The navigation menu closes immediately upon moving the mouse outside of the menu item's area. How can I introduce a delay that will keep it open a second or less to keep visitors from becoming frustrated when trying to navigate to submenu items?
Well, I don't really know the 'standard' themes and their respective functions, so I might suggest something inapropriate. ;)
Anyway, you could use CSS transitions.
Suppose you want to 'slow down' the opacity change of a div, then you want something like this
Of course, you first have to find the certain property you want to manipulate, as well as the element and its 'state' (like
Superfish is a script that will add a delay to the hover action. It is used in a lot of themes, for instance I know it is used in the Thematic Theme. Untested, but I think this is how you'd apply it (based on the docs).