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Which "Insert Menu" Categories support variable widths (REF: limitations in "Glide")?

Thread began 5/16/2012 12:24 pm by dan317597 | Last modified 5/17/2012 10:26 am by Jason Byrnes | 837 views | 3 replies |

dan317597

Which "Insert Menu" Categories support variable widths (REF: limitations in "Glide")?

I'm trying to make a menu that will allow me to create tabs that are wider than the defaults, and it would help to know which ones are not, as "Glide" is (see post "Slide color effect only on 75% of a button"), limited in how wide they will go.

For example, "Dell Style" appears to have gradients, and "Bubble" hints at some .PNGs at work. I'd like to know sooner rather than later.

MOREOVER: With the advanced options available in CSS3, wouldn't it be sensible to have Menu Writer employ some kind of gradient and/or transparency style defs instead of resorting to image files?

- Dan

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

any of the menus can be adjusted to be wider than the defaults, however, if it is a menu that uses images for the background, you may run into issues.


There are 2 different ways that images are used as backgrounds:
1) 1 image is used as the background applied to the a tag.

Example of this is the dell menu


2) 3 different images are used one for either end, and one for the middle.

in this case the image for the middle can be a sliver that is repeated

If you are using one of the designs that use a single background image, you can set it to repeat, although the problem you where running into in your other thread is that you where using a gradient, using a gradient , you cant set the image to repeat, in this case, you need to create an image that fits the menu you are trying to create.

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dan317597

And, RE: CSS3-HTML5?

Thanks for the info, Jason! . . .

But I read nothing about my final question:

With the advanced options available in CSS3-HTML5, wouldn't it be sensible to have Menu Writer employ some kind of gradient and/or transparency style defs instead of resorting to image files?

I know it can be said that one might want to support older browsers, but that's no reason not to take advantage of what new browsers can do. (MW users can always opt to use a menu style that uses images.) It sure seems like a much more efficient way to handle a lot of the styling that is going on in creating a classy menu. And it seems reasonable to predict that adding a few such menu choices to Menu Writer would not be impossible, and, heck, it would make it more valuable.

Maybe this could be done as a custom "theme?" (Has anyone here tried that?)

Anyway, I remain curious.

Thanks,

- Dan

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Menu Writer does no support HTML 5 or CSS3 at this time.

If you wanted to use HTML 5 or CSS 3 techniques in your menu, you would need to edit the HTML and CSS after it was created.

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