[development] Drop-down primary-links

Matthew Farina matt at mattfarina.com
Wed Mar 14 02:55:27 UTC 2007

I've used both nice menus (which as of 5 uses jquery) and have done  
it with CSS and jquery.  Both ways can be done, it just depends on  
the effects you want the menu to do.

- Matt

On Mar 13, 2007, at 9:03 PM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> I've a site coming up in a month or so where I'll need to do this.   
> My current
> plan is to not use the primary links feature directly but show the  
> primary
> links MENU in the header block, the simply set each top level item  
> in the
> menu to always-expand.  That gets you all the data you need.  Add  
> CSS and
> jQuery to taste.
> We'll see if it really is that simple in a month or so. :-)
> On Tuesday 13 March 2007 6:59 pm, Yannick Warnier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was looking around the other day for a theme that would allow
>> drop-down primary-links to show secondary-links. Obviously, no  
>> theme was
>> proposing that and after a few script searches, I think I understood
>> why. Doing that implies that you get all the primary-links *and*
>> secondary-links structure at once, and nothing was in place to do  
>> that.
>> So I hacked a bit and got the whole structure in one piece, but I'm
>> actually wondering if there is *really* no other development already
>> that did that. I'm not that good at DHTML so I haven't finished  
>> the job
>> (actually displaying the menus as dropdown nicely). I had to change
>> files in the theme (I started by re-using Garland) as well as the
>> template engine, in Drupal 5.1.
>> Any comments on this? Is that something people would want me to
>> publicize? Can somebody with good DHTML skills provide me with  
>> some help
>> finishing the job? I would have a few spare minutes at the end of the
>> week to pass that on...
>> Thanks,
>> Yannick
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