I’m in danger of becoming tab-fanatic. It’s not my fault, really. All the stuff presented here, either as Sparks or hidden away as casual posts are the fruit or consequence of my day job. The curse of working the job you love is that you don’t leave it in the office. I encounter the problem and instead of working on it for few days, I take it home and finish it up in the wee hours.
And for some reason, I often encounter tabs. Tabs are self-contained and can easily be extracted from the layout where they are used. As such, they make perfect post-topic.
It’s hard to do something new in tabs domain. I thought that too when few months ago (yes, that’s how much it took me to write this) I looked for tabs that overlap each other. You see, all the various tab techniques around the Net, no matter how graphically different they are, share one common attribute. The linked parts of the tabs do not overlap, like the following well-known examples illustrate.
The area you hover will change only part of the screen occupied by
a. It does not change anything outside that block. And I need to implement just such design.