Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

HTML Menu bar background color

Posted on 2014-10-13
6
Medium Priority
?
237 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-14
I've got a web page that I am updating.  One of the things I am doing is adding a horizontal menu bar.  The bar is in place and works fine, but the background color wont set as desired.  The menu items background is correctly set to #69F, but the rest of the horizontal stripe across the page is not.  It stays #FFF instead of #69F.  It is midnight and I'm sure it is something really stupid simple, and I'm going to slap myself, but what am I doing wrong?

Here is the CSS:
#hmenubar > div
{
    width: 100%;
    height: auto;
    background-color: #69F;
    margin: 0 0 3em 0;
    margin-top: 0px;
	margin-right: 0px;
    text-align: center;
    float: none;
}

.hmenu ul {
    background: #69F;
    background-color: #69F;
}

.hmenu a {
    text-decoration: none;
    text-align: center;
    color: #00F;
    background: #69F;
    background-color: #69F;
    width: auto;
    height: auto;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    /*margin: 0 0 3em 0;*/
    /*margin: 0px auto;*/
    font-size: 18px;
    float: none;
    padding: 8px 8px 8px 8px;
    border-top: 3px solid #ccc;
    border-bottom: 3px solid #ccc; 
    display: inline-block;
}

.hmenu li { 
    display: inline; 
    /*padding: 10px; */
    background: #69F;
    background-color: #69F;
    margin: 0px auto;
}

.hmenu a:hover {
    color: #00F;
    background-color: #F88017;
    border-bottom: 3px solid black;
    margin: 0px auto;
}

.hmenu a:active {
    color: #00F;
    background-color: #F88017;
    background: #69F;
    background-color: #69F;
    border-bottom: 3px solid black;
    margin: 0px auto;
}

Open in new window

And Here is the HTML code:
        <div class="hmenubar" >
            <center>
                <ul class="hmenu">
                    <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
                    <li><a href="aboutUs.html">About Us</a></li>
                    <li><a href="services.html">Services</a></li>
                    <li><a href="plans.html">Plans</a></li>
                    <li><a href="reviews.html">Reviews</a></li>
                    <li><a href="careers.html">Careers</a></li>
                    <li><a href="blog.html">Blog</a></li>
                </ul>
            </center>
        </div> <!-- End DIV hmenubar -->

Open in new window


Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:cef_soothsayer
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 61

Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 40379222
You are adding the background to the <a> and <li> elements if you want the "stripe" along the top to have a background you need to give a background colour to your <ul>

ul {
  background: #69f;
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:cef_soothsayer
ID: 40379632
I'm already using this code, it that not sufficient?
I have other UL in the site that I don't want to background color.

.hmenu ul {
    background: #69F;
    background-color: #69F;
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 61

Accepted Solution

by:
Julian Hansen earned 2000 total points
ID: 40379684
That should be

ul.hmenu

Open in new window


The way you have it is you are referring to child <ul> elements of elements with the .hmenu class.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:cef_soothsayer
ID: 40379717
Awesome, thanks!
0
 
LVL 61

Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 40379735
You are welcome - thanks for the points.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article demonstrates how to create a simple responsive confirmation dialog with Ok and Cancel buttons using HTML, CSS, jQuery and Promises
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to embed Flash content in a webpage using HTML5. Ensure your DOCTYPE declaration is set to HTML5: "<!DOCTYPE html>": Use the <object> tag to embed Flash content.: To specify that the object is Flash content, d…
HTML5 has deprecated a few of the older ways of showing media as well as offering up a new way to create games and animations. Audio, video, and canvas are just a few of the adjustments made between XHTML and HTML5. As we learned in our last micr…

578 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question