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Posted on 2013-06-11
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is there anyway i can sort out the menu dropdown when clicking on advertures?

It seems to be going all over the place

here is the site http://piratescove.yourcitybeats.com
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Question by:jonathanduane2010
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by:COBOLdinosaur
ID: 39238601
The HTML validator says 23 errors including dup ids and some that are clearly structural.  You think invalid structure might contribute to your structural problem?  Maybe you should clean up the code and see.

Cd&
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by:Julian Hansen
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First do what CD& said

Then (because the menu does not work and we have no idea what you want to do) try this
on line 1719 of styles css change the z-index to 1. This should cause your menu to drop down. However you still have the tiny menu text with big hover text going outside the inner UL boundaries - not sure what you are trying to achieve but this is a good place to start.
.site {
  margin: 0 auto;
  padding: 0 10px;
  position: relative;
  width: 984px;
  z-index: 1;
}

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by:jonathanduane2010
ID: 39238873
ok thats looking much better

is there a way of having the text the same on hover? or having it dropping directly down? instead over to the left?
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by:Julian Hansen
ID: 39239187
You need to make quite a few changes.

1. Remove the float left from your main nav <ul>
2. Inside your <li> of your main menu remove the display: block from your <a> elements - it is not necessary.
3. Remove the float: left from the <a> elements as well
4. Make the li elements of the main nav float left

You may then need to remove the float: left from the submenu <li> items with a clear: both.
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by:jonathanduane2010
ID: 39239459
Thanks a mill for that i really appreciate it

what lines are they on, i am seeing different ones?
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by:Julian Hansen
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styles.css line 1751
.main-navigation ul.nav-menu, .main-navigation div.nav-menu > ul {
  background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #389C1D;
  ...
  float: left; /* REMOVE THIS */
  ...
}

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.main-navigation .current-menu-item > a, .main-navigation .current-menu-ancestor > a, .main-navigation .current_page_item > a, .main-navigation .current_page_ancestor > a {
  ...
  display: block; /* REMOVE THIS */
  float: left; /* REMOVE THIS */
  ...
}

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.main-navigation li {
  margin: 0;
  position: relative;
  float: left; /* ADD THIS */
}

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Potentially add this
.main-navigation li ul li {
  clear: left;
}

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That should get you on the right track
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by:jonathanduane2010
ID: 39240716
hi, is there any way of having it appear on front of slider?

it seems to be appearing behind it?

Thank you so much for all your help...
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by:Julian Hansen
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I am not seeing that - what browser are you using and are you referring to the link you posted above or a local link?
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by:jonathanduane2010
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i am using Chrome and IE
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by:Julian Hansen
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I don't support IE and encourage you not to either - waste of time.

In chrome the site is loading with none of the changes I recommended above ...

FF it works but it seems FF has cached the changes I made.
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by:jonathanduane2010
ID: 39241151
i agree about IE, i have just reverted to original css file as i had made a bit of a mess i seemed to do this and it worked for a min or two before i made other changes and screwed it up

.site {
               margin: 0 auto;
               width: 984px;
               padding:0px 10px;
               z-index:1;
               position:relative;
        }
.site1 {
        margin:0 auto;
        width:984px;
        z-index:999;

}
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by:Julian Hansen
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Ok but you need to make the other changes to the <li> and <a> elements.
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by:jonathanduane2010
ID: 39241225
ok looks much better now, thats great, thank you so much

how can i change now soo all the sub menu text is red like the others?
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Julian Hansen earned 465 total points
ID: 39241512
Probably by adding this

.main-navigation li ul li a{
  color: red;
}

Give it a go - I am in meetings rest of the day so if you don't come right post back and I will take a look later.
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