CSS3 Dropdown menu with sub menu persist

17th October 2012

PC and Mac - IE9+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

copyright © stu nicholls - CSS play


A dropdown menu with hover to show the sub menus.

In this version the sub menus stay open even when moving the mouse off the menu in all browsers except IE9).

To close an open sub menu just hover any of the top level list items or the red cross at the top left of each sub menu.

IE9 will just see this as a simple dropdown menu with no persisit.

The iPad etc. requires the addition of onclick="void(0)" to accept :hover on the top level <span>s.


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.

If you are having problems integrating any of my demonstrations into your website then I now offer a service to fault find and correct any errors that you may have introduced. Please email me for more information.

Please Support CSS play

Please note that if your donation is for a demo/menu then you will need to email me with the url of the demo/menu after making the donation

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.

Follow CSS play

Facebook   Twitter   Facebook Fan Page