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Features

Cost Effective
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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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
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
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!



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  • Good navigation system is an important part of web site success. If people can't find their way around the site, they will rapidly give up looking and go, never to return. So, it's very significant that your website has a neat, fast, and gratifying to the eye navigation.
    Don't permit your web site visitors to get lost. Try Deluxe Menu!

Recent Questions

Q: I want to highlight an activeted Page with your delux menue tool, which I have bought.

If I have clicked an item from the menue and the site and the new site opened, I want to change the color of this active item.

Can you give me concrete informations about this problem!?


A: The menu has only two states normal and mouseover.

Try to do the following things:

- delete   var pressedItem=1; parameter from your data file
- set correct parameter on each page before you call data file, forexample:

<noscript><a href="http://deluxe-menu.com">Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com</a></noscript>
<script type="text/javascript">  var dmWorkPath = "menudir/";</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/dmenu.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">  var pressedItem=3;</script>

...
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/data.js"></script>r dmWorkPath = "menudir/";</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/dmenu.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">  var pressedItem=3;</script>
...
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/data.js"></script>

You can also set a pressed item using Javascript API:

function dm_ext_setPressedItem (menuInd, submenuInd, itemInd,

You can also 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 am just in the process of evaluating your deluxe menus product for possible purchase.  
I have installed the product and i am using the Deluxe Tuner product to create my menus based on the Vista 3-08 template.  

I save the project and it adds the .js files in the correct location ( all under Menu folder in my project), but none of the images for the top level menu are copied (btn_red.gif or btn_red2.gif).  

So when i run my website, i see the drop down menus but no header menu images (see attached image).  

What image files need copying to which location in my websites main folder?


A: When you save your menu in Deluxe Tuner (use "Save as..." or "Exportto HTML" functions) you'll get a folder with all engine files(dmenu.js, dmenu_add.js ...) and all images.

So, for Vista Style 3-08 template you'll have the following images:

arr_white.gif
arrv_white.gif
blank.gif
btn_red.gif
btn_red2.gif

You should copy folder with all these files on your server.


Q: Is there a function for flash tab menu a I can call to make a tab appear??


A: You can use the following function to open appropriate tab:

Unfortunately Deluxe Tabs doesn't support API functions now.

You can use the following function to open specific tab:
dtabs_itemClick(menuInd,itemInd);
where
menuInd - index of a tab menu on a page, >= 0.
itemInd - index of a item, >=0.

For example:

<DIV onClick="dtabs_itemClick(0,2)" style="width: 200px; border: 2px solid #000;">Click to open the third tab</DIV>



Q: How does one go about changing the parameter or the JavaScript so that a vertical menu selection stays 'on'? In other words, the vertical menu remains selected, perhaps in a background color that shows the user this menu choice is selected and the user is in the selected menu area.

A: To save your navigation path you should set the following parameter:

  var saveNavigationPath = 1;
The menu keeps items highlighted during menu navigation.
0 - disabled, 1 - enabled (default).

You can highlight menu items by default in two ways:

1) Set the pressed item on each page idividually using the following parameter:

  var pressedItem = -2;
The toggle mode. Sets an index of an item that will be highlighted by default.
-2 - the toggle mode is disabled;
-1 - the toggle mode is enabled, but no items highlighted by default;
0,1,2,3,... - index of highlighted item in a top-level menu.
- delete   var pressedItem=1; parameter from your data file
- set correct parameter on each page before you call data file, for example:

<noscript><a href="http://deluxe-menu.com">Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com</a></noscript>
<script type="text/javascript">  var dmWorkPath = "menudir/";</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/dmenu.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">  var pressedItem=2;</script>
...
<script type="text/javascript" src="menudir/data.js"></script>

2) Set the pressed item/subitem using dm_ext_setPressedItem () function.

Please see more info here:
http://deluxe-menu.com/highlighted-items-sample.html