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01.18.2004 - Fancy Menu

Based on the menu found in Well Vetted Special Edition Sites of the Year 2004 [ via ], I give you the oh-so cleverly coined Fancy Menu.

I tried to get it as close to their menu as I could -- click either the "guests" or "members" button to see it, Flash required. I've tested it and it works as expected in MSIE6, FireFox 1.0, Netscape 6+, Mozilla 1.7 and Opera 7.2 (without the fading). It does not work in correctly in Safari, and I am open to suggestions on how to coerce it.

Thanks go to the lovely Kate for helping me with a margin issue in MSIE and educating me on display:inline-block;.

In other news:

  • Timothy Ryan discovered that the reason the original Slide Show didn't work properly in Opera (it wouldn't resize the images) was because I had the width and height of the images defined in the CSS. Removing them and using width and height attributes corrected the problem. It occurs to me that I should check if setAttribute would work over not, thats a pretty silly bug in the browser. A huge thanks to Timothy on the fix.
  • Paul from DMX Computers has implemented a version of the Slide Menu on his site which I like very much.
  • I'm going to follow Michael and Jeremy Keith and stop using the term DHTML. They've both covered the arguments of why it needs to go away quite well, and I agree.
Very sweet, once again.. (you smartass :P)

I'm definetly going to have a play with this, even if just to see how much style variation the CSS will allow.
Posted by Andrew K on January 20, 2005 @ 1:04 am

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