Vertical tabs?

I'd love to see vertical tabs supported along with the existing horizontal ones.
Matt Philmon
April 21,
I have to check if its possible to make vertical text in Firefox (and Safari/Opera). Previously it was only available in IE.
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
April 23,

I looked up this example in both Firefox and IE and it worked. My hope is it'll be easy enough for Safari/Opera to either have the same functionality or at least soon to have the same functionality.


.verticaltext {
writing-mode: tb-rl;
filter: flipv fliph;
John Mason
May 8,
And here's another site talking about it in depth... too much depth if you ask me...


John Mason
May 8,
I believe this only works in IE as 'filter' attribute is IE-only. So far I don't know any way to make vertical text in FF using CSS.
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
May 8,
Alex, how about this ...

Why not allow the "engine" for the Tab Component have the option of using an image for each TAB?

For example:

.aw-tab-image-1 (url/filename.gif)
.aw-tab-image-2 (url/filename.gif)
.aw-tab-image-3 (url/filename.gif)
.aw-tab-image-4 (url/filename.gif)
.aw-tab-image-5 (url/filename.gif)

the Tab Component could then use those as the tabs - and the images whenselves would have the texxt as part of the image. and the images could be vertical.

The "active" tab could use be an "effect" of the above image. Or it would use an alternate image (meaning, an assumption that it would be "filename-active.gif") extracted from the CSS definition.

Ok, I'm reaching a bit. :)
May 9,
Well, thats actually a very good idea - just assume that the vertical text will be added as image, or together with icon image.
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
May 10,

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