CSS3 3D Flip Down Menu - suitable for IE10 - NO javascript

3rd February 2013

For IE7 - IE9 (no animation), IE10, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and iPad etc.. but not Opera


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Now that IE10 supports the 3D transforms and keyfames we can use this with transitions to create a dropdown menu with an unfolding sub menu.

This menu has 3D unfolding sub list with animation. Just hover the top level link to see this in IE10, Firefox, Safari and Chrome. Earlier versions of IE will see an instant sub menu list

This uses a mixture of transitions and keyframe animation. The last sub menu item is animated on hover by using a keyframe to give it a small amount of 'bounce' but is closed when the mouse is moved off the menu by using a transition. All other sub menu items are animated using just transitions.

Works correctly in IE10 and Firefox, but is a little buggy in Chrome and Safari.


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