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mit
04-17-2009, 07:20 AM
Hello,

I've understood this is quite a common problem with IE but I can't find a solution to match with my problem even when reading lots of articles, threads etc. Can somebody help me with this irritating problem:

I have designed a page with two different Spry Vertical Menu Bars and it looked great -as I wanted- on Mozilla Firefox etc. But when I open the same page in IE the menus are not positioned as I want. This concerns mostly the vertical or "top"-position. I have defined the positions on separate css-document like this:

#MenuBar1
{ position:absolute;
left:30px;
top: 90px; }

#MenuBar2
{ position:absolute;
left:30px;
top: 150px; }

The left is ok. The menu basr start from same position. But the top ... with these top-definitions in Firefox etc menu are overlapping and in IE there are far away from each other vertically. What can I do so that the menus could be in the same position on each of the browsers ? I have given the same style for each menus at the SpryMenuBarVertical.css-document like this:

/* The outermost container of the Menu Bar, a fixed width box with no margin or padding */
ul.MenuBarVertical
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
cursor: default;
width: 8.5em;
}
/* Set the active Menu Bar with this class, currently setting z-index to accomodate IE rendering bug: IE z-index bug (http://therealcrisp.xs4all.nl/meuk/IE-zindexbug.html) */
ul.MenuBarActive
{
z-index: 1000;
}
/* Menu item containers, position children relative to this container and are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarVertical li
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
position: relative;
text-align: left;
cursor: pointer;
width: 8.5em;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}
/* Submenus should appear slightly overlapping to the right (95%) and up (-5%) with a higher z-index, but they are initially off the left side of the screen (-1000em) */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul
{
margin: -5% 0 0 95%;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 80%;
position: absolute;
z-index: 1020;
cursor: default;
width: 8.2em;
left: -1000em;
top: 0;
}
/* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to 0 so it comes onto the screen */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
left: 0;
}
/* Menu item containers are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul li
{
width: 8.2em;
}

/************************************************** *****************************

DESIGN INFORMATION: describes color scheme, borders, fonts

************************************************** *****************************/

/* Outermost menu container has borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarVertical
{
border: 1px solid #CCC;
}
/* Submenu containers have borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarVertical ul
{
border: 1px solid #CCC;
}
/* Menu items are a light gray block with padding and no text decoration */
ul.MenuBarVertical a
{
display: block;
cursor: pointer;
background-color: #EEE;
padding: 0.5em 0.5em;
color: #333;
text-decoration: none;
}
/* Menu items that have mouse over or focus have a blue background and white text */
ul.MenuBarVertical a:hover, ul.MenuBarVertical a:focus
{
background-color: #F09;
color: #FFF;
}
/* Menu items that are open with submenus are set to MenuBarItemHover with a blue background and white text */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemHover, ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover, ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
background-color: #F09;
color: #FFF;
}

/************************************************** *****************************

SUBMENU INDICATION: styles if there is a submenu under a given menu item

************************************************** *****************************/

/* Menu items that have a submenu have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenu and are set to use a background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarRight.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 95% 50%;
}

/* Menu items that are open with submenus have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenuHover and are set to use a "hover" background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarVertical a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarRightHover.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 95% 50%;
}

/************************************************** *****************************

BROWSER HACKS: the hacks below should not be changed unless you are an expert

************************************************** *****************************/

/* HACK FOR IE: to make sure the sub menus show above form controls, we underlay each submenu with an iframe */
ul.MenuBarVertical iframe
{
position: absolute;
z-index: 1010;
filter:alpha(opacity:0.1);
}
/* HACK FOR IE: to stabilize appearance of menu items; the slash in float is to keep IE 5.0 from parsing */
@media screen, projection
{
ul.MenuBarVertical li.MenuBarItemIE
{
display: inline;
f\loat: left;
background: #FFF;
}
}

DWcourse
04-26-2009, 11:38 PM
It would help to be able to see the page and know what version of IE is giving you the problem.