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jQuery or CSS - strech image background for button/menu links

sabecs asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
is it possible to modify the css code below so that I am able to use the attached images to stretch or shrink when the menu text changes in length?

Can this perhaps be achieved with CSS or jQuery?


<style type="text/css"> 
a.main_menu, a.main_menu:visited, div.main_menu{
	display: block;
	height: 40px;
	line-height: 35px;
	color: #666;
	width: auto;
	text-align: left;
	font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
	font-size: 12px;
	font-weight: normal;
	text-decoration: none;
	padding-left: 15px;
	padding-right: 15px;
	background-image: url(/images/test_button.png);
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
	margin-right: 1px;
	border: 1px solid #FFFFFF;

	background-image: url(/images/test_button_ovr.png);
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
	color: #000;



        <div  id='menu_parent1'><a class='main_menu' href='#'>Home Page</a></div> 
        <div id='menu_parent2'><a class='main_menu' href='#'>Our Strategic Partners</a></div> 
        <td><div id='menu_parent3'><a class='main_menu' href='#'>Forms & Documents</a></div> 
        <div id='menu_parent4'><a class='main_menu' href=''>Contact Us</a></div> 

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