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Box left position problem not tracking previous box width

Thread began 9/16/2009 11:02 pm by gpac357497 | Last modified 9/24/2009 8:52 pm by Jimmy Wu | 2891 views | 9 replies |

gpac357497

Box left position problem not tracking previous box width

I have a menu set up and all looks OK. If I change Level 1 width, then the starting position of Level 2 does not track the change in Level 1. Same would happen if I altered the padding.

I checked in menustyle.xml and it appears that level 2 "left" is not being calculated correctly.

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Jimmy Wu

I just tested this on a menu I've created and changing the width of the top level menu doesn't cause the sublevel menus to be misaligned. Are there any other settings that you have changed for styling within the wizard?

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gpac357497

Hi Jimmy,
Please try changing the box width of Level 1 and observe level 2 (as I reported).
I have only changed things within the bounds of MenuWriter.
You have the complete set of my menuwriter files so you should be able to test them directly.

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Jimmy Wu

It is difficult to test with your menu, because it is using dynamic menu items and it causes errors with the connection. That is why I wanted to know what kind of settings you specified in the menu so I would be able to better deduce what is happening to cause the menu to miscalculate.

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gpac357497

Jimmy,

I repeat:
Please try changing the box width of Level 1 and observe level 2 (as I reported).
I have only changed things within the bounds of MenuWriter.
You have the complete set of my menuwriter files so you should be able to test them directly.

I also repeat:
If I change Level 1 width, then the starting position of Level 2 does not track the change in Level 1. Same would happen if I altered the padding.

These are the settings that I have been changing.

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Jimmy Wu

Yes, I have your files, but using them causes errors, since you're creating a dynamic menu and I don't have the connection file, so I have not used them. Also I have not been able to reproduce this on any menus that I have created.

A test you can try is to open a new page and apply a new menu. Keep the menu simple and generate a menu with a main level and 2 sublevels. Try using static links to keep it simple. Change the width of level 1 and see if the problem is on this simple menu as well. Keep everything default on the menu other than adding links to make it have 2 sublevels and changing the width.

If the menu works, then we will know that it is caused by another setting in the wizard that you had previously changed, and not the width and padding calculations.

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gpac357497

Hi Jimmy,
I am very concerned with your last response. Of course if you build (and I have) a static menu with multiple levels all is OK.

This only happens with a dynamic menu. In the dynamic case, the starting left position of a level is determined by the ending right position of the level above. In the static case, the starting left position of a lower level is determined by the starting left of the main level. There is a distinct difference.

Please refer to cssmenutest.php for proof of static menu.

Now look at the third level of the products menu on omabeta.shopoma.com.au Please note that I can't leave the menu structure like this forever.

I had the initial width of the three levels set to 150 px and all was OK. I then reduced the width of Level 2 to 130 px which results in a gap between level 2 and level 3. If I were to increase the width of level 2 then it would overlap level 3. The problem is that CSSMW is not recalculating the left position of the next menu down.

You need to do this yourself on your own dynamic menu to find out.

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gpac357497

Previous test page should have been:

cssmwtest.php

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gpac357497

Hi Jimmy,
I have now updated cssmwtest.php to demonstrate the problem. Please note the A Level 1 box widthehas been reduced in CSSMW. There is now a gap between A Level 1 and A Level 2.

cssmwfiles.zip has been uploaded

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Jimmy Wu

I am unsure why your menus would be created like this. I have opened a private support ticket for you. Please update this ticket with a phone number to contact you and a good time to contact you at. You can check this ticket by logging into your account at www.webassist.com and checking your support history.

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