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02-26-2007, 12:37 AM
I know this is silly but after I download the script what do I do next. I dont understand script or html as i only work in design view. I have frontpage 2003. What excatly do I do to make the slide menu appear where I want it to. I did search on this site for a getting started thread but nothing came up. Sorry I am new at this, your help would be much appreciated :)

My site is www.kaizagency.com

02-26-2007, 12:40 AM
Warning: Please include a link to the DD script in question in your post. See this thread (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6) for the proper posting format when asking a question.

After that, the thing that you will need to do (depending on the script that you downloaded), is follow the instructions. In FP 2003, I believe there is the "HTML" or "Source" View. In there you should be able to set up the script as you see fit.

Hope this helps.

02-26-2007, 01:12 AM
Thanks for the quick reply - this is the menu


I understand how to edit each bit but once I have done this how do i make the menu appear on my page - like what exactly would i do? I usually work in design view so I just copy and paste objects but what would I do with this menu.

I have a basic understanding of the html so if you can explain what to do I should be able to work it out.

I have never worked with adding any scripts before so idiots guide instructions would be much appreciated.

Sorry to be simple.

I want it to appear on my home page next to my other menu buttons (i.e. it will be like a quick links menu to every section of site

Once you have explained this it should make adding scripts make sense to me, I usually learn fast - this was my first website and I never had any training I just opened frontpage and started using it about a year ago, and considering this I think my site turned out ok - check it out www.kaizagency.com

Thanks for your patience - if you can help it will make a big difference to my life and website :D

02-26-2007, 03:25 AM
Simply edit the following code in menuItems.js of the package you downloaded.

menu[1] = {
id:'menu1', //use unique quoted id (quoted) REQUIRED!!
fontsize:'100%', // express as percentage with the % sign
linkheight:22 , // linked horizontal cells height
hdingwidth:210 , // heading - non linked horizontal cells width
// Finished configuration. Use default values for all other settings for this particular menu (menu[1]) ///

menuItems:[ // REQUIRED!!
//[name, link, target, colspan, endrow?] - leave 'link' and 'target' blank to make a header
["Menu"], //create header
["Dynamic Drive", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com", ""],
["What's New", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/new.htm",""],
["What's Hot", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/hot.htm", ""],
["Message Forum", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/forums", ""],
["Submit Script", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/submitscript.htm", ""],
["Link to Us", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/link.htm", ""],

["FAQ", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/faqs.htm", "", 1, "no"], //create two column row, requires d_colspan:2 (the default)
["Email", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/contact.htm", "",1],

["External Links", "", ""], //create header
["JavaScript Kit", "http://www.javascriptkit.com", "_new"],
["Freewarejava", "http://www.freewarejava.com", "_new"],
["Coding Forums", "http://www.codingforums.com", "_new"] //no comma after last entry

]}; // REQUIRED!! do not edit or remove

and follow the comments.

After that, simply look at the source code for demo.html in that same package. This should give you some idea as to how to make everything work for your site.

Hope this helps.