Launch of Amara Flash Menu Maker

Written by Amara Software

Amara Flash Menu Maker is a new software package that makes it easy for users to create animated Flash buttons and menus for websites. Amara Flash Menu Maker provides offline creation of impressive and professional Flash buttons and entire navigation menus, including sub-menus.

Amara Flash Menu Maker offers exceptional Flash buttons with animated effects. Users can create their personalized buttons and menus by simply changingrepparttar settings ofrepparttar 131695 templates, such as colors, text, sound effects, hyperlinks and company slogan, andrepparttar 131696 buttons can easily be made to matchrepparttar 131697 style and color scheme of any website. Users' settings are automatically saved in Amara Flash Menu Maker andrepparttar 131698 updating of a design is simple. About 99% of web users worldwide are able to view Flash elements nowadays. Although more and more websites use Flash, still very few people know how to create Flash animations. Amara Flash Menu Maker will help people who want to make an impact with their website to draw and impress visitors. Users don't need any programming, design or Flash skills to be able to create a website menu with Amara Flash Menu Maker

Amara Flash Menu Maker is compatible with all HTML editors and Macromedia Flash, so it's easy to incorporaterepparttar 131699 buttons into websites or Flash projects. File sizes are kept extremely low, just 7 to 9KB for an entire navigation menu including sub-menus.

These are some of Amara Flash Menu Maker's unique features:

1) Button size adjusts automatically to length of text.

2) Menu bar can be made scrollable, i.e. an unlimited number of buttons can be used inrepparttar 131700 menu or sub-menu.

Forums – Should You Have Them On Your Website?

Written by Anne Moss

Forums have become a common feature in many websites. With good free scripts available, and paid scripts being relatively cheap, it seems that every new website has its own forum(s). But is it wise to add forums to your website?

In this article I'd like to take a look atrepparttar pros and cons of adding forums to your website. The largest of my websites, boasts one ofrepparttar 131693 largest online forums on pet related subjects. In fact I have yet to see a larger forum dealing with pets. As ofrepparttar 131694 writing of this article (Summer 2004), we have over 7,000 members and nearly half a million posts. Inrepparttar 131695 past four years I have struggled withrepparttar 131696 hardships of community management and learned what works and what doesn't. Let me share a few insights that may help you decide if you want to takerepparttar 131697 forums path yourself.

The Pro Side ofrepparttar 131698 Equation…

Forums Generate Content

Large, active forums generate content for your website. Google now has literally tens of thousands of pages indexed for's forums, and people looking for some ofrepparttar 131699 more esoteric subjects related to cat health and cat behavior are very likely to meet one of our forum pages in their search results.

Forums Make People Return to Your Website

Forums are truly a "sticky" element. Most people come back, at least to check on developments on their threads. With a good community, you get some real addicts who have to get their daily fix.'s forums run on Vbulletin Forums , which means members can opt to receive an email whenever someone replies to their thread. Most people use it and that little email sends them right back torepparttar 131700 forums…

Forums Create a Sense of Community

Reaching from behind their computer screens, people from all overrepparttar 131701 world join together, get to know each other and create a community. This is actually happening! Members connect with each other, offering support in time of needs and some of them even meeting each other in real life. For you asrepparttar 131702 webmaster, this means loyal visitors that keep coming back to a place they consider to be home.

And Now To The Cons

Forums Can Take a Lot of Time to Take Offrepparttar 131703 Ground

I remember how I could feel my posts echoing inrepparttar 131704 empty board four years ago… It can take a long time before your forums pick up. An empty forum can actually drive new visitors away. It's a vicious circle – when they see that no one else is posting, they don't post themselves, and move on torepparttar 131705 next website. It can take weeks and even months of hard work to get your forums offrepparttar 131706 ground.

Forums Need A Lot Of Ongoing Management

You need to constantly monitor your forums to make sure that they are clean of spam, troll posts, and just keep everything where it belongs. Once your forums are large enough, you have to have a team of quality moderators to help you runrepparttar 131707 place -repparttar 131708 task being too time-consuming for one person. This isrepparttar 131709 place in this article to say "hi!" to any TCS team members reading this – thank you guys – you'rerepparttar 131710 ones that make it all happen!

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