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
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.
I’ve been doing a big of changes to the header of James’ Blog and one of the main changes is the navigation, I’ve used a glassy effect to make them stand out but I’ve also noticed I’ve posted quite a few tutorials on creating a navigation bar, but in each of them I’ve used divs. But it’s time for change! In this tutorial however, no divs will be used, instead you will be forming a navigation bar using a unordered list. This tutorial will show you how to style and control lists in CSS, as well as showing you the valid ways of using lists and where to use them.
There are many ways to create a navigation bar, you can use a programs like Photoshop and then convert the image into code, but when I see people creating them in Photoshop I think why bother? When you can simply use CSS for the whole creation and code of it. Granted Photoshop can be used in other development tasks such as designing a full website template. But in this tutorial I will show you how to create a very clean navigation bar using CSS and nothing else (Well HTML too but CSS for the majority!)