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    the best DHTML Menu System?

    I've got a client that doesn't like the menu system we chose for his site. That shouldn't be a big deal because implimenting another one shouldn't take too long.

    But I can't seem to find one that meets his requiremtns. I know it's out there but I need you guys to point me in the right direction.

    A good example of the type of menu he likes is the left column, vertical menu at www.msnbc.com .

    The 3 key components that the menu needs are:
    1. SEO Friendly
    2. Fairly quick loading (the page is already a little heavy)
    3. Must accomodate a lot of menu content without slowing down. Menu items and sub-menus included, it will have about 100 items
    4. "Inteligent" Popup Menu Positioning - the site is horizontally centered, so the horizontal position of the sub-menus must be able to handle that. More importantly, some of the sub-menus will be fairly long. With that in mind, he wants the sub-menu to be vertically positioned directly next to the main menu item, but in the event that the sub-menu is long enough to go below the visible area of the browser, the sub-menu should be positioned vertically so that as much of the sub-menu as possible is visible. Take a look at the menus on MSNBC.com to see what I mean.


    Ok, enough rambling. Any ideas? I'm kind of in a pinch and would really appreciate any suggestions.

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    Hi, try this:

    http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...menu/index.htm
    Will that do the job?

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    I've already looked at that one and the only problem with it, is that all of the menus links are created with Javascript. Whatever menu we use has to be search engine friendly so the links need to be standard html.

    Any other ideas?

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    As far as I know this type of menu can only be done using JS.

    If you included a site map on the website the search engines would still be able to find their way around.

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    Okay. I just found this:

    http://www.phoenity.com/newtedge/vertical_nav/

    It only goes down one level though - see the notes at the bottom of the page.

    Hope that helps!

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    We miss you, Dan Schulz.
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