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Re: UDM from Brothercake for drop-down menus

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From: Christian Heilmann
Date: Oct 14, 2005 4:40AM


> > > Can we post the urls for these vendors?
> >
> > http://www.projectseven.com
> > http://www.udm4.com
> >
>
> I haven't tried this one myself but definitely worth a look:
>
> http://www.onlinetools.org/tools/yadm
>
> (Im sure christian will give more advice on it if needed)

Mine doesn't really give the keyboard experience brothercake's menu
gives. You need to tab through invisible links to reach the next main
section.

I still consider a multi level popup menu not a good choice when you
want to be accessible, not because of technical issues (of which there
are a lot), but plainly because of the amount of data displayed. You
cannot give a sitemap as the navigation on every page and expect not
to make it hard for some users to navigate your site. If 80% of the
displayed/offered links are not related to the current section then
they are just dead pageweight and in the way.

A "perfect" solution would be brothercake's with an AJAX layer only
loading the content of the sub sections when you activate a main
section.

Or - here is an idea - make a basic navigation that gives _only what
makes sense in this section_ and *offer* the fancy dropdown menu as an
option!

http://www.icant.co.uk/articles/navigation/

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Chris Heilmann
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