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Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: hulleric
Dated: Wednesday November 19 2003 - 15:33:25 GMT

I am kinda tired of the whole box look and feel. Any way to get the corners to be round? Some sort of style?


Poster: fredlongworthhighschool
Dated: Thursday November 20 2003 - 9:14:41 GMT

You could use Sample 18: All Images. However, that means designing buttons and if you want to quickly change a menu item means you have to design a new button.

I'd be interested in variations to the square design if it's a feature you're considering implementing Andy?


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Friday November 21 2003 - 1:33:35 GMT

You could also create a single image (with rounded edges) as a background, use it as the bgimage (background image) for each menu item, and ut actual text on top of the bgimage in each item. This would work especially well with a vertical menu, since all items in the menu would typically be the same width... only one image to maintain (two if you want a rollover), and you can easily change or add items by changing the text. Disadvantage: if you want menu items of a different width (e.g. for a horizontal menu), you'd have to create a separate background image for each menu item of a unique width. But still no more work, and possibly less, than an all-image based menu.

Kevin


Poster: ronnie
Dated: Friday November 28 2003 - 17:40:37 GMT

actually, all that's needed are 3 images (6 if using rollover):
2 are left&right edges, and 1 is background image to sit behind the text. use it with the repeat-x style to cover up the whole text area of the menu item.


r. ;)


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Saturday November 29 2003 - 5:15:07 GMT

Excellent point! Only thing is... I don't believe the menu system includes built-in support for multiple images per menu item, particularly where the rollover effect is concerned. You could, of course, code the rollover effects yourself without too much trouble.

Kevin


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Monday December 1 2003 - 5:20:23 GMT

If you have the image as a bgimage thing, you actually need three images. You need a image for the first item in the menu which would have the upper two corners rounded. All the items in the middle of the menu would have sharp corners or could just be a solid background color (to speed up load time). And then the last item in the menu would have rounded lower corners. This would five the menu that rounded appearance you are looking for. Having one image would entail having to make a different image for menus that had different numbers of menu items since they would be different heights.


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Wednesday December 3 2003 - 0:13:16 GMT

Hmmmm. I guess Ronnie and I were talking about menu items with rounded edges. Dave's (Hergio) excellent point focuses on rounding the four corners on the overall menu. That made me re-read the original post, and now I'm not sure which one the original question was after; the menu itself, or individual menu items??? Anyway, it looks like the thread now has answers for both!

Kevin

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round for menu items ?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Friday September 19 2008 - 11:40:49 BST

i want to create a menu with round corners, but for each item. and i don't want the submenu to be affected.

Actualy i added an image.hope it is visible.and should scale after the text.

pls help if someone knows...

thanks.

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Friday September 19 2008 - 15:27:02 BST

this is so great! i want some help and instead i get a deleted topic and no answer! this is do great forum!i am really disappointed.... :( :|

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: John
Dated: Friday September 19 2008 - 15:56:04 BST

A bit too much whining and not enough patience...

1. You posted into a topic that is 5 YEARS old. I would expect some items to be gone by now.

2. The folks who help out in this forum are VOLUNTEERS (not Milonic employees), some of whom have JOBS. You posted your complaint barely 4 hours after your initial question. Chill...

Hmm - wonder if I should wait another 4 hours before giving my opinion. Oh, well.

See http://milonic.com/imagepack/backgrounds.php for a nice sampling of backgrounds for use (download to your server - do not call them from ours!). We try to make things easy here. Of course, you could just as easily make your own with any competent graphics program.

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Friday September 19 2008 - 16:00:00 BST

oh..thaks...

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Friday September 19 2008 - 16:30:58 BST

Hi,

Also, what do you mean by scaling after the text? If you mean the image should expand as text gets bigger that can be done, but not with just one image with for rounded corners. Images do not 'expand' from the middle. So, is this what you want, the four corners and the image expanding as the text gets bigger?

Ruth

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Monday September 22 2008 - 8:32:54 BST

__at__ Ruth - yes i want the image to expand as text gets bigger...you see as the image i uploaded the "accuielle" is smaller than the "qui sommes-nous?"... and i don't want a single image as a bg, i want to be 3 image one for left, center and right also for over other 3 images...

i hope i get myself understood... thanks ruth, aslo john

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Monday September 22 2008 - 16:15:51 BST

Hi,

That can be done, if I understand you correctly. Just to make sure. You don't want an image with text already on it. You want a background image and then you will put text in the item so that if the font size of the user is a larger size the image must 'enlarge' to accommodate the font size?

Ruth

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Tuesday September 23 2008 - 8:32:39 BST

yes ruth, that's correct.

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Tuesday September 23 2008 - 17:42:11 BST

Hi,

OK, is this like what you want? I didn't want to do all the explanation, which will be long, until I was sure this meets what you want. If it is I'll set up the first two items using your images from your screenshot post and then put the full explanation and a zip file for you.

Link Removed 10-6-2011: this link has been removed. See link below for explanation and example page for using css, images, and the menu's divide option to create 'expandable' rounded corner items. When you get there, change your text size in the browser making it really large so you can see how the menu increase the font size but keeps its shape..

Ignore the 'problem with page-class' part of the page because Milonic already did a fix and added a whole new property to the menu all in one day :!: This is why I am so pro Milonic menu. They are not only into functionality, but also focus on the design issues that many of us who are design 'freaks' [like me] are caught up in :) And they make the menu as easy to use and set up as possible.

Ruth

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Wednesday September 24 2008 - 0:18:36 BST

Hi Andrea,

Can you get me the images you want to use? Is the screenshot the images you want, if not I really need an example of what you want to use, the color and such because I have to remake them to work as they should for this kind of design. I also need at the least a main menu with a minumum of two items, one of which should have a showmenu and a submenu with at least one item, if you don't have any menu set up yet, I can use the Milonic one that is in the download, not a problem there, but the images are imperative.

If you can post that here, I can have something set up for you to use to make the rest of your menu by later tonight, or tomorrow if you can't give me the images until later.

Thanks,

Ruth

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Wednesday September 24 2008 - 8:19:58 BST

hi ruth, thanks for replying

for the images: are those on the screen shot i already attached
for the submenu: i dont have any sub categories

and yes the example that you give me is exactly what i need.

thanks ruth

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Thursday September 25 2008 - 7:08:06 BST

Hi,

OK, here is the example with explanation and a zip file with all the necessary data, page, etc. [links are at the bottom of the page] You will need to download the newest version of the menu to test that it works with it. I put a link on the page where you can find that version. It is on the menu version information page. Just post back if you have any questions. I didn't know if you know anything about css so there's a kind of real simple explantion just in case.

http://support.milonic.com/ruth/css_rou ... menubg.htm

If you have any questions just post back and we will be glad to help. If you don't want to have to do all the coding for the page highlighting you can do it just setting up pagecolor="your font color"; in the menuStyle section. Then it would just use the same images as already coded and change only the font color.

Ruth

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Thursday September 25 2008 - 8:14:11 BST

Hi,

Thanks so much Ruth, you've been so helpful. i've downloaded the zip.
Everything is clear now... by the way i saw your site...i love the cat :P she's gorgeous!

Thanks again,

Have a great day! ;)

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Thursday September 25 2008 - 16:45:15 BST

She's a Shaded Chocolate American Shorthair. That color is not accepted in CFA even with the pedigree. They say it's because it indicates the cat has Siamese behind it, but the American Shorthair when the breed was being developed was allowed to use Burmese as a cross breed to expand the gene pool, so how the CFA can decide it's siamese behind these colors I don't understand since the Burmese has sable, chocolate, blue and lilac in the genes. TICA does accept them so I just did most of my show and breeding from them. I don't have any of them anymore. I found good homes when I stopped doing any work with the genetics program for the American Shorthairs.

Ruth

Re: Is it possible to have the egdes round?


Poster: andreea
Dated: Wednesday October 1 2008 - 9:39:12 BST

wow you know so much about cats :P is so great...:) i love cats also :)

see you around, bye