[WSG] expandable menu

2009-12-01 Thread Nancy Johnson
Hi

I have a question on Expandable menus. I am working on a rather large
site, which html and CSS were delivered along with some minimal
jquery.  Our task is to put a Vignette CMS behind it and am working
with Vignette Developers.

There is a vertical left-hand navigation the only the CSS was
delivered. The Vignette Developer wants a javascript expandable and
collapse menu so when he adds the Vignette portlets, it will
automatically expand and contract at will. It also needs to be 508
compliant.

He would like to use an accordion collapsible menu which he has, but I
wanted to try to find an expandable/collapsible menu.

I found  
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200705/accessible_expanding_and_collapsing_menu/
but this one needs to onclick to expand and another onclick to
contract.  He needs it to automatically contract when the focus is
removed.  It uses a toggle. I am not strong enough in JS to make
adjustments.

Any suggestions?  Has anyone used an accordion expandable menu for the
left hand navigation?

Thank you in advance

Nancy Johnson


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Re: [WSG] expandable menu

2009-12-01 Thread Al Sparber

From: Nancy Johnson njohnso...@gmail.com

I have a question on Expandable menus. I am working on a rather large
site, which html and CSS were delivered along with some minimal
jquery.  Our task is to put a Vignette CMS behind it and am working
with Vignette Developers.

There is a vertical left-hand navigation the only the CSS was
delivered. The Vignette Developer wants a javascript expandable and
collapse menu so when he adds the Vignette portlets, it will
automatically expand and contract at will. It also needs to be 508
compliant.

He would like to use an accordion collapsible menu which he has, but I
wanted to try to find an expandable/collapsible menu.

I found 
http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200705/accessible_expanding_and_collapsing_menu/

but this one needs to onclick to expand and another onclick to
contract.  He needs it to automatically contract when the focus is
removed.  It uses a toggle. I am not strong enough in JS to make
adjustments.

Any suggestions?  Has anyone used an accordion expandable menu for the
left hand navigation?


I always hate to post examples of our stuff here because it's not free, but 
perhaps this will give you some ideas - or perhaps you can ask jQuery's 
author if similar functionality can be had with his free script:


http://www.projectseven.com/products/tools/accordion2/examples-options/cat01-02.htm

Then again, I also could have misread exactly what you want.

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[WSG] developing a web strategy...

2009-12-01 Thread Andrew Harris
I suppose this is a bit off topic*, please bear with me, I make a
habit of these oddball requests.

We are (finally) looking to develop a new and comprehensive web
strategy for our large and diverse university (unimelb).

One immediate proviso is that the strategy should be developed by
someone who is seen as an authority and is independent. Preferably an
organisation with a track record - either here or overseas.

Suggestions? Good/bad experiences?

Please reply directly if you think it's not relevant to the list.

* obviously, a web strategy will include, at some point, a discussion
of web standards, so there's the tie-in!

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Andrew Harris
and...@woowoowoo.com
http://www.woowoowoo.com

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Re: [WSG] developing a web strategy...

2009-12-01 Thread Patrick H. Lauke

On 02/12/2009 00:43, Andrew Harris wrote:

* obviously, a web strategy will include, at some point, a discussion
of web standards, so there's the tie-in!


At the risk of taking this even further off topic: maybe it's just a 
question of bad nomenclature, but web strategies are a broad term that 
needs refining a lot more. If - as it used to be the case when I was web 
editor for a uni - this strategy covers external-facing marketing 
website(s), it should really be an extension of the overall marketing 
strategy (and outline how the marketing objectives would be met via the 
website). If it also needs to cover internal sites or even broad 
provision of IT for teaching and learning provisions, there's obviously 
further strategies that it needs to hang off. But in both cases, I 
actually found that discussions about web standards, accessibility, etc 
are best served by having separate web publication guidelines, and have 
the strategy simply refer to them.


IMHO, anyway,

P
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Re: [WSG] developing a web strategy...

2009-12-01 Thread Nathanael Boehm
Hi Andrew,

Just to clarify, considering that there are probably quite a few consultants
and agencies on this mailing list who would be interested in this work - are
you ok with them recommending themselves or submitting proposals etc? What
are you wanting out of this process?

Cheers,

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On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Andrew Harris and...@woowoowoo.com wrote:

 I suppose this is a bit off topic*, please bear with me, I make a
 habit of these oddball requests.

 We are (finally) looking to develop a new and comprehensive web
 strategy for our large and diverse university (unimelb).

 One immediate proviso is that the strategy should be developed by
 someone who is seen as an authority and is independent. Preferably an
 organisation with a track record - either here or overseas.

 Suggestions? Good/bad experiences?

 Please reply directly if you think it's not relevant to the list.

 * obviously, a web strategy will include, at some point, a discussion
 of web standards, so there's the tie-in!

 --
 Andrew Harris
 and...@woowoowoo.com
 http://www.woowoowoo.com

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Re: [WSG] developing a web strategy...

2009-12-01 Thread Andrew Harris
Yes, people are welcome to recommend themselves, however this is a big
organisation and it's going to be one hell of a piece of work.
Individuals are unlikely to get a call - established companies with a
track record are what we are looking for. It's just not one of those
things you can look up in the Yellow Pages :-)

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Nathanael Boehm n...@purecaffeine.com wrote:
 Hi Andrew,

 Just to clarify, considering that there are probably quite a few consultants
 and agencies on this mailing list who would be interested in this work - are
 you ok with them recommending themselves or submitting proposals etc? What
 are you wanting out of this process?

 Cheers,

 Nathanael Boehm

-- 
Andrew Harris
and...@woowoowoo.com
http://www.woowoowoo.com

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