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CSS fix for drop down

Posted on 2013-01-07
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I have a site that I am working on and I cant figure out where to make a simple change... I have a drop down menu that has a gray overlay when you roll over the selection and then the dropdown appears. If you look at http://www.brillianteventplanning.com/nyc-wedding.html the services menu item is correct and the About is not. I want to mimic the services dropdown... There is a dropdown.css that I have been working with. I have attached the code from that file. Also have attached the style.css. Any help is greatly appreciated
dropdown.css
style.css
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Question by:eli290
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Kyle Hamilton earned 500 total points
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on line 114 of dropdown.css, the grey bg image for services menu is defined. You need to do the same thing for the about menu.

li:hover a.menu-service, a:hover.menu-service {
background: url(../images/menu_services.png) no-repeat top !important;
}

add a class to the about link:

<a href="#" class="top_menu_link menu-about"><span>ABOUT</span></a>

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and define the rule:

li:hover a.menu-about, a:hover.menu-about {
  background: url(../images/menu_services.png) no-repeat top !important;
}

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by:eli290
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Ok  I did what you said but it didnt work. Here is the updated dropdown.css file to show my changes

Also on the About link this is what I did,

On the menu I added the class to the url within wordpress which didnt work and then I added it to the optional css class section on the menu which also didnt change anything
dropdown.css
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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you have to add the class to the link in the html, just like the services link. it wont work otherwise.
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by:eli290
ID: 38752074
To be honest I am not really sure where to put that. These are all PHP files since it is a wordpress site.
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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You could also apply the css globaly to all menu items:

#main-menu > li:hover a{
  background: url(../images/menu_services.png) no-repeat top !important;
}
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by:eli290
ID: 38752340
Yes that worked however I dont really want to do that for all menu items. Only for the drop downs :(

Do you know where I could add that on just for the about page?
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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then you need to do what I initially posted, and add the class to the link. How was the class added to the services link?
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by:eli290
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That I am not sure about. I didnt create this site, I was only asked to make a few changes after the fact. Of course the developer is nowhere to be found so I am trying to do this blind...
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by:eli290
ID: 38752400
I am not sure if this helps but i believe in the dropdown.css line 65-92 are the menu items. I had to change li.m-7 to left justify the drop down menu items on the about link
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by:Kyle Hamilton
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You can use m-7 to target the about link, if you want. But if later you decide to change the order of the links, you'll also have to change that too.

#main-menu > li.m-7:hover a{
  background: url(../images/menu_services.png) no-repeat top !important;
}

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by:eli290
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Ok I did that and it sort of worked. This site is so screwy. There are 3 different sections...

http://www.brillianteventplanning.com/nyc-wedding.html

http://www.brillianteventplanning.com/nyc-proposal.html

http://www.brillianteventplanning.com/nyc-events.html

The wedding and proposal sort of work but it added another box in the drop down. And on events it doesnt show up at all.
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by:eli290
ID: 38752587
I see why it isnt working on events because it is in the m-3 spot on that section
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by:eli290
ID: 38752650
I also think the reason why it is funky is because the size of the image being used is 109 wide and in the dropdown.css file I see

a.top_menu_link-2 {
 width:109px;
 text-align:center;

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a.menu-service {
 width:109px;
 text-align:center;

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by:Kyle Hamilton
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sounds like you can probably figure it out from here. its a shame the whole menu has to be so convoluted, but thats the price of working with a framework.
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by:eli290
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I figured out what the problem is but I am not sure how to fix it... I have been working with wordpress for a while now and have never had an issue like this before.
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by:eli290
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Ok i got the tabe to show by creating a copy of the menu_services.png and naming it menu_about.png. Then changing line 121
#main-menu > li.m-7:hover a{
  background: url(../images/menu_about.png) no-repeat top !important;

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However for some reason it is showing another box to the right. Also when you roll over the About tab it turns red but turns grey again once you move your mouse to a sub menu item. How would I keep it red when it is dropped down?
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