3856Almost Finished - Re: [NH] Multiple Browser CSS
- May 22, 2003Thanks to all the tips and pointers. Here is what I have now.
I took the style elements out of the web page and put in in the stylesheet.
I change the .leftnav to .sidenav so all I have to do to change it is change
the float value to right or left. Or I could have two stylesheets, left &
right, and use some scripting to randomize it or give users a choice.
I added <acronym> tags to the top navigation bar, so it gives more
information when the cursor is over one of the "buttons". I think this is a
nice touch without having to use hover. It also saves time from having to
make a graphic and map it.
The last thing I need to figure out is how to make the side bar extend all
the way to the footer. On some longer pages, this looks really funny when
the sidebar is only half, or less, the length of the page.
I tried playing with % values for the height of the sidebar and body, but
that was not giving me the effect I was after. If all the pages were about
the same size it would not be a big deal. I have already implemented this
change on the member pages, since the majority of those pages are about the
same size as the home page.
One idea I had was to make the background color of the sidebar white and
make the border with the body white or take it out. I am sure there is a
"better" way to do it, I just have run out of steam. If it is another cold,
rainy weekend, I may get it figured out.
Any other comments/suggestions are welcome!
Now that I have the stylesheet pretty much in line, I have an idea for
simplifying the site, by using an outline to hold the contents of each page.
I have Jody's outline clip library that has a clip for doing things with
directories. I have modified it for other projects. I think making the
outline header the name of the file, and then having a regular structure in
the topic. Oh well, that's a project for a clear head.... ;-)
I was expecting a site redesign to be a much bigger hassle than it has been
with the stylesheets. I started playing around with some ideas about a year
ago, but they would have all been time-consuming to implement. So it became
a back-burner project. Now I can play at a new look and just change the
style sheet(s). Now that I know how to do all this stuff without tables, I
can give my own site a facelift....
My son is wanting to learn, so I will have to show him how this works. He is
very creative, so it wil be fun to see what he comes up with. Probably a
site dedicated to Calvin & Hobbes....
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