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    Multi-level JQuery selection menu

    Hey Everyone,

    First and foremost - WOW, i'm back! it's been a VERY long time since I last haunted these halls but I missed it so!

    Time has passed, life has progressed, and I'm now doing an unpaid internship and their website needs a MAJOR enhancement.

    The UI is horrid due to the 30+ pages one can scroll through to find requisite tools. I have an idea to vastly enhance the navigability but I need help. My idea is as follows:

    This site is CMS / Database populated so I can 'tag' different entries under different categories. The categories are "Country", "Sector", and "Type".

    I would like to set it up such that the main selection area is split into 3 different columns displaying the 3 categories above. Once a user makes a selection from one or more of the 3 columns, their choice will refine the links outputted, from which they can select relevant links to display. I created an image to help convey what I mean:

    is this possible in JQuery?

    I look forward to your input.

    Sincerely,


    Jay
    Last edited by canadianjameson; 04-10-2012 at 09:25 PM.
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    Are you sure
    is this possible in JQuery (Apparently that's the UN's Standard...)
    I do not see any reference to it, but there are a lot of javascripts on the pages.

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    Hi,

    I just started my internship last Wednesday but that's what the sys admin told me =\ I'm not hired (read: exploited) to redo the site, actually to update the content, but I felt that we need to make accessing the content more manageable. Otherwise updating the content won't make a difference if nobody is scrolling through 30 pages of randomly assorted tools...

    That said, if it can't I'm open to using JS.

    I found a free example that does something similar to what I want (I think), but i want to know if it can be modified to work like I outlined above:
    http://www.jqwidgets.com/jquery-widg...remotedata.htm

    or maybe this: http://www.jqwidgets.com/jquery-widg...fromselect.htm

    Basically I need people to make selections from the 3 first columns, and based off the selections the "links" section will repopulate accordingly.

    Can this be done?
    Last edited by canadianjameson; 04-10-2012 at 09:26 PM.
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