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Create Cool Site Navigation in a Flash

By Merle
Posted Saturday, July 17, 2004

So you were just at a website and were so impressed with their navigation bar you want something just as cool for your own site. No problem. If you know where to look you'll find plenty of generators that will allow you to easily pump out some very slick menus.

Let's take a look at some:

1) GuiStuff (http://Guistuff.com)

You'll find plenty of free tools to jazz up your website at GuiStuff. They have dozens of "sweet" graphical interfaces. Styles range from digital, mechanical, sports, science and more. Download your selections as tiff or PSD files.

2) FlashButtons (http://FlashButtons.com)

This is slick; choose a button style, type in your text and it builds a very cool template for you. When finished, download it. Free version puts a small ad back to the FlashButtons site or join as a member for ad-free navigation bars.

3) Dynamic Drive (http://DynamicDrive.com/dynamicindex1/index.html)

If scripts are more your thing, don't miss the huge collection of freebies at Dynamic Drive. Have 'em slide in, slide out, hover, float and do many other really cool things. Follow the simple directions to copy and paste the code into your site, customize a few things, and you're good to go.

4) Cool Table Menu: (http://www.wsabstract.com/script/script2/coolmenu.shtml)

If you're not a table guru, you'll love this little script which gives you a nice text menu laid out in a table. When you hover over a menu item, the color changes. Simply copy and paste the text and make a few changes and you're good to go.

5) Drop Down Navigating Menu Wizard: (http://www.thesitewizard.com/wizards/navigationmenu.shtml)

Not very fancy but a great way to save space if you're working in tight quarters. This online generator creates a spiffy drop down menu with as many options as you need. Nice and free.

6) Scriptfx.com (http://www.scriptfx.com/generators/online_tools_index.htm)

A full page of online menu generators awaits you at Scriptfx. Make vertical, horizontals, even menu trees. Pick your poison, type in your menu options and it does the work for you.

So there you have it. You don't have to be an ultra hip web designer to make really cool navigation for your website. You just need to know where to look. Now you have no excuse for not turning your site into something spectacular.

About the Author
Merle is an internet marketer, promotion consultant and ezine publisher. Visit her sites at (http://www.mcpromotions.com/), (http://www.merlesworld.com/) and {http://www.ezineadauction.com/).