I’ve had a fair amount of feedback since my initial post which contained the news that MenuMachine is to become a Mac-only application. Windows users are unhappy with our decision which is perfectly understandable, whereas Mac users have been overwhelmingly positive with their reactions, which is great.
I thought I’d explain a little more about what the new version of MenuMachine will do and what technologies we’ll be implementing, since that’s what many of you have asked about. In this article I’ll call the new version MenuMachine 3, but as yet we haven’t decided on the final name.
Most importantly, switching to a robust open-source base for our browser code will free up the time that we would otherwise be spending debugging obscure cross-browser issues so that we can spend more time adding exciting functionality to MenuMachine. We have already been able to expand the number of menu types that can be created with MenuMachine 3 by using this framework and thanks to the plug-in nature of MenuMachine 3, we can easily add new menu types in future.
From the user’s point of view, all of this will be essentially invisible. MenuMachine will handle all the code creation and link management behind the scenes so you can just get on with creating beautiful, functional navigation systems for your web sites, secure in the knowledge that the code will be fast and compatible with a wide variety of browsers.