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CSS menu navigation tools

Generate custom CSS menus in Dreamweaver

CSS menu tools

Add cross-browser compatible CSS menu navigation to any page or template in Dreamweaver. Choose a design preset and fully customize each menu level. Create your menu names manually, from a database or from the structure of your website.

This tool was once a stand-alone extension called CSS Menu Writer. Now it is integrated into our Dreamweaver extension, Design Extender.

arrow downCustomize your menu design

Get a quick start on your menu design by choosing from the 16 included design presets to display horizontally or vertically; then select one of 12 color themes.

CSS Menu Writer Quick Insert

Further customize your design (optionally). If you want to use dropdown menus, you can even customize each level/sublevel of your menu or choose to let a level inherit the CSS of its parent level.

  • Customize your menu dimensions, margins and padding.
  • Customize the type properties for the menu's link states (link, visited, hover, active).
  • Customize the background and border properties for the menu's link states.
Custom menus
arrow downBuild static or dynamic menus

To create your menu names (Home, About, etc.), you can either type the words in manually, create the menu from your website's folder / file structure or create database-driven navigation. The menu tools work with any Dreamweaver recordset. They support unlimited sub-menu levels and offer full sort and filter capabilities.

CSS menu content
arrow downSave your customizations as presets

You can save both your design and your content customizations as presets so that you can reuse either throughout any Dreamweaver website.

Preset Manager


Design presets can be used when you create a site with Design Extender's site-building tools or whenever you want to use the menu again.

Custom site layout

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Dynamic menu tutorial

Tutorial: Build database-driven menus

Build dynamic navigation menus from records in your database. This is great for any growing website and a manageable way to build navigation particularly for online stores with frequently changing products that display in the menu levels. View tutorial »


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