Dreamweaver Drop Down Menu Tutorial Screenshots





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The Vista Buttons Menu Extension for Dreamweaver allows you to create powerful dropdown menus, directly in Dreamweaver 3.0, Dreamweaver UltraDev 1.0, Dreamweaver 4, Dreamweaver UltraDev 4.0, Dreamweaver MX, Dreamweaver MX 2004, Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4. Create, insert, modify a css menu without leaving your favorite web design framework! Fully customizable appearance! Use one of the 500+ web buttons, 100 submenu designs, 6600+ icons, 50 ready-made samples, or create your own using the theme editor. With support for custom images, icons, colors, font styles, the possibilities are limitless. You'll create really nice looking web menus and web buttons with little or no design skills at all!



Menu, Button, and Icon Collection

Dreamweaver Menu Extension provides huge collection of 1400 web buttons, 6600 icons, 300 ready-made samples, so you'll create really nice looking menus and buttons with little or nodesign skills at all! Web 2.0, Mac, iPhone, Aqua buttons, Vista, XP, transparent, round, glossy, metallic, 3d, tab menus, drop down menus will be a breeze!

Button and Icon Samples

Features

Orientation of the Menu
Create both horizontal and vertical menus and submenus with any amount of menus on one page.

Css Menu Content Dreamweaver Examples Image Navigation
Use images for icons, backgrounds of items. Using images you can create menus entirely based on graphics.

Rollover Button Dropdown Link Html Button State
You can create 1-state, 2-state, 3-state and 3-state toggle buttons using Dreamweaver Menu Extension. 1-state buttons are simple static image buttons. 2-state buttons respond to mouseOver event creating rollover effect. Mouse click doesn't change the button appearance. 3-state buttons support both mouseOver and mouseClick event. 3-state toggle buttons additionally stick in the pressed state after a click.

Dreamweaver Menu Bar Too Small Dreamweaver Drop Down Menu Tutorial Text-based menu
You can create a menu with text-based top items. Such menu will be loaded more quickly on your website (in comparison with image-based navigation).
Menu structure is comprised of HTML nested UL and LI tags. Standards compliant menu structure is simple to customize and update.

Ready to use button templates and submenus themes.
In the Themes toolbox you can choose selected buttons and submenu themes for web appearance.

Create your own button themes
Theme editor helps you create your own themes or modify existing ones.




2.0 Buttons by Web-Buttons.com v3.0.0

How to use Dreamweaver Menu extension

    To install the menu into your html page you should do the following things:

    Create and save your buttons in any temp folder using Vista Buttons application. It will be better to export all menu code to external .js file. Go to "Tools/Export options...". Check "Save all menu params to js file" option.

    Export options

    You can use "Save as HTML" function.

    Save Dreamweaver drop down menu

    You can enter any name you like, for example enter "menu":

    Save Dreamweaver menu name

    So you'll have menu.html file and "menu-files" folder with all menu files.

    Generated files

    Insert dreamweaver drop down menu to a single page

    - Start Dreamweaver and open the web page that you will be inserting the script into. When the page opens, it should look like this:

    Open website in Dreamweaver

    - Open the generated in Vista Buttons menu.htmlpage in any text editor. Copy all code within the following tags:
          <!-- Begin Vista-Buttons.com -->
            ...
          <!-- End Vista-Buttons.com -->

    - Go back to Dreamweaver. In the Design mode decide where you would like the drop down menu to appear in your page. It helps you add the menu code in the correct place. Click in the spot you want the code to appear in and type the phrase: your code here

    Insert menu in Dreamweaver

    - We will now be inserting the JavaScript code into the body section right where we typed the phrase in the previous step. To do this, switch to HTML View.

    Insert drop down menu in Dreamweaver

    - Go to the "Edit Menu" with Dreamweaver and select the "Paste" option to paste the menu code that we copied to the clipboard earlier. Since the phrase we typed was highlighted, it will be replaced when we paste the code in.

    Insert menu in Dreamweaver

    - Now you should copy the "menu-files" folder into the same folder with your index.html page.

    Copy menu files in Dreamweaver

    - Notice that in the Design mode your drop down menu won't display. It is normal. You should view your page in browser.

    Design mode in Dreamweaver

    - That's all. You've added all necessary code to your page, so let's test it. Select "File/Preview in browser/IExplore" to display the page live (in Internet Explorer).

    Result

    - If everything goes well, save your document and upload it and the "menu-files" folder to your web site. If something seems wrong, double-check that you followed all the steps correctly.

    - If you still run into trouble, we'd be happy to assist you further. You can post your problem to us at , and meanwhile describe your files in details.





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