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Hey guys.

I was wondering, does css have a or if function?

I am building a drop down menu and when i shrink my window too far all the buttons jump all over the page.

I want the menu items to stay in a line without having to scroll sideways(not that i can fix them that way either...)

So i was wondering if i could have them set as something where whichever width was smallest would display.

eg. Currently the buttons are 10em, if i could set them up to be 15% until the window is large enough that 10em is larger than 15%. Im not trying to make a mobile version alongside the full version, just allow for smaller windows.

Any ideas,

Thanks

EDIT: Forget it, % makes the drop down sections tiny. I think it does percent of the mother element.

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% width will inherit from the parent element.

 

Typically most people will have a hard set width for the menu items, and allow the "menu bar" (element containing the menu items) shrink / extend as needed. If you want things to be spaced out evenly, try setting the left/right margin to a %. You could also set a min-width and max-width for the menu items and/or parent element, though this won't be supported in some older browsers.

 

It's ugly, but another trick you can do (depending on the complexity of the menu) would be to simply put the menu inside of a table; though some people will argue that tables should only be used for tabular data.

 

Another solution would be to use JavaScript to modify the style based on the document width when the page is loaded and then again when resized. Though this really should be the last option considered. :P

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hmmm. I think for now i will stick to a fixed menu. Maybe play with it later.

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lol, i built that from scratch over the course of a day and then you show me a tutorial. :rolleyes:

anyway that is not what i needed.

 

New question, still css.

How do i make an element stay in exactly the same place no matter what? I am still working on my menu and i appended a search box to the far right end of it but instead of staying there when i shrink the window it drops down below the rest of the menu.

How do i fix the menus position so that no matter how small the window all the menu items will be on the same row?

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New question, still css.

How do i make an element stay in exactly the same place no matter what? I am still working on my menu and i appended a search box to the far right end of it but instead of staying there when i shrink the window it drops down below the rest of the menu.

How do i fix the menus position so that no matter how small the window all the menu items will be on the same row?

You should be able to wrap all the menu items in a div and then set a minimum width on the div.

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That worked, thanks.

 

But now i have another problem.

 

My sidebar insists on hiding behind the menu. I set its height from the top as large as 100em and it still wont move. Oddly enough it doesn't hide in internet explorer, but i still cant move it at all.

By hide i mean that it acts like there is an element in front of it and does not allow the links to be clicked.Fixed :D

Any way to make my drop down menu independent of the rest of the page? When it drops down the rest of the page is moved down as well.

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That worked, thanks.

 

But now i have another problem.

 

My sidebar insists on hiding behind the menu. I set its height from the top as large as 100em and it still wont move. Oddly enough it doesn't hide in internet explorer, but i still cant move it at all.

By hide i mean that it acts like there is an element in front of it and does not allow the links to be clicked.Fixed :D

Any way to make my drop down menu independent of the rest of the page? When it drops down the rest of the page is moved down as well.

I have this link bookmarked. You can dig through the code and should be able to find what you need.

http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menus/final_drop.html

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lol, i built that from scratch over the course of a day and then you show me a tutorial. :rolleyes:

anyway that is not what i needed.

 

New question, still css.

How do i make an element stay in exactly the same place no matter what? I am still working on my menu and i appended a search box to the far right end of it but instead of staying there when i shrink the window it drops down below the rest of the menu.

How do i fix the menus position so that no matter how small the window all the menu items will be on the same row?

"How do i make an element stay in exactly the same place no matter what?" - Position: Absolute along with margin and / or left/right and top/bottom info.

"How do i fix the menus position so that no matter how small the window all the menu items will be on the same row?" - Set a min-width on the menubar.

 

 

That worked, thanks.

 

But now i have another problem.

 

My sidebar insists on hiding behind the menu. I set its height from the top as large as 100em and it still wont move. Oddly enough it doesn't hide in internet explorer, but i still cant move it at all.

By hide i mean that it acts like there is an element in front of it and does not allow the links to be clicked.Fixed :D

Any way to make my drop down menu independent of the rest of the page? When it drops down the rest of the page is moved down as well.

Any way to make my drop down menu independent of the rest of the page? When it drops down the rest of the page is moved down as well. - Try Z-Index.

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Here is something you can play with / look at that will give you some CSS examples... should validate and work across most browsers.

 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Bryan's example menu</title>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
* {
outline-color:-moz-use-text-color;
outline-style:none;
outline-width:medium;
}
body {
font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
margin: 5px 10px 15px;
padding: 0px;
color:#95bbdf;
font-size:62.5%;
font-size-adjust:none;
font-style:normal;
font-variant:normal;
font-weight:normal;
line-height:150%;
background-color:#fff;
}
ul li {
margin:0;
padding:0;
}
#navigation {
list-style: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0 2px 0 0;
}
#navigation li {
float: left;
}
#navigation li a.navitem {
color: #FFF;
display: block;
font: bold 12px Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
padding: 0 14px;
text-decoration: none;
}
#navigation li:hover a.navitem, #navigation li:hover a.navitem-dd, #navigation li a.navitem:hover, #navigation li a.navitem-dd:hover, #navigation li.active a.navitem, #navigation li.active a.navitem-dd {
color: #fea201;
background-color:#fff;
border: 1px solid #fea201;
border-bottom: 0;
}
#navigation li a.navitem-dd {
color: #95bbdf;
display: block;
font: bold 12px Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
padding: 0 7px 0 14px;
text-decoration: none;
text-shadow: #041933 1px 1px 1px;
}
#navigation li a.navitem-dd span {
display: block;
line-height: 30px;
padding: 0 21px 0 0;
}
#navigation li a span var {
color: #fff;
display: block;
float: left;
font-size: 11px;
font-style: normal;
height: 11px;
line-height: 11px;
margin: 5px 5px 4px -5px;
padding: 4px 0 5px;
text-align: center;
text-shadow: #960 1px 1px 1px;
width: 19px;
}
#navigation .ddmenu {
background: #fff;
border: 1px solid #fea201;
border-top: 0;
float: none;
display: none;
position: absolute;
width: 150px;
z-index: 9999;
}
#navigation li:hover .ddmenu, #navigation li.sfhover .ddmenu {
display: block;
}
#navigation .ddmenu ul, #navigation .ddmenu dl {
list-style: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 5px 0;
}
#navigation .ddmenu ul li, #navigation .ddmenu dl dd {
float: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0 0 0 3px;
}
#navigation .ddmenu ul li a, #navigation .ddmenu dl dd a {
background: none;
color: #95bbdf;
display: block;
float: none;
font: normal 11px/20px Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif;
padding: 0 10px 0 12px;
text-decoration: none;
text-shadow: none;
}
#navigation .ddmenu ul li a:hover, #navigation .ddmenu dl dd a:hover {
color: #fff;
}
#navigation .ddmenu ul li.ddmenu-sep, #navigation .ddmenu dl dd.ddmenu-sep {
border-bottom: 1px solid #2d5d91;
border-top: 1px solid #0b2d5b;
font-size: 0;
height: 0;
line-height: 0;
margin: 5px 0;
}
#header-nav {
height: 30px;
border-bottom: 1px solid #fea201;
}
#header {
height: 120px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
}
#container {
font-size: 120%;
margin: 0 auto;
min-width: 970px;
width: 90%;
background-color: #fff;
}
-->
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div id="container">
 <div id="header-nav">
   <ul id="navigation">
     <li id="usercontrols"><a href="#" class="navitem-dd"><span>Controls</span></a>
       <div id="menu-controls" class="ddmenu">
         <ul>
           <li>Rules & Guidelines</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>View New Topics</li>
           <li>View Active Topics</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>My Messenger</li>
           <li>My last 10 posts</li>
           <li>My albums</li>
           <li>My friends</li>
           <li>My assistant</li>
           <li>My profile</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Search</li>
           <li>Help</li>
           <li>Member List</li>
           <li>Moderator List</li>
           <li>Calendar</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Mark all posts as read</li>
           <li>Delete OCC cookies</li>
         </ul>
       </div>
     </li>
     <li id="forumnav"><a href="#" class="navitem-dd"><span>Main</span></a>
       <div id="menu-main" class="ddmenu">
         <ul>
           <li>News</li>
           <li>Reviews</li>
           <li>Guides</li>
           <li>Contests</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>[email protected]</li>
           <li>[email protected]</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Case Gallery</li>
           <li>Add case</li>
           <li>View favorites</li>
           <li>Preferences</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>OCC Newsletter</li>
           <li>Submit news</li>
         </ul>
       </div>
     </li>
     <li id="mainnav"><a href="#" class="navitem-dd"><span>Forums</span></a>
       <div id="forum-main" class="ddmenu">
         <ul>
           <li>Rules & Guidelines</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Site Help</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>General Discussion</li>
           <li>Introductions</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Hardware</li>
           <li>OS: Microsoft</li>
           <li>OS: Other</li>
           <li>Gaming: PC</li>
           <li>Gaming: Consoles </li>
           <li>Benchmarks</li>
           <li>Programming</li>
           <li>Graphics & Design</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>OCC Market Place</li>
           <li>OCC Teams</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Announcements</li>
         </ul>
       </div>
     </li>
     <li id="socialnav"><a href="#" class="navitem-dd"><span>Social</span></a>
       <div id="social-main" class="ddmenu">
         <ul>
           <li>Facebook</li>
           <li>Twitter</li>
           <li>YouTube</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Xfire</li>
           <li>Steam Community</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Last.fm</li>
           <li>Wakoopa</li>
         </ul>
       </div>
     </li>
     <li id="occnav"><a href="#" class="navitem-dd"><span>About</span></a>
       <div id="about-main" class="ddmenu">
         <ul>
           <li>Staff Contact</li>
           <li>Sponsorship</li>
           <li>Advertising</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>In the news</li>
           <li>Links & Logos</li>
           <li>--------------</li>
           <li>Privacy statement</li>
         </ul>
       </div>
     </li>
     <li id="rssnav"><a href="#" class="navitem-dd"><span>RSS</span></a>
       <div id="rss-main" class="ddmenu">
         <ul>
           <li>RSS 1</li>
           <li>RSS 2</li>
           <li>RSS 3</li>
         </ul>
       </div>
     </li>
   </ul>
 </div>
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