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Sothink DHTML Menu 9.3 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Sothink DHTML Menu 9.3

Sothink DHTML Menu - SEO friendly drop down menu, JavaScript menu builder.
$65 EXPIRED
User rating: 430 (66%) 218 (34%) 43 comments

Sothink DHTML Menu 9.3 was available as a giveaway on May 12, 2010!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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It is an easy and productive drop down menu builder to create SEO friendly drop down menu, JavaScript menu for web navigation without writing a single line of code. Rich templates and preset styles let you create professional JavaScript menu in no time. Free integration enables you to add the menus to webpage using existing HTML editor. The JavaScript menu appearance can be fully customized.

Key features:

  • Perfect Compatibility
  • Diverse Functional Menu
  • Flexible Customization
  • High Usability

System Requirements:

Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2003/2008; IE 5+

Publisher:

SothinkMedia

Homepage:

http://www.sothink.com/product/dhtmlmenu/index.htm

File Size:

6.97 MB

Price:

$65

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#43

Need to see this one come back again. My old laptop died, and I lost my copy of this program as a result. I made use of it for a website I maintain, but the price tag is obscenely high.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Thanks a lot! I found the good converter - Video to Flash Converter PRO by geovid.

Reply   |   Comment by Ignasio  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Very nice software for free and it will definitely get me to look at their software in the future. Interface isn't perfect, but has a lot of nice customized options so I can get my website looking professional!

Reply   |   Comment by Jeremy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Program loaded OK in Windows7 32bit. Activation took a little longer than expected but it did work. The setup complained about not finding something in Dreamweaver which I ignored and the program loaded OK anyway.

The program works with "KompoZer" my normal .html editor and with Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3.

Without reading any of the help info I was able to create a primitive test menu that immediately went to my website and displayed the page.
Now to learn how to really use it. :-)

I like it! TNX GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Solution for #22 and #34 !!! If it reports:
“A connection to the activation server could not be established [0x800c0019]. Check your Internet connection and then try again.”
Then it may be a time difference related connection restriction...
This happens for example, if for any reason the Date and Time of your Computer differs signifficantly from the real time. Please, correct it and try again! There is no need to leave from the popup that gave the message! Set the correct time of your computer clock and press to retry connection. That worked immediately in my case. Hope it works for you too.

Reply   |   Comment by Nick The Geek  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

Dear our users,

Thanks for using Sothink DHTML Menu!

For our users who received Error Code 9 when register the program, please note that the Registration Name should be Giveawayoftheday rather than your name or email address.

If you met problem when register the program, please refer to
Frequently Asked Technical Questions at the page below:
http://www.sothink.com/support/index.php

Please feel free to contact us at support@sothink.com if we can be of any assistance.

Thanks for your support & Enjoy it!

Reply   |   Comment by Sothink Support  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Installed easy on Vista 64-bit. Tried it real quickly and it looks like it can create some nice menus. Thanks GOTD and SoThink (Source Tec).

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

#31...thanks for the tip...the other day I tried this but it didnt work...just rereged it and now my Logo maker works again....THANKS!
also the Sothink software is hard to beat...8)

I always watch for it and recommend it to all my clients...8)

Thanks Sothink and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Rakos  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

A big thank you to Sothink and GAOTD for today's offering. My dsl download and install took less than two minutes on Windows XP. The wrap-around activation took only a few seconds and the readme.file contained info to fully register the program. The 'help' file is very nice and has information you can really use with the program. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Same problem as #22, Pa Ajasko: "A connection to the activation server could not be established [0x800c0019]. Check your Internet connection and then try again." This happens even with my firewall disabled. Did a Revo Uninstall (Moderate), then re-installed, and the same problem. I am in Canada, using XP SP3, 2Gb Core 2 Duo. Help?

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

#3, Inas - the free alternatives you suggest have not been updated since 2004. Did you actually test these applications before suggesting them or did you just do a search for free dhtml programs and come up with those two?

Reply   |   Comment by rsmik  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

I love this program! Been using it forever on my laptop, keep upgrading because it is worth it. Thrilled now that I can put it on my desktop. I love Sothink products - thank you GOTD! I have no problems on installing, just copy and paste registration name and key as directed.

Reply   |   Comment by Viv  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Just a note to SoThink:

I installed this to update the last version. While I was my SourceTec program folder, just for the heck of it I launched the Sothink Logo Maker given away here awhile back.

When I did that the Logo Maker came up as un-registered and the info box was prefilled with the GAOTD information. I clcked and the program re-registered itself.

This is something you might want to look into.

Reply   |   Comment by Tina  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

I am having much trouble with this software. I tried this so far on 2 separate partitions on my machine.

(1) XP SP3 Dreamweaver cs3
(2) W7 64 bit Dreamweaver CS4

I get the same problem with both, which is when I run the setup, it brings up the extension manager, and it says it installed fine, but the setup program itself will hang up about halfway, which then I can't close it.(I have to wind up ending the process). Then, when I load dreamweaver(both partitions) the option is in the menu just fine, but when I goto select any of the options in the drop down, it says that the widget is not installed, and would I like to download it now from SoThink's website.

I am confused as to what to do now, can someone help me please?
Thanx

Reply   |   Comment by Schmidty  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

Three days in a row and three awesome pieces of software! Installed and registered perfectly on Win 7 x64. LOVE the fact it has integration with Microsoft Expression Web, but the method of inserting code is not particularly intuitive; my experimental code ended up in the wrong place and I had to move it manually inside Expression Web. OK, I'm lazy. ;o) But expect a little learning curve on that part.

The selection of template menus is excellent, includes both horizontal and vertical menus, and some very nice "Web 2.0" glassy and transparent styles. Nice submenu options, too, and a few nice transitions (also a few annoying pixelated fades and blinky animations, but who knows, someone might like them). Also love the calendars...those are always a pain to build from scratch. Everything I tried was pretty easy to customize through a very full featured interface. It's going to take me a while to find out what everything does! (New toy!)

I was a little disappointed by the inclusion of what looks like proprietary branded menus from sites like Amazon.com...scammer's dream?...which probably was not the smartest idea Sothink has ever had, but nobody said I had to use 'em.

Overall, I am delighted and I think anyone who develops web pages will love Sothink DHTML Menu 9.3. Another winner for Sothink and GAoTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Keter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#28

Looked at the samples provided on the Sothink homepage - some didn't look well in Firefox 3.5.9, so it's not 100% cross-browser compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

Halfway through the installation I get a message saying "Setup failed to launch the Macromedia extension manmager..." It tells me to run dwsothink.mxp. When I try to run it, it cannot open the file. I'm on Win7 64Bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Uhhhhhhhhhhh..... I think i'm missing something here. Tried to install this on 2 different partitions, and neither work! On the first one (The more used one) Its Win 7 64-bit, and i'm using Dreamweaver CS4. On the other partition, its XP with Dreamweaver CS3.

In BOTH cases, once I click Setup, and let it do its thing, the setup application hangs up right after it installs the adobe extension, and never gets goign again. The process bar stalls, and I can't end the program in the task manager.

THEN...

In Adobe CS3, I DO have the menu called "SOTHINK" in my menu bar, BUT everything I click on it says "You have not downloaded this yet" and then it takes me to the Sothink website????????????? CS4 Says the same thing, but doesn't even take me to the website.

I try to look under program files to see if there is some sort of a standalone, but theres nothing.... What am I doing wrong????

Reply   |   Comment by Schmidty  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

Will this program interact with Joomla?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Rowsell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#24

The program is now registered. The registration details were on a pop up that was hidden being another screen or webpage that was opened. When I closed the page, the registration details were visible, so I registered manually and now all is fine.
However, the addons for Dreamweaver wouldn't load. I have Dreamweaver CS3, but I also have an ancient Macromedia version of Flash and the program tried to find a Macromedia version of Dreamweaver which I don't have.

I wasn't very enamoured with the menu templates. Not much originality or flash designs. However I'm guessing that perhaps you can tweak them? If this is so then perhaps you can get something more creative looking. I want to create a fantasy styled site which none of the menu templates would really suit as they appear at the moment.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy Peterson  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

Worked on the 4th attempt. I have been after one like this for ages.

Many thanks

Thanks to 'I know it all' Ashraf. Helpful comments. I am so grateful and humbled. lol

Reply   |   Comment by Terence A Bryan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#22

I am not able to register Sothink DHTML Menu 9.I have had 4 tries and added it to the exception list of my windows firewall but I still get the same message: A connection could to the activation server could not be established [0x800c0005]. Check your internet connection and try again. My internet connection is ok.

Reply   |   Comment by Pa Ajasko  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Wicked! have been waiting for this for a long time!

Windows 7 Ultimate
32 bit & 64 bit
2GB Ram
Eset Smart Securitty

Installed and activated fine. Had to run as administrator though.

Reply   |   Comment by Norman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#20

Re: Ashraf's comments:

I may say I am a long time user of GAOTD. I have found that I can save a lot of time and hassles reading Ashraf's comments and visiting his website. He gives some fantastic advice on his website on this GAOTD offer.

I must also say Sothink products have been quite useful.

Vajra

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#19

#14, Laura, there are all sorts of implications to using Safe Mode. You should avoid Safe Mode except where absolutely necessary. Among other things, it runs at a higher privilege level than other Administrator accounts (at least on Vista and higher).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#18

As Ashraf (#1 comment) mentioned menus created using DHTML and/or Javascript can cause problems if Javascript is turned off in the browser (yes, some people turn it off, e.g. for security reasons).
That's one of reasons to use CSS as much as possible.
So to create great looking CSS based menus I use and recommend CSS Tab Designer

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Web-Design-related/CSS-Tab-Designer.shtml

Other CSS generators worth looking at:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Web-Design-related/PURE-CSS-Menu-Maker.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Menu-Creators/Strong-VMenu.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by pelikan11  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#17

"Error 9" ...You must put Giveawayoftheday as the Name for registration along with the provide code or you will get the Error 9.

Reply   |   Comment by jakkejcc  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#16

Thanks pmichaelh. It was the registration name that I tripped up on. Once I copied both correctly from the readme.text, it worked just fine.

Thanks for the hint.

Reply   |   Comment by Violet Bliss Dietz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#15

I can hardly wait to this on all of my website thanks GOTD, it install easily on my computer and now I'm ready to put it to the test

Reply   |   Comment by Darryl H  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#14

I have received the errors as well. The way I work around it is to run in safe mode as the admin. All works well from there. =) maybe that'll help you too.

Reply   |   Comment by Laura  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

Regarding "Error 9", make sure you entered both the registration name AND the registration code. The program should register correctly then.

Reply   |   Comment by pmichaelh  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

Thanks GOTD This is a wonderful program. Had an older version and lost it when I reimgaed the hard drive. Downloaded, installed and registerd smoothly. I like that it has plug-in for dreamweaver and frontpage.

Reply   |   Comment by Lady Rider  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#11

When I try to register, after copying and pasting the registration key in, I get a message about the production registration failing, an Error 9, and asking me to contact customer service. Any suggesitons?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul King  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#10

To Diego:

My home (residential) ISP somehow compresses the data that I send and receive, so I am never able to activate GOTD software from the house. When I try, I get the invalid key error. Now when I see something good, I either take the laptop with me to work or I head for McDonald's.

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Thanks! I had an older version and loved it, so I am really looking forward to seeing what's new.

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

Installed beautifully, without a hitch at all. Everything seems to work fine, now I'll just have to figure out how it all goes together, but then, that's the fun part. Thanks GAOTD, for another fine offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#7

Installed on WIN 7 with no problems. I thought that these menus would be old and lame but to my surprise, some of them are quite modern looking and ones that I will use.

A great time saver indeed!

Reply   |   Comment by AndyB  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

When I try to run "setup.exe"( on XP ) I get this error:

"Fatal error: key is invalid"

Anyone else?

Reply   |   Comment by Diogo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#5

Smooth download, install and activation. Wonderful program for creating menus. I love the SoThink products. It is really great that so many of them are made available here. Thanks to SoThink and thank you GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by mike stevebs  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#4

Have used this for a few years now. Highly recommended even if you have to pay for it - and it's free! Only problem I ever had was in the very beginning, trying to figure out the best way to publish it to my websites. Once I figured that out, the rest was easy. Was able to move it gracefully from XP to Vista and now to Win 7. It just works.

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#3

Brief Review:

Program downloaded and installed smoothly on Vista x32 OS. Nice user-friendly, easy-to-navigate GUI, with loads of available settings and options from which to choose. Only downside (so far) is that the activation process seems to be buggy (keep getting "cannot connect to activation server" error message, even though my internet connection is working fine.) Have not yet had a chance to use the program fully, but SoThink is a reputable company that produces reputable products. I will be able to easily add dhtml menus to my blog site with this program - so a definite two-thumbs-up for today's giveaway. Than you, GOTD and SoThink, for this wonderful gem.

Freeware Options:

Tigra Menu Builder

PHP Layers Menu

Reply   |   Comment by Inas  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#2

Downloaded, installed and registered as easy as breathing.

A fantastic give away for someone involved in web design. Takes away all the time and hassle of setting up a menu system leaving the developer on other aspects of design.

Thank you for this much needed utility.

Zimbo

Reply   |   Comment by Zimbo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#1

The Good
* Makes creating dynamic JavaScript based menus very easy.
* Supports creation of horizontal and vertical menus.
* Supports creation of dynamic database driven menus.
* Gives you full control over your menu and its contents.
* Comes with many very nice predesigned templates that you can use (or you can start from "scratch").
* You can preview your menu in a web browser before publishing.
* Provides you with directions on how to place the menu on your website.
* Has plugins for FrontPage, Dreamwaver, and Expression Web.
* Has extra tools such as sitemap generator, Google XML generator, etc.
* Excellent help section and tutorials.

The Bad
* Menus do not degrade gracefully for users that have JavaScript turned off.
* Sneaky "watermarks" are tucked into output files.

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+86)
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