Using Sliding Menus

A sliding menu is a simple user interface widget that lets you put a lot of information on a page without cluttering it all up. The user can view just as much (or as little) of the extra information as they want to see at a time. Script 15.1 contains the HTML, Script 15.2 the CSS, and Script 15.3 the JavaScript, as shown below.

Script 15.1. Here’s a straightforward HTML page with a lot of links.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html xmlns=""> <head> <title>Shakespeare's Plays</title> <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="script01.css" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="script01.js"></script> </head> ...

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