Drop-down panel interface element - suggestions?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sharifi14, May 14, 2009.

  1. sharifi14 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I'm a newbie at coding, so please be patient with me. I'm having a lot of trouble with a drop down panel user interface element.

    This is my Test site so far:

    www.ucs.co.uk/test

    I hope this example makes it clear what I am trying to achieve. The blue bar will contain about 5 main categories, and when a main category is mouse-overed or pressed, the drop down panel will show the sub-categories.

    Currently I am using jkpanel, but it seems optimised for only one panel per page. I will require about 5 different panels.

    Does anyone know of any alternatives that I can use that will provide the same functionality but will easily allow for more than one panel per page. Or, a solution to have more than one panel per page. Many thanks,
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Kind of looks like you're going for an accordion menu. Here's a few of those to check out. If that's not quite what you're after just elaborate what needs to be different.
     
  3. sharifi14 thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks for the feedback angelwatt. An accordion menu isn't really what I'm going for here. This is what I want to achieve:

    If you can imagine, that long blue bar will contain about 5 Main Categories (i.e. Products, Markets, Support, About, Search). When I mouseover/click on the Main Category 'Products', the drop down panel 'sub-menu' will be revealed, displaying a range of my products. When I mouseout of the drop down panel sub-menu, the panel will hide away underneath the blue bar.

    I hope this makes sense - I apologise that I haven't gotten far enough to effectively illustrate this. I appreciate your help anyway. Many thanks and kind regards,
     

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