I realize IT LOOKS DRAB, that's by design. My programming for the next two years is going to focus on making browser applications that look and behave like desktop applications. REASON: people have seen this 1000 times and know what the tabs mean.
If this interests anyone, I'd be happy to put my tabbed-menu generator online -- youjust enter the name of the tabs, and the page code is created.
1. The tabs are actually stored in complex tables -- I hate that. Like this:
<div id="help20tabs_i_conceptidx" style="border-bottom:1px solid white;<?php echo cg('ib','help20tabs','conceptidx');?>" onClick="hl_1('help20tabs',help20tabs,'conceptidx');"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td class="bul_"><img src="/images/b/uli.gif"></td> <td class="bt_"></td> <td class="bur_"><img src="/images/b/uri.gif"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="bl_"></td> <td class="bc_" nowrap>Concept Index</td> <td class="br_"></td> </tr> </table> </div>
-- that's a lot of HTML to get that effect -- but it mirrors it exactly!!
tabbed interface, not bad for a rookie
I think there would be quite a few interested, especially some that may want various bits of information on one page.
Some problems -
1) In NN7.1 and Moz FF 0.8 the tabs do not work, and there is a problem with part of the border.
2) In Opera 7.23, tabs work, but larger problem with a border.
3) In IE suggest that the default cursor be used when placing mouse over tab to trully reflect what you are trying to achieve.