What is the Web 2.0 way of doing menus? Any suggestions?

Hi,

My rails single click menu options in my header are running out of room.

What is the most popular Web 2.0 way of handling a growing number of
menu
links? What’s the most popular Rails way of having drop down menus? Or
is
this now not the way to handle menus in which case what’s the most
popular
approach?

Cheers

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On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Greg H. <

On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 09:02 +1000, Greg H. wrote:

    number of menu links?  What's the most popular Rails way of
    having drop down menus?  Or is this now not the way to handle
    menus in which case what's the most popular approach?

I think it was ignored because it’s not a ruby or rails question. It’s
obviously an html/css/javascript type question because that is what
people use to generate menus.

Craig

good point - I guess I was wondering (being a hobbyist programmer)
whether
Rails (say with in prototype or scriptaculus) had a web 2.0 way to do
menus?

There are many ways to generate menus in rails using HTML and CSS. So
there is no set way. However, if you want to see an example, go to:
www.learningrails.com
They are hosting a long running tutorial for creating a rails
application and show a way to create menus. Mind you, this is one of
the many way. Rails itself does not favor one over the other.
Hope this helps.
Bharat

There really is no “Web 2.0” way of doing any one thing. Web 2.0
philosophy (if there even is such a thing) would probably tell you make
your navigation as clear and simple as possible. For example, you
mention that the navigation you already have is growing too long. It
might be time to reevaluation the needs and purpose of the entire
navigation itself, and not just figure out the best way to cram more
options into a small space.

It sounds like a Information Architecture and/or UI design problem more
than anything else.

Bryan M. wrote:

There really is no “Web 2.0” way of doing any one thing. Web 2.0
philosophy (if there even is such a thing) would probably tell you make
your navigation as clear and simple as possible. For example, you
mention that the navigation you already have is growing too long. It
might be time to reevaluation the needs and purpose of the entire
navigation itself, and not just figure out the best way to cram more
options into a small space.

It sounds like a Information Architecture and/or UI design problem more
than anything else.

In other words, the Web 2.0 way to do drop down menus is: Don’t :slight_smile:

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