Which is best for creatring expandable menu?

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  1. sonay2525

    sonay2525 New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm creating a website and would like to have a horizontal expandable (drop down) menu list. After doing a lot of search and reading, I found the the following methods:
    1. CSS - pseudo-class :)hover)
    2. Javascript - by using "onmouseover" or "onclick" detectors & Definition Lists (<dl>, <dt> and <dd>)
    3. Flash - by creating a flash movie/button and inserting it

    When I create the menu with flash or javascript and try to view it in the browser (usually IE), my browser Popup blocker blocks some parts of the website and says:
    "Did you notice the Information Bar? The information bar alerts you when Internet Explorer blocks a pop-up window or file download that might not be safe...."
    But the thing is, when I go to another website that does have flash or javascript, I don't get this message.

    QUESTIONS:
    1. Is there anyway I can prevent the popup blocker blocking my webpage?
    2. And which method is recommended for creating an expandable menu?

    I would really appreciate if anyone could help me out on this.

    Thank you.
    Sonya
     
  2. davncong

    davncong New Member

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    If you use a flash menu you will only get this message when you preview your page (because its a local file.) Users accessing the page from the internet should not get the error message. I use a flash menu on my page and get the same warning, until I actually post the page and flash file.
     
  3. rarepearldesign

    rarepearldesign New Member

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    CSS/Javascript based menu...hands down. I don't like flash except to add extra value that could still be obtained from the site without it. That way visitors without flash get just as much out info out of the site, but flash users get just a little more flare.
     
  4. zkiller

    zkiller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd also take the CSS/Javascript route. Loads the fasted too. :)
     
  5. cmjvulavala

    cmjvulavala New Member

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    Take a look at CSS Play
    I've used that site loads in the past to give me some ideas or the odd bit of code for a menu. All i can say is that it is the work of someone who seems to be VERY good with CSS.
     
  6. constanthosting

    constanthosting New Member

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  7. jnjc

    jnjc New Member

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    Go CSS or Javascript, flash is overkill for a menu.
     

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