HierMenus CENTRAL: HierMenus In Progress
Welcome to the HM_InProgress section of HierMenusCentral.com. Here you can expect to find the latest information related to current HierMenus happenings; including development status reports and updates (often great information for all DHTML scripters, not just HM users and developers), new HM version release notes, and brief tutorials and tips for using HM. Check back often, and keep HM_UpToDate!
HierMenus Version 6 Sneak Preview
March 3, 2004
We're putting the finishing touches on HierMenus version 6 now. Among the highlights: Menu and item specific parameter settings, new styling options (including support for menu and item class names), and support for Internet Explorer filters and transitions.
Synchronized Link Rollovers
January 29, 2004
Though often not realized, it is possible to synchronize an image-based link's rollover action to the display and hiding of its designated menu. This quick tutorial shows you how.
When TLC Isn't Enough
December 11, 2003
Need to position your HierMenus based on something other than the Top-Left Corner? With only a few lines of custom code, you can position a menu based on its top, bottom, left, or right corner.
HierMenus 5.3.1: Release Notes
November 20, 2003
HM 5.3.1 addresses cross-frame menuing problems found in the latest browser releases, including Safari 1.1 and Opera 7.21/7.22.
HierMenus 5.3: Release Notes
October 23, 2003
HierMenus is ready to roll--rollover, that is. Support for embedded image rollovers leads the list of HM5.3 improvements, which also includes "more" image positioning enhancements and fixes for right-to-left page directionality.
HierMenus 5.2.1: Release Notes
September 18, 2003
A pair of fixes are included in this HM maintenance release; correcting problems with scrolling menus that shouldn't be and dealing with Safari's spoof settings.
HierMenus 5.2: Release Notes
August 28, 2003
This new release offers a remedy for the page-load-menu-creation blues--the ability to create all menus on-the-fly. Also: new parameters allow webmasters to override HM's Keep-In-Window logic for all or individual top-level menus.
Hiding Page Elements
August 14, 2003
Are form <select> elements encroaching on your well designed menus? What you can't run from you may just be able to hide. Have a look at this mass-element hiding solution that works equally well both in and out of HierMenus.
HierMenus 5.1: Release Notes
July 17, 2003
Our latest HierMenus release features a space-optimized code set (in addition to our standard verbose scripts) that cuts the byte count nearly in half. Additional fixes and revisions accommodate independent navigation page reloads and other minor corrections.
Browser Specific Parameter Settings
June 24, 2003
HierMenus 5.0.1: Release Notes
May 29, 2003
New with this version are additional scrolling menu features, and bug fixes for Opera, Netscape 4.x, and IE.
HierMenus 5.0: Release Notes
April 24, 2003
HierMenus 5, complete with Opera 7 support and cross-frames functionality, is now available. Read up on the new parameters and some of the cross-browser difficulties that cross-frames menuing entails.
HM5 Status Report: Adding Opera March 12, 2003
HM5 development, with cross-frames compatibility and support for Opera 7, is well underway. Learn along with us as we discuss the necessary steps for creating Opera friendly HierMenus.
Created: March 12, 2003
Revised: March 3, 2004