Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting link styling, part of CSS: Styling Navigation.
Most of the steps to creating our vertical menu are pretty straightforward, and you are…going to find yourself repeating them each time you build a vertical menu.…Link styling, however, is where your creativity really is going to come into play.…By setting things like foreground and background colors, using images, or maybe even icons…and how you style the text, you can really take every single menu and make it unique…and make it fit in with your site's design.…So I'm going to continue working on the vertical.htm, but this time I'm working on it from the 03_03…directory, and I am going to continue working in the descendent selector that's targeting…our links, the li a selector.…
So, now that I'm actually styling the link content themselves, I want to concern myself…with things like text formatting, font size, font weight, font style.…I want to concern myself with color.…I want to concern myself with what's going on in the background, am I going to use a background for these?…One of the things that you need to keep aware of--we're certainly not going to do it for…
- 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
Additional resources6m 29s
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