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Tigra Menu Products - Features Comparison Table

Intro

This page helps to decide which Tigra Menu product best fits your application. Most of JavaScript menu features are listed with their descriptions.
If the version you have doesn't support some of the features it should according to the table below, please, download the latest version from the web site (free product) or contact support department (commercial product).

Comparison Table

Menu Feature with Description \ Product Tigra Menu Tigra Menu PRO Tigra Menu GOLD
Unlimited number of menus on the page
Any number of menus configured independently or sharing some configuration files can be safely placed on the same page. Each menu instance is separate JavaScript object with it's own index so menus don't mix their actions or interfere in any other way.
yes yes yes
Unlimited number of menu items
Number of menu items is limited only by browser's performance. Neither total number of items nor number of items in menu blocks is limited. Some navigation systems offered on the net have such limitations (i.e. 20 items max. or up to 10 items per block)
yes yes yes
Unlimited menu depth
Depth of menu hierarchy isn't limited in any way. Menu can be used to navigate sites of any complexity unlike menu systems with amateur non-recursive implementations offering limited number of levels.
yes yes yes
Menu look configured with CSS
Menu items appearance (font family, font color, background color, decoration, distances etc.) can be configured with CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file. As long as CSS is standard format most web developers are familiar with, this approach makes menu system easy to learn and maintain. A lot of HTML editors can be used to visually build, modify and validate CSS files.
yes yes yes
Convertible orientation
Same script can be used for horizontal, vertical or mixed menu orientation. Minimal configuration changes required.
yes yes yes
Per level geometry
Geometry settings (offset of menu block from parent block, offset between menu items within menu block, size of menu item) can be defined separately for each level of menu.
yes yes yes
Per item geometry
Geometry settings (offset of menu block from parent block, offset between menu items within menu block, size of menu item) can be defined separately for each item of menu. This feature allows for example to have items of different width in the same menu block.
no yes yes
Inner HTML
Any HTML code can be placed in menu item. This feature allows to use images (including animated ones) in menu items and/or apply complex item layout. This is another way (beside CSS) to configure menu appearance. With Inner HTML feature styles can be defined for each item separately.
yes yes yes
Rollover effects
The look of an item changes when mouse is positioned over i.e. background color changes or text getting underlined.
yes yes yes
Graphical rollover effects
The look (including images, text and layout) of an item changes when mouse is positioned over i.e. closed folder icon changes to open folder icon.
no yes yes
Frames Targeting
When item clicked page opens in a different frame or window. Possible targets are: other frame, new window, parent frame.
yes yes yes
Frames Overlapping
Usually menu created in the document is seen only within containing frame, so to look properly all menu items should fit within the frame. With frames overlapping feature supported menu can overlap frame border and display its item over the document in other frame.
no no yes
Transition effects
Supported by Internet Explorer 5+ these features make menu really attractive. Menu block transparency can be set independently for different levels in range 1-100%. 25 transition effects can be configured on block show and on block hide for each level. Effect durations are also adjustable.
no no yes
Smart submenus relocation
Smart relocation feature when supported and enabled tries to keep visible all menu items that would normally go behind browser's window boundary. Different relocation behaviors supported. Very useful with low screen resolutions or big menu blocks.
no no yes
Tool tips (Hints)
Temporary displays the box with text over menu item when mouse is over. Can be used to supply additional information (few sentences) about the targeted document.
yes yes yes
Static positioning
When this feature is activated menu doesn't scroll with the content of the page but stays at the same distance from the edge of the browser window.
no yes no
Menu alignment
The feature that allows to keep menu aligned horizontally (left, right, center) and/or vertically (top, bottom, center) on the page regardless of the browser's window size. Offsets can be defined to adjust menu position (i.e. 40px from the right edge of the document or 100px shift to the left from the center). Without this feature menu position is always specified absolutely from the top left edge of the document.
no yes yes
Relative positioning
With this feature supported menu is positioned on the page just by placing menu initialization block in relatively positioned element of the document. For example if menu need to be centered it can be placed in the table cell with align="center" attribute specified. If this feature is not supported then menu initialization block should be inserted just before closing <body> tag.
no no yes
Browser compatibility
Range of browsers menu supports. Although older browsers are used quite rarely (<3%) for most sites it is very important to support as many browsers as possible. Browsers from different vendors and even versions of the same browser differ much in the way DHTML (Dynamic HTML) and DOM (Document Object Model) is supported, so wider compatibility results in bigger script size.
IE 5+;
NS 6+;
OP 7+
FF 0.9+
Safari 1+
IE 4+;
NS 4+;
OP 5+
FF 0.9+
Safari 1+
IE 4+;
NS 4+;
OP 5+
FF 0.9+
Safari 1+
Script size
The size of the script in KBytes. Size of the custom configuration isn't taken into account. Heavy scripts keep visitors waiting while code is being downloaded. Creating compact and functional scripts is challenging task but such scripts have advantage on the market.
10.0k
(3.5k compressed)
8.6k 15.6-18.0k
Technical support
The way product related questions are answered. Tigra Menus are components for web developers. These scripts should be properly configured before they published. To simplify this process we've created demos and illustrated documentation for each product. Technical support is also available.
Forum E-mail
ICQYahoo MessengerMSN messengerAOL messenger
E-mail
ICQYahoo MessengerMSN messengerAOL messenger
Price
This parameter is well known. Note that 50% discount is offered for script licenses starting from second purchase. Educational and religious organizations have this discount from very first order.
Free USD 29
USD 145
USD 49
USD 245

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