So what are the downsides of text based menus and why, given the benefits mentioned above, would you decide to use a graphical menu system instead.
Graphical menus are very effective on several levels.
First, if you have a large content site they can be essential for providing the user with drop-down sub menus.
Secondly, they can make a site look much more professional. Standard text menus can look a little dull at times, whereas graphical menus have the ability to add a little sparkle that makes your site look better to visitors.
Thirdly, graphical menus can become a real design feature of your site. Using the powerful menu customization features in XSitePro V2 you can create a menu that matches your site's color scheme exactly.