I've made another site modification right on the heels of a friend asking me "when do you decide your site is done and then are simply adding product?" In my case the answer is never, because my site is part of the product!
The product addition I've now deployed is getting rid of that huge long list of links in the right-hand sidebar. There are 71 of them loosely categorized, but a huge list no matter how you look at it. And no I didn't really get rid of them, but I got rid of what looks like clutter over there by rolling the lists up.
I had looked at Steve Orr's VisiPanel, and like the way it rolls up, and the color is very cool, but I don't think it fits my site. And by the time I remove the color and borders, how much of it am I using?
I thought about simply using a link and a panel, but then I have to have server-side code to deal with showing/hiding the panel, and I was hoping to avoid making large changes to what's already there.
Then I remembered MetaBuilders, and checked out their ExpandingButtons control. That ended up being exactly the solution.
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posted @ Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:06 PM