Amara Flash Menu and Button Maker
Type of Program: Flash Menu and Button Maker
Company name: Amara Flash Software
Supported Platforms: Win 98/2000/XP
Company Name: Amara Software
Yet again those nice people at Amara software have come up with
a winner. Amara Flash Menu and Button Builder does exactly what it says in the
title, creates animated Flash buttons and menus for websites with sub menus, but
with the greatest of ease.
Enter the program and you are presented with a very user friendly graphical user
interface. All the you have to do is make choices to create personalized buttons
and menus by simply changing the settings of the templates, such as colors,
text, sound effects, hyperlinks and company slogan, and the buttons can easily
be made to match the style and color scheme of any website. Whilst these choices
are being executed you can generate an on screen preview or you can preview in
your browser. The resulting file sizes are remarkably small, typically 7 - 9k
for an entire navigation menu including sub-menus.
1) Button size adjusts automatically to length of text.
2) Menu bar can be made scrollable, i.e. an unlimited number of buttons can be
used in the menu or sub-menu.
3) Background music.
4) Mouse-over and mouse-down sound effects.
5) Background picture.
6) Many professional button designs available.
7) Extra feature to add a company slogan to the menu.
8) Small file sizes.
Once you have created your masterpiece all you have to do is save it and export
it to your website which again is made easy by the excellent tutorials, provided
at Amara's website, covering the major HTML editors
If you try it you'll want to buy it.
Ease of Installation:
Reviewed by Simon Baillie