Erwin Heiser wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a first version of my navbar (none of it is definitive).
> HTML is at:
> CSS is at:
Looking good, Erwin!
> The horizontal list of links breaks up when you set the text-size larger.
> My questions are these:
> * Is this something you have to live with?
No, there's a way in CSS to let the text sizing be 'natural'. An example
is the upper navbar at <http://www.adaptivepath.com/>. The explanation
of the how is located at Doug's Stopdesign:
For your situation, I'd use a background for the masthead (aligned
bottom right), and doing the same with a menu u-list (the darker nav
bar, also aligned bottom-right). As the user increases font size, the
background of the u-list would grow upwards, while still maintaining the
seamless integration with the illustration in the masthead.
> * Can you set a maximum text size for the links? (and how does this
> interfere with usability?)
I wouldn't set a maximum size (if that's at all possible in CSS anyway).
The best way to go about this is to decide on your limits: you could for
instance design a layout to work with scaling from 75% - 150%, but
breaks if the user scales even more.
> * If it does break up, are there any ways of making them break up a little
> better than they do now? (i.o.w. separate them a bit more when they break
I think you better drop one or two menu-items, to get some space in your
fixed width masthead. Or you could make the width flexible, with the
lady aligning bottom-right (as I assumed in my explanation above).
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