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Styling the navigation links

From: Creating a Responsive Web Design

Video: Styling the navigation links

The next thing we're going to do is start styling the navigation. So here in the web browser, I can see the navigation is showing up down here under the promo areas. So what we want to do is create some styles that are going to be global and then some styles that are going to be specific to individual layouts. So let's come back to our text editor. Let's come back to screen_style.css and after our promo containers, let's add a few lines, and let's add a rule that's going to target the anchor links inside of the nav element. So we'll type "nav a" beginning and ending bracket.

Styling the navigation links

The next thing we're going to do is start styling the navigation. So here in the web browser, I can see the navigation is showing up down here under the promo areas. So what we want to do is create some styles that are going to be global and then some styles that are going to be specific to individual layouts. So let's come back to our text editor. Let's come back to screen_style.css and after our promo containers, let's add a few lines, and let's add a rule that's going to target the anchor links inside of the nav element. So we'll type "nav a" beginning and ending bracket.

Let's split those open. First we're going to set color. We're going to set that to #F5A06E;. The next property is going to be text-transform. We're going to set that to uppercase, semicolon. Next we're going to set text-decoration to none. That way the links won't be underlined. Let's hit a return. We're going to set a display type of inline block. This way the anchor links will have more dimensions, similar to that of an image tag. So they'll have height and width proportions based on how much room they need, but they won't have the straight inline style like we get with typical anchor tags and span tags.

Next property, we're going to set a font-weight to bold, hit a return. We're going to set font-size to .9 ems. Next we're going to set our hover state for the nav elements. So nav a:hover, beginning and ending bracket. All we're going to do is come in here and set the color to white, by putting pound sign and three Fs. Let's hit Save.

Let's come back to our browser. Let's hit reload. We'll now see the color change. We'll see that the links are in all uppercase and when I roll over these, they turn white. So these CSS rules target the text aspects of the links. Next we're going to work on the layout aspects of the navigation links.

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Creating a Responsive Web Design

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  1. 7m 39s
    1. Previewing the final project
      4m 0s
    2. About the exercise files
      1m 15s
    3. Exploring the software you'll need to complete this course
      49s
    4. Beginning your project
      1m 35s
  2. 3m 45s
    1. What to expect with Design view in Dreamweaver
      2m 1s
    2. Accessing code for HTML and CSS in Dreamweaver
      1m 44s
  3. 9m 19s
    1. Planning your layout
      2m 47s
    2. Adding the main HTML containers
      1m 47s
    3. Adding the promo containers
      31s
    4. Adding links and the copyright
      1m 47s
    5. Adding sample content into the HTML containers
      2m 27s
  4. 8m 37s
    1. Creating and slicing multiple-sized banner images
      5m 53s
    2. Exporting content and template artwork
      2m 44s
  5. 7m 27s
    1. Linking CSS files for all screen sizes
      1m 42s
    2. Linking CSS files based on screen size with media queries
      2m 13s
    3. Enabling Internet Explorer 7 and 8 to understand HTML5
      1m 25s
    4. Setting the viewport scale
      2m 7s
  6. 9m 0s
    1. Adding the background pattern and the page container color
      3m 43s
    2. Styling the headings
      2m 17s
    3. Styling the body text and the links
      1m 15s
    4. Styling the footer
      1m 45s
  7. 9m 49s
    1. Understanding compound rules
      2m 58s
    2. Styling the promo links with a CSS sprite
      2m 48s
    3. Styling the promo text
      1m 26s
    4. Adding the promo images with CSS
      2m 37s
  8. 7m 46s
    1. Adding CSS rules for layout
      2m 8s
    2. Styling the header on large screens
      2m 34s
    3. Styling the article on large screens
      3m 4s
  9. 6m 29s
    1. Styling the navigation links
      2m 1s
    2. Styling the navigation for large screens
      1m 16s
    3. Positioning the navigation for large screens
      1m 37s
    4. Clearing the float for the promos
      1m 35s
  10. 2m 47s
    1. Adding CSS rules with inline media queries
      2m 47s
  11. 6m 0s
    1. Styling the header for medium screens
      2m 32s
    2. Styling the navigation for medium screens
      1m 10s
    3. Styling the promos for medium screens
      2m 18s
  12. 12m 7s
    1. Styling the header for small screens
      2m 27s
    2. Styling the navigation for small screens
      1m 12s
    3. Styling the navigation links for small screens
      4m 13s
    4. Styling the promos for small screens
      2m 57s
    5. Styling the footer for small screens
      1m 18s
  13. 13m 12s
    1. Additional exercise files for this chapter
      1m 4s
    2. Creating double-sized graphics for high-definition screens
      4m 45s
    3. Replacing the promo graphics with CSS media queries
      2m 42s
    4. Replacing the logo and banner graphics with CSS media queries
      4m 41s
  14. 57s
    1. Where to go from here
      57s

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