January 22, 2006

Prototype Develops with CSS

The prototype of the portal's user interface is beginning to develop with the magic of CSS!

  • The scrollable elements are completely created by CSS, due to full support across browsers for the "height" property
  • Rollover effects on the message "inbox" block an entire table row as a link (edit: IE almost manages this… only the title text appears as a hyperlink… this will be looked into)
  • Expandable menus have been created with CSS and no script. Although this is currently unsupported by IE6, IE7 should support it when its released later this year. Mozilla/Opera/Safari are all capable of displaying this menu, however it does not affect the ability of IE to use the top-level links.
  • New rollover buttons for the menu have been created by using transparent gifs and a changing background colour… saves bandwidth through only having a single image to load

The full "static" prototype is now very close to being ready, next stage – user testing!

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  1. IE will only expand a link to fill an area if the width is defined. For something that always has a fixed width this is easy, otherwise you could probably use javascript to get the dimensions of the parent

    07 Feb 2006, 18:18

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