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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:04

Pre Sales Question

Poster: phild
Dated: Tuesday May 30 2006 - 16:23:16 BST


I am concerned about the overall weight of and the download time of the menu system.

I want to build several (one horizontal and two or three vertical) menus on my page, using a pretty minimalistic approach... no images, or icons, but with rounded corners (those are of course images).

What is the typical 'weight' of such a system, excluding the background images?


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Tuesday May 30 2006 - 19:12:09 BST


I'm not sure what you mean by 'weight'. If you mean size, then it's however much data you put in your menu_data files. The 3 base files are always the same and any menu_data.js files use those same three files.


Poster: phild
Dated: Tuesday May 30 2006 - 20:58:52 BST


if it is non Netscape the files are:

menu_data.js ~10k
milonic.js 7k
mmenudom.js 31k

and if Netscape:

menu_data.js ~10k
milonic.js 7k
mmenuns4.js 21k

is this correct?

Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday May 30 2006 - 22:02:33 BST

Yes. However, the files are compressed and very fast loading. You really shouldn't notice any problems with download times.

Poster: Andy
Dated: Wednesday May 31 2006 - 12:18:52 BST

The files are also cached on the local machine and are only downloaded once per session.

It's a myth about large JavaScript file sizes being a problem, it really isn't thse days :D

Poster: phild
Dated: Wednesday May 31 2006 - 13:16:36 BST


these are quite a bit smaller then some of your competitors... it's just that I wish they were smaller still :? .

Thanks for the response, I really do like the flexibility of your system. I think I will purchase a copy and try it out for real.


Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday May 31 2006 - 15:15:01 BST

You won't be sorry! This is the best menu system around.

Poster: Andy
Dated: Wednesday May 31 2006 - 18:17:57 BST

We are working on making them smaller, no idea when this will be though as we spend a lot of time doing support these days.

Our competition just say "No Our menu cannot do that" but here at Milonic we say we'll do our best.

Customer satisfaction is our aim and we try to exceed customer expectation when we can

Poster: phild
Dated: Wednesday May 31 2006 - 19:04:11 BST

Just an idea,

but you could try breaking up the functional areas, so that if you are not using a specific function, that code is not included in what is down loaded...