Create Navigation Menus with jQuery and Dreamweaver
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Now, when you download the exercise files, there are going to be four folders inside of there, Files to add, Art Templates, Snippet, and Final Project. Now if you are a premium subscriber to the lynda.com online training library, you will have access to all of these folders. If you're not a Premium Member, you'll have access to a free version of these exercise files, which includes folders 1 and 3. Inside of folder 1 are all of the files we are going to be adding to our project to give us a jumpstart, including inside of the add to includes folder, a copy of jquery, a copy of dropmenu, two CSS files, and a copy of a JS file that's empty, but hooked into the HTML file that's out here in the main folder so that again you can get a jumpstart on a layout, and we can focus strictly on building the actual dropdown menu.

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Watch the Online Video Course Create Navigation Menus with jQuery and Dreamweaver
25m 49s Intermediate Aug 09, 2012

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Find out how to add stylized dropdown menus to your web site using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Working in Dreamweaver, author Chris Converse breaks down the menu design process, explaining how to build a menu foundation using unordered lists, establish hierarchy with nested submenus, apply styling using CSS rules, and incorporate dropdown functionality using a jQuery plug-in.

To preview the finished project, visit: http://codifydesign.com/chris/lynda/samples/course-0015

This course was created and produced by Chris Converse. We are honored to host his material in the lynda.com online training library.

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Developer Web
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Dreamweaver jQuery
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Chris Converse

Using the exercise files

Now, when you download the exercise files, there are going to be four folders inside of there, Files to add, Art Templates, Snippet, and Final Project. Now if you are a premium subscriber to the lynda.com online training library, you will have access to all of these folders. If you're not a Premium Member, you'll have access to a free version of these exercise files, which includes folders 1 and 3. Inside of folder 1 are all of the files we are going to be adding to our project to give us a jumpstart, including inside of the add to includes folder, a copy of jquery, a copy of dropmenu, two CSS files, and a copy of a JS file that's empty, but hooked into the HTML file that's out here in the main folder so that again you can get a jumpstart on a layout, and we can focus strictly on building the actual dropdown menu.

Inside of the Snippet folder are a series of CSS rules that relate specifically to the dropmenu plug-in, so I have these rules here as well. For the premium subscribers, we have Art Templates. We have a source Photoshop file with all of the slices intact, so you can customize your design before saving out your slices if you want. And in folder 4 is a copy of the Final Project. This is a full copy of what we will be creating throughout the course, and it's also the project we looked at in the introduction video. So now that we are familiar with the exercise files, in the next movie, we will get started creating our project folders.

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Q: Where can I find more menu information and plug-ins from menu systems?
A: There is a great article from 1stwebdesigner, "38 jQuery And CSS Drop Down Multi Level Menu Solutions", where they list and explain thirty-eight different plug-ins and techniques.
 
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