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William Hudson <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:17:05 +0000
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Adam Korman has sent me some useful links to mega and cascading menus:

- http://designm.ag/inspiration/mega-menus/
- www.ibm.com/us/en/sandbox/ver2/ (this is what I was directed to when I just went to www.ibm.com) 
- www.hp.com ... not really cascading flyouts (they have a tree/accordion style menu that appears within a drop-down). This seems like its own, all new category of bad.
- www.alienware.com (in the products menu)
- www.cyberpowerpc.com ... another whole new category of bad cascading menus
- www.sony.com ... another unconventional implementation of cascading menus
- www.fujitsu.com/global/ ... this may be the worst one, with flyouts inside a mega menu (under Products and Support)
- www.toshibadirect.com
- www.cdw.com
- http://store.philips.com

Thanks, Adam!

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I asked list members if they had any favourite examples of web sites using cascading menus (multi-level fly-outs made popular by Windows XP).

I had only one relevant suggestion - www.ishares.com - but it's worth a look. The menus aren't as deeply nested as some, but it's still a challenge to navigate (once you get past the friendly entry screen).

The respondent who suggested it wanted to remain anonymous.

Regards,

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