Friday, May 10, 2002
Flash Navigation and Web Layout
I want a menu along the right side of all the Mount Abbey pages. I was thinking the menu would be the same for each subsection of the site. And then I went to implement the site. Yikes. There was lots of HTML code, the same HTML code, on every page that would have to be maintained. Yuck. It was clear that I didn't have the right solution.
I decided to make a Flash menu. One SWF and an XML file for each subsection. The HTML code is clean. Maintenance is easy. Adding a page is easy. Changing the menu is easy. Or should I say "will be easy." The sample menu that comes with Flash left a little bit to be desired. Something to do this weekend...
My cold is better. Not over but better. The Nyquil really helped. The sunshine over the weekend will too.