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Dynamic Drop/Pull/Yank-Down Menu

What's the best cross-browser compatible code?

10:31 pm on Mar 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Something that I can make pretty, but also something that's not bloated or outdated.

Something like the one at the top of this page...


...but free.

5:38 pm on Mar 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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A lot of members here have used [dynamicdrive.com...] for this kind of navigation.

I personally take issue with this style of menu for usability reasons -- and where I've reworked the Information Architecture and navigation of a site that uses DHTML dropdown menus, I've been able to improve their stickiness by eliminating it.

The short version of my anti-DHTML menu rant is that it places too many choices on the page - and many people will make NO choice in such a situation. Some users love it - usually the more technicallly minded. But Mom and Pop AOL often run the other way.

However, I also recognize that sometimes the client wants what they want, and they will not be deterred.