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Advanced CSS Menu 5 Light - Free Expression Web Add-In

Create a lightweight and accessible CSS drop down menu in a snap.

This free Expression Web add-in has everything you need to create a modern CSS drop-down horizontal or vertical menu without writing a single line of code.

  • All-in-one product - create horizontal, vertical, tabbed, text or image based menus with a single tool.
  • Variety of styles - create your own styles or use preset themes, customizable in any aspect.
  • Easy to set up - no JavaScript or CSS knowledge required, CSS generation is completely automated.
  • Contemporary menu design - CSS styled unordered lists based markup.
  • Full cross-browser compatibility - works in all currently used browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE8 - IE11, Safari, Opera, etc.) and in most outdated browsers (including IE5.x - IE7), degrades gracefully in very old browsers.
  • Support for touch devices - compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, and other touch devices.
  • SEO-friendly - all menu links, text and titles are placed directly on pages in plain HTML, absolutely accessible to search engines. Nothing is hidden in JavaScript files.
  • Valid HTML 5 Valid CSS 3 Valid HTML and CSS - the menu markup complies with HTML, XHTML and CSS standards and passes W3C and Expression Web validity checks.
  • Accessible - the CSS menu complies with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Lightweight and fast to load - no heavy JavaScript support files are required, menus are ready to work as soon as they appear on a page and are fast to respond.
  • Unlimited number of sublevels - deep menu structures are possible.
  • Support for Sliding Doors technique - same image can be used for items having different width.
  • Multiple menus on a page - you can have as many CSS menus on a page as you like.
  • Expression Web templates supported - easily update your menu across the whole site by placing it into an Expression Web template.
  • User-friendly Expression Web add-in GUI - no need to dig into CSS files, make any change in menu style or structure with few comprehensive clicks.
  • Live preview - see how your menu will look in a browser as you edit. Any change in the menu style or structure will be instantly reflected in IE browser embedded into this window.
  • Preset themes - use one of the many preset themes as a building base for your menu design, or apply it to an existing menu at any time.
  • Free - The Light version of Advanced CSS Drop Down Menu is absolutely free.

Advanced CSS Drop Down Menu Light examples

Advanced CSS Menu vs Advanced CSS Menu Light

Light Edition Full Edition
Rounded corners
Edge-aware dropdowns
Support for touch devices Basic
Responsive / narrow screens support Basic
Submenu open / close animations
Highlight current item ('You are here')
Smooth color transitions
Sliding Doors buttons
Individual styles for items
Stick to the top

System requirements

Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000
Microsoft Expression Web 4, 3(SP2), 2, 1, Microsoft FrontPage 2003, 2002, 2000