Microsoft Expression Blend Glass Orbs 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

Insert button script into the existing HTML page
You can insert your button script into the existing HTML page. To do so, click "Page insert" button on the Toolbar.

Creating A Side Menu In Frontpage Orientation of the Menu
Create both horizontal and vertical menus and submenus with any amount of menus on one page.

Submenu In Expressionweb Save project. Save your image buttons as html
You can save current project in the project file (*.xwb) or into the HTML file (*.html).

Buttons Shake In Expression Web Microsoft Expression Blend Glass Orbs Export graphic picture
Using Expression Web Menu you can save menu graphic picture as gif-files (*.gif).

Great Looking Web Navigation with Minimum Effort
Expression Web Menu provides 500+ web buttons, 100 submenu designs, 6600+ icons, 50 ready-made samples, so you'll create really nice looking website html menus and html buttons with little or no design skills at all! Vista, XP, Win98, Mac, Aqua buttons, round, glossy, metallic, 3d styles, tab menus, drop down menus will be a breeze!

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




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

A Glass Orb Button in Silverlight - CodeProject Today I would like to show you how to make a Glass Orb style button in Expression Blend. June 2008: Winner of the Microsoft expression development contest at www

Create Interactive Buttons in Microsoft Expression Web Microsoft Expression Web has provided advanced graphical buttons and has made it easier for I like the transparent appearance of Glass Tab series, since the color of

How To Look Like a Designer | Fast Company Glasses. Actual need is irrelevant. An in-your-face pair of specs announces French philosophy -- that only the finest eyewear can grace these orbs." Facial expression

Quick Overview of Expression Blend & WPF - CodeProject Simple and Quick overview of Expression Blend for WPF in the section from UserGuide of Microsoft Expression Blend. see it become transparent like a green glass.

A Glass Orb Button in Silverlight Microsoft SQL; PHP; Visual Studio.NET Ria Services; Microsoft Ajax; Windows Today I would like to show you how to make a Glass Orb style button in Expression Blend.

Uber Glass Orb Tutorial The Uber Glass Orb. Go ahead and install Silverlight by wait for the next version of Expression Blend and see what further developements the Microsoft

InformIT: Introduction to Microsoft Expression Blend > The Next Expression Blend is a designer's tool because HD) and high fidelity content, glass and gel interface objects, Expression tools and .NET programming languages. Microsoft

A Glass Orb Button in Silverlight Microsoft SQL; PHP; Visual Studio.NET Ria Services; Microsoft Ajax; Windows Today I would like to show you how to make a Glass Orb style button in Expression Blend.

gallery.expression.microsoft.com Walkthrough: Create a Button by Using Microsoft Expression Blend

Download Microsoft Expression Blend 3 Preview Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Software Development Kit for Silverlight and .NET 4 Vista Aero Glass for Firefox 3.0 with Glasser Installer (XPI) addon; Windows

InformIT: Introduction to Microsoft Expression Blend > An Microsoft Expression Blend Unleashed, Adobe Reader Jun 5, 2008 Microsoft Expression Blend produces a storyboard that shows a gorgeous list box that has glass

The Print Shop Business - - Shopping.com Microsoft Windows XP Other Features: Package Qty variety of templates Opacity controls to blend with a variety of logo elements like orbs, swooshes, shapes and glass

Saving time: UX Prototyping in Expression Blend Saving time: UX Prototyping in Expression Blend you can create a button that looks like glass with Microsoft /web PHP on Windows CodePlex Events Web Apps

Create Interactive Buttons in Microsoft Expression Web Microsoft Expression Web has provided advanced graphical buttons and has made it easier for I like the transparent appearance of Glass Tab series, since the color of

Office 2010 WinForms Theme - Thinking Out Loud blend; case study; CodeRush; Cross Tab Reports; Delphi; DevConnections Problem is now since Microsoft made this change my apps with orbs will all be looked at as "old" dang

InformIT: Introduction to Microsoft Expression Blend > The Next Expression Blend is a designer's tool because HD) and high fidelity content, glass and gel interface objects, Expression tools and .NET programming languages. Microsoft