I'm trying to create a tabbed menu bar. Essentially I try to create something like this without using a table:

<tr><td>Some Title</td><td><ul><li>Menu Item 1</li><li>Menu Item 2</li></td></tr>
<tr><td colspan="2">Some Subtitle/Second Level Nav</td></tr>

So based on some tutorials, I have created that as some divs, with the ul and li styled like this:

#topBar ul li {
    float: right;
    border: 1px solid;
    border-bottom-width: 0;
    margin: 0 0 0 0.5em;

This works - the tabs are on the right. Except that they are backwards: The first tab/li is the rightmost.

I wonder, if there is a simple way to have right-aligned tabs in the correct order without having to reverse the order in the markup?

Just for reference, the complete HTML for this part:

<div id="topBar">
    <div id="topBarTitle">
    Some Title
    <ul class="topBarTabs">
    <li><a href="#">Link 1</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Link 2</a></li>
    <li class="selected"><a href="#">Link 3</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Link 4</a></li>

<div id="subBar">
       Some Content that appears below the Navigation Tabs.

1 answer

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Put the whole thing in a div and float that right instead.

Answered over 9 years ago by Paul@Rezolution
  • Sometimes the simplest solutions are best... The ul li rule needs to be changed to float: left and now it works. Michael Stum over 9 years ago