Knowledge Base support case for AllWebMenus, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
User
Initial Email Subject: Question
Support Case Month: May 2012

How do I center the menu on the web page?

Related URL: http://www.eastpointha.org/home.cfm

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

If your website is always centered you could use this option:

menu position relative to window

OR:

menu position relative to element

OR:

menu position relative to image

You have plenty of options to choose from, the "Window" being the easiest one.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Reply From: User

Thank you, It worked!

 

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Knowledge Base support case for Likno Web Scroller Builder, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
Harry
Initial Email Subject: Multiple Scrollers
Support Case Month: September 2012

I read the info on multiple scrollers. I use embedded scrollers and gave them unique ids and project names, but only the first one defined at the beggining of the web page works. If I swap the link info at the top of the page then the other one works. Do you have any sample code using 2 embedded scrollers.

Thank you,

Harry

P.S. "What does different page elements mean?"

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Harry,

You are right. It seems there was a minor bug in our library which we have now found and fixed.

Please download the new release and compile all your scroller projects again:

http://www.likno.com/jquery-scroller/download.php

Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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1. First, what is a "Custom Variable"?

A custom variable is a javascript variable whose value you can update in your web page (through javascript) in order to alter the menu properties where they are used, based on your conditions or preferences.

The syntax of a custom variable is (whichever you prefer):

     <awm:myvar>

OR

<awm:myvar/>

 

Example:

image

The applicable properties where a custom variable can be used are:

ITEM PROPERTIES:

Text

Link

Status Bar Text

Tooltip

GROUP PROPERTIES:

Header Text

Header Tooltip

Footer Text

Footer Tooltip

If you click on the "Compile Properties" toolbar button and then the "Custom Variables" option you will see any custom variables detected to be "in use" by your project (read more about this functionality in the AllWebMenus Help section there).

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2. OK, so how can I use "Custom Variables" to show the same single menu with differentiated values, when this menu is triggered as a "popup" by different page elements?

Read below how you can show the same single menu on different page elements, using different "Link" values on its items per element.

Let's assume that you have several images on your page that display different DVD movie posters.

Each of these images shows the same menu when clicking on it, offering 3 actions (menu items) for the particular DVD that opens it ("view it", "purchase it", "rate it", etc.):

image

Now, each item of that menu links to a page related to its action (e.g. the "Purchase DVD" item links to the "purchase.php" page, etc.). In order for the linked page to know which DVD opens it, there is also a parameter at the end of the URL (e.g. "?dvd_id=13").

For example, these are the menu links when "Item 13" (DVD 13) triggers the menu:

image

But how can you use a different link value on the same menu, depending on which image (page element) triggers its appearance?

This is how:

1. In AllWebMenus, use a custom variable at the final part of each item's "Link" property (instead of a "hard coded" value):

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2.
In your page, first specify the value of this custom variable (with javascript) and then manually trigger the appearance of the menu (also with javascript):

<img src="movie-poster-13.jpg" onclick="custom_dvd_id=13;awmShowGroup('menu-gr0',0,3,0,0,this);">

For each different page element (DVD image) use a different value prior to calling the same menu. For example:

<img src="movie-poster-14.jpg" onclick="custom_dvd_id=14;awmShowGroup('menu-gr0',0,3,0,0,this);">

<img src="movie-poster-15.jpg" onclick="custom_dvd_id=15;awmShowGroup('menu-gr0',0,3,0,0,this);">

<img src="movie-poster-16.jpg" onclick="custom_dvd_id=16;awmShowGroup('menu-gr0',0,3,0,0,this);">

In that way, the menu links eventually use a different value in their URL parameters depending on which page element (DVD image) opens it.

For more information on how to manually trigger a menu (on demand, as a "popup menu") please read the AllWebMenus Help topic of the "Manually trigger Main Menu or any Group on user action" positioning method.

 

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Dear Likno users, we are pleased to announce that we have just released our new product: The Likno Web Scroller Builder!

Likno Web Scroller Builder is a feature-rich tool for creating stylish, html scrollers/sliders for your web pages, with minimal effort and coding.

jQuery scroller/slider 1jQuery scroller/slider 2

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Major Features
  • Rich and powerful interface!
    web scroller interface
  • Cross-browser
    Javascript engine supports all browsers, such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Mozilla, Konqueror and more.
  • Cross-platform
    Javascript engine supports all platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 6+) and more.
  • Cross-editor
    Works with all authoring tools (such as Dreamweaver, Expression Web, NetObjects Fusion, CoffeeCup, etc.), even a simple text editor!
  • Cross-CMS
    Works with all CMS and Blogs (such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, DotNetNuke, Expression Engine, CMS Made Simple, etc.).
  • Create cross-browser jQuery scrollers to display content (items) that scroll horizontally or vertically when visitors click on (or mouse over) special navigation arrows, bars, and more.
  • ... OR make the scroller behave as a "SlideShow": its items sliding (scrolling) automatically, one at a time, at specified duration and direction, with looping or not, pause on "mouse over" and more.
    scroller slideshow
  • Use simple text, HTML code, images, videos (YouTube, etc.), animations, Flash as the content of your scroller items.
  • Create projects fast by using ready-made examples already installed in the application.
  • Universal: Use in all authoring tools (Dreamweaver, Expression Web, etc.) and CMS platforms (Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, etc.).
  • Create any type of jQuery scroller, such as: html scroller, javascript scroller, css scroller, ajax scroller, web scroller, vertical scroller, horizontal scroller, marquee, ticker, dhtml scroller, jquery ajax scroller, etc.
  • Use any of 4 methods to populate your scrollers with content:
    1. Scroller is populated by the project properties (within the application)
    OR
    2. Scroller is populated by a UL/LI structure, located inside your page.
    OR
    3. Scroller is populated by DIV elements, located inside your page.
    OR
    4. Scroller is populated by an external feed, such as RSS, ATOM, XML.
  • Position your scrollers easily on page and anywhere you like, with many options:
    1. Insert into a page element of your choice (div, span, td, etc.).
    OR
    2. Replace a page element (vs "insert into").
    OR
    3. Replace an image of your choice.
    OR
    4. Float, relative to the browser window (any corner).
    OR
    5. Float, relative to a page element of your choice (any corner).
    OR
    6. Float, relative to an image of your choice (any corner).
  • Customize the style of your scrollers through CSS ("css scrollers").
    CSS on scrollers
  • Apply images creatively to create interesting scrollers (images on scroller items, images on different "areas" such as "Top", "Bottom", "Left", "Right", etc.).
  • Use multiple scrollers on the same page (with the same or different styling).
  • Use additional Areas to your scroller around the main "Items Area" for extra information (a title, a footnote, etc.): the "Top Area", "Bottom Area", "Left Area", "Right Area".
    html scroller areas
  • Add dynamic content (database-driven or programmable) to your scrollers.
  • Use a tooltip on every scroller item (optionally), with plenty of styling options and dynamic HTML content.
  • Use a variety of transition behaviors (Continuous, Step by Item, Step by Page) and transition effects (Instantly, Fade, Slide), etc.
    html scroller transition effects
  • Use a variety of Navigation Bars to navigate through the scroller items. With CSS and dedicated properties to fully customize the appearance of "First", "Previous", "Next", "Last" buttons, text label, item numbers, background of the bar, mouse over effects and more.scroller navigation bar properties
    scroller navigation bars
  • Use a variety of Navigation Arrows to navigate through the scroller items (combined with the Navigation Bar or not). With many CSS and dedicated properties to fully customize their appearance.scroller navigation arrows propertiesscroller navigation arrows
  • Use Bullets to show paging (or even navigate through the scroller items).
  • Set a specific scroller item to be initially selected (on page load).
  • Use Rounded Corners around the scroller. Available in browsers that properly support CSS3 (IE9+, Opera 10.50+, Firefox 3.5+, Safari/Webkit 522+, Chrome and others). You can adjust the roundness of each corner all together or even separately!
  • Apply a Shadow to the scroller, in browsers that properly support CSS3 (IE9+, Opera 10.50+, Firefox 3.5+, Safari/Webkit 522+, Chrome and others).
  • Allow keyboard navigation on scrollers. The visitor can use the arrow keys to navigate through the items and the "P" key to "play/pause" their movement (if
    scroller keyboard navigation
  • Use complete help for all properties and procedures. Press F1 while you are on a property to immediately receive Help for that property.
  • Access additional designs (examples) of interesting scrollers, besides the designs coming with the application (note: applies to "Unlimited Domains" users).
  • Powered by the popular jQuery open source library.

All features here: http://www.likno.com/jquery-scroller/index.php

Download here: http://www.likno.com/jquery-scroller/download.php

 

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Knowledge Base support case for AllWebMenus, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.

Support Case Month: April 2012
Initial Email Subject: Issues with AllWebMenus 5.3 Build 888

Initial Email From: Donald

I have been trying your trial version of AllWebMenus and have created a horizontal menu I really like.

So, I purchased the program tonight.

Since I could not actually compile the menu this is the first I was able to view the menu in an actual web page. My menu buttons have rounded corners. In IE9 all corners are square. In FireFox, Chrome and Opera the corners are round except for any menu button that has a sub menu. According to the program the radius should work in any of those browsers. Why doesn't it work?

Also, I want the menus to expand across an area of my web page. If I select Menubar in the Style Editor the menu starts in the right spot on the web page but expands all the way to the right edge of the browser rather that ending at the edge of the web page. If I don't select Menubar then the menu does not extend to the right edge of the web page (that is expected). Is there something I am missing or is this the only way this menu will work?

I have included a link above to my web page on the Internet. For some reason the picture have stopped displaying, but you can see the menus OK. I checked this page with all browsers mentioned and I see the same issues there as I see locally.

I appreciate any advice and information you can give me.

Regards,
Donald

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Donald,

The problem with IE9 is that your page does not have a valid DOCTYPE. When a web-page does not have a valid DOCTYPE, then IE (any version) is treating it by default in compatibility mode for IE5.5!

Hence no CSS3 support on your CSS menus (or javascript menus) and no rounded corners. To correct this, please change the first line in your page from:

<html>

To:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

Regarding the items that have submenus, this is not something that should happen, and maybe it is due to some option in your project. Can you please export and send me your project (using the menu “File -> Export -> To ZIP”) so that I can further investigate this?

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
Create any type of javascript menu (CSS menu, drop-down menu, sliding menu), button, html tree, modal window, tooltip, accordion, tab, scroller, jQuery slider) or design for your websites!

 

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