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Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have a simple table menu and I'm trying to have the background color change on hover.

see: http://tjsc.org/gallery_2006.html and hover over 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

When I hover, the text rises to the top and I would like the text not to move.

I'm using firefox and internet explorer...

I'm sure this is fairly simple and would appreciate instruction as to what I should do.

Thank you!
THIS IS THE CSS:
 

.gallery_year {

	font-size: 18px;

	font-weight: normal;

	color: #B72E2C;

	font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;

	text-align: center;

}

.gallery_year a:link{

	text-decoration: none;

	color: #BF4644;

	font-size: 18px;

	font-weight: normal;

}

.gallery_year a:hover{

	color: #B72E2C;

	font-size: 18px;

	background-color: #FFFFFF;

	font-weight: normal;

	display: block;

	height: 40px;

}

.gallery_year a:visited{

	text-decoration: none;

	color: #B72E2C;

	font-size: 18px;

	font-weight: normal;

}
 
 

THIS IS THE HTML:
 

<table width="750" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

      <tr>

        <td width="100" height="40" class="gallery_year"><a href="gallery_2004.html">2004</a></td>

        <td width="100" height="40" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" class="gallery_year"><a href="gallery_2006.html">2006</a></td>

        <td width="100" height="40" class="gallery_year"><a href="gallery_2007.html">2007</a></td>

        <td width="100" height="40" class="gallery_year"><a href="gallery_2008.html">2008</a></td>

        <td height="40" class="gallery_year">&nbsp;</td>

        <td height="40" class="gallery_year">&nbsp;</td>

        <td height="40">&nbsp;</td>

        <td height="40">&nbsp;</td>

      </tr>

    </table>

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Question by:ywoolf
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brad2575 earned 250 total points
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well you have this:

display: block;
        height: 40px;


in the hover code and not in the others, try removing them (or adding to the others) and that should fix the problem.
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by:Steggs
Steggs earned 250 total points
ID: 22811822
Like Brad said:
<style type="text/css">

.gallery_year {

background-color:lightGrey;

        font-size: 18px;

        font-weight: normal;

        color: #B72E2C;

        font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;

        text-align: center;

}

.gallery_year a {

        text-decoration: none;

        color: #BF4644;

        font-size: 18px;

        font-weight: normal;

		height:31px;

		padding-top:9px;

	width:100px;

	display:block

}

.gallery_year a:hover{

        color: #B72E2C;

        font-size: 18px;

        background-color: #FFFFFF;

        font-weight: normal;

}

.gallery_year a:visited{

        text-decoration: none;

        color: #B72E2C;

        font-size: 18px;

        font-weight: normal;

}

</style>

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by:ywoolf
ID: 22811861
I just added a line height of 40px to the a link hover and visited.

Thanks!
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by:ShaneJones
ID: 22811940
Use the following code ,,,, works out much easier. For another link add another

<li><a href="#" target="_self">#</a></li>

This works over all browsers.
This is the CSS
 

#galleryyear {

	float: left;

	list-style: none;

	margin: 0;

	padding: 0;

	width: 100%;

}

#galleryyear li {

	float: left;

    font-size: 18px;

    font-weight: normal;

    color: #B72E2C;

    font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;

	margin: 0;

	padding: 0;

}

#galleryyear a {

    color: #B72E2C;

	display: block;

	float: left;

	margin: 0;

	padding: 8px 12px;

	text-decoration: none;

	font-weight:normal;

}

#galleryyear a:hover {

	color: #B72E2C;

	background-color:#FFF;

	padding-bottom: 8px;   

	}          
 
 

and the HTML
 

<ul id="galleryyear">

   <li><a href="gallery_2004.html" target="_self">2004</a></li>

   <li><a href="gallery_2006.html" target="_self">2006</a></li>

   <li><a href="gallery_2007.html" target="_self">2007</a></li>

   <li><a href="gallery_2008.html" target="_self">2008</a></li>

   <li><a href="#" target="_self">#</a></li> 

   <li><a href="#" target="_self">#</a></li> 

</ul>

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by:ywoolf
ID: 22812027
Thanks SHANE ! That is really what I wanted to do but I am not a CSS expert clearly.

I knew about ul menus but I didn't think it was worth the time for this tiny project but it looks like it would be much easier and faster.
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by:ywoolf
ID: 22812047
Hey - what is this for?

 <li><a href="#" target="_self">#</a></li>
   <li><a href="#" target="_self">#</a></li>


and how can I make the active page stay white?
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by:ywoolf
ID: 22812081
Active page "tab" li to stay white....
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