little insight from people who are familiar with it would be GREAT!

I am attempting to create a set of 4 linked dropdown menus, each option from each dropdown has a price. You can choose any combination from the 4 dropdowns and get a price quote.

The link to the menu I need to re-create is laumontStudio.html
then 'services'
the 'mounting and lamination'
then 'price list'
(i know, strange and confusing navigation, hence them re-doing their site)

the image in my previous post is the dropdown menu.

any guidance would be amazing here!

thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to answer the first question, yes, select list form elements can be styled using CSS.

here is a basic article on using css on form elements:
style-web-forms-css/


I'm not sure if dynamic drop downs would be suitable for project or not. from what i can see, your select lists dont seam to be linked, but i could wrong.

it does not look to me that the selections made in one list are used to determine the selections that are displayed in another list. This is what dynamic dropdowns is used for.

take for example a car site. you would want to have a Make list, and depending on the make selected, show only models for that make. It does not look to me that your lists have that sort of a relationship.

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mistersmith307820

possibly ecart?

Thanks Jason,
That link is exactly what I was looking for.

After working on this price guide page I am now thinking Ecart is the answer, without a checkout. I was originally thinking that the current dropdowns did determine the subsequent dropdown menus, but they do seem to be independent.

If I add an updatable cart and give each option in the dropdowns a value as a product option, I think this might mimic the current menu.
Problem is, after years of using ecart, I have never figured out how to add product options...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see the "Product Options with eCart" tutorial on the eCart support page:
ecart/

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mistersmith307820

Will Ecart 4 work?

I have spent almost $1200 on webassist and can not get myself to spend any more...

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, eCart 4 will work.

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