Nifty Navigation Using CSS

SitePoint Feature ArticleBy Rachel Andrew

Unless you limit yourself to one-page web sites, you’ll need to design navigation. In fact, navigation is among the most important parts of any web design, and requires a great deal of thought if visitors are to move around your site easily.

Making site navigation easy is one area in which CSS really comes into its own. Older methods of creating navigation tended to rely on lots of images, nested tables, and JavaScript — all of which can seriously affect the usability and accessibility of a site. If your site cannot be navigated using a device that doesn’t support JavaScript, for example, not only are you blocking users who have turned JavaScript off, but you’re also locking out text-only devices such as screen readers and search engine robots — they’ll never get past your home page to index the content of your site. If your design clients don’t care about accessibility, tell them their clunky menu is stopping them from achieving a decent search engine ranking!
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