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Thread began 8/05/2009 5:35 pm by bmccondichieq261536 | Last modified 8/11/2009 3:31 pm by Eric Mittman | 2150 views | 5 replies |

bmccondichieq261536

Site assist professional

Currently using Site assist pro, as I change the names in the site structure some are tow names all caps I notice the tabs begin to overlap one another instead of expanding with the names. How do I correct this?

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Eric Mittman

The width for the menu items is determined based on the menu that you are using in SiteAssist. You can use CSS Menu Writer to create your own custom menu that has a width that will work for your items. If you do not have CSS Menu Writer and need to adjust this manually you would do so by editing the following CSS:

home page
ul#cssmw_home > li > span > a {

content page
ul#cssmw_content > li > span > a {

In here it is the width setting that is responsible for the size of these items in the menu, you can adjust it to be whatever width you need.

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bmccondichieq261536

Thanks

Thanks Eric that helps. Also as I test the pages I create in SA Pro I experimented with adding additional menus, in doing so the menus overflow to a second line and pushes the left column to the right. I thought the page would automatically expand if additional menus are added?


Originally Said By: Eric Mittman
  The width for the menu items is determined based on the menu that you are using in SiteAssist. You can use CSS Menu Writer to create your own custom menu that has a width that will work for your items. If you do not have CSS Menu Writer and need to adjust this manually you would do so by editing the following CSS:

home page
ul#cssmw_home > li > span > a {

content page
ul#cssmw_content > li > span > a {

In here it is the width setting that is responsible for the size of these items in the menu, you can adjust it to be whatever width you need.  
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Eric Mittman

The width of the menu will be determined by the width that you define for these individual elements, then multiplied by the number of elements that you have in the menu. So for example if you have 9 menu items and the width is defined as 100px then the menu will be 900px wide, plus whatever you have specified for the margin.

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bmccondichieq261536

Sub menu span

I have tried to adjust the width on the sub menu tabs with no luck. I am a novice in editing CSS, here are my steps, I go to ul#cssmw_home ul.level-1 > li > a, I open CSS editing window and adjust from there correct? If so, when I do this nothing changes, am I in the right area for the Sub-menus?

Also you mentioned CSS Menu Writer, would this cut down on width issues with main and sub menus no matter how many characters are in the menus? (Say 2-3 words max)?

Also can the Home page be modified via the wizards page type? At this point it will not allow me to change any of the layout for the Home page via page type.
I would like to add an image place holder on this page using one of the already developed page layout features.
Is this how this suppose to work?
Do I suppose modify this page via CSS?
Is there a work around this?

Page layout does work with with the other menus when I click on them.

You have been a great help.

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Eric Mittman

When you edit the css for the menu on the home page you should edit the css directly if you are having trouble getting your updates to save. The menu file is in CSSMenuWriter > cssmw_home > menu.css. There is also the menu_ie.css file. It is in here that you want to adjust the css. The setting you specified is the correct setting for the sub menu items.

You will not be able to edit the menus within the SiteAssist wizard. Instead you can use CSS Menu Writer to create or customize a menu, then incorporate that menu into a custom layout for SiteAssist. We have some guides that cover this on the SiteAssist support page under How Tos and Solution Recipes.

siteassist

When it comes to modifying the home page you will not be able to change the page type in the wizard. You can specify the home page when creating a new layout though. If you want to add to the existing page you should do so directly on the page.

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