[resolved] Child page menus under items (6 posts)

  1. steveyoung
    Posted 6 years ago #

    We are not sure if this is since upgrading to 2.7 or 2.7.1
    The problem exists with Dkret3 2.3 through 2.5.2 theme.

    Problem with menus, flyout menus, fly-out menu, child menus, sub-menu they go by different names, added for search since I could not find a similar problem.

    The Child menus come out under a google ad that is added to the bottom of our header. They also come out under the first widget in the sidebar. In this case also a google ad.

    The site is http://www.LondonderryNH.net to see the issue, "Business Directory" is the best demonstration of the problem.

    Has anyone else seen something similar or can you offer a suggested path to solve the problem?

  2. stvwlf
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The problem is related to the z-index order. The part of the slideshow box that overlaps the dropdown menu is displaying with a higher z-index order than the dropdown menu, thus it gets priority and displays as the top layer where they overlap.

    Z-index is the order in which layers display when they overlap. It is a tricky subject. Here is a basic intro:

    I played with your site CSS in Firebug but did not get the z-index settings correct. Some of your slideshow is coming from javascript and its possible some of the z-index order in the slideshow may be set im the javascript. You need to read up on the concept first. Then you can play with your stylesheet z-index settings. (Save a backup copy of it before you change anything. ) I'd start by searching the stylesheet to see all the elements that have a z-index set.

    z-index order also gets into absolute and relative positioning.

  3. steveyoung
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you.
    We did add that slide show plugin at the same time as the upgrades. That would explain my assumption of the connection.

    I have some test sites, when I check on those sites without the slide show I have the same problem. http://www.historiclondonderry.com the post card menu goes under the first column. On another test site with the latest dkret3 2.5.2 theme, I also see the problem.

    That would lead me to conclude that it is the z-index setting associated with the theme stylesheet. I will get smart by reading up on the link you recommended, then I can use firebug, a test site and see if I can make a change to the style sheet that works.

    I will also drop a note to the Theme developer he may be interested.

    Thank you for your help! I would not have known where to even start with this. I will leave this as not resolved and be back to post the solution when I can figure it out.

  4. kretzschmar
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This is not an easy one to fix. I need a least a good and actual link with a page showing the error.

    I thought the css for the suckerfish menu is bulletproof. But the z-index for flash is always a problem.

  5. kretzschmar
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just released dkret3 3.0 which has a new sucker fish navigation code. Please post, if the new version fixes the bug.

  6. steveyoung
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes the new version solved the problem.

    Thank you or menus are back on!

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