How to I keep this menu option active?

Posted on 2013-06-27
Last Modified: 2013-06-27
I have a site here:

When you hover over a menu option that has a drop down (for example "Products") it changes to a purple background. However, when you move down to the dropdown the Products purple background goes away.

How do I keep it active like in the attached graphic?
Question by:Donnie Walker
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Expert Comment

ID: 39282154
How do I keep it active like in the attached graphic?

You could start by addressing the 128 errors reported by the HTML validator:

Once you have a valid structure it might work as expected, and if not we will at least have some idea of how the browser is applying the CSS rules to the structure.


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by:Donnie Walker
ID: 39282170
that does not answer my question.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39282195
The issue is structural.  The CSS rules have to cascade down through the structure and the structure is invalid.  Therefore there is no definitive answer; though there may be some guesses or possibly a hack to further damage the structure.

So upgrade the quality of the code and we can do it right, or you can wait for someone to find a hack for you.

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Author Comment

by:Donnie Walker
ID: 39282201
please move along.
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Accepted Solution

Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
ID: 39282433
Hehe - how to win friends and influence people :)

Try something like this:

#mainmenu li.sfHover > a {
    background-color: #41005C;
    border-radius: 10px 10px 0 0;
    color: #FFFFFF;

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FYI - Advising you to fix invalid code is a valid answer when you ask for help! You'd be amazed and how many problems are 'magically' fixed when your code validates...
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Expert Comment

ID: 39282483
how to win friends and influence people

I just consider the source.  Anyone not professional enough to address errors in their code does not have any opinion I consider worth processing, and there are more productive things I can be doing.


Author Closing Comment

by:Donnie Walker
ID: 39282493
and yet your "hack" solved the problem. Thanks!

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