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How to Implement Popup Menus
I know you've seen them. The menus that, when you pass your mouse cursor over something, a menu drops down with a number of different links. They seem to be all the rage right now and, in some cases, they are an appropriate method for site navigation. However, depending on how they are implemented, there can be problems.
Okay, now that I've said that, let me explain that the purpose of this page is not to teach you how to create popup menus. There are a lot of places to learn that. There are many more, but here are three good free ones:
There are also some commercial products that simplify menu creation. A couple that I recommend are:
Please note that I am not affiliated with any of the above companies in any way. I receive no remuneration from those companies, nor do I provide support for their products. I recommend them because I believe their products are of superior quality.
Organize your site's content into logical groups. Create your navigation in such a manner that it's clear where the links go, then create a few extra pages that will substitute for the popup when it's not available for whatever the reason. This will make your site accessible and will allow search engines to properly index your site.