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Features

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
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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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
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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  • You can set the size of the menu in pixels, percent or other units. The menu may have an absolute or relative position (it can be inserted into the table).
  • Use any necessary font of any color, size and font decoration. Create any available type, thickness and color of a menu's frame.Choose any color for backgrounds of submenus and items.
  • Specify various values for padding and spacing for the whole menu and for each separate submenu.
  • You can specify a time for delays in showing or hiding of a submenu. Use special prefixes for image paths and links to make paths absolute.
  • Create separators using your own pictures, size and alignment.

Recent Questions

Q: We have several problems with your menu.
Notice when trying to select a drop down item…the item disappears, rather than holding in place as the mouse is over the menu item.

Second, we’d like to know how to expand the width of the main headers and sub headers. Currently, they are not of the same width.

Lastly, we’d like to change the font and load new fonts to match the branding of the menu items.
Please let us know where we can find instructions to make these modifications/customizations.


A: Please, try to write your menuItems parameter correctly.
You should set "iconOver" parameter for each item (you can set "").
Please, see how you should write your menuItems:

["","index.php","nav_home_out.gif","nav_home_over.gif","","_self","0",,,],
["","","nav_experience_out.gif","nav_experience_over.gif","","_self","0",,,],
     ["|Contestants","experience_contestants.php","","","_self","2",,,],
...

> Second, we’d like to know how to expand the width of the
> main headers and sub headers. Currently, they are not of the
> same width.

You should use Individual styles, for example:

  var itemStyles = [
["itemWidth=120px","arrowImageMain=image1,image2=home_out.gif,home_over.gif"],     // style 0
["itemBorderWidth=2","itemBorderStyle=solid,solid", "itemBorderColor=#AA0000,#0000FF"],     // style 1
["fontStyle=bold 12px Arial,Helvetica", "fontDecoration=none,underline"],     // style 2
];

  var menuItems = [
["","index.php","nav_home_out.gif","nav_home_over.gif","","_self","0",,,],
    ["","","nav_experience_out.gif","nav_experience_over.gif","","_self","0",,,],
...

For submenus you should set the following parameter:

  var smWidth="150px";

> Lastly, we’d like to change the font and load new
> fonts to match the branding of the menu items.

You should also use Individual styles.
But you should set this parameter:

  var fontStyle="";
And then use different fonts for your items.


Q: I have generated my navigation menu bar and want to incorporate it into my current website.
How do I resize and position the navigational menu inside a table?


A: 1) Resize:
You could specify exact width for menu using that parameter:

  var menuWidth="400px";

You can also set exact width for each top item using Individual Item Styles:

  var itemStyles = [ ["itemWidth=120px"],];

  var menuItems = [ ["Item 1","", "", "", "", "", "0", "", "", ],
["Item 2","", "", "", "", "", "0", "", "", ],
["Item 3","", "", "", "", "", "0", "", "", ],
["Item 4","", "", "", "", "", "0", "", "", ],
["Item 5","", "", "", "", "", "0", "", "", ],
];

2) Position the navigational menu inside a table:
You can paste the menu inside the <div> or <table> tag, for example:

<DIV align=center>
<SCRIPT src="data/data.js" type=text/javascript>
</SCRIPT>
</DIV>


<table width=800>
<tr>
<td align=center width=600><script type="text/javascript" src="data/data.js"></script></td>
</tr>
</table>


Q: Can I create menus with cross-frame capability using your drop down menu generator?
With the menu beingin one frame and the submenus opening to the other frame?

A: See how should you create cross frame menu:

1. To initialize the cross frame menu call dm_initFrame()
function instead of standard dm_init() function within data.js file:

dm_initFrame(framesetID, mainFrameInd, subFrameInd, orientation);

framesetID - id attribute of the frameset;
mainFrameInd - index of the main frame (where the top-menu is placed), >=0;
subFrameInd - index of the subframe (where the submenus will be shown), >=0;
orientation - frame orientaion: 0 - top-to-bottom, 1 - left-to-right; 2 - bottom-to-top; 3 - right-to-left.

So you should create your menu in Deluxe Tuner, save it.
Create html file with your frame set.
Set ID for the first frameset:
<FRAMESET id=frmSet rows=220,*>
<FRAME id=frame1 src="Deluxe Menu Samples_files/cross-frame-horizontal-1.htm"> //menu frame
<FRAME id=frame2 name=frame2 src="Deluxe Menu Samples_files/testlink.htm"> //content frame
</FRAMESET>

Then you should open your data file in any text editor and change
dm_init(); for example to dm_initFrame("frmSet", 0, 1, 0);
You'll find more info here:
http://deluxe-menu.com/cross-frame-mode-sample.html

Q: I am setting up a 3 tab script and each tab opens a new page but the state of the javascript tab menu selected reverts back to the default tab.а Howdo I keep the tab selected when advancing to the next tab (new page)?

A: You should change the selected tab depending on the page you are now.

This Tabs menu can save pressed item automatically within1 page only. If you open another page, the menu can't remember presseditem. You should do that manually using Javascript and menu parameters(  var bselectedItem) or using any server-side script (php, asp, etc.)

Deluxe Tabs doesn't support API functions which can return theselected tab.

So, you can set "bselectedItem" parameter based on your link beforeyou call data.js file.

For example, move "bselectedItem" parameter from data.js file to yourcode.

<TD vAlign=top align=left>
/* Select Tab */
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2">
  var bselectedItem=<?php echo $seltabs; ?>;
</script>
<SCRIPT src="data.js" type=text/javascript></SCRIPT>
</TD>

You should define seltabs using server side script.