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Yuck. And just imagine what the extra time can do to a project’s budget, pushing a deadline further out than would be needed otherwise. Time is money. Additionally, by keeping those nonessential, decorative images in one CSS file, it’s possible to change the background image in a matter of minutes rather than days, while the site will instantly be updated. You can start to see the power of separating your structured markup from the presentation. 25 Web Standards Solutions The chameleon effect I’m going to go ahead and contradict myself here for a minute, but I think this next trick can be useful in some circumstances.

A bottom border has been added as well to help define the group of links. The second step in making the navigation bar horizontal is to float our links to the left. We’ll also style the hyperlinks a little and adjust some padding and margins: #minitabs { margin: 0; padding: 0 0 20px 10px; ­border-­bottom: 1px solid #696; } #minitabs li { margin: 0; padding: 0; display: inline; ­list-style-­type: none; } #minitabs a { float: left; ­line-­height: 14px; ­font-­weight: bold; margin: 0 10px 4px 10px; ­text-­decoration: none; color: #9c9; } Here we’ve told all a elements within our list to float: left, essentially forcing them all to line up horizontally in a row.

For instance, here we’ll take the grocery list and turn it into a navigation bar for an online supermarket (that happens to only sell a handful of items). We’d like the navigation in this case to be horizontal and also have some way of highlighting an item when it’s hovered over or selected, creating a t­ ab-­like effect. First, we’ll add an id to our list so that we can apply specific CSS styles to it. We’ll also make each grocery item a link.

11 Web Standards Solutions Now, start to add the accompanying CSS: #minitabs { margin: 0; padding: 0 0 20px 10px; ­border-­bottom: 1px solid #696; } #minitabs li { margin: 0; padding: 0; display: inline; ­list-­style: none; } What we’ve done here is essentially turn off bullets and default indenting.

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