[Pro] CSS & Big Area Menus

Would like to use the BAM as per the example page and for each menu to align beneath the active headings Introduction, About etc. Using the example for the drop down menu ‘Experience’ i am unable to resolve the following problem.
Using the x & y values in the BAM action control I can alter the position of the background but the submenus are not affected by this control and they remain positioned in line with ‘experience’.
Altering the values in the CSS action for the main and submenus does not appear to overcome this.
I am sure its something obvious but any ideas will be much appreciated.
Thanks.

http://www.fabric.eu.com/ourexperience2.html


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Is this more like what you are trying to achieve http://www.deltadesign.co/fw_examples/menus/bammenu.html

There is a FW5 file for download if that might help.

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David,

Thanks and yes exactly like the example.
However I am still puzzled as to how and what is used to control the position of the submenu. Have studied the FW file and the only difference i can see, between my FW file and your example, is that the individual submenus, in your example, show up in the inspector with a CSS button ticked. My FW file does not have this but is that the difference between Fw5.5 and FW 6.1.2 which i’m running?
I’m missing something here but cannot figure out what it is…
Tks, Stuart


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…I can see whats missing now! i do not have the CSS sub menu position installed as an action item.

next problem, I can’t see it to download and install from the Actions Forge….

Tks, Stuart


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Result…Copied the mainmenu from your example and pasted into my file appears to make the action available and work.

Would it be better to download and install the action?

Tks, Stuart


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Hi Stuart,
Yes… from here; Menus
Regards,
Tim.

On 15 Mar 2014, at 12:54, Stuart O wrote:

Would it be better to download and install the action?


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You should always install an Action rather than rely on Freeway’s object cache to do that for you. Many (most?) Actions work just fine either way, but if you come across a bundled Action, which combines multiple files into a “single thing that looks like a file”, you will be very sad, and Freeway will either silently make a hash of your page, or you won’t be able to publish the file because of errors.

You can find this Action here: Menus

Tim, can you put it in the Forge?

Walter

On Mar 15, 2014, at 8:54 AM, Stuart O wrote:

Result…Copied the mainmenu from your example and pasted into my file appears to make the action available and work.

Would it be better to download and install the action?

Tks, Stuart


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Would it be better to download and install the action?

Yes because a new page you create will not have the action available to it.

Get it here http://www.deltadesign.co/downloads/CSSSubMenuPosition.fwaction.zip

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A new page in the same document will have it available – that’s the thing that trips people up in this area. Even a new page in a new document while that other document is open. Freeway is very generous that way, right up until you find yourself over the guard rail, staring at the water below as you fall, screaming.

Walter

On Mar 15, 2014, at 10:04 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

Would it be better to download and install the action?

Yes because a new page you create will not have the action available to it.

Get it here http://www.deltadesign.co/downloads/CSSSubMenuPosition.fwaction.zip

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Too slow as usual…

D :wink:


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Thank you all, very helpful, and hope I can finish the site soon…Stuart


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Hi Walter,
Version 1.5 of the BAM Action contains options to position the sub menu making the Sub Menu Position Action somewhat redundant. Had I remembered this yesterday I would have suggested Stuart update the BAM Action rather than add another Action into the mix.
Regards,
Tim.


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