There are a lot of questions regarding the top navigational bar, so I'll clarify this issue a bit.

The top navigational bar should not be considered a "design" part of your layout. It should be considered as an extention of your browser; for that purpose I do not use any strong colors.

The purpose of that top navigational bar is to let you quickly navigate within Tabulas if you're logged in. Think of it as a browser toolbar plugin, without having to actually install any program!

The rules regarding the navigational bars are as such:

  1. It should always be visible - FOR BOTH PAID USERS AND FREE USERS! I will not have any issues asking paid users to abide by this rule - this is the one issue I will not back off on for paid users!
  2. It must always be as close to the top of your page as possible. Ideally, there should be NO space between the top nav bar and your browser. If you require CSS hacks, post in our Styling Your Site forums on how to achieve this affect in your layout and someone will help you
  3. It should stretch across the top of the page. I've noticed a lot of layouts trying to squeeze it into some fancy part of their layouts. Do not consider it as a part of your layout!

If you use Tabulas as much as I do, that little nav bar becomes a critical tool for getting around Tabulas quickly. So please, do not try to change it.

Posted by tabulas on February 22, 2005 at 03:21 AM in General News | 6 Comments

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Comment posted on February 24th, 2005 at 03:03 AM
This will be good for everyone!
Comment posted on February 23rd, 2005 at 02:48 PM
sorry i can't get into the forums, but i keep creating color schemes but i have no clue how to activate them! help please!
Comment posted on February 22nd, 2005 at 09:36 PM
This seems like a crime that only hurts the criminal. If someone disables their navigational bar, then isn't that their own dumbass fault, and their own tough luck? Or does it mess with other people who try to visit their page?
Comment posted on February 23rd, 2005 at 04:43 AM
Try visiting any page that moves the navbar; it gets VERY annoying to navigate within Tabulas without that thing in the same place. It hurts much more than the prisoner - imagine if any website could modify where your back/forward buttons were on your browser ...
Comment posted on February 23rd, 2005 at 01:09 AM
it messes with anyone logged in looking at their page, hence the problem.
Comment posted on February 22nd, 2005 at 04:50 AM
oh ok. I'll do that in my future designs. I won't make it as a part of the design anymore. :)