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Need help with drop down menus, not applet or flash based.

Hello there,

I would like to add drop down menus to a website that are not flash or java applet based (java script is fine though : )  

An example of what I would like to do is on the top bar at www.newegg.com , when you mouse over them a submenu pops up right below the tab.  I usually use DreamWeaver as my design program but i'm not afraid of a little code, any tutorial or code samples would be appreciate.

Thanks for the help,

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi JTCollins,

Suckerfish is pretty good.  I prefer A List Apart's stuff:


Just FYI, there is a built-in behavior for DW (Show Popup Menus) that will also work, but I only recommend people use it if they are afraid of getting dirty with the code.  This doesn't appear to be the case with you, so use a third party code.

Googling for "CSS drop down menu" or "DHTML drop down menu" will produce tons and tons of free code for you.
Like jason mentioned, there are tons of free code out there.

Here's another great resource, Listamatic:  http://css.maxdesign.com.au/index.htm
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No need to get complicated for such a simple menu design.


Codes in the page.
JTCollinsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for everything so far, I'm looking over it all, my big problem was I was googling java drop downs, and good lord do those look terrible.

Thanks for setting me straight and I'll finish up soon.

JTCollinsAuthor Commented:
Ok, so here's the skinny.

I was able to get the sucker fish code to work, but two things, It's a little more complicated than I would like, and 2 I want to attach the menus to existing images instead of creating text based drop down boxes.  ( I know I know, would have be helpful info to post.)

The alistapart code helped me out but I went with a different code set called AnyLink Drop Down Menu- © Dynamic Drive

It's older code and won't sit well with text only browsers, but I'm ok with that for the moment.

I'm having a problem when I attach the menu to a hyperlink map in firefox, and the highlight function isn't working in  IE 7 yet but I'm getting there.

Thanks for all the help everyone
JTCollinsAuthor Commented:
Sry for the dbl post, reason I picked Jason 1178 as the solution is I found my answer by googling DHTML Drop Downs.

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