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Easiest Way to Add Drop Down Navigation Menu on a website
Don't have knowledge of CSS
contentmaster

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Msg#: 4237301 posted 11:44 am on Dec 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have static text links that serve as navigation on my website. However, off late, I have been thinking of organising the links into drop down since there are too many text links on top, making the page look untidy.

I do not have any knowledge of CSS or Javascript. Are there any free resources that I can use to develop a clean and simple drop down navigation menu on the homepage?

 

brotherhood of LAN

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Msg#: 4237301 posted 12:21 pm on Dec 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

There are CSS-based solutions that would likely be more search engine friendly. SE's are thought to be able to parse certain javascript but it's best to be on the safe side when it's as important as your sites main navigation.

The first result for 'css dropdown' on a search brought me this:
[tjkdesign.com...]

contentmaster

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Msg#: 4237301 posted 2:39 pm on Dec 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the link. I will study it.

I do not want to do anything on the website that may jeopardize my rankings on Google. Do you think it is safe to have a drop down menu from that perspective as compared to having a textual navigation bar?

brotherhood of LAN

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Msg#: 4237301 posted 8:44 pm on Dec 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Using CSS does not obfuscate the text in regards to traditional search engine spiders, they will see the links regardless of how you style them with CSS.

MichaelBluejay

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Msg#: 4237301 posted 2:08 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Here's hoping that eventually drop-down menus will be built into HTML so that webmasters don't have to jump through hoops to include them. It took only *fifteen years* for them to add rounded corners to HTML, wow. Still no hope in sight for pull-down menus.

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