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I don't understand the purpose of Superfish. It's used in most Genesis themes and only seems to increase overhead when you can do more or less the same with pure CSS transitions. So you lose hoverIntent, but I'm okay with that.
My biggest bugbear with WP/Genesis is the unnecessary overhead in light of page speed becoming a more significant ranking signal, so I like to start with a pretty clean install and go from there. I've removed Superfish, its dependencies and a menus.js file that didn't seem to be doing anything, increasing the Lighthouse audit score by 11 points.
Am I missing something? Is it necessary for accessibility?
It is required for accessibility. The Genesis development team recently released v3.0 Beta. There's a lot of overhead removed in the new version. The planned release date is June 19th.
Thanks Victor. I have a 10 June deadline for this project so I won't be able to go live with v3 - there will be an opportunity toward the end of summer to upgrade. In the meantime do you know if it's possible to disable the default Superfish transition (slideToggle) and handle this with CSS, with the menu remaining accessible?
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