We are interested in making our main dhtml rollover menu items a constant width, but the data.js parameters ( var menuWidth="800px"; var menuHeight="30px"; var smWidth=""; var smHeight="";) don't seem to give us that capability. We dynamically remove main menu items based on user roles and when we do the main menu always re-sizes and the remaining main menu item widths no longer match our sub-menu widths. We're able to adjust for this by using the API but that seems to be a lot of unnecessary coding. If we could keep each main menu item a fixed width, our sub-menu widths would not have to change.
Do you have information on how to accomplish fixed main menu item widths, even better would be an example?
A: Actually you can specify the width and of all or individual dhtml rollover menu items or submenus usingIndividual Item/Submenu styles.
Q: I purchased your menu and I am currently using it. I was trying to use the vista template with the images. Yet when I have an js dropdown menu item that is a little long in text the image breaks in to two buttons. Is there a way to fix this or is that just the way it is with these templates?
A: Images in Vista Templates have the fixed width and height (92 x21):
var itemStyles = [
["itemWidth=92px","itemHeight=21px","itemBackColor=transparent,transparent","itemBorderWidth=0", "fontStyle=normal 11pxTahoma","fontColor=#3A3A3A,#000000", "itemBackImage=data-vista-2-04.files/btn_olive.gif,data-vista-2-04.files/btn_white.gif"],
When items text is too long you can have such effect.
You can try to use combined background for your items, for example:
var beforeItemImage = [,]; //left-side image for normal and mouse over state
var itemBackImage = [,]; //background or image for normal and mouse over state
var afterItemImage = [,]; //right-side image for normal and mouse over state
var beforeItemImageW = '';
var afterItemImageW = '';
var beforeItemImageH = '';
var afterItemImageH ='';
But you should create a small images in any Graph Editor, for example:
Q: How do I make buttons in the navigation bar example transparent?
A: To set transparent background for the menu you should set:
Q: How do I center the text in a top menu item in the dhtml menu, so that it is centered in the "box" that is clicked?
A: Try to set the following parameter ('Item Appearance' section in the main window of Deluxe Tuner):