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Make your menus understand people's angle of intent

I read years ago how Apple at the time had a much more intuitive interface because of things like interpreting anything in the direction of a submenu as headed there, rather than immediately moving focus to whatever happened to be under one's cursor (and also how putting menus at the very edge of the screen gave them infinite depth). Always was on the lookout for people applying this to the web as best practice and finally here's an article and a JQuery plugin:

http://bjk5.com/post/44698559168/breaking-down-amazons-mega-dropdown
https://github.com/kamens/jQuery-menu-aim

See also: http://cherne.net/brian/resources/jquery.hoverIntent.html

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