I’m looking for some very clean and simple CSS code to create a dropdown menu with some links. No levels in the menu, just click on a link (or hover, although I prefer click) and a dropdown shows (white background, simple links, nothing more) with some links in it. Something like that. Suggestions? My CSS skills are negligable, that’s why I ask, and all the stuff I find on google is way overkill.

Getting rid of navigation

I’m playing around with a redesign of poorbuthappy.com, 1 of the problems is that there’s way too much navigation:

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So after a little sketching and some HTML, I came up with this:

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A kind of breadcrumb now serves as the main navigation, showing where you are and letting you go up in the chain. (You can go sideways too by clicking the little arrows, which gives you a dropdown.)

A lot less vertical space taken up, but also less clues towards the navigation. You don’t immediately see things like "pictures" and "forums". Which makes it less usable. On the other hand, it’s a lot less clutter and space, which I like, and likely makes it more usable. And I do have a nice sitemap at the bottom of each page, which I like and gets lots of clicks, so I’m not too worried about taking away navigation options at the top. It’s a bit del.icio.us-like too…

What do you think? I’d love to hear some comments.

Reportedly digg is 50% Google traffic, About.com 85%, and Wikipedia 70% Google traffic.”

Indeed. Google Knol is a HUGE mistake. How can anyone trust them anymore to stay out of the content game – and this time it’s not just video, but text. Our lifelihood Google!

Yes, my version requires the most lines of code, but it is also the easiest to maintain and understand.”

No it fucking ain’t. Compare:

login($username, $password, $remember);

with

$authenticationController = new UserAuthenticationController;
$user = new User;
$user->username = $_POST[‘username’];
$user->password = $_POST[‘password’];
$user->rememberMe = true;
$authenticationController->login($user);