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Tree Menu Navigation - Extreme Cross-Browser CompliantCONSTRUCTION LINES - XTree Menu
    Full Tree Menu System
    An all-around tree menu system

  1. Multi-Level Tree Menu with CONSTRUCTION LINES
    The selected menu item's right hand side is OPEN and no lines are separating the selected menu item from the main body area. This make things more clear that this selection belongs to this main body text.

    click me first button

    Please also see other these other tree styles:
    1. Big Icons
      big icon

    2. Inverse Background
      inverse background
      (black background)

    3. Image Only

      (e.g. Custom Fonts)

    4. Note: You still have full customization of the entire tree
      so you are not limited to these styles show above

  2. Unlimited Levels
    with context highlighting. Note: it's best not to add too many levels or you may have very little room on the right hand side to work with.

  3. Full Auto Updating: Fully integrated with Dreamweaver MX and MX 2004
  4. If you change or rename a file name in Dreamweaver, it's links and url's are updated. If you move a file to a different folder, it's links are also automatically updated via Dreamweaver.

  5. Full Customization
    Menu items can be
    1. images: e.g.
    2. text: e.g. Annual Report
    3. both images and text (e.g.- Annual Report)

  6. MAXIMUM Performance
    existing tree menus have to use either: frames, a server side dll, very complex CSS, and/or complicated javascript. This can mean loading almost the entire site menu for each page. Which means SLOW.........(Why load the entire site menu if you are not going to visit every single page in the entire site anyway?)

    see how it handles time sensitive data with the
    Real-time Database Tree Menu Architecture

  8. Embedded Breadcrumbs
    Each level is highlighted to allow the user to quickly see main categories on the tree menu for faster surfing just like regular breadcrumbs.

  9. NO FRAMES needed or desired to make this work
    NOTE: pay close attention to competitors products as they may need frames to make it work.

  10. Bookmarkable Tree Menu System drag and drop anywhere, including the menu into your Favorites folder

  11. No Server-Side DLL's needed
    Some tree menus require you to install a server side DLL on the web server to get it to work. This system doesn't need it.

  12. No complicated JavaScript needed. In fact, the only JavaScript used is simple rollover code. Most Tree menus have to use very complicated javascript to make it work or some server side .DLL item.

  13. Extreme Cross-Browser Compatibility
    (e.g. things will line up properly..)
    This works in Netscape 4.x browsers and visually impaired screen readers, Section 508 compliance. No worrying about the menu being too wide or overlapping in this other browser. Uses simple table tags that consistently work in any browser.

  14. Auto-Toggle Expand/Collapse for faster surfing
    (Just like your Microsoft I.E. Favorites Panel)

  15. No CSS hacks or workarounds used.
    No worrying about whether the menu is misaligned or chopped off in this browser but works well in that other browser. No complicated CSS used. Thus, CSS workarounds and hacks for cross-browser compliance are not needed. That's why it can be used on Netscape 4.x browsers, Macs, and screen readers

    NOTE: Beware of menus systems that partially work, i.e. 'gracefully degrade' other words, fully expanded menus in Netscape 4.x or Mac Browsers. How are you really supposed to read anything if the menu is a mile in length? Fully expanded menus totally defeats the purpose of a tree menu in the first place and you end up scrolling forever to get to the bottom of the page.

  16. Real Time Database Tree Menu Architecture:
    (dynamic menus do's and don't and
    a common sense solution for real-time critical data)

  1. NOTE: Please start with the MOST BASIC nested template example, ALPHA, before using this can save a lot more time and have a lot less frustration.

    10 to 15 minutes is all it takes, OK?

    This Nested Template is kept simple in order for you to easily adapt it with your existing templates as well as understand what is going on, "template programming-wise" as it can get pretty confusing.

  2. Nevertheless, because it's using Templates and Library Items, massive changes across the entire web site can be made with the click of the button. AND massive changes across a selected part of the web site can also be made.

  3. Nested Templates are great for big sites that have their own sections while maintaining a consistent navigation across the entire site. Moreover, each section can also have customization that will also propagate through it's own set of pages.
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