Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring link style considerations, part of CSS: Styling Navigation.
Site navigation is a critical component of any website,…so it makes sense that you should put a lot of thought into planning and styling the links for your sites.…So in this movie, I want to explore a few of the concepts that you should keep in mind…as you're styling the links on your site, and what I'm looking at is the links.htm file…which can be found in the 02_01 directory, and I've just opened it up in a browser.…We're going to go through some of the points here and take a look at a couple of examples…that I have built into this page.…So the first thing that you want to think about as you are planning your links is the…first point I make here, make them obvious.…
And as I mentioned, it does kind of go without saying, links should be obvious, but as people…begin to learn how to control different properties of links, they tend to start going away from the default aesthetic.…Now the default aesthetic for links in most browsers is this, underlined blue text, we're…all conditioned for that.…When we see underlined blue text, we know instantly that's a link.…
- Organizing menus with lists
- Creating block-level links
- Styling links, link states, and image links
- Defining link dimensions
- Controlling link spacing in a menu
- Creating rollovers
- Clearing floats
- Indicating current pages
- Controlling cursor states
- Building dropdown menus
- Creating CSS-only buttons
Skill Level Beginner
1. Structuring Navigation
2. Link Styling Basics
3. Creating a Vertical Menu
4. Creating Horizontal Menus
5. Dropdown Menus
6. Enhancing Navigation with CSS
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