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?

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        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?

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: