Nav Bars made easy
I found some Navigation Bars for Front Page that so far are the best I've seen.
I use them in the Shared Borders and they work great
$35.00 was cheap for what you get.
That is excellent!
I just had a look at the examples and it was well worth the look. Great tool!
That is a very good one, especialy as it is an addin for FP as well. I use it on one of my sites and prefer it to the other addins for FP. Check your page in Netscape though, most of their examples view fine, others seem to ...... mmmm, not be quite so good, especially if borders are added to menu items. But overall, it is an excellent program and easy to configure how to make the menus.
I had to come back and update this thread.
I don't have call for cascading drop-down menus too often and have been using the built in pop-up menu generator in Macromedia Dreamweaver to make some realy conservative looking single level drop-downs menus for a project I'm working on.
Well the one that comes with Dreamweaver is pretty cool because it comes with the software and it works fairly well across different browsers and OS's, but... It is limited in the amount of options you can use and often (always) forgets about the menu you just made so you cannot go back and tweak it from time to time without going right into the code.
It's limited in that you cannot set an equal distance of spaces between links, there is no way to set a background image and the background of the dropdown is solid with no adjustment for transparency. Otherwise for the limited amount of times I would use it it's not a bad little tool.
Yesterday I finally out grew it and needed to get something better so, I went to www.sothink.com and downloaded the DHTMLmenu demo.
During install it installs the plugin for FrontPage as well as an extension for Dreamweaver automatically so you can open up your site in whichever one you use and get to work right away. It is in a word "Awsome".
I purchased it straight away! Just under $50 Canadian well spent.
Two thumbs up!
:D: This was made with it .......
Yes it is great program - hardest part of program is choosing which design and playing with all the option - sooo much to choose from get carried away with it!!!
I ended up making one from scratch after spending way too much time looking at the themes available. It's used on most of the pages here:
I'm going to figure out how to extend it a little bit more so that the gold bar goes right into the top nav bar, then I'll have the lower bar links remain black onmouseover and put an orange block around the text.
I had one together this morning after about an hour but it shifted in Netscape on the Macintosh so I scrapped it temporarily. Give me a day or two and I''m sure it'll come together.
The tuorial site is looking great.
I've used this on several of my sites and now that I've got it all figured out, it really has helped -- especially when you have a site with a lot of corridors for visitors to go down.
There are a few quirks, however, especially when trying to use with Shared Borders. It takes a bit to figure out where to place the little grapics it uses and how to reference them. Read the instructions over and over, and keep tweaking it. Once you get it, you got it. But it can be a little frustrating getting there.
Nevertheless, it has sure been a blessing for me.
Funny you would mention referencing the files.
Rather than shared borders, I'm using PHP include files, but the theory is the same: One menu does all the pages. The first 2 attempts were done before I received my confirmation email for purchasing the DHTML Menu and I was just ripping through the process without any regard for the little box that says Global Settings. Then I hacked the code and put in the relative path so I could use it as an include for the site.
All the while I was thinking, you know this wouldbe just that much better if I could adjust some sort of Global setting
Ok, ok, the help file is really informative and during the 3rd attempt I noticed the box that says Global Settings The latest version uses images and doesn't shift in Netscape or any of the other assorted browsers I'm testing with.
Works like a hot-damn!