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Image rollover menu with dropdowns as images

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Hi Experts

I've spent hours looking for this.  Does anyone know how to create a vertical image roll-over menu with dropdowns which are also image rollovers?

I know how to create a Java vertical image rollover menu and I know how to create a CSS dropdown menu.  I just can't find any examples of the two combined.

There was a similar question on EE but suggested links don't work any more.  See http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_10627621.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+dropdown+imag+menu+rollov 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?  Should it be all Java, or all CSS, or something else?

Many thanks

Will
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jeremyBass26 earned 500 total points
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there are many options out there...

start here... http://www.twinhelix.com/dhtml/fsmenu/

just modfy the  <a>  with &nbsp; and <span> and use the css for the images... easy as pie... and i love the effect for this one...
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by:naspinski
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I would say pure css, just in case users dont have js (its faster too)

Something like this would work (mostly stolen from http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menus/ with a few modifications)
<head>
    <title>CSS Image Rollover Menu</title>
    <style type="text/css">
        #pmenu {padding:0; margin:25px 0 50px 15px; list-style-type: none; width:101px;}
        #pmenu ul {padding:0; margin:0; list-style-type: none; width:101px;}
        #pmenu li {position:relative;}
        #pmenu a, #pmenu a:visited {display:block;background:url(images/button.png);width:100px; font-size:10px; color:#fff; height:30px; line-height:22px; text-decoration:none; text-indent:5px; }
        #pmenu li:hover > a {background:url(images/button_down.png); color:#c00;}
        #pmenu li ul {display: none;} 
        #pmenu li:hover > ul {display:block; position:absolute; top:0; left:101px;}
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <ul id="pmenu">
        <li><a href="#nogo">Top Level 1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#nogo">Top Level 2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#nogo">Top Level 3 &#187;</a>
	        <ul>
	            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 1a</a></li>
	            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 1b</a></li>
	            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 1c &#187;</a>
                    <ul>
			            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 2a</a></li>
			            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 2b</a></li>
			            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 2c</a></li>
		            </ul>
		        </li>
	            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 1d</a></li>
	            <li><a href="#nogo">Sub Level 1e</a></li>
            </ul>
	    </li>
        <li><a href="#nogo">Top Level 4</a></li>
        <li><a href="#nogo">Top Level 5</a></li>
        <li><a href="#nogo">Top Level 6</a></li>
    </ul>
</body>

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by:willnjen
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Hi Guys

I am after a menu that uses images that change to another image as you rollover.  That combined with the multi-level dropdowns is what I can't do.

An example of the image changing rollover I want to use is here (not my work).. www.oceanridge.co.nz
There are two images which change when rolled over.  The code is below.

How do I add a level of dropdowns that are also image rollovers?

Cheers

Will
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<TITLE>Test image menu from Ocean Ridge</TITLE>
 
<SCRIPT src="http://www.oceanridge.co.nz/includes/scripts.js" language="javascript"></SCRIPT>
 
 
</HEAD>
<BODY>
  <div id="nav" style="left: -530px; top: 36px; width: 90px">
    
      <a href="/index.shtml" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('home','','http://www.oceanridge.co.nz/images/navmain/home-1.gif',1)" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()"><img src="http://www.oceanridge.co.nz/images/navmain/home-0.gif" name="home" width="56" height="45" border="0" id="home"></a><br>&nbsp;</div>
</BODY>
</HTML>

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by:willnjen
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Hi jeremyBass26

I just read your post again and had another look at fsmenu.  Are you saying I could use images with fsmenu?  Can you show me an example?

Cheers

Will
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by:willnjen
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I figured it out, fsmenu worked well.  Thanks!
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by:jeremyBass26
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sorry i didn't get back... but glad to see you got it... have a great one... :)
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