Sub-Menu Option Animation

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  • #148336

    Hello,

    I love how the menu looks right from the start,
    I am just curious whether there is still no way to hide the sub-menu options until the main option is hovered over.

    If that’s still the case, do you have any suggestions?

    With the messy cluster of options I have, hiding the sub-menu options will really simply the look and make it a lot more user friendly.

    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is thebasiceffort.com.

    #148351

    lelandf
    Theme Author

    Hi there,

    I am just curious whether there is still no way to hide the sub-menu options until the main option is hovered over.

    There isn’t a theme option for this and there are no plans to change that at this time, if that’s what you’re asking.

    Do you have any concern for touchscreen users who may not have a mouse to hover over with? How would they access the sub-menu items?

    Perhaps they could “click” the top-level menu to expand the sub-menu items, however this adds whole new layers of complexity to your original idea.

    The idea behind Spatial is to keep things simple, so again, it is not something we have plans to change at this time.

    If that’s still the case, do you have any suggestions?

    I don’t mean to come off as terse, however my best suggestion would be to reconsider this entire idea.

    A more holistic approach would be to restructure your website navigation so it is only on one level. For example, I’m not sure why you currently have “Articles” as a sub-menu item of “Knowledge” when they are both top-level categories.

    This does not make structural sense, especially since they both contain all the same pieces of content at the time I write this. If every “knowledge” post is also an “article” post, then why not eliminate one of those categories to reduce the redundancy?

    Anyway, I hope this helps. Please understand that I am just the theme author and can’t go into depth on general guidance in regard to your website structure, should you choose to go that route. Perhaps WordPress.com live chat support could provide further guidance about this.

    If not, I understand you may be frustrated at my response however please understand that I need to look out for what’s best for all Spatial theme users. For the reasons I’ve described above, I don’t believe providing an option to animate sub-menu items on hover would be in your best interest.

    Best of luck.

    -Leland

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