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539065582_Inactive (New Admin) 8/9/2007 12:34 PM EST : Navigation Bar
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Zomgawsh Poster

The navigation bar (tab bar) I am running on my site is running a bit too wide for some users in my guild. Does anyone know if it's possible to have it on two lines, rather then one?
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~Dealla~ (Guild Admin) 8/10/2007 1:36 AM EST : RE: Navigation Bar

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I don't think there is a way to put it on two lines.  Are you using custom images or the default navigation bar?  Could you link to your site so we could maybe see if we can help you with an alternative?

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539065582_Inactive (New Admin) 8/10/2007 4:12 AM EST : RE: Navigation Bar
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Sure, I'm using custom images. If need be I'll just have to make them thinner. My site is here.
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~Dealla~ (Guild Admin) 8/10/2007 5:04 AM EST : RE: Navigation Bar

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Ah, I see what you mean.  And it looks like if you make that particular text any smaller, it would be very difficult to read what they said.  Since you have a paid site, the only thing I can think of is to hide the default navigation bar and place the images as links into the custom html banner area.  That way you could put them on two lines.  I did something similar on my site.  The navigation bar on my site is not the default one, but a javascript placed in the custom html banner area.

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539065582_Inactive (New Admin) 8/10/2007 5:28 AM EST : RE: Navigation Bar
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Ah, alright thanks. 
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Rosary_KT (Guild Admin) 8/10/2007 5:56 AM EST : RE: Navigation Bar
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Zomgawsh Poster

Have you tried making all the images with the clipart on the top and the text across the bottom?

Like this one:

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You could also trim off the extra background to lessen the width even more.

That would save you a few pixels for each image, though I'm not sure whether it would be enough to fix the width issue.

You might just try stacking all your images in photoshop to see what the width would be before going to the trouble of changing them all.
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~Dealla~ (Guild Admin) 8/10/2007 6:36 AM EST : RE: Navigation Bar

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Zomgawsh Poster

Rosary_KT said:
Have you tried making all the images with the clipart on the top and the text across the bottom?

Like this one:

No alternate text supplied.

You could also trim off the extra background to lessen the width even more.

That would save you a few pixels for each image, though I'm not sure whether it would be enough to fix the width issue.

You might just try stacking all your images in photoshop to see what the width would be before going to the trouble of changing them all.


Good suggestions

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ICE Daddy (Guild Admin) 4/11/2008 9:20 AM EST : RE: Navigation Bar
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Yup, web design is a lot about simple math.

Page size is "x" wide. "x" wide divided by "y" buttons = "z" pixels wide maximum for each tab image.

Like your tabs on the site now. Might consider giving a little dropshowdow to the type to set it off from the background on the lighter images.




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