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The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design by Craig Grannell

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Chapter 5. 5 USING LINKS AND CREATING NAVIGATION

In this chapter:

  • Introducing web navigation

  • Creating links

  • Controlling CSS link states

  • Mastering the cascade

  • Looking at links and accessibility

  • Examining a JavaScript alternative to pop-ups

  • Creating navigation bars

  • Working with CSS-based rollovers

Introduction to web navigation

The primary concern of most websites is the provision of information. The ability to enable nonlinear navigation via the use of links is one of the main things that sets the Web apart from other media. But without organized, coherent, and usable navigation, even a site with the most amazing content will fail.

During this chapter, we'll work through how to create various types of navigation. Instead of relying on large numbers of graphics ...

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