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DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.033 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Mar 25, 2014

This new release resolves a large number of issues with the way the menus work and behave when accessed through touch-based devices, such as phones and tablets.

The menus will automatically detect when a touch based device is being used and automatically modify their behavior to accommodate the differences between a pointer (such as a mouse) and a touch screen.



DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.032 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sat, Oct 19, 2013

This is a critical update as it resolves several problems that could affect users with Internet Explorer 11 under Windows 8.0 and 8.1.

Here's the complete changelog:
  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.032 is released
    • All owners of LITE versions can now upgrade to the Standard Edition for free.
    • Minor performance improvements.
    • Simplified upgrade process.
    • All projects opened or created with this version will, by default, set the following options:
      • Enable SEO support
      • Disable code generation for Netscape 4
      • Disable the 'Hide Form Elements' option
      • Disable Dreameaver/Fireworks support
      • Disable Lotus Domino support
  • Engine 2.06.032 has been released
    • Fixed bug that prevent the detection of Internet Explorer 11 running under Windows 8.1 and caused the menus to behave erratically.
    • Fixed bug caused JavaScript errors with Internet Explorer 10 and 11 when using non-standard cursors (mouse pointers).
    • Fixed bug that could caused some projects to produce JavaScript errors when using the 'Page Size' setting for the toolbar's spanning setting.


Obscure registration bug gets resolved in version 4.20.31
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Thanks to a very loyal DHTML Menu Builder user, F.V., I have been able to resolve a very obscure issue with DHTML Menu Builder's validation and registration process.

This bug caused the registration information to become corrupt which, consequently, corrupted several system files required by DHTML Menu Builder itself.
After weeks of troubleshooting, I decided to rewrite (from scratch) the whole system, including all the libraries used by both the client (DHTML Menu Builder) and the validation server.

So, if you ever had any issues validating/registering your copy of DHTML Menu Builder, please, upgrade to the latest release and let me know the results.




DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.030 is now avilable
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Wed, Jul 03, 2013
This new release of DHTML Menu Builder solves a problem that caused some projects to lose their rounded border settings after the project was saved and re-opened.

Also, in this version, seleral AddIns (including the ShowMultipleToolbars AddIn) have been updated.



Engine 2.06.028 solves issues with Internet Explorer 10
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Mon, Jan 14, 2013

Version 2.06.028 of DHTML Menu Builder engine solves a known issue that affected projects utilizing Advanced Unfolding Effects.

Make sure you re-compile all your projects once you have updated your copy of DHTML Menu Builder to ensure they work correctly under Internet Explorer 10.



Engine 2.06.027 solves issues with Windows 8
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Version 2.06.027 of DHTML Menu Builder engine solves several known issues with Windows 8, making DHTML Menu Builder fully functional and compatible with the latest and "greatest" version of Windows.



Running DHTML Menu Builder under Windows 8
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Mar 27, 2012

Although DHTML Menu Builder should run just fine under Windows 8, I've been made aware (thanks to an avid DMB user) that there seems to be an issue with the Live Preview option which simply freezes DHTML Menu Builder.

If you "need" to run DHTML Menu Builder under Windows 8 you will need to disable the "Live Preview" option (from the Tools menu) until an update is released that address this particular problem.

If you are not able to access the Tools menu because DHTML Menu Builder freezes right after opening, you will need to wait for the update... or if you are comfortable editing the Windows registry, you can try this:

  • Run the regedit.exe program and navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\DMB\Preferences
  • Locate the "UseLivePreview" entry and change its value to "0"
  • You should now be able to run DHTML Menu Builder normally
UPDATE: Version 2.06.027 of DHTML Menu Builder engine solves several known issues with Windows 8, making DHTML Menu Builder fully functional and compatible with the latest and "greatest" version of Windows.


Web 2.0: A new and stylish menu sample
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Dec 06, 2011

A new menu has been included in DHTML Menu Builder's samples section that showcases some of the new features that have been integrated in the past few versions, such as those based on CSS3 styles:

  • Text shadows
  • Drop shadows
  • Rounded Corners
Click here to view and downaload the new Web 2.0 Sample


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.025 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Nov 25, 2011
  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.025 is released
    • Fixed bug that, under some circumstances, caused the Live Preview to fail to display the preview of the selected menu item.
    • Fixed some minor usability issues.
    • Added support to specify the roundness of the borders of toolbars, groups and commands.

      For a sample of this new feature, take a look at the menus on the forums. Before this feature was available we were using a custom AddIn to provide the support for the menus' rounded corners. Now, the menus don't use any special code or libraries... just DHTML Menu Builder.

  • Engine 2.6.025 has been released
    • Removed all support for transparency and dropshadows based on the filter style in favor of the CSS3 equivalents. This means that the transparency and dropshadow effects are no longer supported on Internet Explorer 8 and below but all modern browsers will be able to render these styles when used in the menus.
    • Improved the code generated by the compiler in terms of size and compatibility with newer standards.


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.024 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, Aug 18, 2011
  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.024 is released
    • Fixed some minor issues reported by various users working under pre-release versions of Windows 8.
    • Improved SEO code.
    • Added support to specify a margin to the left and right images so that these can be moved away from the menus' borders thus providing more control over the position of the images. As with all margins settings, these support both positive and negative values.
  • Engine 2.6.024 has been released
    • Improved compatibility for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices as well as devices using the Android OS.


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.023 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, Mar 24, 2011
Another compatibility issue has been discovered with Internet Explorer 9 which affects projects that utilize menus attached to hotspots.

To make sure that your menus work correctly with the latest version of Internet Explorer, upgrade your copy of DHTML Menu Builder and re-compile your projects.



DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.022 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Mar 11, 2011
This is a very important upgrade as it fixes a major issue with Internet Explorer so make sure you update as soon as possible.
It also corrects a major compatibility issue with Vista and Windows 7.

Here are the changes and additions for this new release:

  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.022 is released
    • Fixed a compatibility issue with some versions of Windows Vista and 7 where DHTML Menu Builder wasn't able to start due to a "Missing License" error caused by one of the distributed ActiveX/COM components.
    • Improved compatibility with the sitemaps.org protocol.
  • Engine 2.6.022 has been updated
    • Fixed a compatibility issued with Internet Explorer 9 when using the "Hide Form Elements" option which caused an INVALID CHARACTER ERROR(5) error.
    • Corrected some issues that prevented some type of menus from working correctly when viewed with the Safari version included in the iPhone.


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.021 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Mon, Oct 25, 2010
Here are the changes and additions for this new release:
  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.021 is released
    • Corrected misspellings on several dialogs and warning/error messages.
    • Added support to specify shadow effects (through the Menu->Font dialog) for the text in the menu items.
  • Engine 2.6.021 has been updated
    • Corrected some issues that prevented some type of menus from working correctly when viewed with the Safari version included in the iPhone.


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.018 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Mar 23, 2010
Here are the changes and additions for this new release:
  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.018 is released
    • Added option to select the type of code compliance for the Export As HTML feature.
    • Corrected bug with the ShowMultipleToolbars AddIn that caused unpredictable results when the menu item that triggered a multi-column menu was selected while the multi-column menus were still visible.
  • Engine 2.6.018 has been updated
    • Fixed bug that caused DHTML Menu Builder to generate invalid HTML code when transparent colors where used.
    • Fixed bug that prevented the new Smart Scrolling feature to stop working under some type of projects.
    • Fixed bug that caused the menus to stop working under Safari and Chrome when the Item Highlighting feature was enabled.
    • Added support to generate both HTML 4.01 Transitional as well as XHTML 1.0 Transitional documents when using the Export As HTML feature.


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.017 is now available!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Apr 17, 2009
Here are the changes and additions since version 4.20.10 was released:
  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.017 is released
    • Fixed problem that prevented the Install Menus tool from displaying some folders.
    • Fixed problem that could cause DHTML Menu Builder to generate invalid HTML code under some circumstances.
    • Fixed multiple issues with the Publishing tool.
    • Fixed bug with the CollapsibleMenus AddIn which prevented some projects from working correctly.
    • Fixed problem that, under some circumstances, could crash DHTML Menu Builder when the mouse hovered over one of the program's menus.
    • Added preliminary support to export projects as sitemaps (File->Export As Sitemap) following the Sitemap 0.9 standards (http://www.sitemaps.org/).
    • Added support to create menus in languages that require Unicode text. This feature must be activated through the Edit->Preferences dialog.
    • The ShowMutipleToolbars AddIn (which is used to create multi-column menus) has been considerably enhanced providing limitless possibilities to create highly complex multi-column menus.
    • Improved the performance of the Install Menus tool. Now, the tool will load in a matter of seconds regardless of the amount of files contained in the web site.
    • Added support to modify the behavior of the "Follow Browser's Scrollbars" feature.
      (See the documentation for the Tools->Toolbars Editor->Advanced dialog for more information)
  • Engine 2.6.017 has been updated
    • Fixed several bugs that caused compatibility problems with Internet Explorer 8.
    • Fixed problem that prevented the Advanced Unfolding Effects from working on documents utilizing one of the XHTML specifications.
    • Fixed code generation for separators so that they don't' break DynAPI-based menus.
    • Fixed problem that caused menus containing Unicode text to be rendered wider than required.
    • Fixed bug that could cause some toolbar items to appear empty (caption-less) under some circumstances.
    • Fixed problem with the newly introduced "Smart Scrolling" feature.
    • Fixed problem with the code generated by the "Search Engine Optimization" feature.
    • Fixed bug that could cause the Live Preview to generate javascript errors under some configurations.
    • Improved the code the generation in order to properly comply with newer standards.
    • The code that displays the menus when using Free Flow has been improved reducing (although not eliminating) the initial display delay.
  • Developers' Edition
    • Fixed several issues with the DynAPI code (currently at version 1.1) that considerably improves the reliability of dynamicly generated menus.
    • The DynAP documentation has been updated to contain an introduction tutorial that will guide you through the most basic steps to create your first dynamic menus.
    • The DynAPI code has been considerably enhanced. Over 12 different bugs have been resolved allowing programmatically generated menus to include complex styles, render faster than ever and work perfectly under all modern browsers (such as Safari, Internet Explorer 7 and 8 and FireFox 3).
    • The recently introduced function "dmbAPI_parseArray" is now able to completely substitute every single DynAPI function related to generation of menus considerably simplifying the use of the DynAPI.


DHTML Menu Builder awarded 5 out of 5 stars
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Jul 08, 2008
We have just been informed that DHTML Menu Builder has been awarded 5 out of 5 stars by the editors at freedownload.com!

DHTML download & screenshots


Creating multi-column menus
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Apr 11, 2008
Although DHTML Menu Builder does not natively support the creation of multi-column menus, we have created an AddIn that incorporates such ability to the program making it extremely easy to create highly complex menus.

I recently received a request from a user on the public forums requesting to see a multi-column menu that could mimic the menus at MTV.com
Although the menus at MTV.com are rather simple, they feature one submenu with a rather complex set of columns... this was no match to the power of the AddIn that allows DHTML Menu Builder to display multi-column menus.



DHTML Menu Builder is awarded with the Editor's Pick
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Mar 11, 2008
BrotherSoft has just awarded DHTML Menu Builder (version 4.20) with their Editor's Pick award!
Click here to view DHTML Menu Builder's entry at BrotherSoft's web site.


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.010 is now available!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Jan 04, 2008
Here are the changes and additions for this new release:
  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.010 is released
    • Fixed some minor issues with the user interface.
    • DHTML Menu Builder now includes a new AddIn that will let you build multi-column menus.
      You may refer to the Tips & Tricks section for information and instructions about this new AddIn:
  • Engine 2.6.010
    • Added transparency support for Safari and Opera.
  • Developers' Edition
    • Added a new function (dmbAPI_parseArray) which will considerably ease the process of populating menu items programmatically.
    • Fixed the "Google Suggestions" sample to conform with the new format being used by Google


Over 600 registered web sites... and counting!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Wed, Oct 10, 2007

Over 600 users have decided to register their web on our list of web sites using DHTML Menu Builder!

Registering your web site is easy as you just need to fill out a very simple form, which is available here. Having your web site listed with us will give it further exposure as the list can be indexed by search engines. Registered web sites will also be shown (at not particular order) on the front page.
The list of registered web sites is also a great tool to allow newcomers to see how DHTML Menu Builder is being used under different scenarios.



New samples available for download
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Wed, Oct 10, 2007
We have just updated the samples section with four new samples: We hope you enjoy them!


Macromedia Samples are now available for download
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Aug 14, 2007
Since Macromedia's web site has just been merged with Adobe's (due to Adobe purchasing Macromedia), the Flash-based menus that were used in Macromedia?s web site are not longer available. I guess this makes for a valid excuse to make the DHTML Menu Builder projects that mimicked these menus freely available to the public.

So, if you have ever wanted to download those samples, please, feel free to do so now:



Version 4.20.008 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sat, Aug 11, 2007
DHTML Menu Builder 4.20 is, by far, the most stable and feature reach release ever.
So far, there have been 7 updates to this version which have contributed to provide better compatibility with Windows Vista and fixed some minor issues.

This new version, 4.20.008, solves some issues, recently reported by some customers, and improves usability by adding some new features. Here's what's new:

  • DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.008
    • Fixed bug that could cause DHTML Menu Builder to crash with projects utilizing font substitutions.
    • Added support to delete a toolbar and its child items all at once.
  • Wizard 2.1.39
    • Fixed problem that caused the wizard to fail if ran under a limited account (non administrative).
    • Fixed problem with the "Apply Style from Preset" option which, with some presets, the styles were not properly applied.
    • The "Apply Style from Preset" option has been considerably enhanced resulting in much better results when utilizing complex presets.
  • Engine 2.6.008
    • Added a workaround that solves a problem with the menus and some specific versions of Netscape 6 and 7.
      This was not a bug; this workaround simply performs some functions in a different way in order to, once again, avoid triggering a bug in this browser.


xFX JumpStart partners with DigitalCandle.com to sale DHTML Menu Builder
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, May 31, 2007
I'm very pleased to announce the support to place orders for DHTML Menu Builder through a fourth partner: DigitalCandle.com

DigitalCandle accepts payments using a wide variety of options:

  • Credit Cards: American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, JCB (very popular in Japan), Diner's Club.
  • Paypal
  • Purchase Orders (with no additional fees)
  • Mail/Fax Orders (with no additional fees)
  • Phone Orders (with no additional fees)
  • Money Orders
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash in any currency



Various anti-virus incorrectly tag DHTML Menu Builder as infected
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Feb 16, 2007
If you have recently tried to install DHTML Menu Builder and you are running an anti-virus program (such as F-secure or Kaspersky) you may have noticed that the installation is interrupted because the anti-virus reports that some of the files included with the DHTML Menu Builder installer are infected with a strain of the Trojan-PSW.Win32.LdPinch virus.

Well, plain and simple that is not true! This is not the first time this has happened and I can assure you that this is just a false positive caused by a bug in the virus definitions of these programs.
DHTML Menu Builder has been awarded several times for being 100% clean of any type of malware. You do not have to worry about those false positives.

So, if you need to install DHTML Menu Builder, shutdown (or uninstall) your faulty anti-virus and install DHTML Menu Builder without worries.
DHTML Menu Builder Antivirus Report


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20.002 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Jan 12, 2007

DHTML Menu Builder offers menus with Search Engine OptimizationThis new version of DHTML Menu Builder provides fixes for some minor issues including one that prevented it from working correctly under Windows Vista.

But, perhaps, the most important feature introduced in this release is the support to allow search engines to "see" the links on the menus; we have called this new feature Search Engine Optimizations. When this option is enabled, search engines will be able to detect the links on the menus and follow them and allow your web site to be properly indexed.



Featured Customers' Web Sites
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, Jan 11, 2007

More and more DHTML Menu Builder customers are taking advantage of the powerful features introduced since the release of version 4.0

We have already created several samples that showcase most of these features but, this time, we wanted to use some of our client's web sites to show off how well the menus integrate into their web sites and how each one of them has decided to take advantage of some of the newest and coolest features introduced into DHTML Menu Builder.

Snell Acoustics
Just take a look at the cool effect that has been achieved while hovering over the products' menu. A custom image is beautifully displayed below the menus to provide even more information to the visitors.

ReplayTV
Simple, beautiful and highly effective... what else could you ask about a menu? This time, the developer who designed these menus implemented the "item highlighting" functionality to let the visitor know the section of the web site where he/she is at.

Made in Malta Products
This developer simply took the CollapsibleMenus AddIn to its limits! These are simply the best CollapsibleMenus I have ever seen with a beautiful tree-like design and support for item highlighting and auto-menus expansion to reflect the active section. Simply impressive.

See more customers' web sites
Share your DHTML Menu Builder menus


DHTML Menu Builder 4.20 is now available!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Oct 24, 2006
Right along with the releases of Internet Explorer 7 and FireFox 2 we introduce DHTML Menu Builder 4.20

Here's a brief list of what's new in this version:

  • Highly enhanced support for frames now allows you to easily implement multiple dhtml menus on different frames and share the same main frame to display the submenus.
  • The FTP Publishing option is back and it's available in all versions (Developers' Edition, Standard Edition and LITE version).
    Just like in version 3.0, you now can now publish your menus via FTP right from within DHTML Menu Builder.
  • The Live Preview component has been considerably enhanced so it now provides a 100% accurate rendering of the element being edited.
    You can now preview single commands, complete groups and even toolbars.
  • Two new options have been added to the "Background Image" support for both commands and toolbar items. The new "Tile" option will let you control if the background image should be tiled and the "Prevent Cropping" option will ensure that menu items are never too small so that the background image gets cropped.
  • The LITE version has been upgraded to provide access to the custom Width and custom Height settings for both Toolbars and Groups.
  • The Color Picker component has been enhanced so it's now easier to copy/paste colors in HTML format.
  • The same Copy/Paste styles support that has been available for groups and commands is also now available for Toolbars.
  • Several areas have been improved to ensure that DHTML Menu Builder works correctly under the upcoming Windows Vista.


DHTML Menu Builder is awarded 5 / 5 stars (again!)
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, May 30, 2006
This time it is Vista-Files.org who, after reviewing the program, has awarded DHTML Menu Builder 5 out of 5 stars!


DHTML Menu Builder is NOT infected and does NOT contain any virus, trojan or spyware
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sat, Apr 22, 2006

We have recently received many reports from users saying that their anti-virus program is reporting that DHTML Menu Builder is infected with some sort of malware (virus, trojan, worm, spyware... you name it).

Well, that is NOT true. Unfortunately, this is caused by a broken anti-virus program which produces what's known as a false positive, that is, detecting something where there isn't anything.

DHTML Menu Builder is not infected and does not contain any type of malware.

Other users are also reporting that our server times out when they try to download DHTML Menu Builder; this is actually caused, again, by a broken anti-virus program incorrectly detecting that the dmbsetup.exe file is infected.

It's a shame that companies with million dollar budgets are incapable of producing a decent anti-virus program.

So, if you are experiencing similar problems, try to update your anti-virus definitions or simply shutdown your anti-virus while you download DHTML Menu Builder.

You may refer to the links below which proof that DHTML Menu Builder is a 100% malware-free application:

DHTML Menu Builder Antivirus Report


Now you can have multiple menus inside multiple frames!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Wed, Dec 21, 2005

Among other features, DHTML Menu Builder version 4.9.005 adds support to let you have several toolbars inside different frames and let them all display their menus inside the same main frame. Until now, this was not possible...

We have just created a sample demonstrating this powerful feature so you can learn how to implement this types of menus in your own projects.



DHTML Menu Builder 4.10.005 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Dec 20, 2005
We are extremely pleased to announce that DHTML Menu Builder now offers support to import ROR files. ROR is a rapidly growing XML format for describing your site content in a generic fashion, so any search engine can better find and understand your site information.

This version also introduces the ability to let you display multiple toolbars on different frames and let them share the same main frame to display their menus.



Now, we are challenging you!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sat, Oct 29, 2005

For the past 18 months we have allowed you to test the power and flexibility of DHTML Menu Builder by providing us with challenges and see if DHTML Menu Builder was really able to create any type of pull-down menu.

Well, now its our turn... and now, we're the ones doing the challenge.
We already know that DHTML Menu Builder can be used to create anything from the simplest menu to the most complex menus we have ever seen, but we want to see if you are able to take the most our of DHTML Menu Builder and create any type of pull-down menu with it (just like we did with your challenges).



Create Fully Resizable Toolbars
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Mon, Aug 08, 2005

We have just created another sample that demonstrates the power and versatility of the new Free Flow positioning option. This time you will learn how to create toolbars that resize, automatically based on the browser's size.



Learn about the new Free Flow positioning method
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, Aug 04, 2005

Among many other enhancements, version 4.10 introduces a new positioning method for your toolbars known as Free Flow.
Learn all this feature can do by visiting the Tips & Tricks section.



Updated AddIns for DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.018 (Standard Edition)
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Mon, Jun 06, 2005

We have just updated two of the most popular AddIns for DHTML Menu Builder hoping to solve some compatibility issues that have appeared since the release of DHTML Menu Builder (Standard Edition) version 4.9.018:

pShowMenu: The AddIn has been updated to resolve an issue that, sometimes, caused two menus to remain visible at the same time.
CollapsibleMenus: This version will fix an "Object Expected" javascript error that could occur when clicking a top-level menu item.


DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.018 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Mon, May 23, 2005
Among other enhancements, this releases introduces two highly requested features
  • Added support to exclude menu items from the compilation process without deleting them (Standard and "developers edition" only).

  • Faster rendering of menus created with the DynAPI ("developers' edition" only).


Menus that are easier to use
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sun, Mar 13, 2005

The menus generated by the upcoming DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.016 will be easier to use allowing your visitors to make mistakes as they move their mouse over the menus.

Move your mouse over the "Display DEMO" link below and you will see this feature in action: the menus will preserve their selection until the mouse has rested for a pre-defined period of time over a single menu option allowing the user to pass over different menu items without actually changing the selection

Display DEMO video

DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.016 will be released soon... keep checking this page for further information.



DHTML Menu Builder has been awarded 5/5 stars by Download2you.com
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Wed, Feb 23, 2005
Download2you.com has awarded DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.015 with their highest ranking of 5 stars!


DHTML Menu Builder <developers' edition> 4.9.015 improves the rendering speed by up to a 55%
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Feb 18, 2005

The latest release of DHTML Menu Builder <developers' edition> implements two new technologies that allow the DynAPI to run up to 55% faster: buffering and render on demand.

In this new release, menu items added through the dmbAPI_addCommand() function are buffered allowing your code to run faster and then are rendered as the menus are displayed thus improving the speed of all the DynAPI-related code.



F-Prot is updated to fix a compatibility problem with DHTML Menu Builder
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, Jan 20, 2005

We're glad to announce that F-Prot, a product from Frisk Software International, has released an update to their excellent tool to resolve a problem with DHTML Menu Builder. Let me explain, as this is worth mentioning:

Mr. Gareth Kitchen, a long time user of DHTML Menu Builder recently discovered that when F-Prot's "RealTime Protection" option was enabled DHTML Menu Builder ran extremely slow.
He immediately reported this problem to us and we started to run some tests and found that F-Prot was causing a considerable delay when an application used some system functions to obtain information about a file's version.

We then developed a small benchmarking application that demonstrated the problem. When "RealTime Protection" was turned off, access the affected functions produced no delay but when it was turned on the functions caused a delay of about 400 milliseconds. This may not sound as much but when a program has to access such functions a hundred times in a single operation it begins to become considerable.

I suggested Mr. Kitchen to report the problem to Frisk Software International in hopes that their support department could resolve the problem. Honestly, I didn't expect them to even consider looking into it as we have found problems with other anti-virus and security programs and their support departments have never taken us seriously and have even taken the time to reply to our emails.

But, to my surprise, today, I received an email from Mr. Kitchen saying that Frisk Software International had downloaded DHTML Menu Builder and used the benchmarking tool I had developed to test and verify the problem and decided that it was worth fixing... so they did!

I must admit that I'm truly amazed by their response time, their support and dedication towards their customers and willingness to ensure the satisfaction of whoever uses their products.

xFX JumpStart would like to thank Frisk Software International, Mr. Gareth Kitchen and Mr. Valt?r J?nasson.
Mr. Valt?r J?nasson was the support person at Frisk Software International who attended the problem and is responsible for channeling the support request to the development team that fixed the problem.

I'm very glad to know that there're large companies that care about their customers and want to ensure their satisfaction.

What a great story...



Over 500 registered web sites... and counting!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sun, Jan 16, 2005

Over 500 users have decided to register their web on our list of web sites using DHTML Menu Builder!

Registering your web site is easy as you just need to fill out a very simple form, which is available here. Having your web site listed with us will give it further exposure as the list can be indexed by search engines. Registered web sites will also be shown (at not particular order) on the front page.
The list of registered web sites it is also a great tool to allow newcomers to see how DHTML Menu Builder is being used under different scenarios.



DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.011 is released and the CollapsibleMenus AddIn is updated to version 1.1
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Nov 26, 2004

This new release of DHTML Menu Builder provides several bug fixes (specially for projects with frames support) and included an updated version of the CollapsibleMenus AddIn which now features the ability to assign a third style for selected menu items.




More responsive menus resulting in improved performance pages under Internet Explorer
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, Oct 28, 2004

The latest release of DHTML Menu Builder generates much simpler code to render the menus without affecting the quality or features provided by earlier versions. This allows the menus to run smoother and a lot faster consuming less memory and CPU resources.

We have also redesigned some parts of the menus' code to make commonly used functions run faster without compromising functionality or compatibility. Consequently the menus will allow other components on the HTML pages to run smoother and require less CPU resources.

If you are a returning visitor to this web site you may have noticed that everything runs... smoothly... the menus, their effects and the options on the left hand side of the page are now more responsive, quite a lot more responsive.

We strongly recommend that you download the latest release of DHTML Menu Builder and that you recompile your menus to take advantage of these latest improvements.



The CollapsibleMenus AddIn has been updated to version 1.0
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Oct 05, 2004

We have just released the final version of the CollapsibleMenus AddIn.
This version fixes many of the known problems that 0.7 had and also adds two great improvements:

  1. You're no longer required to use the "Click" event to open submenus. You can now use the default "Over" event to display the submenus allowing you to add links to the "Click" event.
    This means that you're now able to perform two actions at the same time: display a menu and execute a link.
     
  2. The AddIn now provides a function to let you expand menus programmatically.


Add sounds to your menus!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Aug 27, 2004

Want to spice up your menus?
Then you don't want to miss this new sample which explains how you can add sound to your menus!



LeftAligned sample updated for DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.007
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Aug 27, 2004

Since the introduction of the Custom Offsets support in DHTML Menu Builder 4.8 many AddIns that were previously required to position the menus in a non-standard manner are no longer required.

One of the most popular AddIns was the "LeftAligned Menus for Horizontal Toolbars".
This AddIn let you align all the root level menus to the left border of the toolbar, as shown in this sample.

Now, thanks to the Custom Offset Definitions you no longer need this AddIn.



Understanding DHTML Menu Builder positioning controls
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Mon, Aug 23, 2004

DHTML Menu Builder will let you position, align and anchor your menus in any way imaginable; unfortunately, some users tend to find the positioning controls a bit intimidating.

If that's the case with you, check the "Understanding the Positioning Controls" sample we have just added to the Tips & Tricks section:

As you'll see, the controls a very simple and yet powerful enough to let you place your menus in any way you want.



New Wave Effect AddIn for DHTML Menu Builder 4.9
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sat, Aug 21, 2004

Are you looking for some dazzling effects for your menus?
Then check out the new Wave Effect AddIn on the Samples section!



DHTML Menu Builder 4.9.007 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Mon, Aug 16, 2004

This new release introduces, among other improvements, two new exciting features:

  • The ability to select the reference image to use as an anchor for toolbars
  • Global in-group scrolling support which allows menus to automatically display scroll buttons when they cannot fit inside a page. Click here to see a sample of this new feature.


DHTML Menu Builder has been awarded 5 stars by daolnwod.com
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Fri, Jul 30, 2004
daolnwod.com, has reviewed DHTML Menu Builder and awarded it with their highest possible ranking of 5 stars!
(30/Jul/2004)


Take the challange and you could win a free copy of DHTML Menu Builder
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Jul 13, 2004
About four months ago we started a topic in the public forum where we asked users to challenge DHTML Menu Builder:
If someone could find a working pulldown menu that could not be re-created with DHTML Menu Builder we would give him/her a free copy of the program.
So far... no one has been able to find such menu!

We have now organized all the posts on the public forum on an easy-to-use interface so you can compare the original and the DHTML Menu Builder version of the menus. You will even be able to download the projects we created.



DHTML Menu Builder birthday special
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, Jul 08, 2004
We would like to thank all of you who decided to take advantage of the special we ran on DHTML Menu Builder's birthday and say that we're glad to announce that we broke all sales records in just 24 hours!
What better gift could have DHTML Menu Builder gotten?

We hope you all enjoy DHTML Menu Builder and make sure you visit us back soon to find out about the upcoming-completely-rebuilt-from-the-ground-up version 5.0



Adlenterprises has awarded DHTML Menu Builder 5 stars!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sun, Jun 13, 2004
Adlenterprises.com has awarded DHTML Menu Builder 5 stars, their highest ranking!


DHTML Menu Builder 4.9 has been awarded with SoftDepia's "Editors' Choice" award!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Thu, May 13, 2004
SoftDepia, one of the largest software listing web sites in the Internet has awarded DHTML Menu Builder with the "Editor's Choice" award!


DHTML Menu Builder proves, once again, that is the most powerful web menus design tool!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sat, Apr 24, 2004
A few days back we started a topic in the public forums where we offer a free registration license for DHTML Menu Builder to that who can find a working web-based menu that cannot be replicated with DHTML Menu Builder.

Well, so far no one has found one and DHTML Menu Builder has proven, once more, that is the most powerful and versatile javascript-based menus design utility currently available!



DHTML Menu Builder 4.9 has been released!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Apr 20, 2004
DHTML Menu BuilderWith improved performance and many new features version 4.9 marks another milestone in the javascript menus design.
  • Apply completely different effects to each menu item independently
  • The best crossbrowser and crossplatform support
  • 100% frames support
  • Apply eye-catching effects
  • Mix different menus in the same page
  • Full support for templates and SSI
  • Apply pre-made styles to your existing projects
  • Create a fully functional menu in a matter of minutes using the Wizard
  • Create both pulldown and tree-like menus
  • Create unlimited number of menus for as many domains as you want
  • And as if this wasn't enough... upgrades are free for life!



DHTML Menu Builder 4.8 awarded with 5 Gold Disks!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Feb 10, 2004
GlobalShareware has awarded DHTML Menu Builder with their GLOBALSHAREWARE 5 Gold Disc Awards!

Click here to see all the awards DHTML Menu Builder has won over the past years.



DHTML Menu Builder 4.8 is now available
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Feb 10, 2004
This new release is packed with some very nice and unique features that will not find on any other similar applications.
Among these features you will find that you now can:
  • Display tooltips for each menu item
  • Control the menus using your keyboard
  • Highlight menu items to reflect the currently selected section in your web site
  • Generate broken links reports to help you make sure that the links on your menus are up-to-date and valid

Click here to download it now!

Effective right now, we're accepting orders via RegNet, RegNOW and PayPal!



DHTML Menu Builder 4.7 has been awarded 5/5 stars by Softpedia!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Tue, Dec 09, 2003
We have just been informed by Softpedia, one of the largest and most popular software listing web sites, that DHTML Menu Builder 4.7 has been awarded with their highest rank of 5 stars

Click here to visit Softpedia

Click here to download DHTML Menu Builder 4.7



DHTML Menu Builder 4.7 introduces keyboard navigation support!
DHTML Menu Builder Home  DHTML Menu Builder Download  DHTML Menu Builder Support Sat, Dec 06, 2003
Since the first public release of DHTML Menu Builder, back in 1998, we have been providing cutting edge features that make DHTML Menu Builder the most advanced, flexible and powerful menu creation tool available.

And version 4.7 is no exception!

Among other features, version 4.7 introduces support to navigate the menus using the keyboard.
Want to test it? Well, then press the CTRL key (ALT+CTRL under Linux) on your keyboard and then use the ARROW keys to navigate the menus.
Use the ENTER key to select a menu item or press the CTRL key again to disable the keyboard support.

This feature is compatible with the following browsers:
  • Internet Explorer 5, 5.5 and 6.0 (Windows)
  • Internet Explorer 5 (Mac)
  • All Mozilla-based browsers (Windows, Mac and Linux)
  • Opera 7 (Windows)
Click here to download version 4.7 now!