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> So far, so good!
Not so fast. If you want to use Flash for navigation, consider this -
1. Some people don't have Flash installed - what do they do?
2. Search engines may not parse Flash links - your site will not be
3. Screen assistive devices don't parse Flash links - what will those users
4. DW cannot maintain links within a Flash movie, so if you move or rename
a linked file, your navigation will break - what will you do? You will have
to remake those buttons.
It's usually a very bad idea for these reasons - and for these reasons,
Adobe has removed Flash buttons and Flash text from the next version of
I recommend you discard this whole approach and check out the menu systems
offered by http://www.projectseven.com/. I am not affiliated with them
other than by being a VERY satisfied user. PopMenuMagic appears on most of
the sites I build. Their products and support are legendary.
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"Elenora" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have Dreamweaver CS3, which I've been trying to teach myself...I am
> new at this. I have created a navigation bar which contains seven flash
> buttons for navigating to pages. So far, so good! But for one of the
> I need to be able to have a drop-down menu appear when that button is
> clicked -
> this is where my problem arises. Being so new at this, I know there must
> be a
> fairly easy way to handle this, but I'm not figuring it out. I tried
> using a
> Spry menu bar, but that completely eliminated my flash button...that
> work. I thought perhaps I could use a vertical navigation snippet, but
> unable to figure out how to incorporate it with the flash button. Can
> give me some tips on what to do or try?
Thanks for the reply! After reading over your information and pondering on it a bit, I see the merit in what you're saying, although I'm dismayed I've spent so much time already doing what I've done. Chalk it down to a learning experience...I definitely will use flash in only a minor fashion (and not as navigation) on the next site I work on. I intend to check out the website you sited - considering the time I've already spent on this, and that I'm so very new at this, it will probably be worth the $90 for the ease and convenience they provide. Thank you very much for your help in this matter.