CSS3 - The future now - 'Rising Tabs - Animation'

26th September 2010

For IE5.5, IE6, IE7, IE8, Fireox v4, Opera, Safari and Chrome

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No javascript, no hacks, no expressions, just CSS, XHTML and a little bit of TIME for Internet Explorer.

Hover over the text beneath the image to see a rising information panel which can contain text, links and images. This action rivals javascript/jQuery versions and is accomplished using only a few lines of 'style'.

The menu will function in all the latest browsers but the animation is only seen fully by Opera, Safari, Chrome and Firefox v4 beta. Internet Explorer will see a slide up animation with an instant return when leaving the panel. It is possible to have a smooth return but this is a little 'buggy'.

Tested in IE5.5, IE6, IE7, IE7 emulation, IE8, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome, Avant, SeaMonkey, Flock and Maxthon. It should also work in Mac browsers.


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