A Circular menu divided into four sections

For IE9+, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome

5th June 2012

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Using CSS3 to prodcue a circular menu divided into quadrants.

This uses just a simple unordered list with graphic links and works in all modern browsers.

There is , however, a bug in Safari, Chrome and Opera in that when a parent element uses border-radius with overflow hidden then although the background is cropped to the border-radius any child element does not get its :hover area cropped.

In this menu the links are still selectable from outside the outer circle. Surprisingly enough IE9 gets it right although it does not support the radial-gradient style.


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