Milonic provide full featured pull down web menus for some of the worlds largest companies
click here to see what it can do for you

Download Milonic DHTML Menu
Buy Milonic DHTML Menu

Back To Start Of Archive
Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
Forum Topic: Click to view post
Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:17

background is tranparent, i would prefer it solid !

Poster: timmy toad
Dated: Tuesday January 17 2006 - 22:25:27 GMT

my menu background is tranparent, i would prefer it solid !

when the drop down menus appear, the print below (underneath) them is still visible, i dont know enough about this HTML business to know what to do, i just continue to admire all you clever people who create wonderful things like the Milonic menu keep up the good work and i'll try not to bother you too much more.

the address of my experimental site is at

any suggestions please


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Tuesday January 17 2006 - 22:50:44 GMT

Hi Tim,

That transparency should only be visible (or invisible, depending or your perspective ;) ) in IE. It's caused by the following line in your menuStyle definition

overfilter="Fade(duration=0.2);Alpha(opacity=90);Shadow(color=#777777', Direction=135, Strength=3)";

More specifically, it's caused by the opacity setting in the Alpha() filter (making the menu 90% opaque). You have a few choices:

(1) Remove the entire overfilter=... line of code. This would also remove the fade in effect and the drop shadow.

(2) Set opacity=100. This would leave the Alpha() filter in, but essentially render it ineffective. Not the most efficient solution from a coding point of view, because why have code in there that does nothing?

(3) Remove Alpha(opacity=90); from the overfilter code. This would leave the fade in effect and the drop shadow intact. Probably what I would do.

Note that your code is missing a single quote, which I've inserted in the following bit that removes the Alpha() filter.

overfilter="Fade(duration=0.2);Shadow(color='#777777', Direction=135, Strength=3)";

If you want to experiment with other filters, you can do so by going to

Hope that helps,


Poster: timmy toad
Dated: Wednesday January 18 2006 - 6:59:48 GMT

thanks kevin, very helpfull, i am well happy now, ta.