I am a SharePoint developer and I have a client that wants to use a jQuery horizontal menu at the top of the UI. I have only done a couple of things with jQuery before, so I would consider myself a jQuery newbie.
On the horizontal menus that the client has liked on other sites, there are usually three or four tabs across the top, and selecting one of the tabs displays an HTML snippet that appears to be part of the tab. Selecting the next tab displays another HTML page/snippet.
When I look at the source on these pages, it appears that they use jQuery, jQuery UI, or Superfish. Being unfamiliar with the open-source tools and components, I need recommendations about what set of tools I should pursue.
I plan to do more research, but I am in a hurry at this time and need to present a proposal for the design tools we are going to use this next week.
The web pages using these menus in SharePoint are rather sophisticated examples, but they illustrate what my client is talking about:
I'd appreciate your recommendations on how to accomplish at the least the basic functionality of these horizontal menus using jQuery. Specifically, what tools you recommend. Any comments about SuperFish, when it is used, and the drawbacks involved, as well as whether the jQuery UI "tabs" functionality is recommended.