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Amaruuk
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Binghamton, NY, USA
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 11-13-2001 03:34

ok, I've been over the boards and through the archives...either I'm totally blind or I can't seem to find any help on creating those nifty little drop-down javascript menus. Was wondering if anyone here had a link to a good resource so I can learn it. pretty please? I'll give you my dose of black pills...
*holds out her hand gingerly, six little black pills laid in her palm*

Amaruuk

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 11-13-2001 06:40

Quite honestly, if you hadn't used the word "gingerly", I don't think I would be posting this. I skimmed your post, hit "back", and caught the word on my way out, so I came back, and now I'm posting. Hah. Funny. =)

Um, www.dhtmlcentral.com has a dropdown script, but don't use it if you don't understand it. Here's the stuff involved with a good dropdown menu script...

absolute positioning
getting the position of a non-absolutely positioned element
visibility changing
mouse movement and click detection

Which of these do you know? Learn them, and then you can come back to this question. Might be a bit of time, keep at it. =)

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 11-13-2001 14:10

Amaruuk: Most good DHTML script repositories will have a drop down menu (and the very best ones will walk you through the script explaining things as you go along) so have a look through them and see what takes your fancy. If you have problems implementing/understanding it or it isn't cross browser compatible enough then don't be shy about asking for help here.

I also wouldn't go waving a handful of pills around in here - Wakkos wil have your arm off.

Emps


You're my wife now Dave

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 11-13-2001 16:38

Amaruuk:

Check this one out. It actually will work in Opera5 as well as some other browsers that are hard to work with. I am using this one on a site that I am doing. If you have any questions about it post it. I have used it and know how to use it.

BrotherCake Ultimate DropDown Menu

<ps>Forgot to mention that the one that Slime posted doesn't work in Opera 5 and is real quirky in Mac IE4&5</ps>

[This message has been edited by CPrompt (edited 11-13-2001).]

Amaruuk
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Binghamton, NY, USA
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 11-14-2001 21:53

Thank you guys so much. I shall bury my wee nose into those links and kick-start the brain into soaking it up. If it works, you guys get your own shrine at my desk.

Amaruuk

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 11-14-2001 22:11

ermm... look at http://www.w3schools.com/dhtml/dhtml_examples.asp under Menus... hehe... w3schools... nice place!

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