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Howdy! I'm James, a website developer who loves all things web. When I'm not in web developer mode I enjoy writing on my blog and gaming. When I'm not doing that I'm probably on Netflix going on the latest TV series binge.

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Creating a Tabbed Navigation menu

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Here’s another navigation tutorial but this time im being a bit different, since my last navigation tut Creating A Drop Down menu I wanted to be a bit different and step away from the boring one level navigation bars. Well in this tutorial you will learn how to create a tabbed navigation menu, complete with a under tab description feature, which when you hover on a certain tab a description will appear below the navigation bar, I’ve seen a few of these around, but most of them use javascript when really you don’t need it if your looking for something simple. Im going to teach you how to create this using HTML lists and CSS styling no javascript involved.

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Creating a Drop Down Navigation Menu

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Every tutorial I’ve done on navigation bars or menu’s has been the normal one level navigation bar, but when you build a website you may feel the need to create sub categories, for example my blog houses various tutorials which are stored in categories, I have a drop down navigation bar on the main link, which is tutorials which then displays sub catergories and then the specific catergory e.g. Tutorials > XHTML > Basics in that example there are three levels. You can create navigation bar levels using lists, it’s the easiest way to create a drop down menu but for styling it can get a bit tricky, but in this tutorial Im going to show you how to form a drop down navigation menu and then style it with CSS

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WordPress Quick Tip: Getting WordPress to permantly save your FTP Information

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Following my last little article on WordPress plugins I can’t live without, it made me remember something I’d done recently to my WordPress installation. If your a WordPress user which runs WordPress on a server rather than a wordpress.com hosted account then you’ll understand that each time you install or remove a plugin you have to provide FTP information in order for WordPress to correctly locate the wp-content/plugins directory and get authorization to add or remove a plugin.

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WordPress plugins I can't live without

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Any WordPress powered website isn’t complete without WordPress plugins. Thanks to the brilliant community that surrounds WordPress there are a variety of plugins written by users of WordPress as well as developers. There are so many plugins out there but theirs a handful of plugins that I can’t live without, and that are installed on James’ Blog. Really, plugins and how useful they are to you or me is down to personal preference, but here’s a list of a handful of plugins that I can’t live without!

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Creating a glowing navigation bar

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Adding glow can make things look special or stand out and it can be applied to lots of different things. Glow can be used in website designs, to make something look just a little more special than the average look. In this case I’m going to use glow and apply it to a navigation bar to make look a little bit more ‘Wow’ than the average navigation bar, using nicely coloured gradients and bit of CSS magic, I’m going to show you how to achieve a real nice navigation effect, which looks smooth, sleek and with a few little extras to make it stand out.

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