Create Drop Down Menus Expression Studio Screenshots





Video Tutorial




The Vista Buttons add-in for Expression Web and Frontpage allows you to create powerful dropdown menu menus, directly in Expression Web, FrontPage 2000 (version 9), Microsoft FrontPage 2002 (version 10), Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 (version 11). Fully customizable appearance! Use one of the 500+ web buttons, 100 submenu designs, 6600+ icons, 50 ready-made samples, or create your own using the theme editor. With support for custom images, icons, colors, font styles, the possibilities are limitless. You'll create really nice looking website html menus and html buttons with little or no design skills at all! Create, insert, modify a website menu without leaving your favorite web development environment!



Menu, Button, and Icon Collection

Expression Web Menu provides huge collection of 1400 web buttons, 6600 icons, 300 ready-made samples, so you'll create really nice looking menus and buttons with little or nodesign skills at all! Web 2.0, Mac, iPhone, Aqua buttons, Vista, XP, transparent, round, glossy, metallic, 3d, tab menus, drop down menus will be a breeze!

Button and Icon Samples

Features

Orientation of the Menu
Create both horizontal and vertical menus and submenus with any amount of menus on one page.

Imbed Tabbed Menu Frontpage Padding and Spacing
Specify various values for padding and spacing for the whole menu and for each separate submenu.

Expressions Web Templates Free Government Fully Customizable
Every button or menu parameter can be easily customized in Expression Web Menu to fit your web site design and your needs. Create your very own html menus, as simple or as complex as you want!

Menubar Website Sample Front Page Create Drop Down Menus Expression Studio Button State
You can create 1-state, 2-state, 3-state and 3-state toggle buttons using Expression Web Menu. 1-state buttons are simple static image buttons. 2-state buttons respond to mouseOver event creating rollover effect. Mouse click doesn't change the button appearance. 3-state buttons support both mouseOver and mouseClick event. 3-state toggle buttons additionally stick in the pressed state after a click.

Size
You can set the size of the menu in pixels.

Fonts, Borders and Background Colors
Use any necessary font of any color, size and font decoration for normal and mouseover state. Create any available type, thickness and color of a menu's frame. Choose any color for backgrounds of submenus and items.




2.0 Buttons by Web-Buttons.com v3.0.0

How to use Vista Buttons with FrontPage

    To install the drop menu into your html page you should do the following things:

    1). Create and save your buttons in any temp folder using Vista Buttons application. You canuse "Save as HTML" function.

    Save menu

    You can enter any name you like, for example enter "menu":

    Save menu name

    So you'll have menu.html file and "menu-files" folder with all menu files.

    Generated files

    2). You can add javascript drop menu to a single page or to many pages using Shared Borders, Include Page or Dynamic Web Template so that you won't have to add it into each page separately.

    Insert a javascript menu to many pages by shared borders in FrontPage

    - Start FrontPage and open your website. When the website opens, it should look like this:

    Open website in FrontPage

    - To create the shared border page you should do the following things:
    Choose "Format/Shared Borders..." from the main menu. This will bring up the Shared Borders dialog.

    Shared Borders dialog

    - Make sure "All pages" is chosen in the 'Apply to' section. Check the "Top" checkbox to activate the top shared border page and click the OK button to close the dialog.
    A new subfolder should appear in the Folder List section in the main FrontPage window with the top.htm file in it. This is our top shared border page.

    Shared Borders dialog

    Notice that you can choose any other shared border position to install the drop menu as well.

    - Now you can add a menu for your site. Open the shared border page (double-click top.htm in Folder list window) and switch to the Design view mode. Decide where you would like the menu to appear in your page. Click in the spot you want the code to appear in and type the phrase: your code here

    Open website in FrontPage

    - Open the generated in Vista Buttons menu.htmlpage in any text editor. Copy all code within the following tags:
          <!-- Begin Vista-Buttons.com -->
            ...
          <!-- End Vista-Buttons.com -->

    - Go back to FrontPage. Switch to HTML View. Go to the "Edit Menu" with FrontPage and select the "Paste" option to paste the menu code that we copied to the clipboard earlier. Since the phrase we typed was highlighted, it will be replaced when we paste the code in.

    Insert menu in FrontPage

    - To display the mouseover state images correctly you should change vbImgPath parameter. Find the following code
    var vbImgPath="menu-files/"
    and change it to
    var vbImgPath="_borders/menu-files/"

    Copy menu files in FrontPage

    - Now you should copy the "menu-files" folder into the same folder with your top.html shared border. (You should show hidden files to see files of your website. Go to "Tools/Folder options").

    Copy menu files in FrontPage

    Copy menu files in FrontPage

    - Notice that in the Design mode your menu may be displayed not in the proper way. You should view the menu in the Preview mode.

    Design mode in FrontPage

    - Select the Preview mode to display the top.html page live (in Internet Explorer). Notice that your mouseover images can be not displayed when you hover over menu items in the Preview mode. It is normal. You'll see all images when you open index.htm page in the Preview mode.

    Preview mode in FrontPage

    - That's all. You've added all necessary code to your page, so let's test it. Open your index page (double-click index.htm in Folder list window) and switch to the Preview mode.

    Result

    - If everything goes well, save and publish your website. If something seems wrong, double-check that you followed all the steps correctly.

    - If you still run into trouble, we'd be happy to assist you further. You can post your problem to us at , and meanwhile describe your files in details.





Support

Please contact Customer Support at (please include template name in the message title)





FAQ









See also

Easy steps to create a drop down box in Microsoft Expression Web A drop down box can be created as a form object. But when you want it to be independent, without a form, you could do it with a Jump Menu. Here is how to create a

Expression Web and Frontpage Menu - How to create a drop down Expression Web and Frontpage dropdown menu : How to create a javascript/dhtml/css menu in Expression Web / Frontpage using Vista Buttons plug-in.

Create - Education | Microsoft Australia Create Tools to help you bring more creativity to the classroom - no matter what you teach. Search our drop-down menu now. Expression Studio. Expression Studio

Drop-down | Teach Yourself Expression Web in 24 Hours - The So the tutorial demonstrates how to create a fully functional CSS-only drop-down menu utilizing the excellent CSS features in Expression Web. Thats not to say you have

Expression web drop-down menu Expression web help At long last, here is a simple method that allows you to add drop-down menus to your expression web web site. This tutorial shows you how you can drag and drop your

Mouse over drop down navigation in Expression Web Designer Hello, Is there a way to create a cascading (mouse over drop down) navigation in css? Expression Web http://by-expression.com - win Expression Studio -see

Drop down menu, need some help Expression > Forums Home > Expression Studio Forums > Expression Web and SuperPreview > Drop down menu, need Im trying to create a drop down menu for a website I'm making

Create, modify, or delete a storyboard In Microsoft Expression Blend, storyboards are managed from a Storyboard picker. You create new storyboards by can be modified by using the drop-down menu next to

Drop down menu, need some help Expression > Forums Home > Expression Studio Forums > Expression Web and SuperPreview > Drop down menu, need Im trying to create a drop down menu for a website I'm making

Create a drop down menu in expression web - tutorial Expression web drop-down menu. CSS based drop-down menus are not easy to install in your web pages. The browser support is one issue and putting the code into the

Read my article The No-Code Way to a Pure CSS Horizontal Drop Horizontal Drop-Down Menu with Expression of the expression newsletter under another version of the Creating Standards Based Drop Down Menus Expression Studio 4

How to Create a Drop Down Box in Expression Web Using Jump Menus Want to create a drop down box in Expression Web without using a form? The Jump Menu behavior makes the process quick Camtasia Studio 7 is here! Record your computer

How to Create a Drop Down Box in Expression Web Using Jump Menus Want to create a drop down box in Expression Web without using a form? The Jump Menu behavior makes the process quick Camtasia Studio 7 is here! Record your computer

Walkthrough: Displaying a Drop-Down List While Editing in the in advanced functionality to add a drop-down list A full listing for the page that you create in this walkthrough is available at the end of the topic.

Create - Education | Microsoft Australia Create Tools to help you bring more creativity to the classroom - no matter what you teach. Search our drop-down menu now. Expression Studio. Expression Studio

How to Create Drop Down Menus in Fireworks - Associated Content Creating drop down menus doesn't take much time. It seems drop down menus have become the thing on many sites. If you have Macromedia Fireworks, making drop down menus