CSS3 - The future now - 'Image Slide' menu

23rd September 2010

For IE7, IE8, Fireox, Opera, Safari, Chrome, Flock and SeaMonkey

With no 'current' tab set

With a 'current' tab set

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No javascript, no hacks, no expressions, just CSS and XHTML

Just to show what will be possible once all browsers support the latest styles available in CSS3. This menu uses transitions which are currently supported in Safari, Chrome, Opera and Firefox v4 beta to produce a sliding action when hovering the image 'tabs'. With virtually no extra styling and simple code this produces an effect that has only been possible using many lines of jQuery/javascript.

The menu will function in all the latest browsers but the animation is only seen by Opera, Safari, Chrome and Firefox v4 beta at the moment. Unfortunately this menu will not work in IE6 as this browser only supports :hover on links.

Tested in IE7, IE7 emulation, IE8, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome, Avant, SeaMonkey, Flock and Maxthon. It should also work in Mac browsers.


You may use this method on your personal 'non-profit' web site without seeking my permission. A link back to CSSplay is always appreciated.

Commercial usage is also permitted without seeking approval, but I would ask that a donation is considered to support my work on CSSPlay.

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For more CSS demonstrations I recommend that you visit the Dynamic Drive CSS Library.

Free, practical CSS menus, layouts, and examples

Soft Geometry Creative Industries

Soft Geometry Creative Industries
is a music-based design company located in Bristol UK.
I create artwork for albums, singles, posters and t-shirts.
My work is influenced by punk and post-punk poster and flyer design,
lo-fi photocopy aesthetics,
Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko.

I can provide a start to finish service with my own art and photography, put together work from images provided by yourself, and collaborate on an idea.

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