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Initial Email From:
Roland
Initial Email Subject: webmenu maker 
Support Case Month: November 2012

Dear Kostas

I have another problem on the same menu

http://www.conferexpert.eu/index.php?pag=1&lan=3

I want to use this option

menu auto highlight item

It does not work (item not hightlighted) and secondly it makes an error if you click twice on the same menu item

Where is my mistake

Thank you in advance

Cordialement,
Roland

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

I see this:

show menu item or group on appear

It is not set on "Yes"! Neither the compiled menu file that is online.

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Aris Filokostas
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Reply From: Roland

I have set it on now

The problem is worst
The item is still not highlighted and if you click twice on a button  it generate and error 404
The variable are not showed with IE
New recompiles zip attached

Cordialement,
Roland

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

I noticed two separate issues:

1) It seems that the online compiled menu file does *not* have the auto-highlight option enabled. Please make sure you have selected this and recompile your menu.

2) Regarding the variables, you need to give them the values *before* the menu is built. So you need to move your code before the Linking Code (in the <head> maybe?).

Best Regards,
Kostas
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Reply From: Roland

Thank you Kostas

That was the problem

Cordialement,
Roland

 

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Initial Email From:
Bob
Initial Email Subject: Frames
Support Case Month: August 2012

Throughout the different times he have designed and redesigned our site we have been told many things.  And of course many things have changed through the years. 

One that I am just not sure on is the use of Frames.  I recall being told that it wasn't a good practice to use a frameset but it really does seem like the best route to go.  Let me explain...

Our old site which is www.home2000.com used 3 frames.  Top, left and main.  The topFrame held the upper navigation, logo and search feature so it was always a consistent and did not have to be refreshed.  Then when someone would select one of the links in the upper navigation, it would load a menu in the left frame and content in the mainFrame.  This really worked well for us.

When he decided to redesign our site, we wanted to move away from Java mainly.  We also wanted to rewrite our pages to load faster etc.  We had someone who converted our pages into HTML.  When he did this, he wrote the upper navigation into the page as well. Because of this, when we load a new page, the whole thing reloads because its all part of the same page.  If you look at our old site, and compare it to our new site (www.home2000.com/h2) you will see what I mean.

What is our best way to do this?  I was thinking that if I just use a very basic frame system that holds the logo, navigation and search feature; a lower frame could hold the display pages and that way the upper frame always stays consistent because it wont change anyways...it is exactly the same on each page.  I read a little on iFrames, but I really don't think that is the way to go for this situation.  Please let me know what you think would be the best route and if there are problems with using frames this way.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Bob

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Bob,

I believe that there is no need to keep using frames in your site. The top frame is really light and considering that any images are cached and not really reloaded every time, it is probably lighter to have a single page instead of three (even if one never reloads).

Moreover, if you use a single page you will be able to use other menu features, such as the “auto-highlight” which shows the current item highlighted.

If you want to keep the maintenance easy, you could put the “top section” HTML into a separate include file (you need some server-side language for this, such as PHP or ASP), so changing the logo in a single file will update all your pages.

Regards,
Kostas
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Initial Email From:
Margie
Initial Email Subject: Drop Down Menu Presentation
Support Case Month: September 2012

Hi ... 
Have created a horizontal menu of three items, each with drop down selections.  The homepage of the site will be the url I submitted above and also the first selection on the first dropdown menu (left).  Have set it up so that upon arrival at the "home" page the first drop down will appear. THEN if one moves on to any item in the 2nd or 3rd drop down "those" menus will appear and remain showing while a visitor is on a page in that specific dropdown. 
PROBLEM:  Once a person moves on to a selection in the 2nd or 3rd dropdown the sequence is:  (1) the new dropdown appears as desires (2) option is clicked and there is a "quick" return/showing of the 1st dropdown menu before one arrives at their page in the 2nd or 3rd dropdown.  
Really hope this makes sense!???    Basically I am getting a flash of the the 1st dropdown after going to and clicking on an item in the 2nd or 3rd column,   Right now I only have the TOP pages on each dropdown loaded. Hope that is enough for you to test.  Just renewed my support fee. 
Thanks so much, 
margie

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

I tested your page but I was not able to see what you describe.

What I see is that once you click on a link (e.g. “Project Profiles -> Software Engineering & Development”) the new page loads and it automatically opens the first submenu again.

It just opens after the new page is loaded; I did not see any “flashing”. Is this what you mean? Does the first submenu stay open in your case too? If you see something different, can you please tell me which browser you are using?

Regards,
Kostas
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Reply From: Margie

Hi .. .
I am using chrome BUT I  do not want the first menu to appear "everytime." 
The ideal scenario would be: 
- upon arriving at the site the first menu would be open without clicking on anything. 
That vertical space would be full with the first dropdown showing. 
- If the visitor clicks on a link in the first dropdown, the 1st dropdown continues to show. 
- If the visitor clicks on a link in the 2nd dropdown, the 2nd dropdown shows and the 
1st dropdown goes away.  The 2nd dropdown will continue to show while the visitor is on a link within the 2nd dropdown. 
- If the visitor moves on to the 3rd dropdown, now the 2nd dropdown goes away ( the 1st dropdown should be gone as well) an the 3rd dropdown continues to show while the visitor is in the 3rd dropdown. 
- The default ( for lack of a better word) dropdown showing if there is no "activity" on the site is the 1st dropdown. 
The "original" site I am replacing functions as seen in this link.   http://www.cosgrovecomputer.com
Would like the same functionality, ONLY,  I want the headers to remain visible. The headers in this
link go away .. not good.  Only confuses the visitor.  
Thanks for your help. 
margie

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Margie,

Why don’t you use the existing “auto-highlight” function of AllWebMenus which will open the correct submenu and also highlight the “current” item?

This is much closer to your existing menu, but it will also allow viewing the other submenus and the main menu item will stay visible. I believe that this is the best (and also the simplest) solution for you.

Regards,
Kostas
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Reply From: Margie

So the first dropdown would "always" be open?  
AND when someone clicks in dropdown 2 or 3 that dropdown would also show? 
m

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

No. Only the dropdown corresponding to the “current page” will be open (as it is in your old site).

However when you mouse-over the second main menu item the first submenu will close and the second will open (in your old site now you cannot see the other submenus until you actually select the respective main menu item and change the page).

Also, the main menu items will always be visible (currently the selected main item is not very visible in your old site).

Regards,
Kostas
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Reply From: Margie

Thats sounds good. One more quick confirmation. 
The 1st drop down will be open upon going to the page?  And this is because the main url is the first link on the 1st dropdown? 
m

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Exactly. And even if it is not (or for pages that do not exist in the menu), you can add a simply code in that page to specify explicitly which menu item will be highlighted.

Regards,
Kostas
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Reply From: Margie

Hi ... 
Well, it seems to work!   What do you think?  Have all the pages loaded now.
Thank you so much! 
margie

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Seems to work fine!

Just note that the last link in the last submenu points to the old site.

Regards,
Kostas
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Reply From: Margie

Great!  Glad to get the seal of approval AND the heads up on that last link! 
As always .. you guys are most appreciated! 
margie

 

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Hey everybody!

We are happy to inform you that the latest version of AllWebMenus - v5.2 build #804 - has been released!

Check out the new features and fixes added in this version:

- New "SEO CSS Menu Addin": Create SEO friendly menus (dropdown menus or sliding menus) through "sitemap-based SEO" or "on-page SEO". read more

- Themes and Examples are now combined into a single form.

- Added a new example (mega drop-down menu) into the application.

- The interface now remembers the last selected tab in the "UL/LI structure" form.

- Fixed an issue (IE6 only) where the "Hide Fix" for hiding "select boxes" didn't work properly.

- Fixed an issue where if an image was used along with text in an item, the image did not properly align vertically.

- Fixed an issue where a warning appeared in firefox 3.5 regarding -moz-opacity css declaration.

- Fixed an issue with the "Auto Highlight" feature: a sliding submenu was not opening if its parent item was clicked (and page was changing).

- Fixed a menu positioning issue when the "UL/LI" option was used: the menu was not positioned correctly on its positioning element.

- Added support for the "onclick event" and "link target" on "UL/LI" menu structures.

You can download the latest version at
http://www.likno.com/download.html

 

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