Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating submenu rollovers, part of CSS: Styling Navigation.
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Our submenus are looking the way that we want them to, but we still need to address their rollover behavior.…So I have the dropdown.htm file open from the 05_04 directory, and the first thing I…wanted to take a look at was the existing style for our rollovers so that we could kind…of see what it is that we will need to overwrite for our submenu.…So I'm looking at the li a:hover selected here on line 68 or so.…So we've got it setting the background of that darker brown color.…We are giving it a height of 2 ems, but we are also adding 0.3 ems padding to the top for the rounded corners.…
We are positioning it with relative positioning so that we can move it up by .3 ems, which is…what the top value there is doing, and then we are applying a border radius of 0.3 ems for the two top corners.…And all those were combining to form that sort of tab look and feel to them, well, that's…great, but for submenus, it's not what we want, number one it's going to cause a submenu's…items to change size when you rollover and which is going to disrupt the entire submenu,…
- Organizing menus with lists
- Creating block-level links
- Styling links, link states, and image links
- Defining link dimensions
- Controlling link spacing in a menu
- Creating rollovers
- Clearing floats
- Indicating current pages
- Controlling cursor states
- Building dropdown menus
- Creating CSS-only buttons
Skill Level Beginner
1. Structuring Navigation
2. Link Styling Basics
3. Creating a Vertical Menu
4. Creating Horizontal Menus
5. Dropdown Menus
6. Enhancing Navigation with CSS
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