Sothink DHTMLMenu is a DHTML menu creating software, created by sothink.com. This software can be used in web pages for easy navigation and to enhance the look and feel of your site.

 There is no need to have any software coding skills to create these menus or to work with Sothink DHTMLMenu. Pop-up menus can be created without writing a single line of code. The other advantage with this tool is that it is very user friendly. The result of the design that you are creating can be viewed instantly during design. The generated DHTML menu is compatible with almost all available web browsers and platforms. it can be easily used within Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver.

Sothink DHTMLMenu supports multi-level menu with fully customizable text, font style, link, background, arrows, border style and pop-up effects. The menu's position can be either relative or absolute. It is convenient for users to insert a menu anywhere in a page.

Now let us illustrate in steps, an example of how to create a simple DHTML menu list using Sothink DHTMLMenu. The process is very simple and extremely easy and flexible.

  1. Launch SothinkDHTMLMenu from the Start button.

     Start Programs SourceTec SothinkDHTMLMenu SothinkDHTMLMenu

            

  1. The screen displays four panes:

        The Menu pane displays the tree structure of the DHTML menu that you are creating.

        The pane to the right of the Menu pane displays the preview of the menu you are creating.

        The Tasks pane displays the list of settings that you can modify for the DHTML menu you are creating.

        The pane at the bottom of the screen displays the details of the settings that you have selected in the Tasks pane. You can modify the settings details as per your requirement.

 

  1. Click <Top-level Menu> in the Menu task pane to assign global settings such as the general background of the layout and so on. Click General under Popup Menu Settings in the Tasks pane; displays PoupMenuSettings General settings in the bottom pane.

 You are presented with four settings. You can specify whether you want to create a vertical or horizontal menu, the spacing and padding between the menus and the transparency of the menus here. We have chosen a vertical menu for this example.

 Similarly specify the details (Background color, Border, Shadow, etc) for the other settings (Background, Border, Effect) under the Popup Menu Settings in the Tasks pane, as shown in the screen shots below. These settings are global and apply to the layout as a whole.

 

 

 

  1. Click Menu Item in the Menu pane under <Top-level Menu>. Click General under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane; displays Menu Item Settings General settings in the bottom pane as shown in the screen shot below.

Select the Text option and enter the name of the Menu Item (Home in our example). You can also specify the alignment of text, width, height and so on. The link to the page to be displayed when this menu is clicked is specified in the Link: text box. The page can also be selected by browsing the folders by clicking the  icon, next to the Link: text box. Specify the target page by selecting the _self, _parent, _top or _blank option from the Target: list box.

  1. Specify the details for the different settings under Menu Item Settings as explained in the steps below. The details have to mentioned for the Mouse out and Mouse over panes in the bottom pane. Mouse over is when the mouse is placed over the menu and Mouse out is when the mouse is not over the menu. The same settings of Mouse out can be applied to Mouse over and vice-a-versa by clicking the  icon and  icon respectively.

     

  2. Click Font under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane; displays Menu Item Settings Font settings in the bottom pane as shown in the screen shot below. Select the Font face:, Font size:, Font color: and Font style: under Mouse out and Mouse over panes.

 

  1. Click Icon under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane, if the menu is to be an image that you have already created; displays Menu Item Settings Icon settings in the bottom pane as shown in the screen shot below. Click  icon to select the image from the folder where you have saved the image. Click  icon if you want to resize the selected image.

    Note: We have not used icons for the example



     

  2. Click Background under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane; displays Menu Item Settings Background settings in the bottom pane as shown in the screen shot below. Select the Bg color: under Mouse out and Mouse over panes. If the background is an image select the image by clicking the  icon.



     

  3. Click Border under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane; displays Menu Item Settings Border settings in the bottom pane as shown in the screen shot below. Select the Border style: and Border width: for Menu Item (Home in our example). Select the Border color under Mouse out and Mouse over panes. You can either specify the color code or click the  icon to display the color shade card.



     

  4. Click Condition under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane to enter the Java script codes or any other scripts that you have written to customize the menus. This is for advanced users and hence has not been used in our example.

     

  5. Click Style under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane; displays Menu Item Settings Style settings in the bottom pane as shown in the screen shot below.



    Select the style that you want to apply to the Menu Item (Home in our example) from the different styles displayed in the Menu Item Settings - Style in the bottom pane.

    Similarly select the settings for all options under Global Settings list in the Tasks pane. The instructions given in the bottom pane for each of these options is self- explanatory and hence has not been explained in detail here.

  1. Click <Top-level Menu> in the Menu pane and click the  icon in the Menu pane to add additional Menu Items under the existing Menu Item (Home in our example). For example, if you need to add four additional Menu Items, click the  icon four times. Menu Item 1, Menu Item 2, Menu Item 3 and Menu Item 4 are created under Home as shown in the screen shot below.

 

 Follow the instructions given in step 4 to rename the Menu Item1, Menu Item 2, Menu Item 3 and Menu Item 4. Based on
 your requirement, apply the different settings of your choice to the new Menu Items added by following the steps
 mentioned above.

Note: In our example we have renamed Menu Item1 as Sothink DHTMLMenu, as shown in the screen shot for step 14 below.

  1. To add sub menus to a Menu Item (Sothink DHTML Menu in our example), click Sothink DHTML Menu and click  icon under Menu pane. The added sub menus are displayed under Sothink DHTML Menu, as shown in the screen shot below.

 

 When the mouse is over the Sothink DHTML Menu, the sub menus are displayed as shown in the screen shot below:

   

  1. Based on your requirement, rename the sub menus. Click Menu Item 1 under Sothink DHTML Menu in the Menu pane. Click General under Menu Item Settings list in the Tasks pane; displays Menu Item Settings General settings in the bottom pane.

 Select the Text option and enter the name of the sub menu (Product in our
example) as shown in the figure below. Similarly rename the other sub menus (Free Download and Buy in our example). Based on your requirement, apply the different settings of your choice to the new sub menus by following the relevant
steps mentioned above. 

  1. Click  icon in the main task bar to preview the output in the default browser set in your system.

 You can also preview the output in the browser of your choice. When you click on the  image in the  icon, you are presented with three options, Default Browser, Internet Explorer 6.0 and Edit Browser list as shown in the figure below. If Internet Explorer 6.0 is not your default browser and if you want to view the output in the browser, select the Internet Explorer 6.0 option. If want to add any other browser and view the output in that browser, select the Edit Browser list option. It enables you to add the browser of your choice to view the output.

 

 The preview of the output of our example is shown in the screen shot below:

 

  1. Click  icon in the main task bar to publish the created DHTML menu.

       

 The Publish Wizard is invoked. Follow the steps mentioned in the Publish Wizard to display the created DHTML menu in your site.

 

You can find more how to's and tutorials on the Sothink DHTML Menu builder website.

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