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CSS MENUSExample Menu seven

Date : Pre 2006

For all modern browsers




Information

Taking menu six a bit further and adding another span to give the menu text box.

Update 23rd June 2004

Hacks added so that this displays correctly in IE5.5

Cascading Style Sheet

#menu {
  width:100px; 
  text-align:center; 
  position:relative;
  margin:2em auto;
  }
.box {
  position:relative;
  }
#menu a, #menu a:visited {
  text-decoration:none;
  background-color:#fff; 
  color:#c00; 
  display:block; 
  width:88px; 
  height:16px; 
  line-height:16px; 
  font-size:14px; 
  border:1px solid #fff; 
  padding:5px;
  }
* html #menu a, * html #menu a:visited {
  width:100px; 
  height:28px; 
  w\idth:88px; 
  he\ight:16px;
  }
#menu a span {
  display:none;
  }
#menu a:hover {
  border:1px solid #000;
}
#menu a:hover span.left, 
#menu a:hover span.right {
  display:block; 
  position:absolute; 
  height:0; 
  width:0; 
  overflow:hidden; 
  border-top:8px solid #fff; 
  border-bottom:8px solid #fff; 
  }
#menu a:hover span.left {
  left:5px; 
  top:5px; 
  border-left:8px solid #c00;
  }
#menu a:hover span.right {
  left:87px; 
  top:5px; 
  border-right:8px solid #c00;
  }
* html #menu a:hover span.left, 
* html #menu a:hover span.right {
  width:8px; 
  height:16px; 
  w\idth:0; 
  he\ight:0;
  }
#menu a:hover span.lk {
  display:block; 
  position:absolute; 
  left:120px; 
  top:0; 
  padding:5px; 
  width:100px;
  background-color:#fff; 
  color:#000; 
  border:1px solid #234;
  }

HTML Code

<div id="menu">
  <div class="box">
    <a href="#nogo">Item 1
      <span class="left"></span>
      <span class="right"></span>
      <span class="lk">
        Description of link 1
      </span>
    </a>
  </div>
  <div class="box">
    <a href="#nogo">Item 2
      <span class="left"></span>
      <span class="right"></span>
      <span class="lk">
        Description of link 2
      </span>
    </a>
  </div>
  <div class="box">
    <a href="#nogo">Item 3
      <span class="left"></span>
      <span class="right"></span>
      <span class="lk">
        Description of link 3
      </span>
    </a>
  </div>
  <div class="box">
    <a href="#nogo">Item 4
      <span class="left"></span>
      <span class="right"></span>
      <span class="lk">
        Description of link 4
      </span>
    </a>
  </div>
  <div class="box">
    <a href="#nogo">Item 5
      <span class="left"></span>
      <span class="right"></span>
      <span class="lk">
        Description of link 5
      </span>
    </a>
  </div>
</div>

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