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sheilahoff

I'm new here. Spent some time deciding on the mobile-friendly NavBar vs the easiler to configure Classic. I'm only just started adding secondary pages and now it would appear that with a drop down menu that the top level is no longer functional as a page link! Is that by design? Or am I missing a setting somewhere? If that's the way it's supposed to work is there any work-around? Client wants a top-level page that one can visit and then secondary under it. Seems pretty mundane so I'm guessing I'm just missing a setting somewhere. I HOPE!

 

Site is here: http://www.solsara.hoffmangraphics.com/

The top link now appends #m1 onto it.

 

If this is simply take it this way or leave it... are there other nav otptions that are mobile friendly AND will allow this functionality?

Thanks,

Sheila


Sheila Hoffman | Hoffman Graphics | Seattle

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James B    436
James B

Hi Sheila

 

Yes unfortunately that is how the section is designed. It was created by the team at twitter bootstrap and is part of the bootstrap integration. The reason they don't allow a parent item to be a link as well as an anchor is because of the rise in touch screen devices.

 

If someone was on a touch screen device they wouldn't be able to click on the drop down without accidentally going to the link etc.

 

However, the classic nav does allow for the parent item to be a drop down and a link. The mobile menu in the classic nav isn't as good as the navbar, but there is a plugin to mimic the effect http://www.pagelines.com/store/plugins/mobile-menu/


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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sheilahoff

Thanks again James. So if I go back to the classic nav and buy this $5 plugin it will give me the same effect when on mobile, a square icon that drops down the nav? When I looked at that plugin initially I was concerned as there are several negative comments there. Is it a stable viable option? If so I'll simply do that rather than fuss around with how to use CSS to colorize the NavBar what won't let me have a top level. I DO undestand Twitter's reasoning AND I really appreciate you telling the WHY. THANK YOU!

 

Just watched the video and it looks perfect.


Sheila Hoffman | Hoffman Graphics | Seattle

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James B    436
James B

Hi Sheila

 

You're welcome. The plugin does work and is great a great solution for the classic nav on mobile devices. Looking at those comments a few of them relate to a bug when it was first released and the rest seem to be customizing to make it work on the main desktop site as well as the mobile. It is a stable plugin but if you encounter any problems there's the store product forum where the developer can assist you directly, all extensions are also covered by the 30 day guarantee.

 

If it helps, there's also a free plugin to color the classic nav called simple css lite (this will color the desktop version of the classic nav, not the mobile). http://www.pagelines.com/store/plugins/simple-css-lite


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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Thanks James. Yes I'd already discovered the lovely Simple CSS Lite. Wish we had a few more tools that made things easier like it does. Great to know all plug-ins offer a 30 day return. I'd actaully asked that very question of the maker of the Events plugin but never heard back. Thanks. You can close this one out. I'm happy.

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Sheila Hoffman | Hoffman Graphics | Seattle

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Thanks Sheila, - consider this closed. 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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