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YADM is an accessible DHTML dropdown/flyout/explorer solution with complete separation of CSS and JavaScript. YADM was developed to help you create navigations that make sense, not to create whizz-bang navigations that are there for the sake of being flashy.

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By: Christian Heilmann
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October 13, 2004
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · YADM-Yet Another Dynamic Menu
  2. · Using YADM -- Changing the Look and Feel
  3. · How it Works
  4. · Working with other Scripts, and What it Does Not Do

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YADM-Yet Another Dynamic Menu - Working with other Scripts, and What it Does Not Do
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Working with Other Scripts

If YADM were a pupil, its yearbook would sport a smiley face stating "plays well with others". There are no global variables or functions outside the main function yadm and you can easily add your own functions to the onload construct at the bottom of the script.

What it Does Not Do

YADM was developed to help you create navigations that make sense, not to create whizz-bang navigations that are there for the sake of being flashy. The backbone of every web site is a good information architecture. If you need to reproduce the sitemap on every page, then something is wrong. Therefore YADM does not support:

  • Browser sniffing and creation of bespoke content - we hope to fix all browser bugs via CSS hacks instead.

  • More than one level of navigation - as they are hard to reach, take up a lot of screen estate and overwhelm the non-JavaScript user with a truckload of links he doesn't want to tab through.

  • Flashy fade-in/fade-out effects and animations sounds

You can easily turn the navigation into a graphical one by using background images or even image replacement techniques, though.


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