Chapter 14 gave you a
quirky, arcane, and sometimes frustrating, learning its basics pays off.
In this chapter, you’ll use that knowledge to create fancy buttons and
menus that liven up any Web site.
Although buttons and menus that pulse, swirl, and unfurl may seem
like small potatoes, they’re actually a hallmark of contemporary Web
design. In fact, a stylized button or well-designed collapsible menu is
sometimes all the polish you need to make your pages stand out.
sophisticated touches to your site. As you’ll see in this chapter, there
are plenty of great tools (both in Web editing programs like Expression
Web and Dreamweaver and in free online scripts) that can help you get
Creating Fancy Buttons
In Chapter 8, you learned to use links to
let site visitors travel from one page to another. Although ordinary
links work perfectly well, they just aren’t showy enough for creative
Web masters. Modern Web sites guide visitors through their pages with
graphical buttons. Figure 15-1 shows an
Figure 15-1. These menu links look like ordinary text, but they’re actually graphical buttons. ...
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