Creat a CSS Background

I am wondering if there is a way to create a Menu dropdown with css.  Meaning it shows up as the background when you hover over a menu choice and then there is a dropdown list.  The catch is, I want the top to be different from the bottom.  I have attached an image to explain what I would like to accomplish with CSS.
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rgranlundAuthor Commented:
As long as the LI contains a block element anchor tag it's easy enough since you can then target the top level anchor and the sub level anchor seperately

#menu > li a {
#menu > li ul li a {

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If this is what you mean
Peter HartCommented:
this site lets you play with the code and se the result then download the code.

change the background colour and style in the css and then download it once it looks how you want it
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There is site for CSS menu bar tutorial and more than 100 example choices
with tutorial html and css code, probably, you take example no 31 at this site

Or you can directly go to  tutorial Example 31 site

rgranlundAuthor Commented:
What I think everyone is missing is that I want to create the main navigation background (coverage) also with CSS when it is hovered.
As clear as mud

Like this
Peter HartCommented:
the link I send you enables You to develop your own menu system then download it.  but you have to know how to add rounded corners and change the colours.
if you don't know this try this link its all ready to download:

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