Sothink Free DHTML Menu Builder creates DHTML menu without writing any code. The application has built-in templates, live preview and Publish Wizard, which make building free DHTML menu easier. Seamlessly integrates with Dreamweaver and FrontPage.
The user interface has several tabbed pages for settings. The general tab allows user to set menu items their vertical/horizontal layout, gaps between items, image backgrounds(tiled/not tiled), transparency and boundary line colors. All four lines can have different colors. Advanced settings lets you make a static, floating or a customized menu and sub menu settings. Effects tab sets the effects that’ll be applied and the time settings. There’s a large list of special effects. Customization by changing text, font, link, background, border style, and special effect gives a rich variety of menus that can be created. There’s a live preview window that floats and can be set conveniently in the screen space. Preview shows the menu exactly as it’d show on the web page. There are several ways the publish wizard handles the code to be generated. One straight option is to insert the code in an existing file or copy the code into HEAD and BODY parts of the page code. Other two options are to create Javscript include file and insert the code to publish the menu or view and view or copy resource file in the right directory path etc.
Cons: While usage is simple needs to have conceptual understanding of what options would create what kind of effect.
Overall easy to use application that helps fulfill an important function in website building. Rated at 4 star level.