There seems to be lots of solutions to megamenu in drupal. But I haven't found one with similar approach like mine. To confirm myself that I don't reinvent the wheel, like some other module developer, I searched the d.o. first. Drupal is known with there is a module for that. Unfortunately after several pages of searching, I found no similar effort. I asked in the forum if any similar approach is available for just in case I missed the obvious, but unfortunately no clue so far. I tried one or two modules, and found none that is similar in the approach.
You have tried to create facebook-like chat panel with meebo before. Now we are going to try it with drupal modules. You decide which module you prefer. See the post again for all available chat modules in drupal.
Welcome to the Plain Grail project page, one of my free drupal themes.
We have learned before how to create a slide up toggle with jquery to mimic facebook chat panel where it slides vertically bottom up. Another common variant is blind toggle, or slide down.
Now we are going to try different approach to how slide method works in jquery. To have a better idea on how it works, you may check it here.
We are trying to slide a whole login block horizontally.
Are you tired of the old YM buttons for your blog or CS?
You can have your own facebook-like chat panel right on your site with the cool slide toggle effect.
I have created a real playground for all my drupal themes development now, well almost real. It currently holds a single theme with careful attention to drupal forum, named liteForum. Other themes will go there anytime.
There can be another way to make compact form with jquery, the built-in jquery functions. If you have a simple need, such compacting a login block, and don't want to install another plugin or module, what I have done below may hopefully suffice. You can see the demo in the sidebar. Nothing fancy, only simpler:-) The best, useful or reasonable placement may be in a narrow horizontal space somewhere in your crowded design, but a vertical one should do for the demo now. We are going to elaborate how to make a horizontal login bar later more with CSS.