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Old June 13th, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Hi if anyone can help?

I am trying to improve the look on my categories side menu. I currently have it showing as
"Brands A to Z" is there any way i can improve the look of this? Is it possible to have it so when the customer hovers over the letter maybe it will then show the categories in that? I do understand it is all coding but is it possible. Or maybe have a different layout for my menu is it possible to have this on the actual menu bar across the top?? If anyone has any ideas i would greatly appreciate it. I just think it looks a little amateur at the moment and i am desperately trying to improve it for the better.

Thanks
Mark
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Old June 13th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Yes, you can have a hover effect but it will require some CSS and possibly some Javascript coding.

I think what you have so far is a pretty cool idea.

A few things I would do is make the background purple less bold.

I would also decrease the font size so brand names don't wrap and the list takes up less vertical space.

I would also decrease the padding between each item in the list.

Nice work so far!

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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Your site looks good and with the hovering it looks like everything is loading fast which is also good!

But, I can see what you mean when all you see is the alphabet in the left sidebar. If you click a letter, you can see all the brands.

Here are my suggestions:

As it stands - I would get rid of the categories in the center content section because when you e.g. click the G's all the "G" products shows up in the left sidebar anyway - and it's just duplicated, without adding any extra descriptions in the center column for each category i.m.o. // I think there is also a way to just get rid of the category breakdown in the sidebar and just when you click on the "G" all the "G" products brand names show up in the center content section would be enough too. // It's just too much and duplicated as it stands ~

Other than that - this is what I'm doing on one of my sites (still in development) - with a lot of categories ... It's quite messy now, so I've quickly did the same thing to one of my newly created sites to show you what can be done with custom links on menu function, in appearance ... http://ratlvr.com (see A, B, C and Z)

Let me know what you think and that you've seen it, as I'll just delete that 'bottom' row and put back the original

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Old June 16th, 2012, 01:53 AM
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Hi

Yes, you can have a hover effect but it will require some CSS and possibly some Javascript coding.

I think what you have so far is a pretty cool idea.

A few things I would do is make the background purple less bold.

I would also decrease the font size so brand names don't wrap and the list takes up less vertical space.

I would also decrease the padding between each item in the list.

Nice work so far!

Eric
Hi thanks for the reply but could you please elaborate a bit more on

I would also decrease the font size so brand names don't wrap and the list takes up less vertical space.

I would also decrease the padding between each item in the list.

I am a little unsure on how to achieve this.

Many thanks
Mark
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Old June 16th, 2012, 01:57 AM
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Your site looks good and with the hovering it looks like everything is loading fast which is also good!

But, I can see what you mean when all you see is the alphabet in the left sidebar. If you click a letter, you can see all the brands.

Here are my suggestions:

As it stands - I would get rid of the categories in the center content section because when you e.g. click the G's all the "G" products shows up in the left sidebar anyway - and it's just duplicated, without adding any extra descriptions in the center column for each category i.m.o. // I think there is also a way to just get rid of the category breakdown in the sidebar and just when you click on the "G" all the "G" products brand names show up in the center content section would be enough too. // It's just too much and duplicated as it stands ~

Other than that - this is what I'm doing on one of my sites (still in development) - with a lot of categories ... It's quite messy now, so I've quickly did the same thing to one of my newly created sites to show you what can be done with custom links on menu function, in appearance ... http://ratlvr.com (see A, B, C and Z)

Let me know what you think and that you've seen it, as I'll just delete that 'bottom' row and put back the original

HART
Hi, many thanks for you message i have had chance to look at the website and it looks good. I am currently looking at your suggestions which are greatly appreciated thanks.

Have a good one
Mark
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Old June 16th, 2012, 02:36 AM
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Hi, many thanks for you message i have had chance to look at the website and it looks good. I am currently looking at your suggestions which are greatly appreciated thanks.

Have a good one
Mark
You probably never even saw what I was talking about - I presumed most people leaving questions in forums come back and check same day and Thursday after midnight I returned my site back to it's old self.

However, I'll leave it for the weekend so you can see what I meant ... "no css needed"

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Old June 16th, 2012, 03:38 AM
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Sorry mate i did see it but i am currently stationed overseas and i don't always have time or internet.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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I would also decrease the font size so brand names don't wrap and the list takes up less vertical space.
Right now, a lot of your brand names are so long that they take up more than 1 line. That's what I mean by wrap. If you decrease the font size, there will be less wrapping.

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I would also decrease the padding between each item in the list.
You have an HTML unordered list. But the padding (ie. the space between each list item) is taking up too much space. You should try to decrease the padding.

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