Archive for the ‘Navigations and Menus’ Category

Mega Drop Down Menus w/ CSS & jQuery

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Just like all of my navigation tutorials, start by creating an unordered list. Since we will be using CSS Sprites for our navigation states, each link within the list item should have a unique class name to it.

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House of Buttons

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

A collection of great UI buttons spotted in the wild.

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CSS Navigation Menu Techniques

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

One of the most important features of your website will be the navigation menu, not only do you want the menu to look good but it must be functional and instinctive to use. If your visitors cannot navigate your site easily and instinctively traffic and return visits will suffer, it can be a fine balance between usability and good navigation menu design.

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Animated Menu with jQuery

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Ever seen some excellent jQuery navigation that left you wanting to make one of your own? Today we’ll aim to do just that by building a menu and animate it with some smooth effects.

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Javascript vs Flash Navigation Menu

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Navigation bar is most important parts of every website. In the past, most web developer used Javascript to create drop-down menus. It would take a considerable amount of Javascript knowledge for web designer to get the good design and good options on the navigation bar.

In recent years, more and more websites are using flash navigation menus instead of javascript navigation menu bar.  Flash menus provide better browser compatibility — as flash navigation menu bar appears and works the same in all browser conform to the Adobe Flash standard.

Multiple Column Css

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

In this tutorial we will learn methods to make a list display as multiple columns of list items, rather than as a single column or horizontal row. This can be a big space saver in some page designs, while still retaining the vertical ordering of a list. Since tabled layouts always linearize as a series of rows, this new method gives us the ability to provide screen readers with a source order that runs down each column instead of across each row. Not everyone will need this technique, but those who must deal with accessibility will find it highly useful.
The HTML:
<ul>
<li><a href=”#”>Antelope</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Baboon</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Bison</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Camel</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Chimpanzee</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Deer</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Eland</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Elk</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Gazelle</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Gibbon</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Kangaroo</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Meerkat</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Sheep</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Warthog</a></li>
<li><a href=”#”>Zebra</a></li>
</ul>

The CSS:
ul {
float: left;
width: 12em;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style: none;
}

li {
float: left;
width: 6em;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
}

li a{

display: block;
width: 7.8em;
color: #036;
position: relative; /* for IE-Win */

}

50+ Gorgeous Navigation Menus

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

In this post I’d like to take a look at more than 50 stellar examples of navigation menus that positively impact the design of a website. The list includes a great deal of variety. Regardless of what you personally prefer, there should be some inspirational examples in here for you.

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Free CSS Drop-Down Menu Framework

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

50+ Nice Clean CSS Tab-Based Navigation Scripts

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Tab navigation has been one of the most fundamental element in any modern web structure. In order to make sure visitors can properly navigate through the website. One of the biggest challenge web designers and developers faced is to integrate a simple and nice tab navigation that not only don’t confuse, but helps visitors easily understand where they should be clicking.

Whether you are running a website or blog, tab navigation is probably one of the element that helps drives traffic to internal pages. Here we’ve compiled a mass list of 50+ nice clean and sleek CSS Tab-Based navigation samples you can adapt on your site. Full list after jump.

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Horizontally Centered Menus with no CSS hacks

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

A lot of people want centered menus on their website but for the CSS novice this task seems impossible. If you do a search online you will find a few centering methods but most of these rely on CSS hacks, JavaScript or non-standard CSS rules that are not supported by all browsers (display:inline-block; is an example). In this post I’m going to show you my secret method of achieving centered tabs that does not use any CSS hacks and will work in all the common web browsers. It is also compatible with my perfect liquid layouts. Let’s start with a basic example then I’ll explain

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