Solved

How do you move a DIV relative to where it is using JavaScript?

Posted on 2014-02-22
3
791 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-22
I have a DIV element and I'd like to move it up by 90 pixels relevant to where it is.  How can this be achieved?

Here's an example of what I want:
http://www.vizzed.com/videogames/
When you hover over the game systems area (above the search box), the game system area gets bigger but I'd like for it to also move up by 90 pixels so that when it does get bigger, it only blocks out the stuff above it rather than the stuff below it.

Here's the javascript code I'm currently working with
onmouseout=\"
						document.getElementById('allSystems').style.height='74px'; 
						document.getElementById('allSystems').style.backgroundColor='transparent';\" 
					onmouseover=\"
						document.getElementById('allSystems').style.height='164px'; 
						document.getElementById('allSystems').style.backgroundColor='#6d87ac';\" 

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:davideo7
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Tom Beck earned 500 total points
ID: 39879195
You can try this however there are numerous validation errors on the page and using inline javascript like this screams trouble to me.

Starting at line 381 of your markup, make the changes in bold.

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="text-align:left;position:relative">
<tbody><tr><td>
                        <div style="margin: 0px -487px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 1px; width: 974px; height: 74px; overflow-y: scroll; overflow-x: hidden; display: inline-block; position: absolute; right: 50%; top: 0; z-index: 2; background-color: transparent;"
onmouseover="
document.getElementById('allSystems').style.height='164px';
document.getElementById('allSystems').style.top='-90px';
document.getElementById('allSystems').style.backgroundColor='#6d87ac';"
onmouseout="
document.getElementById('allSystems').style.height='74px';
document.getElementById('allSystems').style.top='0';
document.getElementById('allSystems').style.backgroundColor='transparent';" id="allSystems">

...

B.T.W., it's not necessary to find the element by Id like document.getElementById('allSystems') when you are already inside the element you intend to modify with javascript. Just use "this".

onmouseover="
this.style.height='164px';
this.style.top='-90px';
this.style.backgroundColor='#6d87ac';"
onmouseout="
this.style.height='74px';
this.style.top='0';
this.style.backgroundColor='transparent';"
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 39879749
Markup is in a bit of a mess. Using tables for layout is also adding to your problems.

If you did a standard <div> layout you could do everything you need with CSS.

First clear all the validation errors - and then consider moving away from your table layout.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:davideo7
ID: 39879794
That worked perfectly!  And thanks for the tips.
0

Featured Post

WordPress Tutorial 2: Terminology

An important part of learning any new piece of software is understanding the terminology it uses. Thankfully WordPress uses fairly simple names for everything that make it easy to start using the software.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The article shows the basic steps of integrating an HTML theme template into an ASP.NET MVC project
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to embed Flash content in a webpage using HTML5. Ensure your DOCTYPE declaration is set to HTML5: "<!DOCTYPE html>": Use the <object> tag to embed Flash content.: To specify that the object is Flash content, d…
HTML5 has deprecated a few of the older ways of showing media as well as offering up a new way to create games and animations. Audio, video, and canvas are just a few of the adjustments made between XHTML and HTML5. As we learned in our last micr…
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question