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psysephiroth
10 Jul 2009, 6:27 PM
Hello All,

I am working on a project for my university research group and am focusing pretty heavily on usability. One of the things I am investigating is self-hiding navigation. This is implemented pretty well throughout ext; however, the means of collapsing is relegated to clicks. I would like to make the process more intuitive by making it rollover. Here is basically what I am hoping to achieve.

- The panel begins collapsed as a east region sub-panel, the bar shown when collapsed is about half the size of the default setting and the collapse/expand button is not shown

- On rollover the navigation panel expands to a pre-defined width and remains active as long as the mouse is over it

Now I initially have been looking at implementing this as a panel but working some black magic with a button or other structure would be fine as long as the layout cooperates. Does anybody have any input or (the holy grail) existing examples I could use? Thanks in advance.