CSS play - A CSS ONLY 'responsive' slide down/up menu.

15th August 2014

For all the latest browsers and operating systems, touch screens, tablets and smartphones
(including IE9+)

Just click/tap the 'MENU' tab icon at the top left of this page

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This menu is suitable for all the latest browsers and operating systems and can be used on touch screens, tablets and smartphones as well as PCs and Macs.

It uses a full screen overlay with the vertical top level items staying centered on the screen at any browser window sizing.

Hover the top level items to see if they are links (small underline) or have sub menus (down arrow).

The sub menus are opened and closed by clicking/tapping the parent level items, and have a slide down/up action all done using just CSS. The menu will try to stay centered when a sub menu is visible but if this is too tall for the screen then scrolling will be available.

An open sub menu can be closed by either clicking/tapping another top level with a sub menu or by re-clicking/tapping the same top level item.

The font size will adjust itself when the menu is shown on tablets and smartphones.


Because of all the time and effort spent in producing this demonstration
I would ask that you respect my copyright.

  1. If you are using this on a personal web site then please retain the copyright comment in the stylesheet.
    A donation to the 'Support CSSplay' fund is now required for this demonstration.
  2. If you are using this on a commercial web site, or as a paying job for a client, then please email me asking for permission - stu{at}cssplay.co.uk and again a donation to the 'Support CSSplay' fund is required.
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Terms and Conditions

This demonstration can be used subject to the following terms and conditions.

  1. If you wish to use this demonstration in your website(s) please email me stu{at}cssplay.co.uk seeking permission.
  2. You may NOT place this demonstration on another site for others to download.
  3. You may NOT redistrubute or resell this demonstration.
  4. Users agree not to remove or edit the credit notice within the stylesheet, or claim that this demonstration is their own.
  5. Please see the Copyright statement above regarding the requirement for a support donation.

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