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UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down Menu System
by UKBusinessLive
29 Jan 2009 20:13

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UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down Menu System

You wanted Drop down Menu's that were easy to install and edit, Well now you've got it

Live Demo

http://www.aboxcafe.com/index.php

http://www.wheelsbd.com/

Compatible with almost ALL Browsers.
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/02/32.gif

Hi Guys, i've had so many messages about My "Easy Menu Tabs" and when was i going to do Dropdown Tabs, Well i've listened and now i can happily add UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down menu's to our list of modifications.

This is just so easy to edit and install, as long as you feel confident with a few simple edits and uploading a graphics file to your images directory or even your photobucket account, if you don't want to mess about uploading to your server.

UKBL ~ Quality Drop Downs sit quite happily on top of your forums accessable from all pages of the forum

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/01/10.png

They look like any bog standard Menu Nav bar but when you hover the mouse over it you'll see the dropdowns, I've uploaded a test version to my forum, Take a look for yourselves http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum

I've left the Top White Easy Men Bar in place also so you can compare both of them.

When you go over the menu bar the dropdowns should appear like in the picture below

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/01/11.png

See how the chosen links are highlighted ;)

So now we come to the installation stage.

Download the dropdown.zip file below and open the VBOrg_Menu.txt file in notepad or any other text editor, as we need to edit a few files.

The first one we need to edit is the url of our Graphic File, So to cut a long story short we'll upload our graphic file to our Photobucket account, or any other account or image directory on your server, So firstly find


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and this is the line we need to edit, so that it gives us a nice gradiant blue acdcross the menu bar


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Just replace the url within the brackets ( ) and thats it :D

Then we go and do the menu edits, You don't want your members click on your forum menu and ending up on my site :erm: So what we need to do now is change the menu links for yours, It take about 15 min's but its not hard to do, so lets do it.....

First find where our menu starts, This will be right at the bottom of the code, The HTML part of this and the first bit we need to change starts from here...


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Basically each tab is made up of a block like what you see above, You have the Main Tab Description which looks like this


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and you have all the sub links underneath and they look like this...


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and its this one which we need to edit, basically if you want to keep the same link, all you need to do is to chasnge my url http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum to your forums URL, and thats it, your link should work for your site.

If you want to change the link altogether and put your own, then replace the full URL with one that you want and don't forget to edit the end part "Edit Avatar" as that is the title thats shown on the dropdown.

When you've finished all your editing, we need to upload this whole code to your Header Template of the Style that your Currantly using on your forum, So once you've saved your edited code, Just copy and paste directly to your Header, Go right to the end and click paste, save the template and thats it, The Graphic File which you need to upload to your server or image host is also in the zip file. :)

So easy and a great improvement to any VBulletin Forum

This is a Freebie for all you members on VB.org with my compliments

If anyone wants any custom menus made, Just PM me I'll help where i can, Just bear in mind a menu like this takes a good couple of hours or so, so a donation is more than welcomed :D

Oh almost Forgot guys,

If you like it, Please Click on Installed, as this really does motivate me to improving these hacks

UPDATE 09.02.09

Uploaded a New Zip File, Black Menu.Zip This is the same as this original except that its black for darker Websites and Forums, Instructions are the same as above, and comes complete with customised Graphics which will need to be uploaded to your /images/ directory.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/exte...009/02/100.png

UPDATE 23.02.09

For some of you Admins who prefer menu Buttons as opposed to a menu bar, i've made some buttons based on the above menu formate, You can install it by following the same instructions as the main install, Just upload the graphics and edit your menu links and thats it.

Experiment with the css to change colors width of boxes etc, Add more or as little as you want, the important thing is to have fun learning.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/02/38.png

UPDATE: 26th April 2009

Centering the Menu so that it appears central


There has been much debate about trying to centralise the menu tabs, I didn't want to edit the code too much as this would make a mess of it in different browsers, However i've found that there is a way :D

The easiest way to center menu content is to place it inside of a center aligned table, as shown below:


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This way the menu tabs will appear central in all browsers.

Hope this helps :up:



Enjoy :D

UKBusinessLive 29 Jan 2009 20:14

:D Reserved :)

Wayne Luke 29 Jan 2009 21:06

Does this take into account template hooks for the navbar?

UKBusinessLive 29 Jan 2009 21:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wayne Luke (Post 1728416)
Does this take into account template hooks for the navbar?

Hi Wayne,

Not sure what you mean??? This dosn't change the Existing VB navbar, thats upto the member to decide if they want to disable it or not, this is totally independantly without much involvement with anything else :erm:

Its easy to install and can be used on the forum or any other site page ;)

KrU$ty 29 Jan 2009 21:39

very nice work.

UKBusinessLive 29 Jan 2009 21:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by KrU$ty (Post 1728439)
very nice work.

Thanks Hope you enjoy it :D

Forum Lover 30 Jan 2009 03:44

Ah!! as u said u gonna cook another one. :) going to play with it now, and will be back to click install.

MAK-upl 30 Jan 2009 04:09

Ahhh my idea to make it :P You were faster UK :P Well... you've saved my time ;)
Again great work! :)

Allan 30 Jan 2009 04:39

Original, click install ;)

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 06:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Forum Lover (Post 1728696)
Ah!! as u said u gonna cook another one. :) going to play with it now, and will be back to click install.

Thanks, I knew you'd like it, :D Thanks again ;)

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 06:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by MAK-upl (Post 1728704)
Ahhh my idea to make it :P You were faster UK :P Well... you've saved my time ;)
Again great work! :)

You have to be quick Mak in this game ;) have Fun :up:

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 06:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Allan (Post 1728716)
Original, click install ;)

Thanks Allan, The basic's are there and its very easy to change and adapt :up:

PakFuse 30 Jan 2009 09:13

Beautiful....

I will have to play around as I want to put it right under header before navbar...

A quick question... Will it be feasible to add little icons of your choice on left of the item... say... a camera next to images forum?

smsoom 30 Jan 2009 09:45

Beautiful....

Iam using arabic fourum....so

How to transform the menu from left to right ?

KrU$ty 30 Jan 2009 10:22

I replaced the navbar with this menu. Looks good. You can see it here.

Leo Brazil 30 Jan 2009 11:02

Looks great to me !! Installed.

Thank you

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 14:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by KrU$ty (Post 1728970)
I replaced the navbar with this menu. Looks good. You can see it here.

Now that is well smart :D :up:

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 14:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by PakFuse (Post 1728905)
Beautiful....

I will have to play around as I want to put it right under header before navbar...

A quick question... Will it be feasible to add little icons of your choice on left of the item... say... a camera next to images forum?

You can add a picture no problems, but make sure they are small enough, too big and it'll look odd.

Experiment and Enjoy are the keywords here :D

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 14:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by smsoom (Post 1728933)
Beautiful....

Iam using arabic fourum....so

How to transform the menu from left to right ?

That will require an alteration in the coding, I will be releasing this version shortly for our Arabic friends :)

PakFuse 30 Jan 2009 16:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive (Post 1729152)
You can add a picture no problems, but make sure they are small enough, too big and it'll look odd.

Experiment and Enjoy are the keywords here :D

Nice :D

can you guide me a bit on how to do it...? (I will have 16x16 images - much like emoticons)

Don't worry I am not a novice in Javascript etc. but not a pro as well... so would need a pointer or two :)

Thanks for the great work man.

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 17:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by PakFuse (Post 1729231)
Nice :D

can you guide me a bit on how to do it...? (I will have 16x16 images - much like emoticons)

Don't worry I am not a novice in Javascript etc. but not a pro as well... so would need a pointer or two :)

Thanks for the great work man.

Hi PakFuse

The menu links are done in HTML, so they are very easy to edit with a basic knowledge of HTML.

I take it you want something like this??

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/01/8.png

All you need to do is to add this to the description part of the tab link, first find the Menu link that you want to add a picture to


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Then look at the end of the code where we see >Search F.A.Q </a>

and what we need to do is to add our code in between the > < but infront of the "Search FAQ

So this is the code were going to add


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You can call a file from your servers image/misc directory or photbucket or another image host like i did and we need to copy that line of code directly in front of the Search F.A.Q but inside the two > < ;)

Like this


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If you do that with all your dropdowns then it should look quite cool.

Have Fun :D

KevinL 30 Jan 2009 17:56

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Originally Posted by Wayne Luke (Post 1728416)
Does this take into account template hooks for the navbar?

if it took the place of the old navbar and had the hooks that would be massively cool!

Keep up the great work though!! :)

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 18:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinL (Post 1729270)
if it took the place of the old navbar and had the hooks that would be massively cool!

Keep up the great work though!! :)

Thanks Kevin :D

Been wondering all day at work what Wayne meant by that, if i knew how the hooks worked on the VB Navbar then i would have a clearer picture, Perhaps i'll make that my Next Project ;)

watch this space :D

KevinL 30 Jan 2009 18:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive (Post 1729271)
Thanks Kevin :D

Been wondering all day at work what Wayne meant by that, if i knew how the hooks worked on the VB Navbar then i would have a clearer picture, Perhaps i'll make that my Next Project ;)

watch this space :D

I was thinking of adding the hooks on my navbar for my site...it's a little different then this as it uses js also so this is probably better :) I don't know how I would do it on mine.

This is should really just be a matter of adding the hooks where they belong. Like if you look at the default navbar that should give you a good idea. The only problem with that any product that gets added they just have to go in and change to use your markup instead of the default one. Sounds pretty cool actually :)

Can't wait to see what you come up with next ;)

PakFuse 30 Jan 2009 20:44

Thanks UKBL :D

you rock :D

*Reserved for Now* But will be tweaking things before I click on Install... I definitely need this.....

PakFuse 30 Jan 2009 22:37

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OK.... please, help me understand what am I possibly doing wrong here :D

oops.. i mean to make :(

the only thing I did was to take out the background image option from the style :erm:


Please help

Everything is already "dropped down" lol... :D


PS: All Javascripts and other Codes are intact ... I only played with UL and LI codes..... :(

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 23:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by PakFuse (Post 1729479)
OK.... please, help me understand what am I possibly doing wrong here :D

oops.. i mean to make :(

the only thing I did was to take out the background image option from the style :erm:


Please help

Everything is already "dropped down" lol... :D


PS: All Javascripts and other Codes are intact ... I only played with UL and LI codes..... :(


If you didn't want the blue gradiant along the bar all you had to do was not upload it or add it to the css part of the code, you shouldn't of deleted or changed anything, It looks like you've deleted a bit more of the css or javascript part of the coding.
Post here your code and i'll take a look :rolleyes:

PakFuse 30 Jan 2009 23:47

actually weird :-s

I created a simple html local page and tested on computer locally... it seems to be working... posting them at the end of header is giving problem... I wonder why :(

UKBusinessLive 30 Jan 2009 23:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by PakFuse (Post 1729517)
actually weird :-s

I created a simple html local page and tested on computer locally... it seems to be working... posting them at the end of header is giving problem... I wonder why :(

Not sure its working fine for me :eek: Are you using vba ???

PakFuse 30 Jan 2009 23:56

No...

Vb 3.8.1...

I have another dropdown menu which is working but I do not wish to keep it using.... anything i need to add or delete, it takes a lot of efforts at too many places...

Your code is working fine when testing locally... I am just wondering why would it not work otherwise... I actually cut-copied-pasted the code from Header where it was not working into a notepad and saved as local html file and it worked....

UKBusinessLive 31 Jan 2009 00:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by PakFuse (Post 1729521)
No...

Vb 3.8.1...

I have another dropdown menu which is working but I do not wish to keep it using.... anything i need to add or delete, it takes a lot of efforts at too many places...

Your code is working fine when testing locally... I am just wondering why would it not work otherwise... I actually cut-copied-pasted the code from Header where it was not working into a notepad and saved as local html file and it worked....

PM me your code and i'll take a look, Its probably not working because you've done something not right, Did it work ok before you added the images??

Send me that code because without it i can't help you :confused:

PakFuse 31 Jan 2009 00:18

The code is too long.... I will PM you in two parts ...

mhackl 31 Jan 2009 02:40

This is Quickmenu. Same coding, there maybe a potential copyright issue here. I've been using this on my site for almost a year, but I had to pay $120 for mine.

KevinL 31 Jan 2009 03:35

all it is is some css...how could there be a copyright issue? :confused:

You can get a $39 account now also..

UKBusinessLive 31 Jan 2009 06:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by mhackl (Post 1729613)
This is Quickmenu. Same coding, there maybe a potential copyright issue here. I've been using this on my site for almost a year, but I had to pay $120 for mine.


I use this for all my dropdowns, just like a skin designer uses photoshop, I paid over $568 for this, for unlimited websites as i'm using this for a business venture.

No copyright issues involve, as when i create the menus to my clients design i'm the copyright holder :D

Quote:

Unlimited Sites - A single user may create unlimited menus for an unlimited number of websites, without restriction. A single unlock code activates the software for any web site!

Nothing Hidden, Safe Commercial Licensing, QuickMenu does not use any behind the scenes hidden links or attempt to contact other servers to validate the purchased license. Copyright notices and text descriptions about OpenCube are not saved to your pages when publishing menus.


UKBusinessLive 31 Jan 2009 06:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinL (Post 1729646)
all it is is some css...how could there be a copyright issue? :confused:

You can get a $39 account now also..

kevin, The $39 Account is Monthly :eek: plus a very basic account without all the add ons :eek:

Plus the Css and the Html is all the same as what you would find with a different program or even if you did it yourself, your right there, it uses the same strings, attributes, all the program does is allows you to design and produce the final outcome. Its a bit pricey, but there again so is photoshop, and how many people have paid for their version of photoshop that have designed skins in the styles forum ???

Can we please get back on topic now guys ;)

UKBusinessLive 31 Jan 2009 06:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by PakFuse (Post 1729534)
The code is too long.... I will PM you in two parts ...

PakFuse,

I will look at your coding when i get back from work and edit it so that it works for you, from the bacic coode which i had in the Zip file what else have you added ot taken off the code, I know you added some images, thats one, anything else???

If you let me know we'll get this sort shortly :D

PakFuse 31 Jan 2009 09:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive (Post 1729738)
PakFuse,

I will look at your coding when i get back from work and edit it so that it works for you, from the bacic coode which i had in the Zip file what else have you added ot taken off the code, I know you added some images, thats one, anything else???

If you let me know we'll get this sort shortly :D

added only one image and ofcourse the menu items.... nothing else....

PakFuse 31 Jan 2009 10:56

UKBL:

The problem is solved....

The issue was that when I was copy pasting the code from notepad into the header, it was inserting additional "white space" and lines in between menu codes etc.... I removed all the spaces and it is working like a charm....

It looks awesome :)

I am going to make them more visually appealing by adding my stuff :)

have a look :D

http://www.pakfuse.com/pf

UKBusinessLive 31 Jan 2009 12:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by PakFuse (Post 1729810)
UKBL:

The problem is solved....

The issue was that when I was copy pasting the code from notepad into the header, it was inserting additional "white space" and lines in between menu codes etc.... I removed all the spaces and it is working like a charm....

It looks awesome :)

I am going to make them more visually appealing by adding my stuff :)

have a look :D

http://www.pakfuse.com/pf

I looked at the code you sent me via PM and it did look like a bit of a mess :erm:

I was going to do what you did, so i'm glad you managed to sort it out :D

Glad you enjoyed it :up:

lasto 31 Jan 2009 17:05

Tried this on my test site and works fine.Is not hard to change the links to your own.
Thanks m8 will come in handy.

UKBusinessLive 31 Jan 2009 17:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by lasto (Post 1730052)
Tried this on my test site and works fine.Is not hard to change the links to your own.
Thanks m8 will come in handy.

Thanks lasto

I try and make the instructions as easy as i can, Glad it works well for you ;)

UKBusinessLive 01 Feb 2009 09:07

Quick Update

Ok guys just a quick update on browser support and and a few specs which i'm sure you'll be deleghted with...

The menu's are fully compatible with every one of the leading browsers,

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/02/32.gif

IE - v5: (Limited)
IE - v5.5,
IE - v6:
IE - v7:
IE - v8:
Firefox - All:
Mozilla - All:
Netscape - v6 & up:
Opera - v6 & Up:
Safari - All:
Goolge (Chrome):

The Code is 100% Pure CSS with optional JavaScript add-on's, now if your worried that a browser may have javascript disabled, fear not, as this is capable of functioning in browsers with their JavaScript disabled :eek:

The code is very easy to edit as its just pure CSS with each section identified, The menu links are simple HTML menu links and can have html mark up included, you won't get confused between the two.

For customised jobs and perhaps a different kind of menu, i can create a new one which will compliment your site, each one takes about 1 to 2 hours work, so a small donation would be appriacated ;) Just PM me and i'll help where i can.

Now everyone can have Top quality Dropdowns on their site :D

Sarthek 01 Feb 2009 13:31

Wish v.b 4.0 would include something similar by default

UKBusinessLive 01 Feb 2009 14:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sarthek (Post 1730823)
Wish v.b 4.0 would include something similar by default

:D It may do, you'll never know, would be great just to edit the menu bar from the admin cp :cool:

Until then, i'll help where i can :D

Vinyljunky 04 Feb 2009 09:19

Nice work

Thanks

VJ

UKBusinessLive 04 Feb 2009 17:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinyljunky (Post 1733982)
Nice work

Thanks

VJ

Thanks, Let us know how you got on :)

Vinyljunky 05 Feb 2009 09:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive (Post 1734393)
Thanks, Let us know how you got on :)

Works well :) but some of the default options are invalid such as Last 24hrs ;)

Not a problem for me as Ive changed them but worth others checking their own installs :up:

UKBusinessLive 05 Feb 2009 17:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinyljunky (Post 1734980)
Works well :) but some of the default options are invalid such as Last 24hrs ;)

Not a problem for me as Ive changed them but worth others checking their own installs :up:

Sorry buddy, i was perhaps a little to keen to add loads :D, Perhaps members could change that for something else or even delete it.

I've seen your forum and it does look great, well done ;)

wAnBoA 08 Feb 2009 05:59

I love it. Installed!

This is the site. http://www.aboxcafe.com/forums/index.php

Thanks UKBusinessLive

smsoom 08 Feb 2009 09:29

it does look great,
I still waiting for the code to be in right side in my arabic forum,

UKBusinessLive 08 Feb 2009 09:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by smsoom (Post 1737609)
it does look great,
I still waiting for the code to be in right side in my arabic forum,

Hi Smsoom, I'm having a fe problems converting the code to right to left, The only way i can do it is by pushing the whole menu to the right, but then that would just mess up with different resolutions, I would be happy to hear if anyone has manged to do this with CSS menus
;)

katie hunter 08 Feb 2009 15:35

Hi =)

I am so confused ;l what is the exact code that needs to paste ? are we pasting any additional css code as well?

I want to add a drop down menu under the "logout" what could would i past under the logout code ?

http://img232.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_572lo.JPG

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/02/92.jpg

i am using vb 3.7.5

UKBusinessLive 08 Feb 2009 16:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by katie hunter (Post 1737778)
Hi =)

I am so confused ;l what is the exact code that needs to paste ? are we pasting any additional css code as well?

I want to add a drop down menu under the "logout" what could would i past under the logout code ?

http://img232.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_572lo.JPG

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/02/92.jpg

i am using vb 3.7.5

Hi Katie,

You downloaded the zip file?? Then expand it to your desktop, Use a text editor to open the .txt file and edit it to where you want your links to go, (Your site as opposed to mine)

then save :up:

Copy the whole code and just paste to the every end of your header template of the style your using.

If your still stuck, PM me your site details and i'll do it for you ;)

Tauhid 09 Feb 2009 03:09

Hello,

I love this mod that you created. However, I am sort of a noob in making these background images the gif file (center_tile_blue.gif). I wanted to know if you could just help make me a simple gif for my website. It should match the theme of my website (http://www.wheelsbd.com/forum). I also wanted to know if this does work on vbadvanced, photopost gallery and photopost classifieds. I can understand it will work on the forum, so it should work on the gallery and the classifieds scripts since they pull the menu and anything over the vb navbar to those scripts. However, I am not sure if this will work in vbadvanced. Please do let me know if it works without any problems and if possible, just make a random center_tile_blue.gif file for me. I will appreciate it a lot.

UKBusinessLive 09 Feb 2009 06:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tauhid (Post 1738280)
Hello,

I love this mod that you created. However, I am sort of a noob in making these background images the gif file (center_tile_blue.gif). I wanted to know if you could just help make me a simple gif for my website. It should match the theme of my website (http://www.wheelsbd.com/forum). I also wanted to know if this does work on vbadvanced, photopost gallery and photopost classifieds. I can understand it will work on the forum, so it should work on the gallery and the classifieds scripts since they pull the menu and anything over the vb navbar to those scripts. However, I am not sure if this will work in vbadvanced. Please do let me know if it works without any problems and if possible, just make a random center_tile_blue.gif file for me. I will appreciate it a lot.

What color do you want the menu bar and i'll do it for you when i get home from work ;)

Works on everything ;)

Tauhid 09 Feb 2009 14:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive (Post 1738404)
What color do you want the menu bar and i'll do it for you when i get home from work ;)

Works on everything ;)

Do you think black will look ok? The current navbar I have is black. I can go with the green colour being used in my forums skin as well. You can make it whichever colour you prefer for my skin. Thanks a lot though! and again, thanks for making such a brilliant mod!

UKBusinessLive 09 Feb 2009 14:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tauhid (Post 1738651)
Do you think black will look ok? The current navbar I have is black. I can go with the green colour being used in my forums skin as well. You can make it whichever colour you prefer for my skin. Thanks a lot though! and again, thanks for making such a brilliant mod!

Sure i'll make a black one and upload it for you ;)

Tauhid 09 Feb 2009 14:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive (Post 1738657)
Sure i'll make a black one and upload it for you ;)

thank you very much...i will be waiting.:up:

UKBusinessLive 09 Feb 2009 15:24

UPDATE 09.02.09

Uploaded a New Zip File, Black Menu.Zip This is the same as this original except that its black for darker Websites and Forums, Instructions are the same as above, and comes complete with customised Graphics which will need to be uploaded to your /images/ directory.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/exte...009/02/100.png

Enjoy :D

Tauhid 09 Feb 2009 15:48

you are the best! I will reply back with my sites link with the menu setup once I am done.

UKBusinessLive 09 Feb 2009 15:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tauhid (Post 1738739)
you are the best! I will reply back with my sites link with the menu setup once I am done.

Thanks, You can replace the yellow with your sites Green, Its just that i didn't get much time to copy your hex colors.

You've got a great site, hope the menu's work for you

Don't forget to click installed if your happy ;)

Take care

;)

Tauhid 09 Feb 2009 18:39

thanks for this great hack, my members are absolutely loving it. no complaints so far. even in the cell phone, this seems like a better navigation system. I would recommend vbulletin to adapt this feature in the near future for their default menus. love it!

UKBusinessLive 09 Feb 2009 20:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tauhid (Post 1738918)
thanks for this great hack, my members are absolutely loving it. no complaints so far. even in the cell phone, this seems like a better navigation system. I would recommend vbulletin to adapt this feature in the near future for their default menus. love it!

Thanks :D It does look great on your site, have added your site to my demo list on the first post. Thanks ;)

Powlo 10 Feb 2009 18:29

Installed

I would recommend this to anyone that wants to add a dropdown menu, its dead easy to use and pure genius how it works.

Great work UKBL! :up:

UKBusinessLive 10 Feb 2009 18:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Powlo (Post 1740020)
Installed

I would recommend this to anyone that wants to add a dropdown menu, its dead easy to use and pure genius how it works.

Great work UKBL! :up:

Thanks Powlo,

Glad you enjoyed it ;)

Powlo 11 Feb 2009 16:14

One thing though... How can i center the tabs on the page? They are currently left justified which looks great on a 100% width style but not so great if its a fixed width style with a full width header.

Hope that made sense.

UKBusinessLive 11 Feb 2009 16:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Powlo (Post 1740946)
One thing though... How can i center the tabs on the page? They are currently left justified which looks great on a 100% width style but not so great if its a fixed width style with a full width header.

Hope that made sense.

Its best not to center the tabs as thios will mess up on different screen resolutions, I did a menu for a guy who wanted his tabs centrered and in Firefox he was showing two rows of tabs.

I will tell you how to do it but you need to tell me which one your using the blue or the black, then you can test it yourself ;)

Powlo 11 Feb 2009 18:05

It was the blue that ive used. Thanks UKBL

a marked man 70 13 Feb 2009 17:32

i am using the black one and i must say it is a brilliant hack.

but i would also like to know how to center the tabs as when you look at my site, www.uwclan.co.uk, you can see a space on the right hand side. if i put another tab in there to attempt to fill the space on the right, it goes on a new line underneath on the left hand side, under the first one.

so i would like to get it so the spacing on either sid of the first and last tab is the same.
many thanks

UKBusinessLive 13 Feb 2009 19:02

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Originally Posted by a marked man 70 (Post 1743037)
i am using the black one and i must say it is a brilliant hack.

but i would also like to know how to center the tabs as when you look at my site, www.uwclan.co.uk, you can see a space on the right hand side. if i put another tab in there to attempt to fill the space on the right, it goes on a new line underneath on the left hand side, under the first one.

so i would like to get it so the spacing on either sid of the first and last tab is the same.
many thanks

Thanks

You will need to edit the Padding in the CSS part of the code, Try changing in steps of 10px, Not sure which one it woiuld be without looking at the code, but a quick way would be to do a printout of the code you have and go through the css and change the padding dimensions, ifit don't work change it back.

The reason i don't do them central is the fact that if someone is viewing with a differnt resolution, then it will throw the menus out, likewise in a different browser.

The way they are made makes them fully compatible with all browsers and resolutions and fully validated, by editing you could lose one or more of those.

Just take it easy, do what you think you would be happy with ;)

SashaCPF 14 Feb 2009 14:21

Excellent add-on! :up:

I'm getting only one "complaint" from my members though. They would like to reduce the "hang time". I have to admit it is currently annoying me a bit as well. Moving the cursor over the tabs triggers the drop down menu (which is great!) but then the menu "hangs" for a few seconds longer once the cursor is moved away. Any way to adjust the code so the drop down menu goes away as soon as the cursor is moved off of it? I know... it seems petty and truly, I am already almost used to it but some of my members can't seem to get past it.

Thanks in advance :)

UKBusinessLive 14 Feb 2009 15:09

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Originally Posted by SashaCPF (Post 1743835)
Excellent add-on! :up:

I'm getting only one "complaint" from my members though. They would like to reduce the "hang time". I have to admit it is currently annoying me a bit as well. Moving the cursor over the tabs triggers the drop down menu (which is great!) but then the menu "hangs" for a few seconds longer once the cursor is moved away. Any way to adjust the code so the drop down menu goes away as soon as the cursor is moved off of it? I know... it seems petty and truly, I am already almost used to it but some of my members can't seem to get past it.

Thanks in advance :)

Hi SashaCPF

Thanks for the kind words, i understand that perhaps member may get a bit funny about the menu delay but depending on how complicated menus can be i've set the default speed at half a sec (500 millisec's) you can adjust this at the end of the menu code


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Just change the red 500 for 200 or even 100, that will make it quicker, let me know how you got on ;)

Remember, Lets keep them Members happy :D

Have a Great Weekend ;)

SashaCPF 14 Feb 2009 15:44

SWEET!! :up: :D Adjusted to 100 and even *I* am happy now!!! :D

Thanks MUCH!! :D

UKBusinessLive 14 Feb 2009 15:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by SashaCPF (Post 1743896)
SWEET!! :up: :D Adjusted to 100 and even *I* am happy now!!! :D

Thanks MUCH!! :D

No worries buddy, Now the whole world can be happy :D

wAnBoA 19 Feb 2009 08:56

Thanks UKBusinessLive~ I adjusted to 0.
It's awesome now. XD

UKBusinessLive 19 Feb 2009 17:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by wAnBoA (Post 1748786)
Thanks UKBusinessLive~ I adjusted to 0.
It's awesome now. XD

Nice one :up:

UKBusinessLive 19 Feb 2009 17:42

2 Attachment(s)
Just made Some Tags for my Spanish friends :D

Attachment 95190

The Zip file is added below, and its the same color as your forum ;)

Coleccromos 20 Feb 2009 10:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive (Post 1749173)
Just made Some Tags for my Spanish friends :D

Attachment 95190

The Zip file is added below, and its the same color as your forum ;)


Thanks for everything and I got it running Garry ;)

theparentpack 21 Feb 2009 04:18

I don't see the Firefox logo in the list of browsers, is it compatible?

UKBusinessLive 21 Feb 2009 06:34

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Originally Posted by theparentpack (Post 1750362)
I don't see the Firefox logo in the list of browsers, is it compatible?

Sure, Thanks for the Heads up i'll have to add that :eek:

A super quick way to view if the menus are compatible is to download the code, Open the code in notepad or similar and then click Save as and save it as Menu.html to your desktop

You'll then be able to click on that, using whatever browser you want to check compatibility

Easy ;)

Skyrider 21 Feb 2009 11:06

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Very nice, I love it! But is there any way this can replace the navbar, but not completely? Here's a small example. (check attachment).. The only issue with of what I tried is that it completely streched the whole page.

UKBusinessLive 21 Feb 2009 11:24

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Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider (Post 1750561)
Very nice, I love it! But is there any way this can replace the navbar, but not completely? Here's a small example. (check attachment).. The only issue with of what I tried is that it completely streched the whole page.

Hi,

I'm not sure what you mean, I guess if you added all the navbar items that you can onto it you could remove those links from the navbar and just keep the plain navbar on show ??

I'm not 100 percent sure as i've not looked at it as a replacement for the navbar, But experiment by all means

What did you mean that it streched the whole page??? did it make the page wider than it was???

A working link might help us to help you ;)

Skyrider 21 Feb 2009 11:48

The link is http://forum.esforces.com , once registered you can change the theme to "ESF Style (OLD VERSION)". Or once registered, simple use http://forum.esforces.com/?styleid=1 .. The reason why you have to log in is then you will see the issues. But yes, I wish it to replace the whole navbar menu, but only the menu part.. The username as shown on the screenshot should stick around. I also have noticed that I removed the quick login by overwriting everything in the navbar.

What I wish to do is the following:

USERNAME:
YOUR MENU <- replacing the navbar.
THE FORUMS

Once logged out, it should showing something else ^_^.

As I noticed your menu sticks around while logged out. I don't think this should happen? Any possible way to change the menu depending in what usergroup you are or being logged out? So it shows other links?

UKBusinessLive 21 Feb 2009 16:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider (Post 1750583)
The link is http://forum.esforces.com , once registered you can change the theme to "ESF Style (OLD VERSION)". Or once registered, simple use http://forum.esforces.com/?styleid=1 .. The reason why you have to log in is then you will see the issues. But yes, I wish it to replace the whole navbar menu, but only the menu part.. The username as shown on the screenshot should stick around. I also have noticed that I removed the quick login by overwriting everything in the navbar.

What I wish to do is the following:

USERNAME:
YOUR MENU <- replacing the navbar.
THE FORUMS

Once logged out, it should showing something else ^_^.

As I noticed your menu sticks around while logged out. I don't think this should happen? Any possible way to change the menu depending in what usergroup you are or being logged out? So it shows other links?

You can use conditionals around individual menu tabs ;)

ErrorLog 22 Feb 2009 10:16

Nice work :)

UKBusinessLive 22 Feb 2009 10:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by ErrorLog (Post 1751254)
Nice work :)


Thanks ;)

Dagothar 23 Feb 2009 02:53

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Hail, UKBusinessLive!

I want to use your great work, highly impressed by the results others have gotten :D, and in fact did. BUT I ended up with a mess, with all the dropdowns permanently hanging open. :eek:

I'm using FireFox 3.1 Beta 2, but the result is also the same with IE7.

I followed your instructions, modified your code, uploaded the images, correctly referenced them, and pasted the whole text at the end of the header Template in vBulletin 3.8.1. I am also using vBAdvanced CMPS.

A screenshot and the code in header that produced it are attached.

What happened?? Could you please point out what I'm doing wrong?? :erm:

I sure appreciate your help. :)

UKBusinessLive 23 Feb 2009 05:42

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Originally Posted by Dagothar (Post 1751942)
Hail, UKBusinessLive!

I want to use your great work, highly impressed by the results others have gotten :D, and in fact did. BUT I ended up with a mess, with all the dropdowns permanently hanging open. :eek:

I'm using FireFox 3.1 Beta 2, but the result is also the same with IE7.

I followed your instructions, modified your code, uploaded the images, correctly referenced them, and pasted the whole text at the end of the header Template in vBulletin 3.8.1. I am also using vBAdvanced CMPS.

A screenshot and the code in header that produced it are attached.

What happened?? Could you please point out what I'm doing wrong?? :erm:

I sure appreciate your help. :)

Wow it its a mess :eek:

Best thing you can do is to

Write down wgat menus tabs you need and their sub menu's don't forget their urls and PM me those detail and i'll take a look when i get back home from work.

In the mean time, Delete what you've done, and have a go uploading the file as it is and tell me if that works.

Thanks ;)

Dagothar 23 Feb 2009 09:16

ACK! :o

I figured it out...

When I copied/pasted the text from the edited text file--using Notepad with word wrap on--it entered an extra CR/LF on all your nice code lines.... I figured that out when I reread the text file I'd attached.

erp... :o:o:o

It now works fine, having turned off word wrap, copied, and pasted...

I see that someone else had that problem.

You may want to add a bit to your instructions.... Maybe something like this...

Quote:

Once you've made all your edits to the text file, ensure word wrap in your text editor is turned off so no extra CRs creep in, then copy all your edits, and paste them to the very end of the header template in vBulletin.
Sorry for wasting your time! :rolleyes:

And thanks again for the great help you've given us all for making our boards much more functional. Enjoy that beer money. :D

************* Edit ***********
Thanks again. Here're the results. I'm about to abandon the original Header navbar completely! :D
The Sentinels

UKBusinessLive 23 Feb 2009 17:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dagothar (Post 1752121)
ACK! :o

I figured it out...

When I copied/pasted the text from the edited text file--using Notepad with word wrap on--it entered an extra CR/LF on all your nice code lines.... I figured that out when I reread the text file I'd attached.

erp... :o:o:o

It now works fine, having turned off word wrap, copied, and pasted...

I see that someone else had that problem.

You may want to add a bit to your instructions.... Maybe something like this...

Sorry for wasting your time! :rolleyes:

And thanks again for the great help you've given us all for making our boards much more functional. Enjoy that beer money. :D

Well thank you Sir, firstly i'm glad you managed to sort the problem out, Just got in from work just now so its been a long day for me :o, I'll add that about the word wrap to the first post shortly ;)

Secondly, Thanks for the donation :eek::D, It was a nice suprise this morning when i read my emails, makes these hacks and the support all worth while. So thanks for that.

:D

UKBusinessLive 23 Feb 2009 19:40

UPDATE 23.02.09

For some of you Admins who prefer menu Buttons as opposed to a menu bar, i've made some buttons based on the above menu format, You can install it by following the same instructions as the main install, Just upload the graphics and edit your menu links and thats it.

Experiment with the css to change colors width of boxes etc, Add more or as little as you want, the important thing is to have fun learning.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/02/38.png

As always, post here if you want help i'll help where i can :D

The Zip file is in the Download section in the first post ;)

Enjoy :D

PeterXP 23 Feb 2009 20:31

Installed!

This is the site: http://www.fuzzy-village.de and http://forum.ahfd.org

Thanks UKBusinessLive

UKBusinessLive 23 Feb 2009 21:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterXP (Post 1752603)
Installed!

This is the site: http://www.fuzzy-village.de and http://forum.ahfd.org

Thanks UKBusinessLive

Hi PeterXP.

Your menu's look brilliant, but i'm suprised to see that you have a menu link to ModCP and AdminCP on view to guests and non registered :eek: if you leave them on show people will try and guess.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2013/03/12.png


This can't be secure so you'll need to add a conditional around that menu link like this



Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

where x and x is your usergroup ID for Amin and Mods

Don't forget to add the end statement at the end


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Look below at the example


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Once again a smashing improvement, Well done

PeterXP 23 Feb 2009 23:05

Thanks for your note, have changed :eek:

Xencored 24 Feb 2009 00:04

Very Nice mate installed Thanks you ROCK!

UKBusinessLive 24 Feb 2009 00:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by animemike (Post 1752770)
Very Nice mate installed Thanks you ROCK!

Thank You Sir :)

wAnBoA 24 Feb 2009 06:09

Nice another update. :>
I have a question. Will such menu actually slow down the forum?
At the moment, my forum is a little laggy.
And i'm not sure what caused it. Maybe i have too many mods installed.

NetRover 24 Feb 2009 14:10

Hi there, this looks good but I have stuggled a little playing with the examples.

I was trying to create nested lists so I get popouts like one of the examples.

When going to a main menu can the very first item in the list have a popout with it?

In the example when I copied settings and options that has a popout to be the very first item in the menu everything went wrong on the rest of the menu.

Validation broke too.

i hope i've made sense what I was trying to do. :)

UKBusinessLive 24 Feb 2009 17:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by wAnBoA (Post 1753037)
Nice another update. :>
I have a question. Will such menu actually slow down the forum?
At the moment, my forum is a little laggy.
And i'm not sure what caused it. Maybe i have too many mods installed.

The menu's don't slow your system down at all, so not sure what the problem could be?? :confused:


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