DHTML Lab: HierMenus CENTRAL: About HierMenus
HierMenus provides DHTML-based cross-browser navigation of your Web site through drop down and pop-up menus.
Instructions for including the script in your Web pages can be found right here at HierMenusCentral.com. Let our DHTML HierMenus enhance the functionality as well as the look and feel of your Web site.
Drop down menus are, perhaps, the single most common element of all computer applications. Whether you are writing documents, crunching spreadsheets, or even playing games, drop down (or pop up) menus provide you with additional choices, new tasks, or helpful information allowing you to reach your goals with ease and efficiency. And, because they do not appear until you want them to, your desktop display remains clear and uncluttered.
HierMenus works on the Web's most popular browser platforms, including the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape on both Windows and Macintosh. Site visitors needn't specifically download and/or install special applets or programs to view the menus; everything they need is already within their browsers. See our Compatibility page for more details.
You control the display of the menus on your Web site. Display menus horizontally, vertically, or both. Allow menus to pop up automatically when the user rolls their mouse over a menu link, or leave the menu hidden until the link is clicked. Cascade menus to the left or to the right. The menus in the top left corner of this page are but one example of an actual HierMenus display; see our HierMenus Showcase for hundreds of live examples from every corner of the Web.
Font settings, colors, rollover colors and menu sizes can be controlled on a site wide, page specific, or menu tree level. Menus can be displayed with a fixed width, or set to automatically expand or contract to the width of the largest menu item.
HTML support within menu text means that individual menu items can contain images, specially formatted text, and tables. Most things that you can display using standard HTML tags can also be displayed in menu labels.
Cross-frames support--New in version 5.x! Create links in a navigation frame that, when rolled over or clicked (you choose) pop up menus within your content frame.
Standard and Space-Optimized Code Sets (v5.1) Webmasters may choose which code set to deploy to their sites: the standard verbose code, which is easier for developers to navigate and enhance; or the space-optimized code that requires nearly half the bytes of the standard code and can thus be downloaded to the user's browser faster.
Save screen real estate: Condense multiple site links into a single menu or collection of menus, freeing valuable screen space for your site visitors.
Familiar interface: Make your visitors feel "right at home" on your site by providing them with a navigation interface they are already familiar with.
Centralized management: Menu definitions and configuration parameters can be fully contained within two centralized files, providing both consistency and manageability to site authors.
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Created: January 30, 2002
Revised: October 6, 2003