In short, no.
UberMenu is a semantically hierarchical menu. That means that submenu items are actually child elements of their parent nodes in the HTML markup / DOM. In other words, the structure is like this
<ul> <!-- Top Level Menu Item --> <li> <a>Top Level Item (First Level)</a> <ul> <!-- Second Level Menu Item --> <li> <a>Submenu Header (Second Level)</a> <ul> <!-- Third Level Menu Item 1 --> <li> <a>Submenu Item 1 (Third Level)</a> </li> <!-- end Third Level Menu Item 1 --> <!-- Third Level Menu Item 2 --> <li> <a>Submenu Item 2 (Third Level)</a> </li> <!-- end Third Level Menu Item 2 --> </ul> </li> <!-- end Second Level Menu Item --> </ul> </li> <!-- end Top Level Menu Item --> </ul>
This structure is very important because the semantics of the markup allow search engine spiders to properly index your site’s content and know how pieces of content are related to one another. In other words, this standard menu markup makes the menu SEO-friendly.
As a result, submenus must be positioned absolutely (otherwise they would visually appear inside their parent items), and therefore they will not displace other items on your page.
- UberMenu is semantically hierarchical for SEO purposes
- That means child item elements are actually contained within parent item elements
- Therefore submenus must be absolutely positioned, or else they would simply stretch the top level menu items when displayed
- Absolutely positioned elements are taken out of the flow of the document, and therefore cannot displace other elements on the page (they will overlap them)
- Since the submenus can’t displace other items on the page, the submenus cannot push down content on your site
In shorter: Submenus can’t push down content because they’re absolutely positioned, which is necessary due to UberMenu’s SEO-friendly properties
But I still wanna do it anyway
When I say it isn’t possible to push down the content, what I mean is it isn’t possible to do so using natural HTML/CSS layouts. It’s always best to have the layout of your site be dictated by the natural flow of the elements – this is especially important with responsive content, when dimensions can change dynamically; there’s no way to accomplish it that way, so I don’t recommend it.
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