Splitting the top navigation in two
This is a follow-up on a post by Jan Tielens, so I recommend that you read his post first for more details (the screenshot is taken from his post btw). The idea is to break the top navigation bar in two when you have too many menu items.
As usual, you can use a Content Editor Web Part to add the script to your page.
Note that I am not trying to argue about Jan’s approach. His post clearly states the specific context of his demo, where he was responding to a jQuery question (if you’re interested in learning jQuery, note his use of the gt() and lt() selectors). I am just taking this opportunity to remind you that jQuery is not necessarily the miracle answer [Note to self: write a post about what jQuery is NOT good at].
If you already use jQuery in your page, then either solution is fine. If not, then just use my script and don’t bother about loading the jQuery library.
The Jan Tielens challenge
I have already talked about Jan in a previous post. End users who visit his blog can certainly feel like a kid in front of a bakery display: so many goodies that are out of reach!
So here is my proposal: if you find on Jan’s site a tool you’d like to have as an end user, send me the challenge! If a topic gets enough votes, I’ll work on a solution that can be implemented on the client side.
Oh, and don’t ask about highlighting rows in a list, it’s already done!