Menu Bar Action on top

I have a menu bar action in a site created with Freeway Pro 4, and
sometimes when I give a page and/or site a fresh look, sometimes the
menu bar’s drop down info doesn’t always end up on the top layer of
the page in the web browser. I’m sure I’m overlooking something
simple, but is there an easy and quick way to always make sure that a
drop down menu, like the one made with the menu bar action, shows on
top of all of the other elements on the page? Thanks.

Joe


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I am going to assume you have the CSS button on when you add to your page. If so, every new object you add to a page when the CSS button is active is applied above any previously added objects on a new layer. You can change layer order from the page display list on the left by clicking and dragging your objects where they need to be in the stack.

However, if you are adding in-line objects to an html text box it is critical that you set your cusor at the correct insert point or you may end up with objects that push other objects out of the way.


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Depending on what view you have in the SIte pane, you may have to
click on the header to toggle this from Site to Page view before you
will see the list of items on the page.

Walter

On May 16, 2008, at 6:01 PM, chuckamuck wrote:

You can change layer order from the page display list on the left
by clicking and dragging your objects where they need to be in the
stack.


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Sometime around 16/5/08 (at 15:57 -0500) Joe Sporleder said:

is there an easy and quick way to always make sure that a
drop down menu, like the one made with the menu bar action, shows on
top of all of the other elements on the page? Thanks.

Just a quick thought - have you tried bringing the relevant item in
the Freeway page layout to the front?

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Bringing my menu bar to the front is one of the first things I tried.
What version of HTML should I have Freeway use for my pages to get
CSS layers to work the best? I would suspect that most of my web
visitors are using Windows XP and the version of IE that came with
it. I come from a background of print media, so I’m struggling a bit
to get my mind in tune with online media. Maybe I need to back up and
go through a couple of tutorials and see if there is something I’ve
overlooked, even tho’ I’ve been using Freeway since version 3, but
haven’t made the jump to Freeway Pro 5.0 yet. I’m fairly certain that
the CSS layout button was on, but how can I be for certain that my
elements are using proper CSS layers? Is there a way to be for sure?
Is having the CSS button on and choosing layers for each item
sufficient, or should I consider rebuilding the site from scratch?
The site was originally done in GoLive, then redone in Freeway Pro 3,
and then opened and saved in Pro 4 when we upgraded to it. I suppose
it is possible the CSS layout button could have been inadvertently
off sometime during the transition.

When I have layers turned off for my items on the page, then the drop
down menus generated from the menu bar action appear on top of all of
the other elements just fine, but I hate that a lot of extra space is
generated if I don’t use CSS Layout.

Joe

On May 17, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Keith Martin wrote:

Sometime around 16/5/08 (at 15:57 -0500) Joe Sporleder said:

is there an easy and quick way to always make sure that a
drop down menu, like the one made with the menu bar action, shows on
top of all of the other elements on the page? Thanks.

Just a quick thought - have you tried bringing the relevant item in
the Freeway page layout to the front?

k


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Then your menu bar might just be a non-layered object. Non-layered
objects are always behind any layers. They live all together in a
sort of Layer Zero, just above the page background image. Because of
this two-dimensional restriction, you cannot overlap two non-layered
HTML objects.

Walter

On May 17, 2008, at 4:19 PM, Joe Sporleder wrote:

Bringing my menu bar to the front is one of the first things I tried.


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