As Jakob Nielsen (the "king of usability") says in his article on mega drop-down menus usability, mega menus have the following characteristics:
- Big, two-dimensional panels divided into groups of navigation option
- Navigation choices structured through layout, typography, and (sometimes) icons
- Everything visible at once, no scrolling
- Vertical or horizontal form factors when activated from top navigation bars; when activated from left-hand navigation, they might appear as mega fly-outs.
Visit our examples page to view 2 mega menu examples, which are simple variations of the vertical mega drop-down menus used at foodnetwork.com and actionenvelope.com:
So, how is a mega drop-down menu created using AllWebMenus?
This is easy!
- Add a single item only on each submenu of the Main Menu items
- Use the "HTML - Full Mode" value at the "Text" property of that submenu items
- Add any content you like to the "Text" property (tables, divs, links, text, images, etc.) using simple HTML
Visit our examples page to see these 2 mega menu examples in action and download their AllWebMenus projects!
This is to inform you that AllWebMenus Pro version 5.2 Build #802 has been released!
Take a look at 'What's New' in this version:
- New "Menu Structure Source" property to specify how your css navigation menu is populated with menu items and submenus:
Option 1: using the project's structure, i.e. items that you add to your AllWebMenus project. These items are fetched from its compiled project's file (default option), OR
Option 2: "on-the-fly", using <UL><LI> items fetched from the loaded page that shows the menu.
- Added support for properly building a menu when its menu-linking code cannot be placed right after the <BODY> element: you can inform AllWebMenus if the menu-linking code is a direct child of the <BODY> tag (default behavior) OR it "sits" inside additional tags (like <td>, <div>, <span>, etc.). The latter case used to cause some cross-browser trouble in certain CMS or tools (especially in FrontPage), now it is solved through this option.
- Fixed an issue where the "Show Item or Group on Appear" didn't work properly when "Automatically" was chosen and the option "If the highlighted item is inside a submenu group, this group will also appear selected and open" was unchecked.
You can download the application via our website's Download Page
Thanks for reading!
Likno Software Team
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We are exited to inform you that we have released the latest version of AllWebMenus PRO version 5.2 Build #800
Here is a view of What's New!
- Added a new option to the "Show Item or Group on Appear" feature: If the selected (highlighted) item is inside a submenu group, do you want this group to also appear selected and open (or not)?
- Added "Browser-specific Offsets" for Chrome in the "Positioning" property.
- Added the "Unlimited Domains" License option to the Server-Side Menus API.
- Added the "Show Item or Group on Appear" feature to the Server-Side Menus API.
- Added support for the "Opacity" property in the Opera browser.
- Fixed an issue where the "Opacity" property was not applied properly when the Chrome or Safari browser was used.
- Added an additional check to the application to check if the user has administrator rights when trying to activate the product (administrator rights are required for the activation process).
- Enhanced the positioning behavior of a submenu that is set to "open on menu appear" and is currently outside the viewable page. When scrolling the page the submenu will show open at its specified position relative to its parent item.
- Fixed an issue where the "Automatic item selection (highlight)" feature was not working properly for links beginning with "/".
- Fixed an issue of the FrontPage Add-in where the message "Can't find web folder" appeared.
Download the latest version at:
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