CSS play - Concertina slide menu with click open/close suitable for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

4th October 2011

For IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch etc..

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A vertical concertina menu with a click to open and click the same top level item (iPad etc.) or anywhere else to close.

This makes use of the adjacent and general sibling selectors to open the dropdown menu and also place a graphic over the current top level links so that clicking this will cancel the :active/:focus state of the link.

This has been tested in IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Firefox 3.6+, Safari (latest), Opera (latest), Chrome (latest), Flock, SeaMonkey, Avant, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

I have also added a slide animation for Firefox 4+, Safari, Chrome, Opera, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.


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