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Spry Menu 2

GraphicHQ asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Im using Dreamweaver CS5 and Spry for navigation.
I had a spry menu working that was created within Dreamweaver and all worked fine except that sub menus would not appear on iPhone/iPad. Doing research, I was directed to using WIDGETS within Dreamweaver as Spry Menu Bar 2 works on iPhone.

I styled the file the way I wanted it through the WYSIWYG wizard and all seemed fine. I placed menu into my dreamweaver page - but two problem arose.

1) In design view the menu is "open" ie. all sub menus etc.. are visable and it takes up quite a bit of room on the screen and is difficult to work with. Is there a way of collapsing this in Design View?

2) The main problem: I can't get the Properties Pane to work when I highlight the new Spry Menu.
The Pane will appear but all that is on it is the name of the DIV or menu. There are no other options available - to add levels etc....

Anybody, any ideas?

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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

Hi GraphicHQ,

I'm confused.  Technically, the Spry Menu Bar is a widget.

1) If this is Spry code that is different (read: newer version) from what is shipped in Dreamweaver, you may not be able to get Design View to play nicely with it.   If this is edited code, you may not get Design View to play nicely with it.  Where did you get it?

2) That definitely sounds like you are using non-standard code.  DW can't handle the newer code nor recognize it as a Spry menu so there are no behaviors to handle it.  You are going to be stuck hand-editing the code in Code View.


Hi Jason,
Thanks for reply.

1) It is a Dreamweaver Extension that was created by the Adobe Dreamweaver/Spry Team.
Within Dreamweaver, Under "Insert" menu you click on "Widget" and this takes you to Adobe Exchange. Here you can select, and manipulate the item you want and import it into Dreamweaver.

2) I have done further research on the internet last night into the Menu Bar. Apparently you can't edit this though the Properties Panel in Dreamweaver, but in Code or Design View. Not a big problem as its just cut/Paste/Edit.

3) My issue now is : in design View the Menu is "Open" - the whole thing sub menus and there submenus are cascading down the page - taking up a lot of room and difficult to work with. In Live view and on the Browser it looks as it is. But in Design view it appears as an unordered list without styling.

Any ideas...?

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Hi Jason,

I guess you're right I'll probably have to live with it for now.

Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

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