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Posted on 2011-03-05
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Hii!
We need to change the look of the drop down buttons on our top navigation bar to look something like this website's drop down menu. http://www.ringcentral.com/
Here is an example of our current top navigation bar and drop down menus.
http://www.topsecurityinc.com/testpage11.html
Here is the CSS that controls it.
ul.dropdown{position:relative;}
ul.dropdown li{width:159px;height:42px;text-align:center;font-weight:700;float:left;background:url(../web/images/global_bar_bk_r1_c2.gif) repeat-x 50% top;}
ul.dropdown a:active{color:orange;}
ul.dropdown li a{padding-top:12px;height:30px;text-align:center;display:block;border-right:1px solid #333;font:bold 14px verdana, sans-serif;color:#FFF;}
ul.dropdown li:last-child a{border-right:none;}
ul.dropdown li.hover,ul.dropdown li:hover{color:#000;position:relative;}
ul.dropdown ul{z-index:600;visibility:hidden;position:absolute;top:100%;left:0;}
ul.dropdown ul li{width:159px;font-weight:400;background:url(../web/images/global_bar_bk_r1_c2.gif) repeat-x 50% top;color:#000;border-right:1px solid #333;float:none;}
ul.dropdown ul li a{border-right:none;width:100%;display:inline-block;padding-top:4px;}
ul.dropdown ul ul{left:100%;top:0;}
ul.dropdown li:hover > ul{visibility:visible;}

Would also appreciate any help on adding the down arrows on the top buttons with drop down items.
Any specific code modifications would be greatly appreciated.
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by:SSupreme
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What do you want exactly to implement?

Have a look at this: sample
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by:TrueBlue
ID: 35045094
SSupreme,

I like the top blue navigation bar, but I think it would look better if the drop down buttons were in a white box with rounded corners like this attached image. sample drop down menu
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by:SSupreme
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ul.dropdown ul li{width:159px;font-weight:400;background:white;color:#000;border-right:1px solid #333;float:none;)
ul.dropdown ul li a{border-right:none;width:100%;display:inline-block;padding-top:4px;color:#000;}

it makes subnav white with black font colour. If you want make "rounded" corners you have to add images at the and of second <ul>. They did it using this image http://www.ringcentral.com/images/hp/navigation/small/office.png .
Also you have to clean up your CSS file from unused rules, there are about 40% of them.
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by:TrueBlue
ID: 35048455
SSupreme,
I added this to my test page, but it did not seem to have changed the look of the drop downs.
    <script language="css" type="text/css">
    ul.dropdown ul li{width:159px;font-weight:400;background:white;color:#000;border-right:1px solid #333;float:none;)
    ul.dropdown ul li a{border-right:none;width:100%;display:inline-block;padding-top:4px;color:#000;}
    </script>
Any ideas?
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by:SSupreme
ID: 35048534
try this instead:
<style type="text/css">
    ul.dropdown ul li{width:159px;font-weight:400;background:white;color:#000;border-right:1px solid #333;float:none;)
    ul.dropdown ul li a{border-right:none;width:100%;display:inline-block;padding-top:4px;color:#000;}
    </style>
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by:SSupreme
ID: 35049273
Don't add! Replace already existed ones.
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by:TrueBlue
ID: 35051372
SSupreme,

So I created another stylesheet name style1.css and updated the text page to use it.
The second line of recommended code is highlighted by my designer and says marked invalid due to not supported by current scheme. As you can see these two lines of code make the drop down menus inoperative.
Any ideas?
TIA
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by:SSupreme
ID: 35055949
Well, changing colour doesn't make menu inoperative.
Before I posted those line I tested them and they worked.
 sampleTry again beginning from style.css
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by:TrueBlue
ID: 35056666
SSupreme,

Ok. I got it now. :)
I changed the buttons to blue just flat and updated the test page.
But the horitizontal lines between the drop down buttons has seemed to disappear.
Any idea where that is controlled?
TIA
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by:SSupreme
ID: 35056737
here  at ul.dropdown ul li
add border-bottom:1px solid; and remove border-right:~~;
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also if you would like to remove little space here:
 space
find: .topnav-wrap {
    height: 42px;
    margin-left: 9px;
    padding-left: 5px;
    width: 828px; <--adjust value to 828px
}
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by:TrueBlue
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SSupreme,

That looks great :)
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