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CSS:  menu hover issue

Posted on 2011-02-18
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Hi All,

I'm trying to setup a menu using CSS, but am having issue getting the white top level hover background to stay displayed when I navigate to the second level.

i.e.
When i hover the menu the top goes white, but when i look at the child element is turns blue again.  How do i get it to stay white?


https://www.118business.com/admin/menubuilder/EE.php
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Question by:detox1978
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by:LAMASE
ID: 34930895
Try putting the second level INSIDE the first one.
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by:detox1978
ID: 34930911
I dont follow, could you give me an example?
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by:LAMASE
ID: 34930946
<div id="mainlevel">
   ....first level stuff...
   <div id="second level">
       ...second level stuff...
   </div>
</div>

the second level should be position:absolute; and probably start with display: none;

When you roll on the first visible level, the second will appear (according to the actual behaviour). The white should persist because you are "inside" the first level even when you move to the secon one
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by:LAMASE
ID: 34930957
PS: the mainlevel and second level are single buttons and single sub-menus:
<div id="MENU">

<div id="A1">
   ....first level stuff...
   <div id="A2">
       ...second level stuff...
   </div>
</div>

<div id="B1">
   ....first level stuff...
   <div id="B2">
       ...second level stuff...
   </div>
</div>

...

</div> <!-- end menu -->
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by:detox1978
ID: 34930981
I'm using unordered lists, so i'm not sure how that would work?


I tried moving the level1 </div> tage to encompass the level two, but it didn't work.
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by:detox1978
ID: 34930983
Typo, *tag not tag
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by:LAMASE
ID: 34931016
No matter if you are using div, ul or other. The important thing is that you look the mouseover (or css :hover) of the main level

pure CSS example

styles:
.level1 {}
.level2 { position: absolute; display: none; }
.level1:hover .level2 {display: block;}


html:
<div class="level1">
  I am the first level
  <ul class="level2">
    <li>I am in the second level</li>
    <li>me too</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="level1">
  I am another first level
  <ul class="level2">
    <li>I am in the second level</li>
    <li>me too</li>
  </ul>
</div>
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by:detox1978
ID: 34931047
In you example you can't hover over the second level;

https://www.118business.com/admin/menubuilder/EE2.php
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by:detox1978
ID: 34931166
Ok I've had a go at using nested DIV's

https://www.118business.com/admin/menubuilder/EE3.php


How do i get the level2 and level3 to display in the same positions as they do here;

https://www.118business.com/admin/menubuilder/EE.php
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by:detox1978
ID: 34931172
The issue being level3 is below level2, i want them both to be at the top in a line
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LAMASE earned 500 total points
ID: 34932021
When you position div with "absolute" you are telling the browser to detach in the position they are.
Because they are block elements, they go in a new line, so you can change css and use margins:

.third {
position: absolute;
margin-top: -20px; /* to go up one line */
margin-left: 80px; /* to place the third level on the right of the second one */
}

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IN HTML

<div class="first">
  ...i am first level...
  <div class="second">
    ...i am the second one...
     <div class="third">
        ...here we are...
     </div>
  </div>
</div>

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by:detox1978
ID: 34932813
Thanks
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