Xcelsius flyout menu

One of the most important aspects of dashboard design is navigation. Just like any other application, a dashboard is made out of content, functionality and navigation. The drilling, slicing, dicing, and data exploration are all part of your BI application navigation flow, and you must consider it as part of your designs if you wish to be successful. I explored navigation in other posts as well, such as this one. Since Xcelsius deploys like a website (.swf) and “feels” like a web site, users often expect web site functionality out of it, like fly out menus. I took a stab at building an Xcelsius flyout menu. You can find the xlf here. The mouse over functionality in Xcelsius is descent, but I’m not sure it can really compete with javascript, dhtml, ajax, etc. Also, the lack of true event driven programming makes it difficult to “program” navigation. But in any case, this is a pretty good start for your flyout Xcelsius menu..

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5 Responses to Xcelsius flyout menu

  1. anita says:

    Hi Ron,

    Could you share the Flyout Menu xlf.

    Thanks & Regards

  2. Simone says:

    Sorry, i was downloading it the “wrong way” 🙂
    I’ll have a good look at it!

  3. Simone says:

    Hi, i’m very interested in your fly-out menu, but the .zip file seems corrupted.
    Is there a way to have a look at your .xlf?
    Thank you very much,

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