Every serious web site does need a navigation menu. Any objections? OK, lets go further. The best looking and acting menus are Flash ones, its a well-known statement. As well-known, as Flash technologys drawbacks: large size, difficulties of design, search engines unfriendly-ness (they cant follow
Flash links, and thus cant index entire web-site properly). Less known fact is that you CAN really use Flash menus WITHOUT suffering of all Flash drawbacks. All you need is Macromedia Style Menu.
What the magic with it? OK, lets look. First, it is the certified Macromedia Dreamveawer plug-in, and you can use it if you can use Dreamveawer. Second, the menu created dynamically by plain HTML description in the document (technically speaking, hidden «div» with «menu» id). Such approach results in the fact all hyperlinks really ARE in your HTML, and search engines can easily follow them. By the same reasons, the SWF menu is very small (as it is generated dynamically and does not contain embedded images).
But the coolest thing is that menu is easily designed to create structure, you just write old good HTML, for change appearance, you just use Dreamweavers Tag Inspector and, magically, receive cool Flash menu with all goodies (including inline search) and no drawbacks!
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