This example demonstrates how to skin a menu built using the MenuNav Node Plugin to look like the menus on Flickr
Note: be sure to add the
yui3-skin-sam classname to the
<body> element or to a parent element of the widget in order to apply
the default CSS skin. See Understanding Skinning.
<body class="yui3-skin-sam"> <!-- You need this skin class -->
Skinning the menus created using the MenuNav Node Plugin is done using CSS. The stylesheet used for other MenuNav Node Plugin examples is a minified version of the node-menunav-core.css and node-menunav-skin.css files. The node-menunav-core.css file includes foundational styling that controls basic layout and positioning, whereas the node-menunav-skin.css file is used to apply colors, borders, padding, etc.
Skinning can be accomplished by either overriding the styles defined in the node-menunav-skin.css file, or by creating an entirely new skin file. In either case, place custom styles in a separate file to simplify integrating with YUI updates.
When creating a custom skin, use the node-menunav-core.css and node-menunav-skin.css files as a reference. Also consult the CSS reference section of the MenuNav Node Plugin landing page, as it provides a complete list of all of the class names used by the MenuNav Node Plugin along with when and to what element(s) they are applied.