Vladimir's Tech Blog

Appearance matters

April 4, 2008


No, I am not talking about preparation for a date or for an interview. I am still talking about a prototype I am working on. Even if you told that there is no need for special styling and a professional web designer will prepare something two weeks later, and the application should simply work, so it is possible to play around a bit with it.

And because you love the semantical nature of the html you start with a pure html with this scientifical styling. That means no styling at all. But even if you are not a professional designer, exactly like me, you should take one or two hours to create some basic stylesheet to make the user interface pretty less ugly.

For example, if you want the main navigation to be shown in one row at the top of the screen and you have implemented the menu as unordered list <ul> then put something like

ul.main_menu li {
    display: inline; 
    background-color: orange; 
    padding: 4px;
    font-weight: bold;

into your CSS file.

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