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Mister 4
10-18-2006, 07:30 PM
Hello all

This will be the first time playing around with Flash animation stuff but for now I am using pre-made flash menus from Softery.com. I'd thought id put something somewhat fancy on a site for once using a generic template and so forth.

Anyhew, I am trying to put a dropdown menu type bar seen Here (http://www.herbaltique.com)

As you can see there is already a flash bar, but the navigation is a horizontal type. I tried to put a Drop down style found at Softery.com (http://www.softery.com/products.php?pt=2&type=dream&product_id=MTEw) but all I get is even more green instead of the menu overlapping the content. Everytime I do the whole Insert>Media thing in Dreamweaver it always slaps the bar on the very top with a layer on it instead of the specified green area on my table. Before I go and buy this menu, I want to make sure I can perfect this. Anybody have any suggestions?

Ricky55
10-18-2006, 09:19 PM
do it in flash yourself, its not as hard as you may think.

Ricky55

chriskq
10-18-2006, 11:46 PM
those template menus are rather horrible. CSS can be very powerful and flash is a waste of time just for a menu... either do the whole site in flash or just have a flash banner... (thats my opinion)
are u familar with css
http://cssplay.co.uk/menus/final_drop2.html
check that out... with gradients as background a css menu can look just as good (opacity can be applied, and u can even use javascript tweening for a bouncy effect or something http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/demos/effects/index.html )

ps- that menu on that herbal site my look ok... but it doesnt even extend to the end of the container... doesnt give a very professional look. And thats just plain gay how the first nav item is a link back to the template site.... wats that about

Mister 4
10-19-2006, 12:43 AM
those template menus are rather horrible. CSS can be very powerful and flash is a waste of time just for a menu... either do the whole site in flash or just have a flash banner... (thats my opinion)
are u familar with css
http://cssplay.co.uk/menus/final_drop2.html
check that out... with gradients as background a css menu can look just as good (opacity can be applied, and u can even use javascript tweening for a bouncy effect or something http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/demos/effects/index.html )

ps- that menu on that herbal site my look ok... but it doesnt even extend to the end of the container... doesnt give a very professional look. And thats just plain gay how the first nav item is a link back to the template site.... wats that about

Cool, thanks!! That CSS Menu is just what I needed. :D I totally agree with the flash content. I wanted to avoid using it as much as I could but I was looking for a some type of navigation, when I saw the flash template on the site, I was totally thrown off by it being how flashy it is being in a site that its in. Thanks again criskq

Ricky55
10-19-2006, 02:19 PM
I totally disagree flash can integrate very well into html pages and can provide some great menus etc.

Infact I think some sites completely done in Flash can be over the top and too much.

Of course its about balance and selecting whats the best for your project.

Ricky55

domedia
10-24-2006, 06:01 PM
Of course its about balance and selecting whats the best for your project. Very true. Many people se these things in black/white. While there is 'good practises' things we know works best for some websites, they don't apply to all.