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Thread began 12/20/2009 1:06 pm by www.BigMusicGeek.com | Last modified 1/07/2010 2:36 pm by Eric Mittman | 1107 views | 5 replies |

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The Easiest Way To Replicate This Toolbar...

I recently purchased CSS Menu Writer in an attempt to create a more dynamic version of the toolbar found on the below listed page:

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Any suggestions on what my best options are?

Thanks!

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Eric Mittman

When you refer to having a more dynamic menu do you mean that you want these items to come from a db or do you have something else in mind?

It looks like you would be able to use the images in this menu to create one with a similar look and fill. If you want the options to come from a db then you will need to start by creating your connection in DW, then in the menu interface for the contents you can specify to add in dynamic links.

Please post back with some more details and include any questions about the specifics and we will be glad to help you get going in the rite direction on this.

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Originally Said By: Eric Mittman
  When you refer to having a more dynamic menu do you mean that you want these items to come from a db or do you have something else in mind?

It looks like you would be able to use the images in this menu to create one with a similar look and fill. If you want the options to come from a db then you will need to start by creating your connection in DW, then in the menu interface for the contents you can specify to add in dynamic links.

Please post back with some more details and include any questions about the specifics and we will be glad to help you get going in the rite direction on this.  



I am trying to create a 'new and improved' version of my current toolbar by including drop down navigation options. However, when attempting to use the existing images ('Get From File System'), the images do not appear as options.

What am I missing here? Do the images (which are currently saved as .png within my Root folder) need to exist in a specific format?

Thanks!

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Eric Mittman

If you are in the design portion of Menu Writer then you should be able to use the folder icon to select the image you would like for the background. If you are working with PNG's you will need to ensure that you have them flattened first or they will not work. In Fireworks you should have this option available to you when you do a save as.

So long as the image is usable you should be able to select it and have it used as the background image in the menu. Please post back with any other questions that you have.

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Originally Said By: Eric Mittman
  If you are in the design portion of Menu Writer then you should be able to use the folder icon to select the image you would like for the background. If you are working with PNG's you will need to ensure that you have them flattened first or they will not work. In Fireworks you should have this option available to you when you do a save as.

So long as the image is usable you should be able to select it and have it used as the background image in the menu. Please post back with any other questions that you have.  



I have flatted the individual button images via Fireworks, but am still unable to select them ('Get From File System') for use with the writer. They do not appear as options.

What am I missing here?

Thanks!

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Eric Mittman

Where are you making the choice to get the background image from the file system?

In CSS Menu Writer if you choose to edit the theme and go to the design tab you should be able to select the part of the menu that you want to apply the background to and using the folder logo you can browse to the image to use. Here is a screen shot of this as a reference so you can see if we have the same interfaces. Please post back and include some more info about the exact steps you are taking to implement the background image and perhaps include a screen shot so that we can have a visual reference for the issue.

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