List Tags for Graphic Buttons

I’m using 6 horizontal graphic buttons for navigation and I want to wrap them up as an ul list just like I would do if using text-based nav. Two good examples of this are Cultured Code <http://www.culturedcode.com/> and Apple. I’ve been experimenting and managed something similar in appearance code-wise by using markup items to wrap each graphic element in a

  • tag and then wrapping the entire menu in a
      tag. Again, it’s similar but the links don’t work and seems a bit clunky to build. I would like to do this in FW though hand-coding it seems so much simpler. What’s the most efficient way to build it in FW? Or is this the best way? Maybe hand-code the entire menu and insert it as a mark-up item?

      Todd

    • IIRC, both Tim Plumb and Paul Dunning each took a whack at this. I
      believe Paul’s is the most finished. Basically, you lay out your
      buttons in a table, apply the Action to the table, and get a UL in
      return. Neither one of them has the action posted at their site,
      you’ll have to pester them directly.

      Walter

      On Dec 15, 2007, at 11:44 AM, Todd wrote:

      I’m using 6 horizontal graphic buttons for navigation and I want to
      wrap them up as an ul list just like I would do if using text-based
      nav. Two good examples of this are Cultured Code <http://
      www.culturedcode.com/> and Apple. I’ve been experimenting and
      managed something similar in appearance code-wise by using markup
      items to wrap each graphic element in a

    • tag and then
      wrapping the entire menu in a
        tag. Again, it’s similar
        but the links don’t work and seems a bit clunky to build. I would
        like to do this in FW though hand-coding it seems so much simpler.
        What’s the most efficient way to build it in FW? Or is this the
        best way? Maybe hand-code the entire menu and insert it as a mark-
        up item?

        Todd



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        OK, thanks. I don’t want to use tables so I’ll play around with my original idea or just code it.

        Todd

        On Dec 15, 2007, at 10:52 AM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

        IIRC, both Tim Plumb and Paul Dunning each took a whack at this. I

        believe Paul’s is the most finished. Basically, you lay out your

        buttons in a table, apply the Action to the table, and get a UL in

        return.

        No, you just use tables for your layout. The output of the Action is
        an actual UL. The nice thing about this approach is that if you make
        a horizontal navbar, you will see it as a horizontal element in your
        layout, rather than the no-graphic-feedback markup item or worse, the
        vertical list of navigation elements in a collapsing div.

        Walter

        On Dec 15, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Todd wrote:

        OK, thanks. I don’t want to use tables so I’ll play around with my
        original idea or just code it.

        Todd

        On Dec 15, 2007, at 10:52 AM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

        IIRC, both Tim Plumb and Paul Dunning each took a whack at this. I
        believe Paul’s is the most finished. Basically, you lay out your
        buttons in a table, apply the Action to the table, and get a UL in
        return.


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