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Chapter 7. Opening the Doors to Attractive Tabs

 

Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For him all doors are flung wide: him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire.

 
 --RALPH WALDO EMERSON

With the trend toward using lists to represent “menus” (collections of links), there has been a good deal of interest in setting up not only link sidebars, but also horizontal rows of links. A good example of such links would be the ones across the top of Amazon.com or the Apple web site. In fact, such collections often are made to look like small tabs, although this isn't always the case.

For some time, translating an unordered list into a row of tabs meant that they were, well, kind of boxy. Not to mention a bit boring. ...

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