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    Floating Website Menu

    I've seen floating menus on several websites lately that llok like a menu bar on the left side of the screen. If you scroll down on the website, the menu scrolls down as well, so it retains its position not on the website, but on the monitor. When you mouse over it, it expands.

    I'm pretty sure I can figure out the expanding part, but how do you keep the menu's position on the monitor?

    An example of what I'm after can be seen at http://www.youthpastor.com.

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    That menu is a DHTML menu.

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    Is there any way to do that in 3dfa?

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    yes

    Originally posted by 4crafts
    Is there any way to do that in 3dfa?
    Making flash do this within the page would be very hard to do but you could put the flash on a Dhtml layer and then control the layer the same way it is done on that page via javascript.

    Look around on Dhtml sites for something like that and pull apart the code.
    http://www.dynamicdrive.com/

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    This is un-tested, so try it out first.

    Make a scrolling text element that will be your website(see the example at into3dfa, list #3 http://www.deadyeti.com/into3dfa ), put your menu on a seperate layer and set its motion using the same buttons as your website, only set its motion directly opposite(if the entire site is moving at 45, set the menu motion at -45). Again this is only an untested theory, but should accomplish what you want.


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    Actually, I went to the dynamic drive website and found a cut and paste DHTML menu. I guess I just found something new to work on!

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    That is a neat menu idea, isn't it ?

    The dhtml theory sounds like the best one. If you have success with this, could you please post the sample back ?

    Regards

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    Originally posted by dkerr
    That is a neat menu idea, isn't it ?

    The dhtml theory sounds like the best one. If you have success with this, could you please post the sample back ?

    Regards
    Sorry I took a while to reply--I hadn't noticed any responses & didn't get an email notification.

    I found the menu at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...davidmenu.htm. It's basically cut & paste, with two files and a script to upload to your site. One file contains the information for formatting the menu, which was pretty easy to configure. It looked too hard (probably impossible) to do the menu in Flash, so I took the easy way out.

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    hey (idea)

    Originally posted by 4crafts
    Originally posted by dkerr
    That is a neat menu idea, isn't it ?

    The dhtml theory sounds like the best one. If you have success with this, could you please post the sample back ?

    Regards
    Sorry I took a while to reply--I hadn't noticed any responses & didn't get an email notification.

    I found the menu at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...davidmenu.htm. It's basically cut & paste, with two files and a script to upload to your site. One file contains the information for formatting the menu, which was pretty easy to configure. It looked too hard (probably impossible) to do the menu in Flash, so I took the easy way out.


    hey you know if you wanted your flash menu to stay the same place when you scrolled down why didnt you just make a frame on your website and put the flash menu in the frame then it would stay there like a floating menu
    thanks
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    joe

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