Thanks. That’s what I’m doing, sort of. I applied the class as a logo and then had the logo as a background image. All the nav is spaced out well and the logo is centered within it, but what I keep running into is the whole nav itself not being perfectly centered. I’d show you my code but I’m not sure how to put that in here. If I paste in my code (if you could tell me how) will it help you to help me? I want to learn from whatever mistake I’m making so I know how to do this in the future.
From an SEO standpoint there is nothing wrong with putting the logo in a list item as its still readable by Google and other search engines, however a screen reader would have a field trip with it since they read the source from top to bottom, left to right.
Since the logo would be in a list item a screen reader would go
Thanks for all your comments. I wasn’t thinking about SEO…and probabyl should. Some students in my class are trying to figure this centered logo situation out and haven’t gotten it yet. This is the closest I came and it’s a pretty pathetic attempt. Any ideas?
Thanks HugoGiraudel, but I’m wondering, when I re-size the window the whole nav area isn’t centered. That’s the problem I’ve been having. It’s shifted more to the left. Am I missing something?
Thanks for that Andy, I’ll make sure I’ll add it next time.
For users using a screen read this makes sense as a site logo should always come before the main navigation to introduction the users position on the screen more formally, however something like the below would confuse the user.
The reason why is that screen readers look at the markup in the page not the layout itself as its impossible for a screen reader to understand what goes where and how a user interacts with it where are the DOM tree is a more solid structure for it to work with when presenting the content to the user.