A navigation menu is – if we are speaking structurally – a list.

I still see websites that don’t markup their navigations links as lists; I guess the reason for this is that designers don’t want to have ugly big bullet points littering their menu’s, or seemingly uncontrollable margins throwing out their carefully crafted layouts.

Is it possible to use the correct structural markup, and still make your menus look the way you want them to?

The simple answer is yes; you can use CSS to style lists to look more-or-less any way you want.

First, undermine your previous assumptions by visiting the Listamatic website to see examples of different list styles (with the CSS used for each).…

Working with non-profits, charities, voluntary and public sector organisations and social enterprises for over 20 years. Jim set up one of the worlds first website accessibility web agencies in the mid 1990s.