Slide In Side Menu

HI All,

A couple questions were posed a month or so back (time flies!!!) about the Side Menu I'd created for one of David Anderson's challenges, so I thought I'd post a link here to the "how to" video. Also, in case you want to take a peek inside, I'm attaching the story.

Please shout out with any questions!

3 Replies
Ryan Unger

Clever and clean. One thing to note is the fact that the hotspots can be clicked without expanding or changing the mini menu to the normal state. Maybe remove the hand cursor on hover option to hide this. I love these types of menus and wish I could use them more often

Thanks for the share.

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hey, Ryan,

What a good catch. I never even saw that. hmmm.

Removing the hand icon would work, but then I'm not happy with the look. It's less intuitive to the Learner. So, I've worked around it another way.

New: True/False Variable

Added a new T/F variable, named it MenuOpen, default = False.

New: Transparent Shape

Inserted a shape over the Menu.png, named it TransShape on the timeline. This will hide the hotspots when the menu isn't open.

New Triggers

Layer triggers

Set MenuOpen=False when the timeline starts on this layer

Change state of TransShape=Hidden when variable MenuOpen=True

Change state of TransShape=Normal when variable MenuOpen=False

Object Trigger

Toggle variable MenuOpen when user clicks Button 1 (the "menu" button)

Ryan, that was a great catch. Thank you! If you have a chance to check out the attached, let me know if it's all working...or if I missed anything. That goes for the rest of y'all in the community as well!