Using mouseout to close drop-down menu not working properly

Posted on 2013-05-17
Last Modified: 2013-05-17
My test page:

Mouseover the "make contact" text at the top-right, and a menu appears below it. That works fine.

I'm trying to create a smooth, usable mouseout effect. I thought if the user mouses away from the menu, it should close (the actual menu, not the menu's opener "make contact"). This is what I have:


However, if you mouseover the "EMAIL" link, that apparently counts as a "mouse out" of the <div> that contains it, and the menu closes prematurely. My markup looks like this:

<a id="contactbtn">MAKE CONTACT</a>
<div id="contact">
      <div class="blackline"></div>
      <a href="">EMAIL</a>
      <div class="blackline"></div>
      <a href="" target="_blank">FACEBOOK</a>

Is there a better way to handle the mouseout so it works more smoothly?

Thank you!
Question by:bbdesign
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Expert Comment

ID: 39175515
you need to apply cancelBubble() to the event that fires in your a tag

Author Comment

ID: 39175555
I'm not following you. How do I modify my script to make the menu slide up at the right time?

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skullnobrains earned 500 total points
ID: 39175661
whatever the problem was, i cannot reproduce it with FF 21 on linux not FF(?) ON BSD nor FF(?) on windows XP

but but the problem should be related with an onmouseover event of the internal A tag rather that whatever problem related to the onmouseout of the DIV

Author Comment

ID: 39175703
I ended up doing this:

      if ($('#contact').is(':hover')===false && $('#contacthover1').is(':hover')===false && $('#contacthover2').is(':hover')===false){

So now it just checks each element individually to make sure it isn't in a mouseover state... if none are moused over, then it closes the menu.

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