View Full Version : Pop-up menu (drop-down) not working

10-15-2011, 08:23 PM
Well, this is strange.

I created a simple pop-up menu. Doesn't show up though, when previewed in IE or FoxFire.

The "button" has a link, as have the menu items.
Delay is 1000ms.

I've done some reading (Google and 2 books on MX 2004 - the Dummies book and the Missing Manual book - but cannot find anything (except that Dreamweaver pop-ups are loathed and despised).

Anybody got a clue or maybe another way to make pop-ups?


10-16-2011, 12:41 AM
I should mention that this pop-up menu was created by selecting the image and then selecting the "Show Pop-up Menu" from the "Behaviour" tab in the "Tag" panel.

ie. I didn't write any code.

Everything seemed to go OK except that the dang thing doesn't work.


10-16-2011, 10:43 AM
The plot thickens.
I created a new document, tried the pop-up thing and it works just fine.
Will investigate further into why, in the first document, it doesn't work.

10-16-2011, 01:53 PM
OK, narrowed it down a bit more:

First document
Created a 600x400px layer.
Inserted a 600x400px image into this layer.
Created a second smaller layer.
Inserted a smaller image into the second layer.
Added a pop-up menu to this smaller image.
Pop-up no workee.

Second document
Inserted a 600x400px image.
Created a small layer.
Inserted an image into this layer.
Added a pop-up menu to this image.
Pop-up works just fine.

Still don't see way the first pop-up shouldn't work.


10-17-2011, 12:53 PM
You should probably not rely on mx 2004 to write any code for you. Particularly not what DW used to call 'layers'.

10-18-2011, 02:34 AM
I thought DW was the industry standard (or whatever the phrase is), meaning its the best out there for creating web pages.
You'd be proud of me - I actually did look at the code - but only that relating to the pop-up menu, comparing when it worked and when it didn't but couldn't find any real differences.
I'll have to leave it there, as a mystery. The 2nd method seem to work so I'll move forward with that.
Thanks for the enlightenment.

10-18-2011, 04:10 AM
I thought DW was the industry standard

And DW MX2004 was the standard 7 years ago (as was Internet Explorer 6)

10-18-2011, 01:23 PM
I thought DW was the industry standard (or whatever the phrase is), meaning its the best out there for creating web pages.

Yes, I know what you mean. But, no, it's not in any way the industry standard.

A lot of professional we designers use it as an editor. Can you spot the difference? In this case it doesn't matter which tool you use. Dreamweaver, Notepad, TextPad, vim or pico. It becomes a tool. Much like your computer. They both are needed to create web pages, but unless you know how to to code them, they're kinda useless.

10-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Indeed.. 7 years in our branch is pretty darn long. DW MX2004 is like a black and white television ;)