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Discussion in 'iPad' started by White Dragon, Jan 24, 2011.
How do you access drop-down navigation menus for web sites on the iPad?
Uh.... Tap on them
All you do is just tap on them. You know, the little arrow or something.
That being said, I have run across some web sites where one cannot tap the drop down arrow because it just doesn't appear at all when viewing the site on an IOS device. I have verified this by logging on to the same web site at the same time using both a Mac and a PC and I can see the drop down arrows with those browsers.
I'm not sure what causes this, maybe some of the drop down arrows are designed using Flash (?). Not sure, but I find it frustrating as well.
Probably not flash, just badly written drop down menus. Some web developers are being slow to tweak their sites for maximum compatibility with touch interfaces.
If tap then I am just taken to that link, if I hold down on the link, then I get the following options:
Open in New Page
But I don't any of those options. My website can be found here
You don't need the drop-down menus to access that site, once you tap on the main link in the menu and go to whichever page it takes you, all the links in the drop-down menu are on that page, in the "navigations" column.
I know, I just added that side bar navigation about an hour ago; because of drop down menus not working.
I still would like to know if there's a way to get the drop down menus working.
Ease up on the snarky reply, please. Tapping only brings in the main menu.
This should be moved to the web design and development forum.
On that site, if I tap and hold for a second, but let go just before the browser options pop up, the menu appears. But I'm using atomic, not safari.
For some reason safari won't work with this but when I try chrome (iPad) it works just fine ?????
Snarky? What are you, 12?
Please click on the main menu (whose drop-downs you intend dropping) and then click between the two angled brackets < > that appear at the top left corner of your iPad screen. I'm talking about 'safari' browser here. Cheers.
Drop-down menus use mouseover, which iOS obviously can't do since it doesn't support mice. I wish Apple could either implement a way to detect if a link is a drop-down menu and tapping it once acts as mouseover, or if they could do something similar to Samsung, sense your finger hovering over the screen, and treat it like mouseover.