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Thread began 8/11/2009 10:49 pm by segalmedia367166 | Last modified 8/14/2009 2:33 pm by Eric Mittman | 1175 views | 3 replies |

segalmedia367166

current state

I am trying to set my navigation to have a current state. What is wrong with my approach? Please see the link below:

index.html

Thanks

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Eric Mittman

It looks like you are missing a needed extension of the current class, you should add this in your your menu.css:

ul#cssmw10 > li > a.current {
background-image: url("../cssmw11_images/paw_f2.jpg");
background-repeat: no-repeat;
border-bottom: dotted 1px #9EA3AA;
color: #430f04;
text-decoration: none;
}

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segalmedia367166

new page, current problem, size of item, addl css and jss

thanks for the css rule. Please go to this new link:
index.html

1. I rebuilt both nav bars to see if the problem was with something that i did. I believe that i now have the class of current. i don't see it working, nor do i understand how it could. i understand how it would if i assigned the body and id and included the body id in the class of current or if i set a parameter and added a conditional expression to each link.
2. how do control the fact that my about button the hor nav runs into the graphic in the bkgnd? how can i have each button a different size controlled by the text inside (padding - margin)? Can i delete the pixel width for the item and control it another way?
3. each time i go back into "edit" theme of any menu for this site, i get another css and js file. these files have incorrect paths to them (missing the ../). i have been deleting them from the source code. could my problem be the way i have my site set up right now? for now, i have a folder called "newSite" where i am saving all my new pages. my templates are up a level in my site root. could this force menu writer to add new css and js files?
thanks

UPDATE:

Please go to the following link:
aboutUs.html

My side nav seems to be working as expected as far as the current page function goes. Please note that my horizontal nav is not. Can you please give me some advice what I need to do to fix the problem. I see and the css rule controlling the current page, but am unsure how it "knows" what page is current. Also, I wanted my horizontal nav buttons to have different widths based on the text so I removed the pixed width and used padding. Will this create any problems with browsers? I am understanding how menu writer works. I am still experiencing the additional js and css each time I edit the theme. I am removing it each time.
thanks so much,
Lisa

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Eric Mittman

I have opened a new ticket for you on this issue. Please login to WebAssist.com and visit your support history to update the ticket. I have requested some of your files and some info about the setup. I will need to do some testing with your files to help determine what is going on.

When I checked your site the current selector for the first link seemed to be working correctly but not for the others in the horizontal nav. I'm also unsure why you are getting the extra files, I will try and get to the bottom of this for you.

I looked at the nav in Firefox and IE7 and 8 and did not see a problem with the paddings you are using.

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