[thelist] A good DHTML cascading menu, without tables

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 18:55:27 CST 2006

> I'm sure many of you have tried this: you got sick of using someone else's
> hacky drop-down code so you tired your own. You made it out of DIVs or
> ULs, and used the power of CSS while using minimal Javascript. But once
> you start dealing with the cascading menus (menu, submenu, su-submenu) the
> confusion starts and your code starts to get sloppy, and you get cornered
> by your own code.
> Well, that's where I'm at anyways. I am looking for some solid menu
> systems that are new, standards compliant, and forward thinking (no
> tables, uhg).
> If you have any URLs or have created a clean menu I would love to check it
> out. I have just run out of ideas right now.
> As always, thanks!

Try my YADM: http://www.onlinetools.org/tools/yadm/
And the spanking brand new PDE

YADM is deliberately only two levels, as I still consider menus that
are nested three levels and are not click-tree-menus an annoyance, and
not helpful (I am a trackpointer user and I don't want the sitemap as
a navigation).

There is also brothercake's UDM:

and Al Sparber's Menus:

One of my new year's resolutions was not to care about the menu
discussion any longer, so enjoy these options.


Chris Heilmann
Blog: http://www.wait-till-i.com
Writing: http://icant.co.uk/
Binaries: http://www.onlinetools.org/

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