strong>Since it’s been snowing in Nottingham today and I’ve come down with a cold, I’ve been staying indoors, Although during College, all of us have been playing in the snow (Don’t judge, we’re all still young at heart!) but I’ve been playing around with the rounded corners effect in CSS3, now in my article Getting ready for CSS3 I listed a few major additions that CSS3 will bring to the web, I mentioned Shadows, multiple backgrounds and some more, but another great addition in CSS3 will be rounded corners.
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!)