October 19, 2008

October 2008 Meeting Report:
Styling Links

At our October meeting, we began a series of presentations on styling the navigation menu of a website.

Navigation can help give a site a distinctive look, one that carries over throughout the site. We discussed some of the design objectives of a navigation scheme and how the design can help or hinder the site's usebility and accessibility.

We looked at a few examples of navigation schemes using CSS (links open in new browser windows):

CSS: Pushbutton Links-Mike's Experiments

Advanced CSS Menu

Stu Nicholls | CSSplay | CSS only menus

In order to style menus, even cutting and pasting from an example, we need to understand the HTML that creates links. To that end, we began with a review of the basics of the anchor link in HTML.

We will continue on this topic in December. At the November meeting, we will have a special presentation on a topic to be announced.

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