|Java menu knowledge base|
Basic applet integration
This page covers the way in which an applet menu can sensibly
be integrated into a website.
The following methods are possible:
- Frames solution: this is the recommended
It is the best way for people of amateur or standard
ability to get a fast, efficient, convenient navigation system
working which exploits the full potential of a menu applet. Please
read the support pages here and here
before contacting us for help - these pages have been specially created to help you.
- Pop-up system: i.e. a pop-up browser window
containing an applet. While this may work, it is
difficult to implement and recommended only to advanced users. You can read
a lot of support information here about how to
do it. Don't forget that a pop-up java menu is not the same as a pop-up
browser window! A pop-up java menu goes into a frame (see above) a drops down
over the other frames - and it's easy to do.
- Flat solution: a "flat" solution means no frames and
no pop-up - i.e. you just put an applet into a full screen web page. There are
two variants of this.
- Single homepage use: for small websites and
for websites where the java navigation is for decorative or subsidiary
use rather than global functionality, it is possible just to put an applet
onto one single page - usually the main page of your website. There is
nothing wrong with this. It is very simple.
- Multi-page use: this usage is not recommended. It
is technically inefficient. If you're doing it because you think not using
frames will optimize the ability of search engines to analyse your website,
then please read Google's FAQ on this issue in support of frames!