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CSS Navigation Menu

It is possible to create a simple navigation menu box with CSS. In fact I see this same style of menu for many of the templates for Mambo and WordPress. Here is a code sample of such a menu:

#menu_box {
	width: 200px;
	font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	border-top: 1px solid #666666;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #666666;

#menu_box ul {
	list-style: none;
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;

#menu_box li {
	border-botom: 1px solid #666666;

#menu_box li a {
	padding: 5px 5px 5px 0.5em;
	border-left: 10px solid #0066CC;
	border-right: 1px solid #666666;
	background-color: #CCCCCC;
	color: #FFFFFF;
	text-decoration: none;

#menu_box li a:hover {
	background-color: #0066CC;
	color: #FFFFFF;

The end result is a menu without tables, that highlights when you hover over any of the links.

CSS Menu Example

CSS Menu Demo and CSS Menu StyleSheet

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CSS Fluid Style Template

Fluid CSS Template in FirefoxI was working on making a simple CSS template that would have a header, a sidebar, a content area, and of course a footer. The result being this simple template that has a fixed left sidebar.

Feel free to download it.

It is available on the WebKeyDesign Forum.

If you are looking for a basic template for text only pages, check out the Beginner’s CSS Template. This template is good for those privacy notices, and other legal pages that don’t have graphics and such.

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Choosing Your Domain Name

There are many steps to starting a web site, but the most often overlooked one is the first one, namely what domain name to register for your new site. Undoubtedly, almost any single word domain name is taken by now, and two word domains are also hard to come by, so this leaves you with a three word domain. For example when I started WebKeyDesign, I had to choose an inventive three word domain name like WebKeyDesign.com, because KeyDesign and WebDesign.com were already taken, and even a less business like name, like BlueMidnite.com or .net were taken. There are of course the letter and number combination domain names like 123DesignSomethingName.com or perhaps 931DesignSomethingName.com, but these domain names are not as valued due to their complexity.

So what exactly is a good domain name?

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