I want to use buttons for Links but don't want to try to create them myself. Where can I find stock Buttons with script that I can drop into my html and css?
I want a series of vertical buttons that might look something like this:
I will stack them vertically in a non-scrolling Sidebar on the left side of the page. Thanks.
Using images for navigation menus (other than backgrounds) is not an ideal scenario for a lot of usability and maintenance reasons. The biggest drawback is that each time your site changes, you have to re-craft a whole new set of images for the various link states (ick!).
My advice is to stick with HTML unordered lists <ul> <li> for site menus.
With the power of CSS you can style your navigation lists to look like buttons.
With CSS3 transform and IE filters, you can rotate them.
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Good point about having to craft new buttons.
If I'm going to use images in a navigation menu, I use a block display, and I will make something 1px by whatever the height is for a background and have it repeat across the block for each nav item. That way I retain my HTML menu, and if I need to change a color scheme, it's not that tough to do.
Thanks, Nancy. I have tried a few things to implement the rotated text from the david walsh website. I have been successful in rotating the entire Sidebar, then also just the top part with all four Links. But have not figured out how to just rotate the text within a single Link. Can you tell me really simply how to do that?
Also, there is no mention about Safari and its compatibility in Safari. Off the top of your head, do you know if it works in Safari? If not, I will just try it after I figure out how to rotate the text.
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