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Posted on 2014-10-15
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I am trying to make the current menu a certain color.  It's not working.
The HTML
<ul>
   <li class="current"><a href='#'><span>Home</span></a></li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>About</span></a></li>
   <li class='active has-sub'><a href='#'><span>Services</span></a>
      <ul>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Reputation Cleaner</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Search Engine Optimization</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Account Eraser</span></a></li>
      </ul>
   </li>

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The CSS
.ul.menu li.current a {
	color:#f8fb04;
	}

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Question by:DS928
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Expert Comment

by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 40383689
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
	<title>Untitled</title>
<style>
	.current {
	background-color: #f8fb04;
	}
</style>
</head>

<body>

<ul>
   <li class="current"><a href='#'><span>Home</span></a></li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>About</span></a></li>
   <li class='active has-sub'><a href='#'><span>Services</span></a>
      <ul>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Reputation Cleaner</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Search Engine Optimization</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Account Eraser</span></a></li>
      </ul>
   </li>

</body>
</html>

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Note that if you want the whole list to have the style and not just the individual list element, the style must be applied in the UL tag instead:

<ul class="current">

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Author Comment

by:DS928
ID: 40383700
I just want the word home to be the different color.  I tried this but it still doesn't change the color.

.current {
	color: #f8fb04;
	}

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and this
.current {
	background-color: #f8fb04;
	}

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Expert Comment

by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 40383712
An easier way to do it than by applying a style:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

<html>
<head>
	<title>Untitled</title>
</head>

<body>

<ul>
   <li><a href='#'><span><FONT COLOR="#F8FB04">Home</FONT></span></a></li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>About</span></a></li>
   <li class='active has-sub'><a href='#'><span>Services</span></a>
      <ul>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Reputation Cleaner</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Search Engine Optimization</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Account Eraser</span></a></li>
      </ul>
   </li>

</body>
</html>

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Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40384445
God don't use FONT

http://jsfiddle.net/v3enLqyn/

Your menu, with a class added to the top menu
<ul class="menu">
   <li class="current"><a href='#'><span>Home</span></a></li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>About</span></a></li>
   <li class='active has-sub'><a href='#'><span>Services</span></a>
      <ul>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Reputation Cleaner</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Search Engine Optimization</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Account Eraser</span></a></li>
      </ul>
   </li>
</ul>

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CSS
ul.menu li.current a {
	color:#f8fb04;
}

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Author Comment

by:DS928
ID: 40384496
Yes.  I noticed that FONT changed the color but moved everything around as well.
Here is the HTML
<ul class="menu">
   <li class="current"><a href='#'><span>Home</span></a></li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>About</span></a></li>
   <li class='active has-sub'><a href='#'><span>Services</span></a>
      <ul>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Reputation Cleaner</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Search Engine Optimization</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Account Eraser</span></a></li>
      </ul>
   </li>

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The CSS
.ul.menu li.current a {
	color:#f8fb04;
}

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Still not changing the word "Home" to yellow.
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Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40384516
You're not using the correct css

ul.menu li.current a {
	color:#f8fb04;
}

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Author Comment

by:DS928
ID: 40384535
i tried that as well. Still not changing the color.

http://www.davidschure.com/index.html

<div id="container">
 <div id='cssmenu'>
   <ul class="menu">
   <li class="current"><a href='#'><span>Home</span></a></li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>About</span></a></li>
   <li class='active has-sub'><a href='#'><span>Services</span></a>
      <ul>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Reputation Cleaner</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Search Engine Optimization</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Account Eraser</span></a></li>
      </ul>
   </li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>Corporate</span></a></li>
   <li><a href='#'><span>Estate Eraser</span></a></li>
   <li class='active has-sub'><a href='#'><span>Contact / Info</span></a>
      <ul>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Contact Us</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Terms and Conditions</span></a></li>
         <li><a href='#'><span>Privacy Policy</span></a></li>
   	  </ul>
</li>
 </div>

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Accepted Solution

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Gary earned 2000 total points
ID: 40384552
#cssmenu > ul > li.current > a {
    color: #f8fb04;
}

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Author Comment

by:DS928
ID: 40384683
Bingo!  That worked!  Why?
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Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40384684
It's more specific targetting, since you are using that to set the default colour you have to use the same targetting to change a color on a specific item
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