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Creative CSS Rollovers With Images has a new tutorial for CSS with images that’s very creatively handled, CSS Image Border Rollovers. You can see his example live in action at C1UK Powerboats. Looking at it, I would have thought the navigation was done with JavaScript rollovers. One advantage with using CSS instead, of course, is faster page downloads since there are fewer images than if this had been handled with JavaScript rollovers and image swapping. This approach will also degrade gracefully for older browsers that don’t support this CSS2, such as Netscape 4.

This tutorial can be an especially good one for brainstorming your own ideas and playing with possibilities, too.

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