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Re: More Robust/Dynamic MEGA MENU System

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:05 am
by JNeuhoff
Staples is an example of how not to do mega menus, if you want to use its kind of mega menu, it's already available in Opencart anyway. Its menus sometimes cover more than the available screen space, forcing the user to scoll down the screen. And since it is only menus, not a mixture of menu, images, and content areas, there would have been better ways to implement it.

officedepot.co.uk has no menu entries in its main menu bar on the home page, probably a bug :)

officedepot.com uses a 3-level mega menu structure, with an additional small content area at the top left, and another one for All Categories at the right. Some mega menus are too big, forcing the user to scroll down. And the Ink & Toner menu contains a search box, which really shouldn't be there. There is already a search box in the header anyway.

The lowes.co.uk use neither dropdown nor mega menus. Again, Opencart already does a better job here :)

The target.co.uk redirects to an ebay shop, which only shows a simple 2-level menu structure, much like Opencart has been doing it for quite a while.

The target.com does use a simple 3-level mega menu structure, pretty much the same as Opencart already does.

The homedepot.com site uses a simple 3-level mega menu structure, much like Opencart already does.

The same is true for northerntool.com.

In summary: While it is possible to do some useful mega menus, none of the above examples are well thought through IMHO. Even the Magento mega menu addon can do a better job for Magento sites. But then again, OpenCart is a lot easier to develop on.

Re: More Robust/Dynamic MEGA MENU System

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:11 am
by TomC
JNeuhoff wrote:Staples is an example of how not to do mega menus, if you want to use its kind of mega menu, it's already available in Opencart anyway.
How ?? ... Where ??


JNeuhoff wrote: The homedepot.com site use a simple 3-level mega menu structure, much like Opencart already does.

In summary: While it is possible to do some useful mega menus, none of the above examples are well thought through IMHO. Even the Magento mega menu addon can do a better job for Magento sites. But then again, OpenCart is a lot easier to develop on.
Perhaps you can demonstrate for us - in a practical setting - how you would go about creating a simple 3-level mega menu structure like that of homedepot.com . . . as I have yet to see any OpenCart site duplicate/display in such a way.

Re: More Robust/Dynamic MEGA MENU System

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 am
by TomC
Though I cannot divulge any specifics at this moment, there is some VERY EXCITING development being worked on/finalized as we speak relating to this issue . . . STAY TUNED !!! 8)

Re: More Robust/Dynamic MEGA MENU System

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:54 am
by florinsith