Similar to the previous menu but even more simple. Yes it is possible!
Again we are using two images with only one controlled by the link :hover.
The first image, below, is held as the background image for the menu 'outer div'.
The second image is held as the background image for all four links - BUT THE IMAGE IS NOT NORMALLY DISPLAYED. This is achieved by setting the background image at a negative 'top/left' position with a 'transparent background color'.
As with the previous menu this one works in all tested browsers including IE5.01 and IE5.5
NOTE. Again I am using a standard unordered list for the menu. The text is forced off the screen by using a top padding (50px) and overflow:hidden (there is also a hack for IE5.x). This allows the background image to be displayed but not the text. So for the purists this will degrade to a standard list.
This is a gif with a transparent middle area that will allow the normal button text to show through so giving the impression of an increased button size with a drop shadow.
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