Drop down menus?

Is there anyway to clear extremely clean drop-down menus in FW Pro, like this website: Mortgage Products | Fulton Bank


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Hi Kelly,
The CSS Menus Action that ships with both Freeway Express and Pro is ideally suited to this. I’ve been slowly adding example menus to a Freeway 5.5 Pro file and have added the Fulton Mortgage Company menu (or as close as I could get with the Action) to the file.

You can see the results here as well as download the file to play with;
http://www.freewayactions.com/test/css-menus-example/fultonmortgageco.html
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Tim.

On 21 Jun 2011, at 17:52, Kelly Crossley wrote:

Is there anyway to clear extremely clean drop-down menus in FW Pro, like this website: http://fultonmortgagecompany.com/default.asp

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Wow!

Thanks Tim. That was very kind of you to make a real world example. You are the man! :slight_smile:


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Dear Mr. Plumb,

Please, I need your help.

Can you explain me exactly how to create a dropdown menu (not sure if this is the right expression) like the one you posted in the example “Ben Fisher”, the second one, when you need to click the portfolio word to see the menu coming down (sorry for my English).
I am using Freeway Pro 7.1.3

Thank you very much in advance,

Luca


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Hi Luca,
I created this example file so long ago now that I couldn’t really remember how I did it. However I’ve opened the Freeway file (http://www.freewayactions.com/test/css-menus-example/CSS-Menus-examples.zip) in Freeway 7 and I can see that the menu is simply made up of a text box that contains two other HTML boxes;
item3 - this is the header for the ‘portfolio’ section and
submenu - this contains the menu items or the portfolio sub menu

The magic happens by way of the Transition FX Action. This is applied to item3 and is set to reveal the submenu item when it is clicked. The submenu is set to be initially hidden and to transition using a slide effect. The final result is that the menu should slide open and shut when the menu heading is clicked.

I’d suggest opening the Freeway file in Freeway 7 and either copy the menu (item1) to your Freeway document and have a play with the settings.

I hope this helps.
Regards,
Tim.

On 18 Aug 2016, at 17:08, Luca Campigotto email@hidden wrote:

Can you explain me exactly how to create a dropdown menu (not sure if this is the right expression) like the one you posted in the example “Ben Fisher”, the second one, when you need to click the portfolio word to see the menu coming down (sorry for my English).
I am using Freeway Pro 7.1.3


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Thank you very much, Tim.
I tried for hours to play with your file, my pages and menus, etc, etc. but I am going to surrender!
I almost did it: everything was working fine in Safari but it looks completely wrong in Firefox (the length of the drop down menu is much longer).
All my best,
Luca


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hello Tim,

Very helpful stuff regards the drop down menus.

I notice that the menu sample you have for http://www.envelopments.com on the page you link to is different from the menu at the actual link. Its the one on the actual page that I am interested to know can be replicated using the CSS menu action in tandem with anything else?

I have a menu which I am trying to make responsive which uses the CSS menu plus the BAM but its quite a challenge to get this to work in a responsive setup. You can see a tester for it here non responsive version.
http://www.thegorbals.co.uk/topmenu.html

I am keen to find a solution to allow such a menu setup to work within a responsive setup.

Any insight would be much appreciated.

Cheers for now
Anthony


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Hi Anthony,
I’ve added my comments below inline.

On 24 Aug 2016, at 17:53, tonzodehoo email@hidden wrote:

I notice that the menu sample you have for http://www.envelopments.com http://www.envelopments.com/ on the page you link to is different from the menu at the actual link. Its the one on the actual page that I am interested to know can be replicated using the CSS menu action in tandem with anything else?

That CSS Menus Freeway file is quite old now and a lot of the sites that I recreated the navigation from have been updated. The current Envelopments menu looks quite straightforward and I’d imagine that the CSS Menus Action would allow you to create quite an accurate copy of it. The only issue is, as you’ve noticed, the horizontal sub menu.

I have a menu which I am trying to make responsive which uses the CSS menu plus the BAM but its quite a challenge to get this to work in a responsive setup. You can see a tester for it here non responsive version.
topmenu http://www.thegorbals.co.uk/topmenu.html
The BAM Action was always a bit of a test and worked more or less OK on fixed width sites but suffers with flexible menus as well as inherited styles where the BAM menu can get messed up by the styles of the parent menu quite easily. Rather than using BAM for the sub menu you may have more luck showing and hiding each of the sub menu layers using the Target Show Hide Layer Action and bringing each into view when the parent menu is clicked. It would require JavaScript to work but should be able to approximate the effect you are after.

Good luck with this.
Regards,
Tim.

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Thanks for the respond Tim. Really appreciate it.
The CSS menu/BAM solution was one which worked for me but with the redesign of some sites as responsive layouts then an alternative solution is required. I recall how satisfying it was to resolve this issue but now it feels like back to square one!

I have tried using some mark up code for a menu with horizontal submenu as the basis of this but it takes me into areas of code which are pushing my understanding of things.

Also have looked at the tabbed sections/protaculous route as well but again it takes a bit of coding which I am struggling with.

I hadn’t realised that horizontal submenus were so difficult to achieve and I’m wondering why this is the case?

Thanks again

Anthony


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Dear Tim,

Thanks again for your help. After I don’t know how many attempts (I didn’t give up) I think I made it. The trick was to completely lock the size of the box that contains the menu, so when the transition fx effect is activated in Firefox the list doesn’t drop down too long and cover the rest of the menu items (I am sure that my English doesn’t help the explanation, anyway… Many, many thanks again).

All my best,

Luca


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Hi Tim,
hope all is well. I would need your help again!
After many months I built my new website using the dropdown menu system you taught me, but I hesitate to upload it and put it online because when I do the previews (both Safari and Firefox) many times it doesn’t work. I mean, without making any change, sometimes I launch the preview and the dropdown menus are already “open”, already down, like if the software would ignore the fx action.
Sometimes I launch Freeway, open the the file and the message says “I build the website…” or something like that, and in this case the dropdown menus work properly. Otherwise the file opens without message and the menus are already down.
Can you help me?
I use Freeways 7.1.3 and OS X El Capitan.
Many thanks,
Luca


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2-3 Years ago I gave up on Freeway’s menu feature and started to insert responsive menu’s that were build (online) via http://cssmenumaker.com. I openend an account for a couple of bucks a year. The menu’s are simple inserted into Freeway docs via markup.

– Richard


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Hi Richard,
many thanks for your suggestion. I’ll check Menumaker.
Best,
Luca

On 13 Feb 2017, 5:44 am, Richard van Heukelum wrote:

2-3 Years ago I gave up on Freeway’s menu feature and started to insert responsive menu’s that were build (online) via http://cssmenumaker.com. I openend an account for a couple of bucks a year. The menu’s are simple inserted into Freeway docs via markup.

– Richard


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