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Menu's: Integrated drop-down/fly-out menu into SS/cms

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Community Member, 37 Posts

15 May 2008 at 9:26am

If anybody is interested I've manage to integrate some drop-down & fly-out css only menu's into the SS/CMS framework (well via an included .ss file & some css).

Working examples can be found at this is my testing site and the first menu is on the landing page.

I have attached the .ss file & the css file.

In essence all you need to do is replace the <% include Navigation %> line in the standard 'BlackCandy' theme file with <% include H_Navigation %>. make sure that you save the attached file in your templates/includes/ folder and the attached css file in the theme/them-name/css/ folder.

The last thing to do is to include the following in your page.php file.

Where you have Requirements::themedCSS("layout"); etc
add Requirements::themedCSS("lmenu2");

That should be it.

I may put a forum module on the test site!




Community Member, 37 Posts

15 May 2008 at 9:28am

Edited: 16/05/2008 2:29am

I should also add that they validate as strict html 4.01 and also to css 2.1
They work in: ie6, ie7, ff2.0+, Opera9+; I have just been informed that they also work within Safari 3+




Community Member, 66 Posts

16 May 2008 at 3:38am

WOW, cool work :-)


Community Member, 470 Posts

16 May 2008 at 12:48pm

Edited: 16/05/2008 12:50pm

Good stuff. Thanks a lot. I build a lot of sites that use this type of menu, but I haven't with SS yet, as I haven't been using it that long.

I've been actually thinking about this issue so I've saved your file for reference in the future.

Not a fan of the tables, but the general concept is good.

*edit* It seems the download link doesn't work. Obviously I can just right click and save as, but developers might want to know this.


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

16 May 2008 at 3:41pm

Thanks for this. I've reported the download link problem as a bug. You can still click the file link, but it seems the "download" link is broken.



Community Member, 224 Posts

5 June 2008 at 11:59am

How do I get the .ss file?
Thank you,


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

5 June 2008 at 1:17pm

Steve - the SS files attached to the first post. You can right click save or just copy and paste into a file in your project as an include so save it as for example in yourtheme/templates/includes/ and then in your theme you just need to include DropDownMenu - <% include DropDownMenu %>


Community Member, 224 Posts

5 June 2008 at 1:23pm

Sorry, I seen it was an html file and wasn't thinking it may have been renamed to be downloaded.
Thank you