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Changing Dreamweaver CS3 Spry Menu CSS for Submenu Formatting

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Hi, I'm having trouble getting my spry submenu to look right. Here's the link, mouseover "Attorneys" to get the submenu inquestion:

http://www.stratasandweathers.com/0newdesign.htm

I'd like the submenu to be all black, then mauve (#a36666) with mouseover. Does anyone know why it is using the background-image from the main menu? I tried "background-image:none", but that doesn't affect it. What the heck is that white box behind the menu??? How do I make the background take up the common width of the submenu, not just the size of the item name?

Thanks!!
@charset "UTF-8";
 
/* SpryMenuBarHorizontal.css - Revision: Spry Preview Release 1.4 */
 
/* Copyright (c) 2006. Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. */
 
/*******************************************************************************
 
 LAYOUT INFORMATION: describes box model, positioning, z-order
 
 *******************************************************************************/
 
.menu {
	background-image:url(../images/bgmenuOff.gif);
	background-repeat:repeat-x;
	margin:0;
	padding:0;
	text-align:center;
	width:100%;
}
 
/* The outermost container of the Menu Bar, an auto width box with no margin or padding */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal
{
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	list-style-type: none;
	font-size: 100%;
	cursor: default;
	width: 100%;
 
	float:right;
	background-image:url(../images/bgmenuOff.gif);
	background-repeat:repeat-x;
 
	z-index:1;
 
}
/* Set the active Menu Bar with this class, currently setting z-index to accomodate IE rendering bug: http://therealcrisp.xs4all.nl/meuk/IE-zindexbug.html */
ul.MenuBarActive
{
	z-index: 1000;
}
/* Menu item containers, position children relative to this container and are a fixed width */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal li
{
	margin: 0;
	list-style-type: none;
	font-size: 14px;
	line-height:14px;
	position: relative;
	font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	width: auto;
	float:left;
}
/* Submenus should appear below their parent (top: 0) with a higher z-index, but they are initially off the left side of the screen (-1000em) */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul
{
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	list-style-type: none;
	font-size: 100%;
	z-index: 1020;
	cursor: default;
	width: auto;
	position: absolute;
	left: -1000em;
}
/* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to auto so it comes onto the screen below its parent menu item */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
	left: auto;
}
/* Menu item containers are same fixed width as parent */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul li
{
	width: auto;
	clear:left;
}
/* Submenus should appear slightly overlapping to the right (95%) and up (-5%) */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul ul
{
	position: absolute;
	margin: -5% 0 0 150%;
}
/* Submenu that is showing with class designation MenuBarSubmenuVisible, we set left to 0 so it comes onto the screen */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible ul.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
	left: auto;
	top: 0;
}
 
/*******************************************************************************
 
 DESIGN INFORMATION: describes color scheme, borders, fonts
 
 *******************************************************************************/
 
/* Submenu containers have borders on all sides */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul
{
	border: 1px solid #CCC;
}
/* Menu items are a light gray block with padding and no text decoration */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a
{
	display: block;
	cursor: pointer;
	background-color: #EEE;
	padding: 0.5em 0.75em;
	color: white;
	text-decoration: none;
	text-align:center;
	background-image:url(../images/bgmenuOff.gif);
	background-repeat:repeat-x;
}
/* Menu items that have mouse over or focus have white text */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a:hover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a:focus
{
	color: #FFF;
	background-image:url(../images/bgmenuOver.gif);
	background-repeat:repeat-x;
 
}
/* Menu items that are open with submenus are set to MenuBarItemHover  */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemHover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover, ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarSubmenuVisible
{
}
 
/*******************************************************************************
 
 SUBMENU INDICATION: styles if there is a submenu under a given menu item
 
 *******************************************************************************/
 
/* this is how the main menu item looks when the submenu is open */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
{
}
/* Menu items that have a submenu have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenu and are set to use a background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul a.MenuBarItemSubmenu
{
	background-image:none;
	background-color:black;
	width:100%;
}
/* Menu items that are open with submenus have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenuHover and are set to use a "hover" background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
{
	width:auto;
	background-color:#a36666;
}
/* Menu items that are open with submenus have the class designation MenuBarItemSubmenuHover and are set to use a "hover" background image positioned on the far left (95%) and centered vertically (50%) */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal ul a.MenuBarItemSubmenuHover
{
	width:auto;
	background-color:#a36666;
}
 
/*******************************************************************************
 
 BROWSER HACKS: the hacks below should not be changed unless you are an expert
 
 *******************************************************************************/
 
/* HACK FOR IE: to make sure the sub menus show above form controls, we underlay each submenu with an iframe */
ul.MenuBarHorizontal iframe
{
	position: absolute;
	z-index: 1010;
}
/* HACK FOR IE: to stabilize appearance of menu items; the slash in float is to keep IE 5.0 from parsing */
@media screen, projection
{
	ul.MenuBarHorizontal li.MenuBarItemIE
	{
		display: inline;
		f\loat: left;
		background: #FFF;
	}
}

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by:level9wizard
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I noticed no one has commented and thought I'd suggest checking out Stu Nicholls menu scripts. I really like the XHTML valid ones like the Sekeleton Dropdown seen here:
http://www.stunicholls.com/menu/skeleton.html

Goodluck!
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Thanks for your suggestion level9wizard. I really want to stick with Dreamweaver though. I recopied the original SpryMenuBarHorizontal.css and changed things very gradually to get what I wanted...
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