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Mini-icons


Poster: stephen702
Dated: Friday October 31 2003 - 19:20:46 GMT

I really like the mini-icons you have on some of your menus. I particularly like the little boxed arrow that points down-right (at an angle). Is there a place where licensed folk can get these?


Poster: John
Dated: Friday October 31 2003 - 21:33:58 GMT

There was some discussion a while back about starting up a download area where folks could contribute the little fellas. It kind of fell through (too much work with v5, etc.). Maybe Andy will reconsider.


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 4:50:27 GMT

Hmm, for someone who purchased couldn't they get permission to use specific ones? Well, then again I don't know if milonic made them or someone else did and milonic is licensed to use....


Poster: Andy
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 9:07:46 GMT

There's no reason why you couldn't snarf them from the menu itself.

Right click and then save as should do it.

We are working on a list of images that will be available as part of the Pro licenses so feel free to grab any you want until we can get this done.

Cheers
Andy


Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 13:45:13 GMT

Andy wrote:There's no reason why you couldn't snarf them from the menu itself.

Lessee here - snarf - is that a right click... :?: :roll:


Poster: Andy
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 14:19:55 GMT

Snarf is a technical term we use for the following:

Borrowing,
Lifting,
Loaning,
Pinching,
Embezzling etc etc etc.

BTW - I mean the above in a very light hearted way and in no way am I stating that any of you are thieves. Phew, glad we got that sorted :D

In a nutshell, if it's on our site and you have a license, feel free to use it we're not selfish people.

Cheers
Andy


Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 14:29:50 GMT

Ah, thanks - the lesson for the day.

Why not add it to the contextual menu... :roll:


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 17:04:45 GMT

snarf i.e. = sna snatch rf= run fast
:}

Ruth


Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 18:30:11 GMT

innkeeper9 wrote:snarf i.e. = sna snatch rf= run fast

Excellent, Ruth. Love it :!: :D

Snarf doesn't work with pull-down menu images


Poster: stephen702
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 19:06:16 GMT

Andy wrote:There's no reason why you couldn't snarf them from the menu itself.

Right click and then save as should do it.

We are working on a list of images that will be available as part of the Pro licenses so feel free to grab any you want until we can get this done.

Cheers
Andy


I posted the original question because I'd already tried right-clicking. However, that doesn't work with the icons that are actually on the Milonic home-page pull-down menu itself. When I right-click (IE 6) on one of these menu icons, it just opens up the next submenu, instead of giving me the dialogue box with a "Save Picture As..."


Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 19:38:21 GMT

Oh, a little thought here... :?

Pretty easy to go into the code, locate the path to the image you want, and then build a URL to pull it up on the page. For instance, the 'Samples' image is at /images/blocks.gif, so we can grab it with a simple http://milonic.com/images/blocks.gif.


Poster: Andy
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 20:06:53 GMT

That's a good idea. All images are stored in /images/ so if you know the name you've got it.

Cheers
Andy


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 21:37:36 GMT

I don't think it should do that. When you right click (in IE at least) you get the Milonic submenu, the last option in that context menu is 'Disable This Menu'...check that to stop the Milonic context menu from poppin up. Then hover over the image in the milonic menus and the usual right click menu should appear, it did for me. ;)


Poster: stephen702
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 23:26:32 GMT

Hergio wrote:I don't think it should do that. When you right click (in IE at least) you get the Milonic submenu, the last option in that context menu is 'Disable This Menu'...check that to stop the Milonic context menu from poppin up. Then hover over the image in the milonic menus and the usual right click menu should appear, it did for me. ;)


Thanks for the tip! I haven't noticed the "disable this menu" function before--and wouldn't have figured out what it might be used for, even if I had noticed it.


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Tuesday November 4 2003 - 23:35:06 GMT

Just out of curiosity, couldn't you just get them from your temporary internet files where they all get downloaded?

Ruth


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Wednesday November 5 2003 - 1:33:09 GMT

Yeah you could, but the names might be kinda screwy and plus people may not know they are there or where to look for them.


Poster: marty
Dated: Thursday November 6 2003 - 22:59:16 GMT

Hi guys,

I've got a heap of images I was working on a while ago, they're waiting to be organised for the site. I'll remind Andy to put them up over the weekend.

Marty


Poster: John
Dated: Thursday November 6 2003 - 23:07:49 GMT

Hi there, stranger :!: :D Where've you been hidin'... :?:


Poster: marty
Dated: Thursday November 6 2003 - 23:14:26 GMT

Hey John

I sneaked out the torture chamber while Andy's in the bath!

8O


Poster: John
Dated: Thursday November 6 2003 - 23:16:18 GMT

Well, get him out and tell him there's trouble (apparently) with some folks getting 404s when trying to download v5. I'm not having any trouble.


Poster: marty
Dated: Thursday November 6 2003 - 23:21:15 GMT

No Chance.

He's allowed at least 30mins menu-free time per day :!:


Poster: John
Dated: Thursday November 6 2003 - 23:24:08 GMT

30 minutes :!: :!: :!: Good grief - slacker :roll:

Well, now at least 1 person has posted that she can download OK, so - fergit it :? Folks just don't think things through...


Poster: marty
Dated: Thursday November 6 2003 - 23:25:35 GMT

Hi again,

If theres any requests to go in the image pack thingy let me know and I'll try and incorporate them over the next couple of days.

Marty


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Friday November 7 2003 - 2:58:26 GMT

Hey Marty, good to see you up on here again. You got a break from school?
I think the images thing is a good idea. But I don't think you should just put them out there...they should only be for people with licenses. Theres gotta be somethin on this site you have to pay for..haha.


Poster: John
Dated: Friday November 7 2003 - 4:48:14 GMT

I agree with Dave. Paid license access only. If Andy doesn't agree tell him we're comin' over there to hold his head under water... :oops:


Poster: marty
Dated: Friday November 7 2003 - 9:46:23 GMT

Ye the original plan was to charge everybody for the pack but it isn't quite finished so we decided to give it to those who've paid until we release it properly.

Marty


Poster: Neil82591
Dated: Tuesday November 11 2003 - 5:41:15 GMT

I noticed if you use alot of image icons it takes forever to get the menu to load. Is there a way to make this happen faster?

Thanks


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Wednesday November 12 2003 - 20:13:46 GMT

I personally am unsure, but I would think so. Maybe something along the lines up as the menu is rendered, image placeholders are thrown into the menu. Only top level menus have their images immediately brought in. Then once the menu is finished loading, the images are then sources to the placeholders...to the menu comes up quick but the images follow. But wouldnt you want a menu to load in its entirety? I would say dont use to many images if your menu loads slow...ya gotta draw the line somewhere.


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Wednesday November 12 2003 - 23:52:02 GMT

I seem to recall a time in version 3 when a menu image only loaded when the menu containing it was first displayed. Of course, that caused performance delays as the site visitor used the menus. So, many of us wrote little image caching scripts to get around that. I think image caching was then built into the v3 menu to resolve the performance delay. But that leads to the reverse problem: a loading delay caused by too many images being cached ahead of time. Perhaps there could be an option to cache images or not. It would work well as another global or, even better, as a menu property, with the default being to cache.

Dave has a good point about the number of images and "drawing the line." One has to consider what will produce the best experience for the site visitors: lots of cool images at the expense of loading time (especially for dial-up users), or faster load time at the expense of fewer images.

Neil... just curious... have you had a chance to try my suggestions from the other thread?

Kevin


Poster: Neil82591
Dated: Thursday November 13 2003 - 0:11:31 GMT

Yes it just doesn't take care of the problem.

For now I have taken all the images from teh sub menu and I am looking for a way to have tehm load only after the entire page is loaded thus making sure it does not effect the home page from loading the other nessecary things.

Thanks


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Thursday November 13 2003 - 7:34:33 GMT

Neil82591 wrote:Yes it just doesn't take care of the problem.

Bummer :?

For now I have taken all the images from teh sub menu and I am looking for a way to have tehm load only after the entire page is loaded thus making sure it does not effect the home page from loading the other nessecary things.

I have another idea or two... I'll post them in the original thread.

Kevin