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#1 08-24-2012 11:59:09

Dave4Showcases
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Custom NAVMENU?

Hello good people of the kryptronic forum,

I really like the new NAVMENU the way it appears at the top of the page.  It has really improved the look of my site and cleared up a few issues I was having with it being on the side in V7, but there's still a few tweaks I'd like to make so it works better for my site.

My problem is that I have a lot of categories and subcategories (750 or at the moment).  What happens in some of the categories that appear lower on the list is that the subcategories go off the bottom edge of the page making the user hover and use the scroll wheel to view them all.   

My question is can this be manipulated to open up in multiple columns instead of one and/or can I have the of the final tier of the flyout vertically align itself instead of always expanding downward?

I'm also entertaining the idea of having the 3rd tier automatically expanded when hovering over one of the main categories like on this site: http://www.shopbrodart.com/

Can anyone offer and suggestions or point me in the right direction?  I'd rather try and modify the standard NAVMENU than try and implement some code from another source.

Thanks,
Dave4Showcases

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#2 08-24-2012 14:01:35

121NetDesign
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Re: Custom NAVMENU?

750! Wow! I'm lost for words. Can't you group them into fewer categories?


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#3 08-24-2012 14:05:15

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Re: Custom NAVMENU?



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#4 08-24-2012 14:39:20

Dave4Showcases
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Re: Custom NAVMENU?

@121NetDesign I have about 40,000 items so on my site, being able to group these into just 750 categories in itself was an accomplishment.  Plus a lot of the items come from a 3rd party already in DB format where.  The category layout is made for me, I just modify the paths to match my site and upload them in bulk.

@jj1987 thanks for the link, I'll read through that and see if I can get some inspiration from any of it.

I was able to create multiple columns using css though.  I set the max-width for the skin widget menu items to 175px, then set the width for the ul li & li ul li to 350px.  By doubling the width it effectively broke the 2nd and 3rd tiers into 2 column.  Then I adjusted the absolute positioning a bit so it lined up as best as I could get it. 

Here's the result: http://showcases1.com/ccp8/shop/

That's just a dev environment at the moment so the products aren't there yet by the way.

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#5 08-26-2012 12:53:06

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Re: Custom NAVMENU?

Thanks for the link.  I was going to suggest manipulating the CSS, but you figured it out.


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#6 02-06-2014 07:07:02

mickelb
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Re: Custom NAVMENU?

Hi, this looks like just the fix I am looking for. The wider category menu drop-downs in  http://showcases1.com/ccp8/shop/ are much neater than scrolling down (and off) the visible page.

Can someone point out which CSS files and where in those files to make the changes to achieve this?

Thanks.

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#7 02-07-2014 14:53:05

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Re: Custom NAVMENU?

I believe this was accomplished by adding the following to the overrides.css file:

Code:

.skin_widgetclass_NAVMENU .skin_widgetmenu li ul {width: 350px;}

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#8 02-08-2014 04:31:30

mickelb
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Re: Custom NAVMENU?

That just makes all the category drop down menus 350 px wide, it doesn't spread the sub-category list across columns.

I can see now that for my webshop I wouldn't want all category menus to display in more than one column.

Perhaps something for Clickcart 9 - for categories a display menu style option 1 column, 2 column, 3 column etc. and max number of  subcategories listed down? Even better, an auto spread over columns based on setting how many (max) sub-categories to be listed in first column.

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#9 02-10-2014 11:27:45

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Re: Custom NAVMENU?

Sure, why not...


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