HiveMind features the exciting and exclusive RokMooMenu system for the ultimate in menu functionality and style, as well as the popular and reliable RTSplitMenu. An option for Suckerfish is also included. Here you can read an overview of the HiveMind menu configuration options.
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Selecting your Menu Style
HiveMind allows you to choose from 3 menu options:
- RokMooMenu – The exciting new menu system based on the ever popular Suckerfish menu style, featuring mootools powered transitions and effects.
- Suckerfish – The versatile dropdown menu is now an option in combination with RokMooMenu to minimise library conflicts.
- SplitMenu – Then venerable SplitMenu is a solid choice for navigation. It works by rendering the top-level menu options horizontally, and the submenu/child items are rendered in a module on the side.
You can designate which menu style you want to use on your site with a single control in the template’s Admin interface at Admin > Extensions > Template Manager > HiveMind
- Configurable mouse-out delay to allow for accidental mousing out of the menu.
- Completely customizable animation effects using MooTools transitions. Can be configured in X and/or Y directions.
- Support for fade-in transparency
- Experimental support for IE6 z-index bug using the iFrame hack.
An example configuration as used in the demo:
For more details with diagrams, visit the Mootools documentation site
To have specific menu items appear as sub items, you must assign them to the specific navigation item in which they will originate from. The following tutorial will show you how simple it is to create your ideal menu system.
Once you have logged into the Joomla! Administration Area, you must navigate to the Menu area. Hover over the Menu item in the taskbar to show the dropdown menu. For this example, we are going into the mainmenu but the technique is exactly the same for all menus in the Administrative area.
You will then be transported to the Menu Manager for mainmenu. At this point, you can do 2 things. The first is to edit an existing menu item, which we will be doing in this tutorial or create a New menu item to be subordinate to an existing item. Click on the item you want to be part of the dropdown menu.
You can now assign the content item to the mainmenu item in which you want to be in the dropdown menu. Identify the “Parent Item” section of the manager. You will select the item in which you wish to be the parent and the source of the dropdown menu. In this example, we have selected “Home”.