View Full Version : Roll Over Buttons

09-18-2008, 01:31 PM
Just a quickie really. Still on lower rungs of Dreamweaver CS3 learning ladder, but still keen to learn...

Roll over buttons - Browsing the Interweb you see some pretty fancy menu options - in particular, menus that feature roll-over icons (im talking, fading in and fading out kind of roll over) and also menus that pop out to show semi-transparent sub-menus etc.

From the little I know so far, I think that some of the Spry features might be able to offer something similar. I think I am right in thinking this is AJAX controls that utilise JavaScript to perform the roll-over affects within the users browser.

Id just like to know a little more from you lot.
e.g. Resources for good demo roll-over affects, graphics, tutorials, etc

What things do I need to consider and what advice would you offer?

I don't have a particular application that I would like to apply this for, more for self-development purposes.

09-18-2008, 03:52 PM
if you are willing to pay 25 us dollars per month i personally dont think you can beat the training offered by Lynda.com they have loads of stuff on dreamweaver and they two specific courses one on Ajax and One on Spry

see here

Also have you looked at Flash?

09-18-2008, 04:22 PM
just looked at those tutorials and did the free ones - very nice. I was kind of hoping for a free ride with learning about these things, but might cough up some . Ive got plenty to learn in the meantime - appreciate any free resources that are out there.

Flash is something that is on my list, but very near the bottom of it. In the long run I will probably be concentrating on ASP.NET stuff, but for now, just trying to get my head around the general web development stuff

09-19-2008, 02:31 AM
There are loads of free tutorials on the web.

It depends what you want, if you want to learn quickly and accurately then Lynda is a great resource, 12.50 a month not much.

This site as some free stuff:
http://www.swinburne.edu.au/design/tutorials/ (Dreamweaver, CSS & Flash)
http://www.gotoandlearn.com/ (great Flash resource free video tuts)

09-20-2008, 12:30 AM
Maybe these will be useful as well: