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MENU INSTALLATION?


Poster: Mike O'Shea
Dated: Saturday July 27 2002 - 14:42:13 BST

:?: I'm stuck with a navigation problem on my website - see it at http://www.o2c.org .
I simply do not know the first thing about installing and using the 'follow me' menu. Any advice / instruction would be a great help! Thanks.
Mike O'Shea


Poster: John
Dated: Monday July 29 2002 - 23:27:37 BST

First - I'm old, too, and not sane, so why should you be any different :?: :P

OK, FWIW, I see a number of things in your source that aren't working on the page - the clock for one. Just FYI.

As for the follow menu, it took me a while to get it down as well (thanks, Andy!). I think the easiest would be to see http://www.west.asu.edu/cspc/steps/intro.htm for an example and the array at http://www.west.asu.edu/cspc/menu_arraysteps.js. With Andy's great comments you should be able to get it from there.

Making Menu


Poster: Mike O'Shea
Dated: Wednesday July 31 2002 - 12:51:43 BST

Thank you JG. I am heartened by your willingness to help - and also Andy the same. I had an email from him to say that he was/is only a week away from completing an automatic installation pack (not his words! My technical terminology is self-created, like 'sliding-out navigation thingy' which I now know stands for Menu. )
But whatever y'callit Andy's installation package sounds great, for the menus he has created are superb, and there is no way that I would be able to install such a system without considerable help.
I had a look at your academic website. The menu works well. You have put a lot of work into it.
One thing (as an ex-Art&Design man I can't resist - God forgive me!). The light blue on a panel as one leaves it is great (lovely to look at) but I think the dark blue tends to visually overwhelm. I experienced this feeling when one of the packed menu links appeared, blotting out the anchor page and leaving me with an uneasy feeling that if I clicked on an item I would permanently obliterate the safety of my starting page. Ridiculous I know, but it was a genuine psychological reaction.
I seem to remember on the Milonic pages their menus having a feeling of transparency. I'm sure you will know what I mean. Basicly I am saying that I think your dark blue is too dark! :mrgreen: Isn't that cheeky!
Anyway, your Arizona site is great. Most informative. I felt like joining up as an undergradutae.
The other link you gave does not work, by the way. Well, I couldn't find it!
Sorry this comment is so long. I tend to work on the verbose side of things, despite strenous efforts to fight the addiction.
PS: Until Andy's miracle menu maker appears I have concocted a home-made solution to my navigation problem (14 hours straight work ending 6 a.m. today). You can see it at http://www.o2c.org
OH YES! Thanks again for your input. It is so pleasant to know that perfect strangers are willing to help cross-Atlantic & other world neighbours. Ta muchly.
Mike O'Shea


Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday July 31 2002 - 15:17:49 BST

Hi Mike -

Many thanks for the kind words. I think you'll find that almost everybody around here is willing to help, especially Andy. Ya gits back what ya gives out! :D

Appreciate your comments. Trust me - the color choice in that menu was not my idea. [See a better one at http://westcgi.west.asu.edu/sai/ - that's 5 individual graphics scrolling together - again, thanks, Andy!] The only thing I was able to sway was the mouse-over color - it used to be green :!: At least now the lighter blue is not so scary. I also understand the width of some of those menus is a bit overwhelming, but the idea was to keep each item on a single line rather than to have them wrap. If I can talk them into a lighter blue, or even shift to the maroon scheme of the whole site, maybe it won't be so bad.

As for the http://www.west.asu.edu/cspc/menu_arraysteps.js link, it does work (at least from here). It should give you a save dialog box right away, as obviously it's not a web page! Just save it and then open in a text editor.

Am unable to look at your site right now as my campus network went down right after I pulled up this page, so I can't get offsite, either. Who knows when I'll be able to post this note :x

They had the menu builder available for some of us a few months ago. It's really nifty. Well worth waiting for.

Net's back - let's see if I can get this up :!:

Thanks again.


Poster: marty
Dated: Friday August 2 2002 - 11:48:05 BST

Hi guys,

If your referring to the exsisto builder as 'nifty' you ain't seen nothing yet! :P

The official Milonic menubuilder will be released (hopefully) next week.

Marty

Menu Builder


Poster: Mike O'Shea
Dated: Friday August 2 2002 - 13:53:06 BST

Looking forward to It! 8O
Mike


Poster: John
Dated: Friday August 2 2002 - 16:21:50 BST

Bring it on, Marty :!: :D