CSS Drill Down Menu - with permanent menu changes

12th February 2014

IE9+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Android browser, iOS, touch screens, tablets and smartphones including Windows 8

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It has been a couple of years since I produced a drill down menu so this version uses the latest CSS techniques to toggle the appearance of each sub menu.

Works in IE9+ and all other browsers but IE9 will have an instant change of sub menu instead of the slide-in transition which can be seen in all other browsers. Also works in the Android native browser.

So click/tap any right facing arrow to slide in that sub menu and click/tap a left facing arrow to return to the previous sub menu. All list items are links.

As with the previous menu, any selected sub menu will stay on screen even when clicking elsewhere on the page. No javascript/jQuery, no :target, no iframe, no object and no programming language, just html and css.

No graphics used in this menu.


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