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Doing it with style

CSS MENUSThe original CSS only drop-down menu

Date : Pre 2004

For all modern browsers

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In response to dozens of requests I have relented and created this CSS PLaY page to demonstrate more fully the method of adding this menu to an actual web page.

The selection menu across the head of the page is a working menu produced using the CSS PLaY drop down method (the original single level version discovered early 2003!).


As you will see from the markup this requires two menus to be set up, one for IE an the other for non-IE browsers.

It also requires two different css styles.


The IE menu works on the principle that IE is a little stupid and allows the nesting of links when the nested links are placed in a table.

The non-IE menu works on the principle that other browsers are a bit more advanced and allow :hover on other elements so we dont need nested links.

Because IE7 may correct this error I have placed the IE style in a conditional comment that excludes versions of IE above IE6.

Opera doesn't like the Googles ads and will put the drop down menu beneath them no matter what z-index is used. But I need the income so the ads stay ;o)

Opera will be ok in any other circumstance.

NOTE: Opera 9 corrects this problem.

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 support donation 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} and again a support donation is required.
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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} seeking permission.
  2. You may NOT place this demonstration on another site for others to download.
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  4. Users agree not to remove or edit the credit notice within the stylesheet, or claim that this demonstration is their own.
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