I want to create menu that works like this...

I would like to create a menu that works like this one shown on the Apple Support page at Official Apple Support. On the right side of the page where it has Latest in Support, as you mouseover Popular Discusssions, Popular How-To’s, and Top Searches, an area expands to show choices in that section and the other sections hide. Does anyone know how this would be best be done in Freeway 5 Pro?? Thanks for any help.

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Take a look at this link: http://softpress.com/products/scriptaculous.php
This is a built in feature of FWPro 5.

There is also a very good 3rd party action from Weaver called MooTools Action Suite; http://www.coastalrugs.com/Actions/

They essentially do the same thing with a few exceptions.


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Thanks, chuckamuck! I will see what I can do with these. I knew someone here would know what to do!

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Okay, I have looked at the Scriptaculous Transition FX and have a question. I also downloaded an example of how to set up this effect and am trying to follow that. I want to have the content box expand upon mouseover, but this next is the part I can’t see a way to do–I want it to contract when the person moves to the next menu item or away from the box. Again, the way I want it to work is like the example I gave in my post above from the Apple website. Thanks.

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You might also want to look at the MooTools Screencast at http://freewaycast.com/screencasts/view/23-weavers-mootools-preview

On Sep 25, 2008, at 6:04 PM, bcbatch wrote:

I would like to create a menu that works like this one shown on the
Apple Support page at Official Apple Support. On the right
side of the page where it has Latest in Support, as you mouseover
Popular Discusssions, Popular How-To’s, and Top Searches, an area
expands to show choices in that section and the other sections hide.
Does anyone know how this would be best be done in Freeway 5 Pro??
Thanks for any help.

Barbara


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I’d say the MooTools is the easiest because it has the hover states capability that you’re looking for. The TransitionFX you’d have to re-hover over the item to close it while the MooTools would close when you rolled over a new item.


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Thanks to LLE for posting a link to that Screencast, and Dan, I agree that MooTools looks like it will easily do precisely what I want. In fact, after watching the screencast, I went ahead and bought MooTools. I can’t wait to get my menu working!

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OK, I have used MooTools and the Accordion action to create a menu (which is mostly working), but now have another question. If you are making a menu and only some of the menu items will have options you want to slide up and down, what do you do with the menu items that don’t have options?

I have seven menu items all enclosed in the same parent HTML item, but only the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th items have options I want to slide down. The others should simply be what people will click on. I have the ones with the sliding parts working as they should, but apparently haven’t done the items without options correctly. Do I apply the Accordion action to all the menu items, even the ones without options. Do I need for all seven items to be set up with a header part and a content part and put the link text in the content part?

Hope I explained my question clearly…Thanks.

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No, you wouldn’t apply the action to one’s that don’t have options. They’d just be a regular “box.” You don’t need a header and content parts for each one, just the one’s with the options. Leave the other “non-option” one’s action-less, but make sure the one’s with the options are still in the same group so they open and close.


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Dan,

Thanks for your help. I removed the action from the optionless menu items and now have another question (I’m sorry–this is new territory for me, but I’m anxious to learn). I have the actions set with the hover, so when you mouseover an item with options, the options slide down. Then when you mouseover another item with options, the previous options slide back away and the others slide down. However, now that the optionless items are not part of the group, when you mouseover one of those, the previously revealed options do not slide up. They only slide up and down when you mouseover items with options. Is the way this should now work? It’s not bad, but I wondered if there was still a way to get to the options to slide up when when you mouseover any menu item, not just ones with options.

Thanks again. BTW, do I understand that you created the screencast that shows how this works?? If so, I’d like to say thanks–it was a big help. I learned more than just about the Accordion action by watching it. I also looked at your blog and website–it’s very nice and I have bookmarked it for future reference.

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As far as your issue, it won’t roll itself back up on non-option-less items. You’ll have to roll over another link item with the same accordion group for it to roll up. I just tried on my office mac here and there doesn’t seem to be a way to have it be part of the same group but just have a normal link attached to it.

Also, I did do the screen-cast on MooTools. Hopefully it helped some people out there and I have lots more on the way. Right now I’ve got a bear of a project using a CMS. Thank you for your nice comments and good luck on your project.


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Dan,

Thanks again for your help. I think the menu looks good and works pretty well, and I don’t see a problem that the one section doesn’t close until you go to another section with options. I know much more now than I did thanks to you!

Thank you for taking time out of your project to help me. I really appreciate it!

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You’re welcome, glad I could help out.


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Marcel,

Not sure if this is for me but I did have great success with SiteLok. I relied heavily on the SiteLok pdf instructions on their website. Once I realized all the code is in the slpw folder, it was a matter of finding what I needed, simple.

Basically all the forms (login, registration, etc) are preconfigured in php on your host server, you can go in to the folders there and copy the code to insert via markup.

If Adrian is lurking, he might want to chime in too.

Bill

On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at 09:37AM, “Helveticus” email@hidden wrote:

William, can you share a bit more on setting up the forms in FW. I have installed Sitelok, setup the admin and managed to get the pages secure, but now I’m not smart enough to figure out how to get the login and registration forms to work.

All and any help is always appreciated

Cheers - Marcel


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William thanks I will check out the code in the php pages.
Adrian has been helping out but he is in a different time zone so suspect I will only hear from him tomorrow again.

This what I have been doing: According to the manual- for the registration page I need to add this code

<?php require_once("slpw/sitelokregister.php"); ?>

at the top of the page, I assume that it will be Before in FW

Then I add the code from the register.php file on the server to an html markup box on my FW page. Then publish and view . But I still get an error

Here’s a link to the page http://developco.com/church/register.php


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Okay I have moved this <?php require_once("slpw/sitelokregister.php"); ?> to Above <html. and that did the trick

I will give the login form a go now


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Be careful not to copy the code from the pdf manual, it will not render properly when you paste it as markup. Go to the slpw folders and copy the relevant code from there…that solved any issue I was having.

I’m at my day job right now but will be glad to work with you when I get home tonight…PDT.

Bill

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William thanks I will check out the code in the php pages.
Adrian has been helping out but he is in a different time zone so suspect I will only hear from him tomorrow again.

This what I have been doing: According to the manual- for the registration page I need to add this code

<?php require_once("slpw/sitelokregister.php"); ?>

at the top of the page, I assume that it will be Before in FW

Then I add the code from the register.php file on the server to an html markup box on my FW page. Then publish and view . But I still get an error

Here’s a link to the page http://developco.com/church/register.php


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Bill, thanks for helping I realized the code from the pdf manual is not working. I managed to get the Registration form to work using the code from the php files on the server.

The login page is giving me an error at the bottom of the footer - http://developco.com/church/login.php

I’m off to a meeting will catch you later.

Cheers - Marcel


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This error relates to WebYep not Sitelok

Do you have WebYep stuff on this page as well?

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David, thanks there was a WY login hiding in the footer of my page.

It’s all working fine now!

Thanks to all who have helped, it’s much appreciated.


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