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Thread: Need help debugging effects.js

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Exclamation Need help debugging effects.js

    Hello! I'm a beginner in Javascript and am currently including the lightbox code (from Dynamic drive) on a page that also runs a smooth navigational code but for some reason the .gif arrows that are supposed to show in my navigation to let the user know that it is a drop down menu do not show when effects.js is enabled. If I comment effects.js out in my html, then the arrows appear in my navigation. Suggestions are most appreciated!! Here is the navigational code:

    //** Smooth Navigational Menu- By Dynamic Drive DHTML code library: http://www.dynamicdrive.com
    //** Script Download/ instructions page: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/ddlevelsmenu/
    //** Menu created: Nov 12, 2008

    //** Dec 12th, 08" (v1.01): Fixed Shadow issue when multiple LIs within the same UL (level) contain sub menus: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/forums/s...ghlight=smooth

    //** Feb 11th, 09" (v1.02): The currently active main menu item (LI A) now gets a CSS class of ".selected", including sub menu items.

    //** May 1st, 09" (v1.3):
    //** 1) Now supports vertical (side bar) menu mode- set "orientation" to 'v'
    //** 2) In IE6, shadows are now always disabled

    //** July 27th, 09" (v1.31): Fixed bug so shadows can be disabled if desired.

    var ddsmoothmenu={

    //Specify full URL to down and right arrow images (23 is padding-right added to top level LIs with drop downs):
    arrowimages: {down:['downarrowclass', 'http://www.mysite.net/sandbox/images/down.gif', 23], right:['rightarrowclass', 'http://www.mysite.net/sandbox/images/right.gif']},

    transition: {overtime:300, outtime:300}, //duration of slide in/ out animation, in milliseconds
    shadow: {enable:true, offsetx:5, offsety:5},

    ///////Stop configuring beyond here///////////////////////////

    detectwebkit: navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("applewebkit")!=-1, //detect WebKit browsers (Safari, Chrome etc)
    detectie6: document.all && !window.XMLHttpRequest,

    getajaxmenu:function($, setting){ //function to fetch external page containing the panel DIVs
    var $menucontainer=$('#'+setting.contentsource[0]) //reference empty div on page that will hold menu
    $menucontainer.html("Loading Menu...")
    url: setting.contentsource[1], //path to external menu file
    async: true,
    $menucontainer.html('Error fetching content. Server Response: '+ajaxrequest.responseText)
    ddsmoothmenu.buildmenu($, setting)

    buildmenu:function($, setting){
    var smoothmenu=ddsmoothmenu
    var $mainmenu=$("#"+setting.mainmenuid+">ul") //reference main menu UL
    $mainmenu.parent().get(0).className=setting.classname || "ddsmoothmenu"
    var $headers=$mainmenu.find("ul").parent()
    $headers.each(function(i){ //loop through each LI header
    var $curobj=$(this).css({zIndex: 100-i}) //reference current LI header
    var $subul=$(this).find('ul:eq(0)').css({display:'block'})
    this._dimensions={w:this.offsetWidth, h:this.offsetHeight, subulw:$subul.outerWidth(), subulh:$subul.outerHeight()}
    this.istopheader=$curobj.parents("ul").length==1? true : false //is top level header?
    $subul.css({top:this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? this._dimensions.h+"px" : 0})
    $curobj.children("a:eq(0)").css(this.istopheader? {paddingRight: smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[2]} : {}).append( //add arrow images
    '<img src="'+ (this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[1] : smoothmenu.arrowimages.right[1])
    +'" class="' + (this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? smoothmenu.arrowimages.down[0] : smoothmenu.arrowimages.right[0])
    + '" style="border:0;" />'
    if (smoothmenu.shadow.enable){
    this._shadowoffset={xthis.istopheader?$subul.offset().left+smoothmenu.shadow.offsetx : this._dimensions.w), ythis.istopheader? $subul.offset().top+smoothmenu.shadow.offsety : $curobj.position().top)} //store this shadow's offsets
    if (this.istopheader)
    var $parentLi=$curobj.parents("li:eq(0)")
    this.$shadow=$('<div class="ddshadow'+(this.istopheader? ' toplevelshadow' : '')+'"></div>').prependTo($parentshadow).css({left:this._shadowoffset.x+'px', top:this._shadowoffset.y+'px'}) //insert shadow DIV and set it to parent node for the next shadow div
    var $targetul=$(this).children("ul:eq(0)")
    this._offsets={left:$(this).offset().left, top:$(this).offset().top}
    var menuleft=this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? 0 : this._dimensions.w
    menuleft=(this._offsets.left+menuleft+this._dimensions.subulw>$(window).width())? (this.istopheader && setting.orientation!='v'? -this._dimensions.subulw+this._dimensions.w : -this._dimensions.w) : menuleft //calculate this sub menu's offsets from its parent
    if ($targetul.queue().length<=1){ //if 1 or less queued animations
    $targetul.css({left:menuleft+"px", width:this._dimensions.subulw+'px'}).animate({height:'show',opacity:'show'}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.overtime)
    if (smoothmenu.shadow.enable){
    var shadowleft=this.istopheader? $targetul.offset().left+ddsmoothmenu.shadow.offsetx : menuleft
    var shadowtop=this.istopheader?$targetul.offset().top+smoothmenu.shadow.offsety : this._shadowoffset.y
    if (!this.istopheader && ddsmoothmenu.detectwebkit){ //in WebKit browsers, restore shadow's opacity to full
    this.$shadow.css({overflow:'', width:this._dimensions.subulw+'px', left:shadowleft+'px', top:shadowtop+'px'}).animate({height:this._dimensions.subulh+'px'}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.overtime)
    var $targetul=$(this).children("ul:eq(0)")
    $targetul.animate({height:'hide', opacity:'hide'}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.outtime)
    if (smoothmenu.shadow.enable){
    if (ddsmoothmenu.detectwebkit){ //in WebKit browsers, set first child shadow's opacity to 0, as "overflow:hidden" doesn't work in them
    this.$shadow.css({overflow:'hidden'}).animate({height:0}, ddsmoothmenu.transition.outtime)
    ) //end hover
    }) //end $headers.each()
    $mainmenu.find("ul").css({display:'none', visibility:'visible'})

    if (typeof setting.customtheme=="object" && setting.customtheme.length==2){ //override default menu colors (default/hover) with custom set?
    var mainmenuid='#'+setting.mainmenuid
    var mainselector=(setting.orientation=="v")? mainmenuid : mainmenuid+', '+mainmenuid
    document.write('<style type="text/css">\n'
    +mainselector+' ul li a {background:'+setting.customtheme[0]+';}\n'
    +mainmenuid+' ul li a:hover {background:'+setting.customtheme[1]+';}\n'
    this.shadow.enable=(document.all && !window.XMLHttpRequest)? false : this.shadow.enable //in IE6, always disable shadow
    jQuery(document).ready(function($){ //ajax menu?
    if (typeof setting.contentsource=="object"){ //if external ajax menu
    ddsmoothmenu.getajaxmenu($, setting)
    else{ //else if markup menu
    ddsmoothmenu.buildmenu($, setting)

    } //end ddsmoothmenu variable

    //Initialize Menu instance(s):

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Maybe posting effects.js would be the better solution. Please also use the"code" tags:

    code here
    Bitter web veteran

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Thanks Webnerd. A bit of a silly question here - where would I get just the effects.js code? I have the prototype.js and scriptaculous.js - they came with the lightbox file. I didn't know about the code tags, but I will be sure to use them in future - my apologies. Thanks again!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Just in case, I have tried listing the necessary files for lightbox individually in my code. Here is my current <head>:
    HTML Code:
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.2.6/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/ddsmoothmenu.js">
    * Smooth Navigational Menu- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
    * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
    * Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code
    <script type="text/javascript">
    	mainmenuid: "smoothmenu-ajax", //menu DIV id
    	orientation: 'h', //Horizontal or vertical menu: Set to "h" or "v"
    	classname: 'ddsmoothmenu', //class added to menu's outer DIV
    	customtheme: ["#425a96", "#3d5781"],
    	contentsource: ["smoothcontainer", "includes/nav.php"] //"markup" or ["container_id", "path_to_menu_file"]
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/prototype.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/builder.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/effects.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/dragdrop.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/controls.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/slider.js"></script>
    <!--<script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/scriptaculous.js?load=effects"></script>-->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/lightbox.js"></script>
    The smooth navigational drop down menu works, but does not show the down arrows to indicate sub-menus. If I comment out the effects.js, the arrows appear. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thanks again!!

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