In a series of blog posts, we’ll discuss web design’s best practices when it comes to usability, responsiveness and accessibility. We care about great design and we’d love to show you that a little CSS love goes a long way. In this post, I’ll show you how to create a neat notification bar, as it’s currently in place on WordPress.org.
A notification bar glued to the top of a page, informing you about a discount, new feature, or – in this case – a user survey, is a very unobtrusive way to catch your visitors attention. Opening up Firebug, I replicated the notification bar as displayed on WordPress.org and saved it to Codepen:
Recreating the notification bar
WordPress is mainly using
div wrappers to style the bar, giving it its red background and top position. Defining a
border-radius makes for the friendly rounded corners. I love how WordPress uses a nice
#DDD color for the text, avoiding a harsh white-on-red combination.
Feel free to use my Codepen blurb for your own website! For the next Tidbits edition I’ll look at Kippt’s fancy buttons.