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Re: How to acheive a nav bar without tables.

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 13:32:24 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
To: John Snelson <john.snelson@wadh.ox.ac.uk>
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.10110111325410.-885897@hazel>
On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, John Snelson wrote:

> I thought I had come up with the perfect way to create a nav bar to the
> left of my document, by floating it, and setting the width to 10
> percent, so that the rest of the page content flowed around it.
> However, when I view this in netscape 4, my header for the page, in an
> <h1/> tag, does not flow around the floating navbar. My content in <p/>
> tags does, however.
> I know netscape has a broken implementation of stylesheets, but is there
> a method of doing this properly, or a workaround to allow netscape users
> to at least read my nav bar?
> John

Try the following, which works for me on Navigator 4.5, IE5 and
Opera 5. The image "navbar.gif is a pattern which is then
repeated down the left margin as the background to the navigation

<style type="text/css">
  background: white url(navbar.gif) repeat-y;
  color: black;
  margin-left: 129px;
  margin-right: 20px;
  font-family: sans-serif;

  top: 100px;
  left: 5px;
  width: 110px;
  height: auto;
  padding-left: 5px;
  color: yellow;
  font-weight: bold;

a {text-decoration : none}
.navbar :link {color: yellow}
.navbar :visited {color: yellow}
.navbar :active {color: #FF8080}
.navbar :hover {color: #FF8080}
<div class="navbar">
<p><a href=".....">link 1</a></p>
<p><a href=".....">link 2</a></p>
<p><a href=".....">link 3</a></p>
<h1>Top level heading</h1>


-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> or <dave.raggett@openwave.com>
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