The best way to create these menus is to not use the DW/FW method at all.
Here's why -
The DW/FW pop-ups will add at least 35K of code overhead to the first page
using them, as well as a large dynamic write to *each* page containing the
You should also know that they link to your files using doent relative
links that are hardcoded in your javacript - not only are these links
invisible to the DW link management routines (i.e., when you move a page in
the site, you break the link), but worse, they are also invisible to the
search engine spiders, and accessability (508) requirements. The only way to
solve the second problem is to make sure that your pages have alternate,
HTML-based navigation links on them.
I am not fond of these menus (as you have no doubt guessed) and feel that it
is important to know what you are getting into before you may devote much
time to them.
There are some excellent alternatives to these pop-ups that have none of
these problems. Here are two methods that are very simple -
Here is a method that is more 'hands on' but very slick and equally trouble
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"spacenuts77" <com> wrote in message
menus in Fireworks.
menus, I have to change it on everypage and upload all 25 pages. Putting
this in a DW template is not practical where I work. I have been trying to
put the MM_LoadMenus code at the top of the page into an external .js file,
but that's not working either.
in Fireworks? I would love to be using the "right" way.