I have a horizontal nav bar with eight "buttons". When I make the font size small enough so that all the choices show up on one line on 800x600, the font is too small. font is too small on buttons When I make the font larger, the link button wraps around to a second line in 800x600. bigger font, but nav bar wraps When I put the nav bar in two rows, it doesn't look so good because the buttons are all different widths: nav bar in two rows The client would prefer to not have a vertical navigation bar. Any design ideas on what I can do to make this look better?
Recomendation #1: If you use the button tag (rather than styled links), you'll have a little bit more control over their appearance and semantics via css Suggestion: I don't find the small font example unreadable, but perhaps if you bolded the text? Suggestion: If you decide you need two rows, you can use the width attribute to make all the buttons the same size Suggestion: if all else fails, rework the page layout so you can line the buttons up vertically rather than horizontally (sometimes what the client wants isn't really what they need) [ February 16, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Thank you ever so much. I added a width button to the buttons, increased the font size, made the font bolder and I think that the bar looks much better. For me the "secret" was putting the width attribute in there!