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Hi All,

I have created a drowndown menu within flash that works well in flash.  However, then menu itself is normally 50 pixels high, but when one of the menu buttons are pressed it needs to be 200 pixels high to fit all of the sub-menu options.  

Within Dreamweaver, I want to insert this menu within Div containers, with contented immediately underneath - so in effect insert a 50 pixel high flash image, and when the menu is open, the dropdown appears (200 pixel), without affecting what is behind.

I am guessing that layers are the way to go - but I am unsure, and want to get it right.

Hope that this makes senes.

All the best.
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by:Marco_van_den_Oever
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Hi, you can use a layer for this so that the menu (when expanded) is sort of scrolling over the layout behind, the problem then is ofcourse that the content behind is not visible, it depends on your exact layout what the possibilities are.

So in my opinion it's either design the layout on a way so that the layer is free to expand downwards because no behind content is overlapped (if that's no problem for you then it's ok ofcourse) or design that wil force the content below downwards, that option can be nice to

For more questions let me know and goodluck :)
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by:Andy Brown
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Thanks for that.

Ultimately, I want to create a website that has the same look and feel as www.adobe.com/uk.  But what I am really keen on doing, is making sure I do it the right way.  I've used layers in the past - but am trying to get to grips with CSS / div containers, as I have been told that this is the right way.
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No problem, and i understand your motivation of creating a sitedesign such as adobe.com, it's fantastic i agree. I always worked with tables and lately working with layers, tables where originally designed for administrative purposes so very limited on terms of layout.

Layers are designed for layout purposes and therefore extremely usefull for designing, you can imagen my smile when i discovered the usability of layers myselve:)

If you want to get a grip on how to use layers and css properly sure you can search on the internet and find out the ins en outs, you can also search for a book about these methods, macromedia/adobe provides many informative books about all different subject and are created by experts that are folowwing the standards and provide insights from their own experience. Also then you can even (if motivated) pass an exam to become an certified developer on that specific subject.

Goodluck and more, have fun!:) Ofcourse if you have more questions just ask
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by:Andy Brown
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Thanks for that - all the best
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No problem, keep me posted on your design:) marcovandenoever@gmail.com
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