[thelist] JS/CSS: help with flyout menu

Janice Tocher jtocher at bellsouth.net
Mon Oct 20 08:50:16 CDT 2003


I've been looking for this very menu!!! - something simple(r) to 
implement and by taking advantage of the possibilities afforded by CSS, 
allowing for more svelte code.

Your menu works marvy on Mac Safari (v85.5) and Mozilla (v1.3) but 
breaks in IE (v5.2.1). Specifically, the children menus don't display 
when you mouse over their parents. However, they *do* show when you 
mouse over where they're *supposed* to be, but then do not clear from 
the display onmouseout. Hope I'm making myself understood - feel free 
to email me directly if I can provide more specifics or screen shots.

In my quest for creating a simpler flyout, this particular browser 
seems to be the one that stymies each and every menu (using CSS) that 
I've tried to implement or found through an exhaustive search of web 
development sites.

I'll be most interested to follow this thread to see if you can find 
the secret mojo to make this menu compatible with IE!

Cheers and good luck!

On Sunday, October 19, 2003, at 09:55 PM, Tom Dell'Aringa wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm working on a simple(r) to understand version of a fly out/cascade
> menu that only goes one level deep. This is for an article I am
> writing for coders who are not experts.
> Most of what is out there uses complicated DHTML APIs or fairly
> complicated object oriented approaches (which is fine, but too above
> their heads.)
> So I'm trying to give something simpler that works and gives them a
> start in that direction.
> What I have come up with seems to work well enough in IE6/NS7/Moz1
> from some basic tests. I hope that some of you would look at this and
> give some suggestions on how you think it could be improved. Also,
> would be great if you could point out any bugs I am not finding.
> Tests on Gecko Mac would be great too.
> Find my example at:
> http://www.pixelmech.com/review/flyout.html
> Thanks!
> Tom
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