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Xara Menu Maker

Type of Program: Web Graphics Software
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT4/XP
Company Name: Xara Ltd
Version: 1.0
Price: US$29
Installed Size: 4.75 Mb


 This tool for creating top quality graphical NavBars with DHTML menus. Simply choose from the collection of professionally designed NavBars, then customize the wording and font, the color and size to exactly suit your site. Add rollover states and custom drop down menus with easy one click actions - all the JavaScript and HTML is automatically created for you and optimized for export to the Web. Integrates directly with Macromedia Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage.

It's true, this program does do as stated above but if your thinking of creating your own navbars from scratch don't, at least not with this program. I've used Xara products before and was hoping for a program that would finally be integrated with Xara3D so I could import the buttons created in Xara3D into Xara Menu Maker. No can do, you can only use the collection of professionally designed NavBars they supply, which by the way are locked out in the demo version. You only have 6 template styles to choose from out of 37 pages of templates (250 designs total).

Even so, I must give credit to the team at Xara. Again they have produced a program easy to use with supporting functions to easily create and publish, on the web, some very professional looking NavBars.

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Reviewed by Tj

Free 15 day trial version available for download.

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