On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Tom wrote:
> I have laid out a site for a guy and he says the buttons are "intuitive"
> enough. I think they are, but you know the client is always right.
I suppose there's the word "not" missing somewhere in the description
of the situation, probably from "I think they are".
> Do I assign background images on the anchors? Anyone have any ideas how I
> could make this look more like buttons?
Have you asked what the client means by "buttons"? I would _guess_ he
means something that looks rectangular and as something you can push down.
That would minimally mean making each link a have a border, perhaps
with border-style: outset (though in implementations, outset borders often
look a bit odd), and putting some spacing (margin) between them.
Maybe a white or light grey border would suit the design reasonably.
It would probably be best to reserve a little more vertical space for
like nav bar to accommodate both a border (maybe 3px is the minimum for
any working outset effect, if that's what the client wants) and some
padding between the border and the link text.
That would in fact have the additional benefit of making the links
visually distinct. If you see
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for the first time in your life, it might not be evident enough
how the words are grouped to form links (even if the groups are separated
with some extra space, as they are now).
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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