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dbepp
08-22-2011, 02:10 PM
Browser compatibility check showed no issues.. But when I recently tried to view www.onlyfuzion.com/test_index.html (http://www.onlyfuzion.com/test_index.html) with IE, the menu bar was skewed and off center.. Any suggestions on how to correct this issue rather than start a global campaign against IE?

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

LAYOUT INFORMATION: describes box model, positioning, z-order

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/* The outermost container of the Menu Bar, an auto width box with no margin or padding */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal
{
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
cursor: default;
width: auto;
margin: 0px;
}
/* Set the active Menu Bar with this class, currently setting z-index to accomodate IE rendering 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 a fixed width */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal li
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
position: relative;
text-align: left;
cursor: pointer;
width: 150px;
float: left;
}
/* Submenus should appear below their parent (top: 0) with a higher z-index, but they are initially off the left side of the screen (-1000em) */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul
{
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
font-size: 100%;
z-index: 1020;
cursor: default;
width: 100%;
position: absolute;
left: -1000em;
}
/* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to auto so it comes onto the screen below its parent menu item */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
left: auto;
}
/* Menu item containers are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul li
{
width: 100%;
}
/* Submenus should appear slightly overlapping to the right (95%) and up (-5%) */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul ul
{
position: absolute;
margin: -5% 0 0 95%;
}
/* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to 0 so it comes onto the screen */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
left: auto;
top: 0;
}

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

DESIGN INFORMATION: describes color scheme, borders, fonts

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/* Submenu containers have borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul
{
border: 1px solid #CCC;
}
/* Menu items are a light gray block with padding and no text decoration */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a
{
display: block;
cursor: pointer;
background-color: #000;
color: #FFF;
text-decoration: none;
text-align: center;
margin-top: 2px;
margin-bottom: 1px;
padding-top: 0.5em;
padding-right: 0.75em;
padding-bottom: 0.5em;
padding-left: 0.75em;
}
/* Menu items that have mouse over or focus have a blue background and white text */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a:hover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a:focus
{
background-color: #000;
color: #09F;
}
/* Menu items that are open with submenus are set to MenuBarItemHover with a blue background and white text */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemHover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
background-color: #000;
color: #09F;
}

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

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

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/* 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.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarDown.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 95% 50%;
}
/* 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.MenuBarHorizontal ul 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.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
{
background-image: url(SpryMenuBarDownHover.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.MenuBarHorizontal ul 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

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/* HACK FOR IE: to make sure the sub menus show above form controls, we underlay each submenu with an iframe */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal 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.MenuBarHorizontal li.MenuBarItemIE
{
display: inline;
f\loat: left;
background: #FFF;
}
}

dbepp
08-29-2011, 01:58 PM
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4735/iefuzion.png
Here's a picture if it will help! In the meantime I will be going back over all my CSS

dbepp
08-29-2011, 08:36 PM
Ok.. So I've been working on this Spry menu bar since 8/22.. I figured I'd go a different route and make a simple menu bar with html and css. (I gave up)

For those figuring out that spry menu bars are a pain to work with in IE, I'd highly suggest trying the following instead.

1. Create the html in a div for an unordered list.

2. Create the external CSS and attach. Which means you simply highlight the main div id, and attach css.

For a tutorial check out http://www.dreamweavertutorial.co.uk/dreamweaver/video/drop-down-css-menu-dreamweaver.htm

As I'm new to Dreamweaver, I'd like to help out anyway I can. Hope someone working with Spry comes across this and decides to check it out.

Here's the result for me: http://www.onlytitan.com/why_titan.html

domedia
08-30-2011, 01:34 AM
The whole Spry thing is discontinued I think.

dbepp
08-30-2011, 01:24 PM
The whole Spry thing is discontinued I think.

And I know why! HTML and CSS work just as well without the problems! (in my opinion)