View Full Version : Building tabs for a webpage

01-30-2006, 11:06 PM
Im trying to figure out how i could just do 2 simple things.

Id like a row of tabs, when a tab is clicked, it goes to a URL.

Then, based off what the URL is, id like to have the active tab a different color then the rest of the tabs.


a notes page www.domain.com/notes/

On this page, i could have my tab strip, then if you clicked "Inbox" it would take you to www.domain.com/notes/inbox/ and the Inbox tab would be highlighted.

01-31-2006, 12:40 AM
Here are several articles on tabs http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=tabs+site%3Awww.alistapart.com

01-31-2006, 01:50 PM
Hi, those are articles on image tabs, using some sort of sliding effect, im just looking to create regular tabs.

01-31-2006, 02:44 PM

has several tabbed navigation examples.

01-31-2006, 03:36 PM
im just looking to create regular tabs
What do you figure "regular tabs" should look like on a web page, and how would they be implemented?

Every single tab effect you'll likely encounter is a form of nav bar / menu, with styles / images applied to create a tab effect.