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Rob MacKay

ahh yes – I see what you mean, just checked the NFL :)

what I would do is use animate – so kinda like…

var height = *calculate the height of the menu slide down box and store it in this var*

$("itemSelector").hover(function() {

$(‘boxSelector’).animate({top: height}, 500);

}, function() {

$(‘boxSelector’).animate({top: -height}, 500);


the hover function there will when you hover on, open the box, and then close it when you hover off… that is very rough to give you the idea. :)

Animate is actually the way I do pretty much all of my movement style jQuery effects as the slideDown/slideUp or whatever never work exactly as I want them to…

Here is some more for you to look at and see if it is right for you…