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Applet Glide Navigation

Type of Program: Java Menu Maker
Supported Platforms: Win 95/ 98/Me/NT/2000
Company Name: Using It
Price: $49.95
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Applet Glide Navigation Pro is a powerful tool for producing gliding menus on Web pages and a very easy to use tool it is.

Applet Glide Navigation Pro allows you to customize applet by defining properties such as text, image, font, color, URL and more. As is the norm nowadays you need no knowledge of Java and the program writes the HTML for you too. There is a Global Properties feature as well where you can apply one set of properties to all the items on your menu the only change you have to make individually is the url link for each item. Every property is configurable including item positioning, size, glide speed etc. so can for example have items in different positions both vertically and horizontally. Ideal for those shaped side-bars.

There is a WYSIWYG interface and you can view your creation in your browser at all stages. Publishing is easy and the program copies all the necessary files to your website directory for you. The applet can be inserted on all pages on your site and points to the same parameter files so if you want to make any changes to the applet, you just need to update the applet parameters file and don't need to modify each page. The applet size is only 14k so will load fast. Included with the program are a number of pre-made templates for you to use if you can't be bothered making your own creation.

Powerful features in Applet Glide Navigation Pro

Applet can be customized highly.
Configure applet parameters by using Windows Configuration Program.
Generate applet parameters automatically.
Javascript function support.
Load applet parameters from a data file.
Sound effect support.
Pre-made templets.
Image file support (gif and jpeg only).
Preview the applet without leaving the configuration program.
Specify the web browser preview.

All in all an excellent easy to use piece of software. Well worth the money.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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