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Easy Furniture Web Tip #153: Check Your Drop Down Menus On iPad

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by Katherine Andes

I was attending a local Chamber of Commerce mixer and their newsletter editor, Jennifer, asked if I would contribute an article.

I said she could use any of the tips or articles on my website. She had her iPad with her, so I offered to show her just where to find the articles.

After my home page loaded, I went to the navigation button entitled: Articles/Blog and clicked it expecting the drop down to, well, drop down.

To my surprise, it didn’t. I clicked some of my other navigation buttons that had drop-downs and none of the sub-menus displayed.

A substantial part of my website was unusable for iPad users! Not good.

I had checked my site out on an iPad before and thought it looked fine, but I had not checked the drop down menu functionality. Sigh.

I phoned my website provider and they told me they were aware of the problem, and that it was occurring with other website systems as well. They concluded by saying it was Apple’s problem, not theirs. Sounds like a big fat excuse to me.

Rather than fighting them, I simply created a page for the navigation button with links to the sub-menu pages. It was a functionality that I should have had anyway, but had never gotten around to it.

A skilled web developer should be able to resolve the actual drop down sub menu problem.

Easy Furniture Web Tip #153: Check out your website’s drop down menu on iPad and make sure it’s functioning.

Katherine Andes specializes in web content development and copywriting for SEO — including page customization for storefront and franchise web sites. You can phone her at 559.589.0379 or email at Kathy@AndesAndAssociates.com.

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