Cmsimple Coolmenus by Deluxe-Menu.com
Cmsimple Coolmenus

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Cmsimple Coolmenus Transparent Layer Dhtml Fade

Features

Unrivalled Features
  • Scrollable, dragable, floating, right-click menus
  • Keyboard navigation - press Ctrl+F2 to enter the menu
  • Unique Java Script API for altering menu "on-the-fly", without page reloading
  • AJAX technology - loads menu data from the server "on-fly and on-demand".
  • Search feature - add the search area in the menu and type symbols. The found words will be higlighted.
  • Sound support!
Seamless Integration
  • Cross-frame support - menus work on frameset-based pages
  • Visible over flash, select boxes, iframes, java applets
  • Multiple menus on the same page
  • Amicable to other scripts and css styles
  • Any HTML code can be used inside menu items
Transparent Menu Javascript Cmsimple Coolmenus
Cost Effective
Compatibility              
  • Full cross-browser compatibility including IE, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, Firefox, Konqueror and Safari on Windows, Mac OS and Linux
  • Menu can be populated from a database using ASP, PHP, etc.
  • Search engine friendly
  • Support for any doctypes
  • Fits for secure sites
  • Section 508 compliant
High Performance
  • AJAX menu loading - loads web menu data from the server "on-the-fly".
  • Commonly loads quicker than other html page elements
  • UL/LI items structure
  • Runs well with an unlimited number of submenus and items



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Javascript Menu. DHTML Menu.

  • Tune menu parameters manually or using Deluxe Tuner. Then add several rows of a code within html page - your menu is ready!
  • Use special JavaScript functions for: Dynamic changing of items (text, link, icons and even individual style!). Making a menu item active/inactive. Addition/removing of items. Changing of visibility of items. Getting the information on any menu, submenu and items. Other tricks.
  • Opportunity to control the menu from the keyboard.
  • Cross-frame mode allows you to build full-featured menus on the pages that use frame-based structure. But for all that it's not necessary to insert any additional code into all the pages - just specify some additional parameters of the menu.

Recent Questions

Q: You have a great, and very intuitive and easy to learn, product.

I'm down to two dumb questions:

A. What controls the little red arrows? I'd like them on every one of the navigators.
B. How do I create equal space between the drop down menu items? It looks weird right now.

A: 1) If your top item has a submenu this arrow will appear automatically.

For the items without submenus you may write:

["Home   <img src='skin_data.files/arrowmain11.gif'>","index.html", "", "", "", "_self", "", "", "", "", "", ],
["About Us   <img src='skin_data.files/arrowmain11.gif'>","about_us.html", "", "", "", "_self", "", "", "", "", "", ],
You can find arrowmain11.gif image in the attached example.

Actually you can add any html code inside item's text.

2) Set the drop down menu padding:

  var itemPadding="3px 15px 3px 3px";


Q: I evaluated Deluxe Menu over the weekend and I really like it. I believe I'll be buying it this week. I have one question. Is it possible for the menu to be aware of what page you have selected and highlight the corresponding menu item on that page.


A: You should set a pressed item using Javascript API:

function dm_ext_setPressedItem (menuInd, submenuInd, itemInd, recursion)

Sets a current pressed item.
menuInd - index of a menu on a page, >= 0.
submenuInd - index of a submenu, >= 0.
itemInd - index of an item, >=0.
recursion = true/false - highlight parent items.

But notice, to use dm_ext_setPressedItem() you should know ID of selected item and subitem.
You can't get this ID after you reload your page. That is why you should write your own code on PHP.


Q: I think that your product is great makes everything look nice and professional with the drop down menu Items. My question is I have certain menu Items that I will need to disable at certain times. I do this now using a standard button and grabbing my parameters from an SQL database. Is there a way for me to basically pull which menu items I need disabled and present the customized menu for each client. I have read that your product has this ability I was looking for a little guidance or maybee a write up on someone that has done this.


A: Unfortunately, Deluxe Menu doesn't have such a feature.
You should write your own code, for example, on PHP.

You can try to use the following function

function disable() {
dm_ext_changeItem(1, 1, 1, ["", "", "", "", "", "_"]);
}
to disable your items.

The example you can find on our site

http://www.deluxe-menu.com/dynamic-functions-sample.html

Please, see the source code on this page.


Q: Can I install the menu using my buttons? I might be able to do it if the buttons used only one image, but they use two images. One is light and the other dark.

I also have some questions:
1) Will the menu stay in view when the user scrolls down?

2) I'm not even sure I care if the menu stays in view, because I believe that is done using php and is not good for SEO. The file that the search engines see is index.html while the file that visitors see is home.php. I think it would be better for SEO to have a normal .html page. Are you able to do that?


A: See how you should make image-based menus: if item text is empty, icon fields will be used as item images.
For example:
["", "index.html", "menu1a.gif", "menu1b.gif", "Home Page"]

1) You should use floatable feature.
See the following parameter:
  var floatable=1;

2) You can generate search engine friendly code using Deluxe Tuner:
"Tools/Generate SE-friendly Code".