In full redesign of my main website, I have coded the layout to be table-less (as the current version) but fluid (current version is fixed width). Ahhhhhh the joy of a fluid layout.
I have absolute positionned the navigation bar, meaning that I can put it anywhere in the code and it will always appear at the same place in the layout/browser. But now I wonder where, in the code, I should put it?
At the start - after the accessibility/skip links, which are the first thing after the opening <body> tag - or at the end just before the closing </body> tag.
At the moment it's at the end, for SEO purposes, but also because I thought that hearing their screen readers 'read' the nav bar (7 items - 2 with accesskeys) on each page might annoy people.
But then I thought that if they want to use the main navigation, people will have to remember the skip link or tab through the whole page (which could annoy them as well).
So where would you place the navigation if you had the opportunity to chose? Or where did you put it, if you used absolute positioning?