Dynamic menus – drop down menus

Menu types

Menu editor


The bluetronix software provides five different types of drop down menus. Dynamic menus allow the creation of a complete navigation while still having a handy overview. Because only the current submenu will pop up, your homepage doesn’t look overcrowded and the visitors are not overwhelmed and can easily navigate around your pages.

 

The menu editor allows you to create an unlimited amount of menu items and submenus. It is possible to customise the design of each menu item and/or of each submenu with the help of the CSS editor. Button options like ‘Mouse-over’ or ‘On-click’ can be defined by a style class. It is also possible to have different types of menus on one homepage as seen below.

 

Menu types

The following screenshots display the five menu types.

 

 

The horizontal menu has a drop-down submenu, while the third menu and all following submenus open to the right-hand side.

 

 

The horizontal menu has a drop-down submenu, while the third menu and all following submenus open to the left-hand side.

 

 

The vertical menu opens all submenus to the right-hand side.

 

 

The vertical menu opens all submenus to the left-hand side.

 

 

The vertical menu opens each submenu below the respective menu item by clicking on it. If selecting another menu item, the respective submenu will open after all other menu layers have been closed.

Menu editor

While in editing mode all dynamic menus show the 

   Edit menu button in the upper left corner. This opens the menu editor directly.

 

 

To open the menu editor while a page is edited in the HTML editor, first  Load site, then select the dynamic menu that needs to be changed and then click  Edit menu.

 

 

* Insert main menu item, always first layer
 Insert submenu item, one layer below current position
 Insert menu item above, same layer
 Insert menu item below, same layer
 Delete menu item
 Create link, using the site management or link to external home-page
 Delete link
 Link preview, shows the current link target in a new window

       Create pages automatically, links the menu items without target to new sites automatically

       Menu type, select the menu type

       Button preview, preview of the layout
 Button settings, opens the  CSS editor to customise the button
 Apply the button layout to all menu items of the current menu layer
 Apply the button layout to all menu items of the whole menu

 

 The default settings automatically create a web page linked to the new menu entry. Therefore creating a new page or a link is not necessary.