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  • Ok I didnt explain that very well….what I would like to do is have a picture instead of the menu items….like recent comments, links, categories, archives etc. What Im really going to do is use a fancy font but save it as a jpeg. Would I just put the location of the jpeg in the css instead of the words “comments” for instance….like i would do for the header image?

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    Mark (podz)


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    Sort of, yes.
    You need to specify the image to use for each section.
    If you ‘View Source’ on your page, you will see code like this:
    <li id="blogs-of-note">Blogs of Note
    and you need to write css for that id.
    It goes like this:
    #menu ul li#blogs-of-note {}
    and then the conditions, so for an image background, it would be:
    #menu ul li#blogs-of-note {
    background-image: url(‘blogsofnotejpg’);
    The tricky bit is not getting the text there, but ensuring the text appears below in the menu. I’ve not tried this but methods could be setting a big negative margin for the words here but undoing that change for the text elements below it.

    Hmmmmm, seems tricky.
    Thanks will try stuff out !

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